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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answer to an email:

answer to an email:

I got an email asking about different answers received by different people to their prayers on the same subject. Two of the subjects were multiple mortalities and plural marriage. In response I wrote an email back that stated the following: __________________________________________   Probably would be better as a discussion rather than an email. It is
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Predicting the Unpredictable

Predicting the Unpredictable

The Lord keeps His counsel close to Himself. Although prophets have given us His promises about the last days, the promises will be fulfilled by God in His own way, His own time, and according to His determination. (Isa. 55:8-9.) Even when He discloses what He is doing to a prophet, the words spoken by
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Sunstone 2015

Sunstone 2015

Today at 5:00 I will speak as part of a panel discussion at the 2015 Sunstone Symposium in Salt Lake City. The panel will examine “The Mormon Legal Mind.” It doesn’t sound like a particularly interesting subject, but it is. LDS Mormonism is now subject to corporate organization and legal construction. There is really only
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False Claims Against Joseph Smith

False Claims Against Joseph Smith

In the April 1840 edition of the Times and Seasons (Vol. 1, No.6)  the History of the Missouri Persecutions continued. That installment explained how lies by insiders managed to inspire Missouri mob violence. The bad deeds of others (including Sampson Avard) were attributed to Joseph. People still debate whether Joseph knew and approved of Avard’s underground
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Leaders Have Fought God

Leaders Have Fought God

The Missouri persecutions would not have happened without betrayal among the leading church authorities. The editors of the Times and Seasons took the extraordinary step of naming some of the leaders responsible for the Missouri outrages in the April 1840 edition. These characters were busy in striving to stir up strife and turmoil among the
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A God of Order

A God of Order

There is something underway. It began with the Latter-day Saints. It will move on to address other gentiles, then the Lehi remnant, and finally the Jews. It will unfold as the Lord directs, at the time and in the manner He wants. The wild enthusiasm and foolish excesses of those invited first is nothing to be concerned
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