D & C 132, part 2

D & C 132, part 2

There was a question about Section 132 received after this post.  The previous post on D&C 132 did not address the underlying subject of the section.  I only discussed the text divisions and timing of the document’s creation.  The question I received asks about the substance of the revelation, and in particular, the status of
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“Schizophrenic?”

“Schizophrenic?”

I was asked why there are sometimes “criticisms” of the church on my blog and in the books I have written.  Someone would like to know whether or not the views I advance weren’t “schizophrenic” by both criticizing and defending the church, and what my true belief about the church was.  I responded:   I have
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D&C 46: 13 – 14

D&C 46: 13 – 14

I was asked whether D&C 46: 13-14 meant that only some could see the Lord while others would have to rely on their testimony.  I responded: It could mean: 1.  Some (and only some) will know Him, and others will be able to believe on their words (but will not know Him). or, 2.  Some,
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Presiding Patriarchs

Presiding Patriarchs

I was asked the names of the various Presiding Patriarchs of the church.   First, Joseph Smith, Sr., the father of Joseph Smith.  Served from 1833 to 1840.   Second, Hyrum Smith, older brother of Joseph Smith.  Served from 1841 to 1844.   Third, William Smith, brother to Joseph Smith.  Served from May 1845 to
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President Monson

President Monson

Why I admire President Monson. Christ’s denunciation of the Scribes and Pharisees included the caution that the outward observances of the law were less important than the “weighter matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith.”  (Matt. 23: 23.)   James, the brother of Jesus and Presiding Bishop of the New Testament Church, whom I
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April 6

April 6

It is April 6th.  This is the day Latter-day Saints regard as the birth date of the Lord.  His coming into the world in the springtime symbolized the new hope found in Him.  Creation begins anew with the return of light, warming of the earth, flowering of trees and plant life.  Springtime is when the
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David Christensen YouTube

David Christensen YouTube

My friend David Christensen has done yet another video on YouTube.  He asked that I put it up on the blog.  Below is a link to it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KWGzSSCgoo This is how David works to present a message he believes in to the world.  His talent and passion for this is undeniable. The time is indeed far
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Unique and individual experiences

Unique and individual experiences

Every life is a miracle.  Every lifetime unique. How amazing is life and the wondrous experiences we are privileged to receive while here. We cannot really see what is inside another person because their experiences have been unique to them and cannot be shared.   We should resolve all doubts about someone’s motivation or heart
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Encouragement and example

Encouragement and example

All the prophets can do is offer encouragement to others.  They can affirm that the path back to God exists and can be walked even in a day of sin like today.  They cannot do the walking for anyone other than themselves.  Each person is obligated to walk on the path for him or herself.
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“What it Means and What it does not Mean”

“What it Means and What it does not Mean”

I was asked about the meaning of receiving the Second Comforter.  There is a chapter in the book (The Second Comforter: Conversing with the Lord Through the Veil) titled “What it Means and What it Does Not Mean” that summarizes the matter.   Life here is complex and sometimes difficult.  You have both moral and
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