Day of Defense: Positive Talking Points for the Latter Days

Day of Defense: Positive Talking Points for the Latter Days

by Scott Thormaehlen

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Day of Defense: Positive Talking Points for the Latter Days by Scott Thormaehlen

Have you ever been challenged with difficult questions about your LDS beliefs and didn't know what to say? Day of Defense walks you through many of the stumbling blocks and confusing topics today's saints encounter when discussing their religion. You will gain a clearer understanding of your beliefs as you read, and you will learn how to help your friends appreciate your views.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781462104611
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Incorporated/CFI Distribution
Publication date: 05/14/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xiii

1 From a Single Faith to Many: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam 1

2 The Great Apostasy: No More Prophets or Apostles? 11

3 What Is a Christian?: Post-New Testament Traditions 23

4 More than One Wife?: Plural Marriage 39

5 Man's Relationship to God: Premortality and Man's Potential 47

6 The Afterlife and Salvation: One Heaven and One Hell, or Three Degrees of Glory? 63

7 Salvation: Saved by Works or Grace? 73

8 More than One Book?: The Book of Mormon 81

9 Many Reforms, One Restoration: Joseph Smith and the Primitive Church 91

10 Other Misunderstandings: Answered with the Bible 101

11 Be One: The Great Gathering 115

Appendices 127

Appendix I Adam, the God Pattern, and World Religions 129

Appendix II The Old Testament as the Starting Point to Find the God Pattern 133

Appendix III Biblical Law and Superstition 135

Appendix IV Helpful References and Graphics 137

Bibliography 141

Index 147

About the Author 153

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lovingthebooks More than 1 year ago
This book is powerful! Using Biblical references Scott Thormaehlen defends Latter-Day Saint beliefs and has a goal to build bridges by seeking common ground between the different religions, and to clear up some of the misunderstandings known today. He broaches such topics as: Apostasy Christianity Polygamy Man's Potential The Afterlife Salvation The Book of Mormon The Restoration We need to "unite rather than divide honest seekers of truth" that we may "combat many social evils that threaten all religious institutions." This book is really good and opens your eyes to more of the teachings in the Bible that will give you "confidence to stand strong in the day of your defense." I LOVE the bold colors of the cover :)