WWJD

WWJD

Stopped shaving a few weeks ago, except for the neck.  Now I’ve got a bit of face hair, which feels like spiders are crawling all over my face.  I took a poll, figuring I’d get a vote to return to the orthodox visage.  To my surprise all the kids said “keep it.”  Even my wife
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Presiding Authority

Presiding Authority

When Joseph Smith died, the crisis in succession produced arguments from various contenders who claimed it their right to lead the Church.  Although no one argued that Section 107: 22-24 controlled the decision, ultimately the decision was that the Twelve Apostles held keys to lead the Church.  A few years later the verses in Section
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Debate is not necessary

Debate is not necessary

I am not trying to make my mind up about Mormonism or The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  I have long ago sorted out my views.  They are not going to change. Although my views are explained in this blog, I do not debate them.  You are welcome to have contrary views, to
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Debate is not necessary

Debate is not necessary

I am not trying to make my mind up about Mormonism or The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  I have long ago sorted out my views.  They are not going to change. Although my views are explained in this blog, I do not debate them.  You are welcome to have contrary views, to
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Most answers are in the scriptures

Most answers are in the scriptures

I’ve been reflecting upon a conversation I had with a  self-described “tax protester” who has not paid income taxes and is now facing legal issues as a result.  After a couple of days of reflection I had this considered response to this dilemma:   I use a particular method in determining what issues I need
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Promise vs. Appearance

Promise vs. Appearance

I was asked:   “I’ve wondered about this for a long time.  In the blog post about ‘Why wait?‘  there is a phrase that says ‘This appearance is not merely “in the heart,” but is an actual appearance or visit.’  The ‘in the heart’  is my question.   Once in a while this concept doesn’t contradict but at the
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Isaiah 53:12

Isaiah 53:12

Isaiah 53: 12 states:   “Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.”   Isaiah’s
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Isaiah 53:11

Isaiah 53:11

Isaiah 53:11 states: “He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.” The One who shall see the travail is the Father.  The Father will be “satisfied” that the suffering of the Son, the payment made for mankind’s
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Isaiah 53:9 – 10

Isaiah 53:9 – 10

Isaiah 53: 9 says: “And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.” He died among two thieves, as a common criminal, along the road leading into Jerusalem.  He would have been regarded as a criminal,
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Isaiah 53:8

Isaiah 53:8

Isaiah 53: 8 states:   “He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.”   The idea of our Messiah emerging from “prison and from judgment” was a bit
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