65. Jeffrey Holland: LDS Reject the Trinity and are "Christian", too (Part 2/2)

1h 42m | Mar 11, 2024

In this episode, Brendon and Skyler continue to go through Jeffrey Holland’s October 2007 General Conference address titled “The Only True God and Jesus Christ Whom He Hath Sent”. This continues the analysis of the LDS treatment of the Biblical doctrine of the Trinity and the historic Christian creeds and confessions. 

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NOTE: Joseph Fielding Smith defined the Godhead as “the supreme governing council in the heavens”. (Doctrines of Salvation 1:1) Also, notice how it is Joseph Smith – in the Book of Mormon - who confuses the persons of the Godhead; Smith would be a more apt target than the Trinitarian Creeds that, although they affirm One Being - do not confuse the persons of the Trinity. (see Mos. 15.2-4fMorm. 9.12Ether 3.144.12; and JST Luke 10.22 - footnote b) 

“The Only True God and Jesus Christ Whom He Hath Sent” by Jeffrey Holland 

Lectures on Faith ; JSH-1.19-20 ; BOM Title Page 

History of Church 6:473-479 (also, here

2 Ne. 31.21; Mormon 7.7; Ether 4.12 ;Abraham 4 ; Mosiah 15 ; D&C 20.28 ; 121.28,32 ;130; 132 

Brigham Young: JD 1.49-51 (and here); JD 4:218 ; JD 11:268 

A Marvelous Work and a Wonder; “Strange Creeds of Christendom” by LeGrand Richards 

Are Mormons Christians? by Stephen Robinson 


Mormonism: Shadow or Reality? by Sandra and Jerald Tanner 

An Insider’s View of Mormon Origins by Grant Palmer 

Mormonism and the Magic World View by D. Michael Quinn 

Mormon Enigma: Emma Hale Smith by Linda King Newell 

By His Own Hand Upon Papyrus: A New Look at the Joseph Smith Papyrii by Charles Larson (also here, here, here and here

The Mound Builder Myth: Fake History and the Hunt for a “Lost White Race” by Jason Colavito 

Jason Wallace: here, here and here 


The Forgotten Trinity by James White; Simply Trinity by Matthew Barrett 

The Trinity: An Introduction by Scott Swain; The Attributes of God: An Introduction by Gerald Bray; The Person of Christ: An Introduction by Stephen Wellum 

God the Son Incarnate: The Doctrine of Christ by Stephen Wellum 

All That Is In God by James Dolezal 

The Trinitarian Theology of Cornelius Van Til by Lane Tipton 

The Transfiguration of Christ by Patrick Schreiner 

Confessions by St. Augustine 


Christless Christianity by Michael Horton 

The Origenist Controversy by Elizabeth Clark 

Early Christian Doctrine by J.N.D. Kelly 

God in Patristic Thought by G. L. Prestige 

The Destroyer of the Gods by Larry Hurtado 

Who Is God? By Richard Bauckham 

Christianity and Classical Culture by Jaroslav Pelikan 


“The Image of God and the Anthropomorphite Controversy in fourth-century Monasticism” by Graham Gould - in R. J. Daly (ed.), Origeniana Quinta: Papers of the Fifth International Origen Congress, Boston College, 14–18 August 1989 (Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium, 105; Leuven: Peeters Press, 1992), pp. 549–57 

“The Divine Council in Late Canonical and Non-Canonical Second Temple Jewish Literature” by Michael Heiser 

The Bible Among the Myths by John Oswalt 

An Introduction to the Old Testament by Edward J. Young 

Treaty of the Great King by Meredith Kline 

The Gospel of Matthew (NICNT) by R.T. France 

The Gospel According to John by D. A. Carson 

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