Easter

Easter

I was the speaker in my ward on Easter Sunday. Although the talk was not written I’m going to try to summarize what was said. (I never “write” a talk. Just take a list of scriptures with me, which on this occasion I never used.) In the months before I entered law school, I worked
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The game’s afoot

The game’s afoot

I was asked the following question:   “I ordered the book The Doctrine of Eternal Lives, but not yet received it.  I am a little caught off guard.  Is this teaching true?  I haven’t read enough to pray about it and I haven’t received the book to study it yet.  Can you tell me if it’s true?”
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Learning and living

Learning and living

There is a considerable gulf between being aware of a teaching or doctrine and living it. I’ve noticed how it is often the case that we confuse our knowledge about an idea with the notion we are in possession of the attribute.   Learning doctrine and living it are two entirely different things.   The
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Patience

Patience

I was recently in a discussion with a fellow regarding the topic of patience. Moses spent 40 years in the Pharaoh’s courts. He apparently knew most of that time that he was to deliver Israel out of bondage. He killed the Egyptian, in part, because of his knowledge he would one day deliver them. Stephen
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Elimination

Elimination

I was asked about elimination of penalties in the temple ceremonies. It made me think of the following:   There was a general unease about the use of penalties. The solution was to eliminate them. Perhaps if temple goers were instructed in the value and the significance of the penalties, they  would not have been
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About “Eternal Lives”

About “Eternal Lives”

There’s a buzz going about some blogs on the book titled “Teachings of the Doctrine of Eternal Lives.”  I was asked to put a note on my blog informing people that it can be obtained through Amazon.com or through Digitalegend.com at present in a printed form. Apparently the book may not be available for long. 
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