KUTV Interview

KUTV Interview

Yesterday Channel 2 news (KUTV) interviewed me in my office for a news story they broadcasted yesterday and again this morning, titled “LDS church holds special meeting to denounce ‘false prophets’.” Their broadcast contained three excerpts from the interview. An audio recording of the entire interview is now available on the Downloads page.

Friends and Spokesmen:

Friends and Spokesmen:

I have a number of thoughtful and very religious friends I respect and discuss many subjects with, but with whom I have significantly differing views on many matters. I make no effort to change their way of thinking, and afford them the freedom to explain their views without interruption or disagreement. If I am pressed,
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Necessity of Baptism

Necessity of Baptism

There can be no doubt baptism is necessary. As explained in the Book of Mormon: And now, if the Lamb of God, he being holy, should have need to be baptized by water, to fulfil all righteousness, O then, how much more need have we, being unholy, to be baptized, yea, even by water! And now,
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Response About Us All

Response About Us All

I got an email from a friend complaining about Keith Henderson’s recent communications with him. The specific complaint is not important (or I would include it here). But the issue raised other thoughts which I think important enough to copy and post here. This was my response: I have a couple of observations: Keith is
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Baptism for the Dead

Baptism for the Dead

Baptism for the dead belongs in a temple, built to the Lord and accepted by Him. Baptism for the dead by the Mormon community was rejected by the Lord because of the failure in Nauvoo. (D&C 124:31-32.) We are not going to cure the problem until the original conditions are met. A temple must be accepted and
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L. Tom Perry

L. Tom Perry

L. Tom Perry of the twelve is now in advanced stages of terminal cancer. He will be receiving hospice care and is expected to pass in a few days. He was the first General Authority of the LDS Church I met. After baptism on September 10, 1973 I traveled to Salt Lake City for General
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Lamentation for Baghdad

Lamentation for Baghdad

Days of distress are upon Baghdad and the days of their troubles are begun. Distress shall overtake them, for those who come shall have no pity.

Follow Up Questions

Follow Up Questions

Questions can be endless. Therefore I largely ignore them. But I responded to an email today and post it here because a few others may be interested: ___________________________________ 1. Can these ordinances be acceptable to the Lord due to the faith of the participants even if they occur in a general environment of “rejection” and
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LDS Temple Ordinances

LDS Temple Ordinances

Can LDS Temple ordinances have “power?” It is an interesting question. The answer depends on each individual who participates. The ordinances can be either meaningless (or worse) or they can be beneficial. Temple rites communicate information through symbols. If we look at the underlying meaning, and see more light and truth through them, then they can powerfully
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Emma, Lucy and Brigham

Emma, Lucy and Brigham

I have reconsidered a great deal while searching deeper and deeper into Mormonism, history, and teachings. It is very challenging to remain open to new ideas. This is particularly so when the object of Mormonism is to obtain further light and knowledge by conversing with the Lord through the veil. For more than three decades I
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