Thoughts on Holy Ghost

Thoughts on Holy Ghost

The Holy Ghost can and does speak to everyone, Baptists, Lutherans, and Catholics included. C.S. Lewis could not have written and comprehended what he wrote and understood, unless the light of the Holy Ghost shown upon his mind. He declares the light of eternal truths in his writings. This is one of the manifestations of
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About the Tree of Life

About the Tree of Life

In response to an email about the Tree of Life in Lehi’s dream, and the potential for John the Beloved to be directly involved in latter-day events, I responded with the following: __________________________ During the time when their natural lives had ended, the ministry of the Three Nephites was not public.  They ministered to Mormon
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Freedom To Worship

Freedom To Worship

I have written over 2 million words explaining my understanding of Mormonism. It has largely been an exposition of the scriptures to show how they anchor all my beliefs. The scriptures are a library of material about Christ, written by those who knew Him and had understanding given to them by Him. The value of
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Things Now Underway

Things Now Underway

For the first time since Joseph and Hyrum died, there is actual progress now being made. Instead of the atrophy of three and four generations merely marking time, we now see new life begun. There are two important, interrelated challenges before us. The first is remembering the restoration and reclaiming its truths, ordinances and vitality.
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Christmas

Christmas

We celebrate our Lord’s birth tomorrow. What a wonder He was and is. Although He was the greatest and “more intelligent than they all,” (Abr. 3:19) He came to serve, kneel and wash the feet of the unworthy, bless, instruct and endure abuse. He was meek and lowly (Matt. 11:29), yet spoke as one having
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Answers/Email

Answers/Email

I received an email that refers to some specific people, events, places and individuals. Therefore I will not put the email up. But the response has a broader application and it is copied below for anyone who is interested to consider. The reference to the “light winning over darkness” on the Winter Solstice is based
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MP3s

MP3s

With help from a volunteer the 40 Years in Mormonism has now been converted into a downloadable MP3 format. We hoped to release those before Christmas (and still may). This blog site is not equipped to handle that kind of service. Therefore, we have secured a new website from which all the papers and the
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Strange Incense

Strange Incense

Light won the annual battle with darkness yesterday on the Winter Solstice. I wish light could win the battle in mankind’s dark heart. God requires holiness and cannot look upon sin with the least degree of allowance, as explained in D&C 1:31. If we fail to keep God’s ordinances exactly as prescribed, they are broken
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Received Email

Received Email

I received the following email, which I believe worth sharing: ___________________________ This is as good a spot, and manner, as any to thank you for staying aloof recently, and for resisting the urge to be a strong man. In the last month, I have had a vision and have been led by God in several
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Patience and Faith

Patience and Faith

I received an email from a fellow struggling with a spouse who opposes his understanding of the institutional church and the present state of the restoration. What can be done when one person views the present circumstances (and these will continue to change), the church and needed preparations differently from their spouse or other family
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