Monday, April 20, 2009
The Ancient Paths - Episode 56: Defending the Book of Mormon?
This is the fifty-sixth episode of the Ancient Paths television program, hosted by Pastor Jason Wallace. In this episode Pastor Wallace discusses some of the criticism that Evangelicals have incurred for critiquing Mormonism. He shows that while there are a variety of groups who use false claims against the LDS church or who do not share the truth with members of the LDS church in love, that most Evangelicals share the truth (which often involves a critique of what is false) because of their concern for truth, and their love for their neighbor. Many LDS marginalize those who criticize them by claiming that they are being picked on, or by ascribing evil motives to their critics. However, as Pastor Wallace points out, playing the victim and trying to demonize those who critique you is not a legitimate response to criticism, but is just kicking up dust to distract from the real issues. We need to ask "what is truth?" and not "why are you criticizing my beliefs, can't we all just accept one another?". The program airs on Wednesday nights at 8:00pm on KTMW-TV20, a station that is available in Utah and parts of surrounding states. The program is hosted by Christ Presbyterian Church of Salt Lake City. This episode aired on 03/11/09.