Tyranny

Tyranny

Chief Justice Roberts’ opinion upholding Obamacare reasoned that this burdensome and unpopular law was legal because the Constitution, as amended, allows Congress to assess taxes. This regulatory construct was appropriate use of government authority because Congress can levy taxes. Before concluding Congress had the authority to impose this burdensome law, he acknowledged “the National Government
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Enemies In Control Of The Vineyard

Enemies In Control Of The Vineyard

The Lord foretold the failure of the Saints to acquire the fullness as early as December 1833. He explained that the Saints would plant “the twelve olive trees” (or restore the covenant) and would build a wall and place watchmen (or restore the church), but would unwisely fail to build the required watchtower (Nauvoo Temple)
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Cursings Instead of Blessings

Cursings Instead of Blessings

Passing the Heavenly Gift is not an historic analysis of Mormonism. It is primarily a doctrinal analysis and only incidentally related to history. The many different historic sources allow different stories to be told and supported by selecting from among them. There are some undeniable events foretold by prophecy. It is prophecy which should allow us to make a
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Appeal Letter

President Hunt called and read me a very short letter from the First Presidency denying my appeal. Because the appeal was denied, I have no reason to withhold a copy of the appeal letter. See below. The letter denying the appeal was approximately 2 sentences long, the second sentence told President Hunt that he could
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Marriage

Marriage

Marriage is the perfect opportunity for learning to live the Sermon on the Mount. The Sermon on the Mount is the blueprint for being like Christ. Wives have claim on their husbands for their support. (D&C 83: 2.) Neither man nor woman alone can be exalted. (1 Cor. 11: 11; D&C 132: 16-17.) Divorce was
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The Scriptures

The Scriptures

As I have pointed out in recent talks, if you were to be taught by an angel of God it would be a lesson in the scriptures. (See, e.g., JS-H 1: 36-41.) The day the Lord was resurrected He spent the better part of the day expounding the scriptures to two of His followers. (Luke
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Why Am I Unwilling To Answer

Why Am I Unwilling To Answer

I’ve been chastised in a number of comments by those who want me to be more willing to respond to questions, and not be so “evasive” when I respond. They want me to be their answer man for every issue that perplexes them. I won’t. Do you think I would help you more if I
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Inquiry About Talks

Inquiry About Talks

I received an inquiry from someone who asked: I’ve been reading your 40 Years talks. I came across a post on a blog that states:  “Regarding this talk and all of them really. Before they are given, I will clear the room, spiritually, then shield it and have Warrior Angels stand guard. It is all
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Orem Transcript – Priesthood

Orem Transcript – Priesthood

The transcript from the Orem talk on Priesthood is up. Because the subject required more time than could be taken, the transcript has been edited and enlarged.

First Rung

First Rung

I got this question handed to me on Saturday: “what is the first rung on Jacob’s Ladder?” It is to have your calling and election made sure through the Holy Spirit of Promise. That is the beginning.