Entries by Rusty Lindquist

So many Mormon blogs

Today as I was looking through the recent search phrases people used to find my site, I found the following, which made me chuckle. “Is having a blog a Mormon thing?” I can answer that.  The fact is that it didn’t used to be.  But recently an apostle, Elder M. Russell Ballard gave a speech, […]

Mormons Are Christians

As I posted to the question “Are Mormons Christian“, the answer, of course, is a resounding and emphatic yes, and I explain why that answer is so clear. The dictionary, used to determine socially accepted definitions terms, defines a Christian as “one who professes belief in the teachings of Jesus Christ”, and “one who follows […]

Is there Biblical Precedence for Polygamy?

In the recent post “A quest for spiritual knowledge“, the comments quickly became centered around two distinct topics.  The one being blacks and the priesthood, which was thoroughly covered within the comments on that post.  The other was regarding the practice of polygamy early in the church.  It was to this point that Matt G. […]

How often do you feel the spirit?

I’m a big fan of measurement.  I think that unless you frequently measure those things in your life that matter most to you, then you’re achieving less than you could.  Simply the act of measuring brings you to consciousness, wakes you up, and makes you refocus.  Measurement brings clarity, perspective, and awareness to life. In […]

The covenants we keep…

… are kept and broken by degrees.  Let me explain. DISCLAIMER:  This is just a thought, not doctrine, just my humble opinion. First, let’s establish the concept that covenants are sacred contracts.  It’s where we say we’ll do certain things, and in return Heavenly Father promises to do certain things.  These kinds of solemn agreements […]

Christianity explodes in China

In contradiction to my other post today about a decline in online searches for Christian terms (here), China seems to be one place where the public IS turning to Christ.  Since the Tianamen Square incident, a turning point in China’s history, the people are becoming increasingly bold, and the government increasingly tolerant in permitting Christianity.  […]

The approach of fall – hints of change

Wednesday morning, I was walking out to my car to go to the gym, when suddenly I was stopped dead in my tracks.  There were leaves on the ground.  There were no leaves on the ground Tuesday night, when I went to bed, I was sure of it.  But this morning, they were all over […]

What do Mormons believe about works?

Many have asked me what Mormons believe about “works”, and how we reconcile those beliefs with the notion of being saved by grace, through the mercy of Christ and His atonement. Indeed, Mormons believe that our salvation is made possible by the mercy of Christ, and were it not for his everlasting Atonement, we could […]

WordPress problems, missing posts

There was a problem tonight with WordPress, where many WordPress users, using the system during a certain period of time, had all of their custom sidebar code dissapear.  Unfortunately, I was a beneficiary of that bug. I’ll work to restore that code as quickly as possible, since it is what granted access to all my […]

Is “anti” contrary to Christianity?

You can be “non” without being “anti”.  I’m not a protestant (I’m Mormon), but that doesn’t make me anti-protestant.  The two are mutually exclusive.  And there’s a big difference from being “non” (like being non-Mormon), and being anti.  One is innocent, without malice, while the other is focused upon criticism and destruction. I recently commented […]