Chapter 16 discusses the church set up by Jesus both in the New Testament and the Book of Mormon, and the apostasy that followed. Here are some related resources:
The only attacks I could think of that we receive from anti-Mormons on the material covered by chapter 15 have to do with the temple.
Important note: Members of FAIR take their temple covenants seriously. We consider the temple teachings to be sacred, and will not discuss their specifics in a public forum.
Here are the resources available from FAIR that I thought were most relevant:
Feel free to leave a comment about anything else that might come up that is related to this chapter.
We had another great conference this year, with 350 people attending in person, and about 50 listening online. We were treated to 15 presentations and also had the opportunity to socialize, browse the bookstore, and bid in a silent auction. Tanya Spackman received the John Taylor Defender of the Faith award for her work on Mormon Scholars Testify. You can view photos of the conference at the FAIR Facebook page.
William Schryver’s presentation on the Kirtland Egyptian Papers received some press before the conference, and did not disappoint. You can view it here. (A browser plug-in may be required.)
There have been articles about many of the presentations published in Mormon Times, Deseret News, and LDS Church News:
- FAIR conference: Same-sex marriage and the role of religion
- FAIR conference: Secret Mormon codes and Egyptian papers
- FAIR conference: LDS doctrine clear on divinity of one God
- FAIR conference: ‘Gender equality is the brick of Zion,’ speaker says
- FAIR conference: What if the U.S. president were a Mormon?
- FAIR conference: Joseph Smith’s discovery of ancient patterns
- FAIR Conference: Roper’s take on Book of Mormon geography
- Mormons need to work to increase favor
- FAIR conference: Defend the Book of Mormon by studying names, origins
- Nibley editor says scholar was bolstered by research
- ‘Be Ready’ to Defend Faith
The 2010 FAIR Conference is only a few days away. We have many interesting topics lined up (for a preview of one, see this Deseret News article). However, I have seen many comments in various places online from people who do not live anywhere near Salt Lake City and are not interested in traveling, but otherwise might have attended.
As it turns out, we have a solution for people in just such a situation. We will be providing online streaming of the conference, so you can listen to it anywhere that you have a computer and an Internet connection – it may even work on your iPhone or Android phone, although we have had limited success in testing (please have a computer available to use as a backup in case it doesn’t work for you).
This service will cost $15 for both days combined. We will be providing audio, and if all goes well there may also be some video and/or slideshows available. You can order the service at http://bookstore.fairlds.org/product.php?id_product=1085
Instructions regarding access and feedback will be emailed to all participants shortly before the conference begins. A high-speed Internet connection and PC or Mac are recommended.