The process is everything – the answer is nothing

The process is everything – the answer is nothing

Process is everything.  Answers are nothing. If you learn the process, you can develop godlike traits.  That is, the very tools that are required for us to develop as disciples of Jesus Christ are, in fact, the tools used by God Himself. Faith in God is necessary for us to develop. God extends His kingdom
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I am a fool

I am a fool

Joseph Smith once said about himself that if “he hadn’t lived it, he wouldn’t believe it.”  What insight that provides.   I believe in the complete equality of all of us.  God did not love Joseph Smith more than He loved Sidney Rigdon.  Joseph remained true to the end, and Sidney fell away.  That had
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Is it your hope to be a part of Zion?

Is it your hope to be a part of Zion?

I was asked if I thought it was wrong to own a gun or kill in self-defense.  My response. I don’t think there is anything wrong with owning firearms, hunting, or self-defense.  But I do think we are too quick to presume we are authorized to take life.  Therefore, I am reluctant to encourage that
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Blessed are the peacemakers

Blessed are the peacemakers

Christ’s disciples were ever willing to use both priesthood and the sword to vanquish their opponents.  Christ taught them restraint.  There is this incident in the Luke Chapter 9:     51 And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to
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Clarification

Clarification

I have not written any explanation for the Second Anointing or Calling and Election process.  I do not think it is important or meaningful to ever write anything about it.  What is important is to understand “how” someone would make changes in their lives to then be taught things directly from the Lord.  He has
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The same is required of all

The same is required of all

I was asked this question:   “I am at a point where I do not know how to get past the fear to move on to faith. In my being I know that if I can get past this I can do all God asks of me, and I want to. Do you have any
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Purpose of Teaching

Purpose of Teaching

I must clarify something very important for readers: Giving answers to people apart from teaching how to get answers is wrong.  Wrong because just giving an answer alone creates dependence upon the one answering.  That is not the way in which I have tried to proceed.  Instead, I have tried to teach how to obtain
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Two ships pass in the night

Two ships pass in the night

Dialogue between two ships passing in the night.  [Intended as humor, because so far as I know ships do not speak with one another]:   USS Saint:  “I know the Church is true.”   HMS Midevil:  “Beg pardon, how’s that?”   USS Saint:  “I know the Church is true.”   HMS Midevil:  “Which?  .. or
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Eternal life and the covenant marriage

Eternal life and the covenant marriage

“Eternal life” requires a couple who can have increase, or bear children.  The requirement is that through the continuation of the marriage covenant men and women become exalted.  And without that, they remain separate and single, saved, but not exalted.  D&C 132 explains:     15 Therefore, if a man marry him a wife in the
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Sacred things

Sacred things

I was asked this question: “What do you say to people who state: ‘I doubt people who’ve had an audience with Christ would be out writing books and blogs about it. We are counseled not to talk about sacred things. (Followed by several GA quotes.)’” I would say that they should accept counsel from whomever they
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