Rameumptom Ruminations: 013: Looking Through a Glass Darkly

Prophets see through a glass darkly. According to modern LDS apologists, members of the church need to excuse the leaders of the church for making mistakes. The reasoning for this belief comes from 1 Corinthians 13:12 where paul admits he does not see everything clearly. Does this scripture say what apologists think? After examining the source and exploring the implications, Scott discusses the problems with the broken calculator analogy that apologists use when defending their position.

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1 Corinthians 13:12 NIV – For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

The Word Mirror here is the Greek word αἴνιγμα. Below are the definitions of the word.

  1. riddle
  2. taunt
  3. An obscure method of communication
  4. ambush

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