I wrote a post in response to Elder Callister’s devotional about how the LDS Church is a carbon copy of the Christian church from Christ’s time. It went live a couple days ago over at Modern Mormon Men, and you can read it here.
Here’s an excerpt:
The problem is that when you use Bible verses to back up your claims, you open up the door for people to draw verses from the Biblical well that could contradict or refute your claims. It turns into Bible bashing. For every Bible verse that Elder Callister reads that purportedly backs up our modern practices of baptism for the dead or the three degrees of glory, I can find a couple Bible verses that talk about things that we don’t do in the church today.