Infidelity

Infidelity

If a man is unfaithful to his wife, he will be dishonest in his business dealings and in his other relationships. Hence the saying: “an adulterer is a liar.” The two go together.

In Response to a Critic

In Response to a Critic

In response to a critic of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: I believe Joseph Smith was a prophet, and you do not.  I’m content to let you disbelieve.  Why are you not content to let me believe?  One of us is clearly mistaken, but I am content with both my belief and
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Two  Women

Two Women

TWO WOMEN  A Parable by Denver C. Snuffer, Jr.   Once there were two women.One was born to privilege, whose family had great wealth.The other, named Martha, was born poor.   They both grew up and at length Martha married, but the woman of privilege never did marry. As adults both women felt the need
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Apostasy

Apostasy

I was asked whether those who are in the middle of an apostasy can detect that it is underway.   Yes and no: Yes, as to isolated individuals.  No, as to the institutional mindset or they would have done something about it.  The Great Apostasy began sometime during the second century.  But you have to get down
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Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day

Today is Valentine’s Day.  Although I’m hundreds of miles away, my thoughts are with my wife. David and Solomon clearly never found a wife to be their equal, helpmeet, love and joy. I pity them. I have she who completes me; my queen and high priestess, love and companion, wise counselor and faithful friend. She
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Daniel

Daniel

When Daniel saw the Lord he “alone saw the vision” (Dan 10:7) and not those who were with him. The others felt the great presence (v. 7) but saw nothing. The physical effect upon Daniel was exhausting. He collapsed and had to be strengthened (v. 10). Three times he collapsed and three times he was
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Not for entertainment

Not for entertainment

I was reading in the first volume of the Joseph Smith Papers and came across a letter written by Heber C. Kimball and Orson Hyde upon their return to Kirtland after their mission to England.  During the interim things had broken down in Kirtland with lawsuits, cross accusations and apostasy.  Although the missions had been a
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What’s in a name

What’s in a name

In response to a question asked today: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a temporary institution which will cease to exist after this life.  There is no vision, revelation, scripture or statement promising us that the church as an institution will continue to exist after mortality.  What the scriptures, visions, and revelations do tell us about
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Explanation

Explanation

I was asked a question which provoked this explanation of the book, The Second Comforter: Conversing With the Lord Through the Veil:  The book was written to cause the reader internal reflection.  There really isn’t a “punch line” in the book.  My testimony is essentially incidental; merely affirming that the principles taught in the book are
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Truth

Truth

When we receive truth we are expected to live our lives in conformity with the truth we’ve received.  We shouldn’t expect to receive more if we do not live what we’ve already been given.  Living in conformity with such truth as you already have is also always required to avoid deception.  It is simply not possible
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