Opposing wickedness through violence

Opposing wickedness through violence

There is a continuing unease about the subject of opposing wickedness through violence.  So I thought I would add this additional explanation:   I do not foresee that a gun will be effective against radioactivity; nor against weaponized anthrax.  I read the plagues that are coming and the descriptions in D&C 29: 15-21 and I do
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God is no respecter of persons

God is no respecter of persons

I am surprised by how people regard me as something special.  I have been blessed by the Lord to be able to write some books and put some information on this blog. However, if you were raised LDS and put forth some nominal effort to living your religion, you have lived a better life than
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Get busy!

Get busy!

Another statement from Joseph Smith worth considering as part of deciding how seriously you would like to be a disciple of Christ’s:    All men know that they must die. And it is important that we should understand the reasons and causes of our exposure to the vicissitudes of life and of death, and the
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AWAKE AND ARISE

AWAKE AND ARISE

From time to time I am constrained to say something that is beyond what I feel comfortable saying in a public venue.  This is one of those times. The content of this may not be for everyone. In fact, I think there can be a lot of mischief done by reading this if you are unprepared.
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What does it mean to possess your soul?

What does it mean to possess your soul?

I was asked this question: “In one scripture the Lord connects patience to possessing your soul.  What does it mean to possess your soul?  And it’s connection to patience?  This is a very new connection for me.”    My answer:   That’s a great question.  The verse is D&C 101: 38, reads: “And seek the face
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What can they share?

What can they share?

I was asked: “For those among us who have had a personal visit with the Lord… what can they share with us that have not ? Can they share what our Lord looked like? His eye color? hair? height? how was he dressed? Is he among us now? How did he sound? Is this too
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Faithful to the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Faithful to the Gospel of Jesus Christ

I’ve been asked why I remain faithful if I think things are off track.  (That’s an abbreviated way of stating a long question.) I believe in the Book of Mormon.  Therefore I expect that the Latter-days will be filled with trouble, difficulties, and the church will be struggling with perplexities.  If we didn’t have problems
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Who will save you?

Who will save you?

I was asked if some mortals, like Jesus Christ, are inerrant, perfect and without sin.  Actually, the questions was phrased differently.  The question asked if I thought the church president could make mistakes.  [I suppose my rephrase gives my view.]  But to clarify:   I do not think any person should trust ANY other person
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“… for it shall be sweet unto them.”

“… for it shall be sweet unto them.”

I received another inquiry (in the form of a comment on this post) about the subject of self-defense, citing various scriptures from the Book of Mormon as proof I have a flawed view.  This is the comment:   “I have thought it would be so nice and easy to just let them kill me and
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“… for it shall be sweet unto them.”

“… for it shall be sweet unto them.”

I received another inquiry (in the form of a comment on this post) about the subject of self-defense, citing various scriptures from the Book of Mormon as proof I have a flawed view.  This is the comment:   “I have thought it would be so nice and easy to just let them kill me and
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