By Edward K. Watson   The JUST THE FACTS series provides objective facts that anyone can confirm. One does not need to believe the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the “true church” to recognize it teaches the same things the Bible teaches concerning Jesus Christ. Facts matter and one needs accurate information […]

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In my previous article, I originally defined atheism as “the rejection of the possibility that ‘God’ exists” because that is how I’ve understood the word from the time I spent studying theodicy (God and the problem of evil). But many “atheist” commenters disagreed with this definition because their self-designation was based on belief statements that […]

Atheism has become the dominant thought amongst intellectuals in the past century and has been around longer than most people think. For over 2000 years, it was based on philosophical arguments that can roughly be summed up as the atheist saying, “I don’t know how ‘X’ came to be, but you can’t prove it came […]

I was kidnapped when I was six. I wasn’t the only one—there were five of us, and the youngest was only an eleven-month old baby. On the morning of Mother’s Day in 1974, my mother had five children, and by that evening – and for the next eight Mother’s Days—she had no idea where her […]

[Excerpt from Bliss Copyright © 2017 Edward K. Watson. All rights reserved. Chapter 6.]   Great guys will not marry women they are ashamed of. It’s just a fact of life. Men can be ashamed of their wives if they did something dumb or embarrassing, but that happens after marriage. No decent guy will marry […]

[Excerpt from IS JESUS “GOD”? Copyright © 2017 Edward K. Watson. All rights reserved. Section 3.6.] (Important! This section is within the “Database” portion of the book and only quotes and paraphrases biblical passages. There is NO interpretation nor commentary – you can interpret them however you want. This section only tells the reader WHAT […]

[Excerpt from Ode to Jesus Copyright © 2017 Edward K. Watson. All rights reserved. Hymn #8.] Meter 86.86 (a) Follow Christ for eternal life. Believe him and be saved! He’s the living bread from heaven. Have faith, repent, be kind! (b) We are to keep his commandments. Believe him and obey! Do good and show […]

[Excerpt from Ode to Jesus Copyright © 2017 Edward K. Watson. All rights reserved. Hymn #7.]   Meter 86.86 (a) The Father glorifies his Son. He has God’s own glory! Christ is exalted above all. Because he was worthy! (b) His name is above all names. Jesus is over all! All will concede Jesus is […]

[Excerpt from Ode to Jesus Copyright © 2017 Edward K. Watson. All rights reserved. Hymn #6.]   Meter 86.86 (a) Meeting the spirits in prison, Jesus preached to the dead! The Son of God fulfilled his task – The Atonement ended! (b) Angels proclaimed glorious news: Jesus came back from death! He is not here; […]