What a difference an inning makes

What a difference an inning makes

I was at the Alta-Jordan baseball game yesterday.  It was almost unwatchable for the first three innings.  There were 6 runs scored without a single hit.  The 3-3 tie was the result of hit batters, walks, errors, and general bad play.  Ugly doesn’t even begin to describe the mess that went on in the beginning
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Have you heard Christ sing?

Have you heard Christ sing?

I had the following article brought to my attention:   http://www.templestudy.com/2010/03/22/universal-creation-song/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Templestudycom+%28TempleStudy.com%29   It is my view that Christ’s Sermon on the Mount was actually a hymn.  It was announced as a form of “new law” or higher path.  Those to whom He addressed it would have readily recognized the propriety of it being sung, as
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An explanation

An explanation

This came to me through an email and I thought I should address it here.  This is the email I received:   “I got information through the grapevine about a woman who is claiming that Denver ordained her to do something and that he put his hands on her head and set her apart for some
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All is well in Zion

All is well in Zion

According to the Joseph Smith’s First Vision, the Restoration occurred because of the apostasy of Historic Christianity.  All churches “were wrong” and their “professors  were all corrupt.”  “All their creeds were an abomination.”  The people who inhabited these churches “draw near [to God] with their lips, but their hearts are far from” Him.  (JS-H 1:
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HBO and Politicians

HBO and Politicians

My wife has become a Republican County Delegate again.  I stayed home. Given the sorry state of the current political class, I’m just glad when the political scandal of the day doesn’t involve sodomy of a parrot. Sobbing politicians blubbering how sorry they are for the DUI/nude hot-tubbing with underage girls/oral sex or drug use require
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Central America or North America?

Central America or North America?

I used to view the subject of where the events in Book of Mormon took place as one of those trivial matters (2 on my earlier scale).  However, I’ve found that FARMS has become quite animated about the subject.  They are quite critical of the North American model.  This has somewhat raised the subject’s importance
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Abinadi’s message

Abinadi’s message

The significance of a prophet’s message can never be measured by the extent to which he is accepted or even acknowledged by his peers.  In the case of Abinadi, he was an outcast whose origins and even ethnic affiliation are unknown.  He is the only person in the Book of Mormon with this name.  His
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Truth

Truth

There is “truth” which exists independent of what we think or believe.  (I use the word in the same sense as D&C 93: 24-25.)  Our collective forgetfulness does not erase truth.  Nor does our vain imagination alter truth.    Whenever a doctrine is changed because of man’s planning or arguments, then we are teaching for
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First principles of the Gospel

First principles of the Gospel

Someone asked this question: In one part of Come, Let Us Adore Him you talk about the Dispensation in the Meridian of Time.  How “Men of good faith and sincere desire doing their best to follow after God, lost the light of the Spirit, then lost sound doctrine, and ultimately lost their covenant status and
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White stone and a new name

White stone and a new name

I was asked whether the white stone and new name in D&C 130 are the same as the Second Comforter.  It was an interesting question and I thought I’d put the answer up here: There are some equivalents (ie., if A=B and B=C, then A=C) in the Gospel when it comes to this subject. The ministry
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