Month: January 2018

3: Who is Christ?

Who is Christ? What are His attributes?

Today’s discussion addresses the standard of salvation, what a saved being is and Christ as the prototype for all men. Denver shares first-hand testimony of Christ, who is real, who lives and who is approachable by everyone!

Transcript:

QUESTION:  As one who knows Christ, how would you describe Him?

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2: Fellowship Diversity

As Christian fellowships are formed they all seem to be very different. In what ways should they be similar and in what ways is it okay for them to be diverse?

In this podcast Denver addresses the importance of community within Christian worship.

Transcript:

QUESTION: As Christian fellowships are formed, they all seem to be very different. In what ways should they be similar, and in what ways is it OK for them to be diverse?

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1: Gethsemane

What is the significance of what Christ went through in the Garden of Gethsemane?

In this podcast, Denver answers this question, and gives his eye-witness account of the events that day.

Transcript: 

QUESTION: What is the significance of what Christ went through in the Garden of Gethsemane? What follows is Denver’s eyewitness description, not only of what happened in the Garden of Gethsemane, but also what those events mean to you and me.

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Website Updates

The website has been changed and updated. This is done preliminary to adding podcasts to the site.

In the “Downloads” section there is a new recording of a talk given Sunday, January 14th. It is titled “That we might become one.”

Cursed: Denied Priesthood

For Joseph Smith, 1838 was a terrible year. Rumors of immorality, begun that year by Oliver Cowdery, were given credibility because Oliver was the scribe who recorded most of the Book of Mormon text.  They are still believed by most Mormon sects, including the LDS church. Cowdery’s insinuations resulted in him being brought before a church court on April 12, 1838 by the Far West High Council. A total of nine charges were brought against Cowdery.

At the time, Cowdery was the Assistant President to the Church and respected as the “second elder” of the church. Cowdery had been one of the Three Witnesses to the Book of Mormon and was responsible for selecting and ordaining the first Twelve Apostles. Cowdery’s church trial was perhaps the most significant to be held in the history of the church.

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Thomas Monson Died

Thomas Monson died last evening. I assume many people are aware of this but some people read this website from far distant places and may not yet know of his passing.

He was the last one of the general authorities who were serving in the LDS church when I was baptized in 1973. With his passing there are none of that original group left.

This makes the elderly Russell Nelson the new heir to the president’s position and the one who now possesses and controls all of the LDS church’s assets-or in church parlance the holder of all the keys.

Thomas Monson was a kindly man who projected an image of concern and care for members of his church. His passing leaves two vacancies in the church’s top leadership council which the new president will be entitled to fill.