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Preserving The Restoration has been updated and is available again.

Priesthood and Baptism

Priesthood and Baptism

I answered an email from someone who has read the things I have written about priesthood, including the Elijah materials. He was asking about priesthood held by LDS men who were not in a position of leadership, and inquiring whether LDS missionaries could still offer acceptable baptism. Those who have read what I have written will
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γνῶσις

γνῶσις

Gnosis (γνῶσις) is a Greek noun meaning “knowledge.” A celebrated but errant lecture in Provo recently characterized those who are learning about LDS history and forgotten doctrine, and thereby realizing there are gaps in LDS traditions, to be “Mormon gnostics.” She (and by extension FAIR) apparently are unaware of the many criticisms of Mormonism itself as “gnostic.” I
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Guarding the Pathway

Guarding the Pathway

The Lord limited Nephi by commanding that, “the things which thou shalt see hereafter thou shalt not write”(1 Ne. 14:25.)  This may have been to prevent different prophetic accounts from introducing errors, disputes and open conflict. Both Oliver and Joseph described and quoted John the Baptist. But their accounts relate it differently. They quote the
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Preserving the Restoration is now available.

Preserving the Restoration is now available.

  After a year’s work the book inspired by the ten lectures has been completed and published. It includes a great deal of supporting research and citations which the lectures did not use. Some of the limitations of the talks do not exist for a book. Therefore the book covers more than I could fit
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Pretensions of Public Piety

Pretensions of Public Piety

The idea of a “wolf” concealing itself in “sheep’s clothing” (Matt. 7:15) comes from the pretense of piety by men whose hearts are set on the things of this world. The more conspicuous the pretensions to piety the quicker people are misled. John C. Bennett was a notorious adulterer, having abandoned his marriage and family before
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Second Comforter

Second Comforter

As foreign translations of The Second Comforter: Conversing With the Lord Through the Veil are being considered, one question that has come up is whether the book ought to be updated to reflect changes since its original publication 9 years ago. There will be no changes made in the book. If there is a third
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FAIR Conference

FAIR Conference

FAIR held a conference in Provo on August 6th and 7th. Presentations included the following speakers/topics: Ed Pinegar: How to help young Latter-day Saints deal with criticisms against the Church and the doubts they cause while remaining faithful. Margaret Barker: The Mother in Heaven and Her Children. Brittany Chapman: An Act of Religious Conviction: Mormon Women and Nineteenth-Century
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Baptism is Mandatory

Baptism is Mandatory

There is one Lord, only one faith, and only one baptism acceptable to Him. (Eph. 4:5.) The Lord has a simple doctrine. He explained it directly to those who heard Him at Bountiful. Here is His doctrine: And this is my doctrine, and it is the doctrine which the Father hath given unto me; and I
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Genocide

Genocide

Genocide has become a tool of modern governments to achieve political control and eliminate unwanted populations. The most horrific recent examples include: China, under Mao’s rule, killed at least 49 million of its citizens. Under Stalin, the Soviet Union killed 20 million. Adolf Hitler killed approximately 6 million in concentration camps and 12 million in
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