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21 minutes | Jul 31, 2021
2021-08-01 Religion Today - Near-Death Experiences, LDS and other Religious Beliefs
Religion Today host Martin Tanner explains why even though the first book on Near-death Experiences (NDEs) wasn't published until 1975, a careful study shows NDEs have been known much earlier: (1) in the 1800s in the LDS Faith, (2) in the Middle Ages, (3) in the first millennium after Christ, (4) in the New Testament, (4) in the Book of Mormon, (5) Centuries before Christ, and, even earlier, (6) in the writings of Plato. NDEs have many overlapping points with Latter-day Saint beliefs and doctrines which makes them especially acceptable to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21 minutes | Jul 24, 2021
2021-07-25 Religion Today - Baptism for the Dead in Early Christianity and as Restored in the LDS Faith
In this episode of Religion Today host Martin Tanner explores the meaning of vicarious "Baptism for the Dead" by early Christians in Corinth as mentioned by the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:29. Harvard scholar and professor Krister Stendahl, later head of the Lutheran Church in Sweden, and the New English Translation of the Bible made by the Dallas Theological Seminary, suggest and acknowledge Paul was using Baptism for the Dead as an argument that the resurrection is real. Stated another way, the early Christians in Corinth believed in Baptism for the Dead, but some had doubts about the resurrection. Paul was trying to convince them the resurrection was real.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21 minutes | Jul 17, 2021
2021-07-18 Religion Today - To be an Apostle Must One See Jesus and Was This a Requirement to be an Ancient Apostle
Was it a requirement to be an Ancient Apostle to see Jesus Christ before and after his resurrection? To be a modern Apostle, must one see Jesus Christ? Is is possible for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to fall away and the Gospel be restored yet again in the future? Religion Today host Martin Tanner answers these and other questions. Not all ancient nor all modern Apostles have seen Jesus. But some have. The calling of an Apostle, to be a special witness of Jesus as savior and that he was resurrected, is one based on divine calling, not whether a person has seen Jesus. The D&C makes it clear that everyone who is worthy, regardless of calling, may have that wonderful, person experience. Joseph Smith and others have said the Church as a whole will never fall away and the Gospel will not again be restored..See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21 minutes | Jul 11, 2021
2021-07-11 Religion Today - The Joseph Smith Translation - What it is and How to Better Understand it
What is the "Joseph Smith Translation" also known as the "Inspired Version"? Was it ever finished? What are the six kinds of changes Joseph Smith made to the Bible when he made the JST? Which Bible translation did Joseph Smith use when making the JST? In this episode of Religion Today, host Martin Tanner answers these answers and more. If you have ever wanted to learn more about the Joseph Smith Translation, this episode of Religion Today is one to hear.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21 minutes | Jul 3, 2021
2021-07-04 Religion Today - The U.S., the Founding Fathers, freedom versus socialism, False Claims of Systemic Racism, etc
Dr. Thomas Sowell, PhD, of the Stanford Hoover Institution, a black conservative, famously said blacks were not enslaved because they were black, but because they were available. Whites have enslaved whites. Asians have enslaved Asians. Blacks have enslaved blacks. The U.S. is not a racist country. On the contrary, based on Christian values, European Christians who emigrated to the New World, fought to end slavery in the Colonies, England and the rest of the world. By the time the U.S. Constitution was enacted, nine of the original 13 Colonies had abolished slavery, and the U.S. had made operating a slave ship a crime, subject to the death penalty. A democratic republic provides for freedom. Socialism removes freedom, puts the government in charge and takes away the incentive to work and succeed. May God bless the U.S. and help us maintain a democratic-republic.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21 minutes | Jun 26, 2021
2021-06-27 Religion Today - What is in the Doctrine and Covenants, What is Not, and Why
The Doctrine and Covenants was first published in 1835 as successor to the Book of Commandments. The first title of the book "Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of the Latter Day Saints: Carefully Selected from the Revelations of God". In this episode of Religion Today, host Martin Tanner explains the little known story of who selected the revelations included in the D&C and why. Martin Tanner also explains how the D&C originally contained two parts, lectures describing basic church doctrine, followed by a selection of revelations containing covenants for Church members, hence the title "Doctrine and Covenants".See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21 minutes | Jun 19, 2021
2021-06-20 Religion Today - How Men and Fathers Are Marginalized in Society and the Consequences
In this Religion Today episode, broadcast on Fathers' Day, host Martin Tanner describes how men and fathers have been marginalized and in society. TV commercials and shows, such as the Simpsons, often depict women, mothers and girls as bright, wise, honest and thoughtful, while depicting men, fathers and boys and dumb, lazy, dishonest and angry. The consequences for society of belittling men have been devastating. Elevating women does not require devaluing men. Thoughtful comments about the current role of men and fathers and how things could be improved, which would help children and society as a whole.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21 minutes | Jun 12, 2021
2021-06-13 Religion Today - Science and Religion, the Age of the Earth, Evolution, etc
True science and true religion must be compatible, not incompatible. In this episode of Religion Today host Martin Tanner gives a few examples of problems found in the Bible and some religious traditions, along with ways to reconcile them. He described misconceptions most people have regarding Doctrine and Covenants Section 77 and the age of the earth. Martin also gives examples of problems with science, including current inconsistencies. He concludes with near-death experiences as one area in which science and religion seem to be converging and compatible.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21 minutes | Jun 5, 2021
2021-06-03 Religion Today - Prof. Dan Peterson on the Interpreter Foundation's the Witnesses film
The Interpreter Foundation's new film "Witnesses" is now playing in over 350 movie theaters in the United States. Witnesses is about the original three witnesses, Oliver Cowdery, David Whitmer and Martin Harris. In this episode of Religion Today, host Martin Tanner explains how this film is an uplifting, yet complete film, including trials and doubts of the witnesses. It portrays Oliver, David and Martin as true believers, but also as people with human frailties. All three left the Church. Two returned. None ever denied they saw an angel and the golden plates. Until their dying day, they affirmed they had truly seen an angel and had actually seen the plates from which the Book of Mormon was translated. Martin Tanner suggests all who may be interested see the Witnesses film. (Find theaters and show times online)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21 minutes | May 29, 2021
2021-05-30 Religion Today - Origins of Memorial Day, Resurrection Defined, and Hope in Jesus of Resurrection of All People
In this episode of Religion Today host Martin Tanner describes the origins of Memorial Day. He defines resurrection and how it is different from near-death experiences and revival from death. Martin Tanner quotes from visions of resurrections and conveys the idea the First Resurrection has been on-going since the resurrection of Jesus.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21 minutes | May 22, 2021
2021-05-23 Religion Today - Earliest Writing, earliest Bible text, Dead Sea Scrolls, formation of the New Testament, etc
In this episode, Martin Tanner discusses how the earliest known writing, which is inside ancient Egyptian Temples, date to nearly 4,000 BC, and are written in Egyptian Hieroglyphics. "Hieroglyphics" means "words from God." The Egyptians believed God gave them writing and language. A similar idea is found in the Book of Moses 6:5-6. Martin Tanner also talks about the earliest known Bible verse, the order the New Testament Books were written and related topics.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21 minutes | May 15, 2021
2021-05-16 Religion Today - Near-Death Experiences, Prof. Bruce Greyson, MD, on his new book entitled After
In this episode of Religion Today, host Martin Tanner interviews Bruce Greyson, MD, professor at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, researcher, author and co-founder of the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS), about Prof. Greyson's new book entitled "After" which describes several near-death experiences and what can be learned from them, scientifically and otherwise, about life after physical death.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21 minutes | May 8, 2021
2021-05-09 Religion Today - Four Amazing, Inspiring LDS Women's Stories for Mothers' Day
For Mothers' Day, Religion Today Host Martin Tanner shares the stories of four amazing, inspiring Latter-day Saint women, Jane Elizabeth Manning James, African American mother who walked over 1,000 miles to join the Saints in Nauvoo; Torah Bright, world champion snowboarder from Australia; Hannah Clayson Smith, extraordinary First Amendment, religious rights attorney; and, Eliza Roxy Snow, abused and beaten by a mob in Missouri, yet became Relief Society President, penned lyrics to "O My Father" and many other LDS Hymns. An inspiration to all.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21 minutes | May 1, 2021
2021-05-02 Religion Today - William Tyndale's Extrardinary Translation of the Bible into English
William Tyndale translated the Bible from the earliest known manuscripts in Hebrew and Greek. His translation was so extraordinary, that when the 54 King James Bible translators completed their translation, it was 83% word-for-word Tyndale's New Testament translation and 76% Tyndale's Old Testament translation. In this episode of Religion Today, host Martin Tanner describes Tyndale's marvelous story. How he developed his linguistic abilities at Oxford and Cambridge, and how he translated the Bible into English, making it, for the first time, available to ordinary people. For this, the Church condemned Tyndale as a heretic, strangled him, burned his body to ashes, then threw the ashes into the river.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21 minutes | Apr 25, 2021
2021-04-25 Religion Today - Same-Sex Attraction, LGBTQI and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believes marriage should be between a man and a woman; and, intimacy should not be outside marriage. The Bible, Old and New Testament, and and LDS Church take the same position. The apostle Paul made strong statements on these issues. Paul also said he and the other apostles should be able to take their wife when they went proselyting. Although some websites say Paul, the apostles and even Jesus were not married, and were or may have been gay, neither scripture nor other available information support that idea. It seems certain Jesus, Paul, Peter and the other Apostles were married. It is also certain that Paul's wife passed away and in his later life he was single.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21 minutes | Apr 17, 2021
2021-04-18 Religion Today - The War in Heaven, Freedom and the War Scroll of the Dead Sea Scrolls
In this Religion Today show, Martin Tanner describes how the War in Heaven, in the pre-existence, described in Revelation 12:7-9 over free will, agency and freedom versus forced results, such as equity, cancel culture, forced compliance, socialism, communism, continues in the world today. The Dead Sea Scrolls, War Scroll, containing the battle of the Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness, also describes the same conflict, which will only be resolved in the final, last great battle. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21 minutes | Apr 10, 2021
2021-04-11 Religion Today - How We Got the Book of Commandments D&C and Articles of Faith
In this episode of Religion Today Martin Tanner describes where the Book of Commandments, Doctrine & Covenants, and Articles of Faith of the LDS Church came from. Little know details, such as, before the Church officially adopted Joseph Smith's 13 Articles of Faith, various versions, some with as many as 16 articles were in circulation. Also discussed is the committee that decided what to include in the Book of Commandments and D&C. Not all of Joseph Smith's revelations were included in the Book of Commandments and D&C.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21 minutes | Apr 4, 2021
2021-04-04 Religion Today - Easter Sunday, Jesus' Resurrection and the Resurrection of Others
In this Easter Sunday broadcast, Martin Tanner distinguishes between Biblical accounts of people brought back from the dead, like Lazarus, and resurrection accounts, like the New Testament accounts of Jesus' resurrection, the account in Matthew 27:52, and others. He also gives an overview of Jesus' resurrection from the Gospels of Matthew and John. He explains the import and meaning of details often overlooked, and explains why belief in resurrection and reincarnation are incompatible and one must choose between them. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21 minutes | Mar 28, 2021
2021-03-28 Religion Today - Was God's Creation Out of Nothing or Out of Pre-Existing Matter and Energy - 13
This week, as often happens, Religion Today host Martin Tanner received an email from an evangelical Christian ministry claiming Mormonism is heretical. This time the evangelical ministry said Latter-day Saints are heretics for not believing God's creation in Genesis Chapter 1 was ex nihilo, out of nothing. Hebrew linguists have known for hundreds of years that Genesis 1 says God created the earth out of existing matter. The Big Bang theory is sometimes claimed to prove ex nihilo creation out of a "singularity" but for 40 years science has known the singularity idea, is demonstrably false. In this episode of Religion Today learn why linguistically and scientifically, ex nihilo creation is impossible. Ex nihilo creation also is not found in the Bible. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21 minutes | Mar 20, 2021
2021-03-21 Religion Today - The Dead Sea Scrolls, John the Baptist, and Christianity - 12
Several dozen new Dead Sea Scroll fragments, a 6,000 year old child's grave and a 10,500 year old woven basket have just been found (March 2021) in one of the Dead Sea Scrolls caves (the Cave of Horror). In this episode of Religion Today, Host Martin Tanner explains how Essene Jews practiced baptism, how John the Baptist's baptism was connected to the Essenes' baptism and how both were connected to New Testament era Christian baptism. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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