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Annual "Doctor" Philastus Hurlbut Award

2001 Winner!

To see an electronic version of the certificate, please click here.

Nomination # 2
Nominated person: James Chapman
Submission date: 3 Sep 2000
Submitted by: Dr. Lou Midgley

From: "James Chapman" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, 3 September 2000 08:22
Subject: WM: Still waiting for a reply

"Whered everyone go? I'm Still Waiting for a reply from are mormon friends on my last post. I hope you understand I am doing this in all sincerity, in hopes that you will rejuct Mormonism and realise that you have been desived by the LDS Chruch and that you have been forgive of your sins through grace as the Bible states. I will show you in this first letter how the Mormon Doctrine Contadicts it self. I realise that you have a book of mormon doctrine so if you dont believe my quote you are freely ably to check them for your self. The Doctrine of Polygamy - "Now Zeezrom said: Is there more than one God? And he answered, No" (BOM Alma 11:28,29)- There are three Gods--the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost(McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, 317). Adam- "The Book of Mormon, the Bible, Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price all declare that Adam's body was created from the dust of the ground, that is, from the dust of this ground, this earth"(Joseph Fielding Smith, Doctines of Salvation, 1:90)- Adam was made from the dust of an earth, but not from the dust of this earth (Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, 3:319) The Omnipotence of God - "Do not...say that he cannot learn anymore...(Brigham Young, Deseret Weekly News, 22:309) - [God has] knowledge of all things...(Joseph Smith, Lecture on Faith, 44, cited in McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, 1966, 545). That will be all for to day. I Will be awaiting your respones. -Sources Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions by John Ankerberg and John Weldon."

- James