“dried up with thirst”

“dried up with thirst”

Isaiah prophesied about the effect of losing knowledge about God.  He wrote: “Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.”  (Isa. 5: 13.)   This is an apt description of people when they are not “fed” with truth
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God of Truth

God of Truth

I was asked about the meaning of the statement in scripture that “God cannot lie.”  It is an important concept and it has a highly specific application.  I have dealt with it at length in the book Beloved Enos.  I would suggest reading the discussion there. If there are still questions, send me another inquiry.

Cycles

Cycles

I’ve been impressed with Isaiah the last few weeks.  His words are timeless.  He describes patterns which recur whenever people seek to follow God.  It is little wonder Nephi chose to adopt many of Isaiah’s words to describe what he (Nephi) had seen in vision. I’m struck by how often one prophet will adopt the
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Spring baseball

Spring baseball

Alta lost to Lone Peak in a snow flurry on Friday.  They have a another game set for Tuesday at Alta. It is supposed to rain.  It will be interesting to see how much different snow and rain make the game.   There was one pop-up in the infield by Lone Peak which went “major
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Believe it is possible

Believe it is possible

The first step in the path back to God’s presence is to believe it is possible.  Without this, the rest of the path does not exist.  

President Packer’s Testimony

President Packer’s Testimony

I have enormous respect for President Boyd K. Packer.  To me he is one of the great lights in the church.  I know he had a role in the excommunication of seven “intellectuals” years ago, and that controversy remains today.  One of those affected was a fellow who attended law school at the same time
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Process Not Event

Process Not Event

Almost everything about the Gospel plan is a process and not an event.  There are events to be sure, but for most of us and for most of the time we are only working through the process. A great deal of the scriptures have been written by those who have been through the process, and
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Joseph’s First Vision

Joseph’s First Vision

I was asked if Joseph Smith saw more than two personages in his First Vision.  In the account written in 1835 Joseph stated:  “I saw many angels in this vision.”  The account in the Pearl of Great Price (written in 1838) omits any mention of this detail.

Adoptionism

Adoptionism

I wrote a post about altering or rewriting scriptures to resolve doctrinal disputes.  The example used was taken from the time before the New Testament settled into its final form.  That example, “adoptionism” was rejected by the majority view,  and ultimately the text of the New Testament was changed to make the doctrine “false” from
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The Word of God

The Word of God

We have a whole different mindset than did the ancients.  We view things through the prism of Aristotle. We think that “reality” is what we can observe and touch and measure. However, there was once a mindset where what is “reality” was what God said.  The Word of God alone was enough to make the
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