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Melchizedek

Melchizedek

I received the following email inquiry: I can’t seem to reconcile your repeated statements that Melchizedek was not a king. You use Joseph Smith (From the James Burgess Notebook) as your source. Although called a “prince of peace” and the “king of Salem,” Joseph Smith explained these terms were not because he had kingly rule
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New Paper

New Paper

I have prepared a new paper based on the talk I gave in St. George. The paper is on this site under the “downloads” section under the title: Things to Keep us Awake at Night It can be accessed by clicking on the title above. In addition the scripture committee has posted another update document
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The Lord’s People Israel

The Lord’s People Israel

When the people with Moses continually balked at receiving the gifts offered to them by the Lord, the Lord tired of their murmuring and considered rejecting them and making of Moses alone His covenant people: And the Lord said unto Moses, How long will this people provoke me? and how long will it be ere
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Covenant

Covenant

The Book of Mormon IS a covenant. In it we have examples of covenant making provided to us so we can understand the process. The covenant offered through the Book of Mormon has never been received by any people. When the 1835 conference adopted scriptures, they adopted only the D&C and not the Book of
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Full Time Job

Full Time Job

If I were to try and deny every false rumor spread about me, it would quickly turn into a full time job. A stake president’s summary description has been posted on Mormonleaks. It contains a number of bizarre things that are going on in his stake, and my name is mentioned in the letter. (Stake President
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Inquiry and Response

Inquiry and Response

An email asked about where the covenant will be read (which I have previously answered because it has been provided in writing beforehand to be viewed for six months). I was also asked who would mediate the covenant and what the governing law of the covenant would be. I responded with an email answer which
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Scripture, Prophecy and Covenant

Scripture, Prophecy and Covenant

There is a new download titled “Scripture, Prophecy and Covenant” available in the downloads section. It is a brief exposition on accepting scripture as covenant. The quotes are taken from the Restoration Edition of the scriptures.

Vitality of Ideas

Vitality of Ideas

As I have explained, there is no need to organize a formal church. We can believe without compulsion, and regard one another as brother and sister, father and mother, people of one heart, without a Pope or president. Below is a quote from Preserving the Restoration, based on a talk I gave years ago:   If
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Teaching

Teaching

While I claim no right to control, manage or command any other person, I do claim the right to teach. Like any other person who believes in something greater than themselves, we all have the right to teach what is important to us and have others consider. In the history of mankind, there are only
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Restoration Scriptures

Restoration Scriptures

The following Announcement was read at the Doctrine of Christ Conference in St. George, Utah. I have been asked to post it here: RESTORATION SCRIPTURES ANNOUNCEMENT March 18, 2017 Although what is to be announced may be viewed by most people as a modest achievement, I think history will eventually reflect this as one of the
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