1, 2 or 3 Priesthoods?

1, 2 or 3 Priesthoods?

There was a talk given by Joseph Smith on August 27, 1843 where he describes three kinds of priesthood. Here is a quote from the account we have: (See TPJS, pp. 322-323) Respecting the Melchizedek Priesthood, the sectarians never professed to have it; consequently they never could save any one, and would all be damned together.
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Comments on “Marriage”

Comments on “Marriage”

In response to the Recorder’s Clearinghouse article on Marriage, these are some of my thoughts: First, a conference can be called by anyone at any time and include any group that gathers. There has not yet been a “general conference” where everyone has been invited, but that will probably happen at some point. In the meantime,
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Marriage

Marriage

Last Saturday a group gathered to participate in a conference to discuss the upcoming marriages taking place between their children. Several were in attendance. I was there, along with Keith Henderson and other men and women whose children are preparing for marriage. Keith Henderson wrote up a description of the outcome, and a few of us helped
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How To Fail

How To Fail

What if the Lord were to give the opportunity to build Zion? What if the Lord wanted it to happen now? What would be done differently than was done by those who went before and failed? There is a model to follow if we want to fail to achieve Zion. In Missouri, those who gathered were rejected and driven out
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Prophecy, not Publicity

Prophecy, not Publicity

The most surprising thing to me is the Lord’s utter indifference to whether the world takes note of what He is doing. Prophecy was never intended to be the same thing as publicity. He works in obscure, unnoticed ways to bring His work to pass. The Book of Mormon calls it “small means.” He describes His
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Sturge-Weber Disorder

Sturge-Weber Disorder

A neighbor’s granddaughter (“Emery”) was born with Sturge-Weber syndrome and the family is asking for help with the costs of medical care. They set up a website to sell t-shirts, help raise money and raise awareness of this birth defect. Their website is called: “Emery’s Army“ Emery’s grandfather and I served in an elders quorum presidency
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Correcting the Record

Correcting the Record

Jana Riess has posted a new portion of the interview I did with her a few weeks ago. It is titled: Did Joseph Smith Practice Polygamy–Denver Snuffer Says No. Earlier I put a corrected version of the interview here and emailed Jana explaining that there were some errors needing to be corrected. I just got off
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