His sheep

His sheep

The Lord’s hand moves and it is largely unrecognized by the world. Most of those who see it reject outright what they see. Generations pass, and finally acceptance comes too late. Christ’s kingdom is not of this world. (John 18:36.) Those who belong to it are strangers and sojourners here. Nuisances to those who do
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Baptism Name Submissions

Baptism Name Submissions

If you have already submitted a name to a local recorder, please do not rely on them to give the information directly to the central Recorder. Please resubmit it directly. Any duplications will be sorted out there. Some local recorders have not been able to get permission to pass names along, and therefore the names
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YouTube: 40 Years in Mormonism

YouTube: 40 Years in Mormonism

The 40 Years in Mormonism talks available on this site are being put onto YouTube as well. They will be available there and remain available here. At this moment, the first two of them have been put up.

The Son of David

The Son of David

David was a man “after the Lord’s own heart.” (1 Sam 13:14; Acts 13:22.) But David “hath fallen from his exaltation[.]” (D&C 132:39.) If A=B then B=A. Therefore it can be likewise said that Christ was a man “after David’s own heart.” Was the Lord considering David’s situation when He refused to use power given
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Recorder’s Website

Recorder’s Website

To facilitate record submissions, the Recorder has a new website now operating. It is named Recorder’s Clearinghouse. The link to the site is www.recordersclearinghouse.com It will be used for announcements from time to time as needs arise.

Joseph’s History

Joseph’s History

Joseph Smith wrote this counsel in a letter to the church in March 1834: [T]he commandments of our Lord, we hope, are constantly revolving in your hearts, teaching you, not only his will in proclaiming his gospel, but his meekness and perfect walk before all, even in those times of sever persecutions and abuse which
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What Would You Change?

What Would You Change?

Recently, I was asked, “What would you change in your writings if you had it all to do again?” If I were writing The Second Comforter: Conversing With the Lord Through the Veil today, I would write it differently. But I do not regret having written it in its present form, and will not go back
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A Reminder

A Reminder

I want to reiterate what was said at the end of the ten lectures (as it has been edited for the forthcoming book). Below is an excerpt dealing with the problems I warned were coming: There are so many potential mistakes we can make we ought to remember the early problems in Kirtland. D&C 50:2-25.
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A Worthwhile Post

A Worthwhile Post

I had the following brought to my attention by an email this morning. It was written in January, but the content of this is so worthwhile I post a link to it below. http://2ndwitness.com/4/post/2015/01/zion-love-non-interference.html   I was very encouraged by the discussion identifying false and deceiving spirits. Then the discussion about the limits and responsibilities within
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Truth Will Win

Truth Will Win

Whether we welcome or oppose it, the truth is going to win. Monuments and cultures erected on lies will weaken and fall to the dust. But truth has a strength that does not decay. Lies cannot defy it, greed cannot corrupt it, lust cannot tempt it, and wicked men cannot for long successfully imitate it.
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