What’s Wrong

What’s Wrong

An email.  My wife and I, with some other believers, were baptized recently. I fully expected that now I could receive the power of the Holy Ghost. I believed what you said, that “today is once again a day of salvation, and He has set His hand again.” If today is a day of salvation
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Interesting things on the “www”

Interesting things on the “www”

Criticism of Mormonism/Online documents/Denver Snuffer Criticism of Mormonism/Books/Passing the Heavenly Gift Enjoy.

Standing Aside

Standing Aside

I love the response to the lectures (one talk). But I must stand aside now or wound this process. There are still important things left for me to do. Taking a role in establishing communities would harm, not help. I have had numerous requests to baptize people. When I refuse, then someone else will step
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Will Fail Again

Will Fail Again

I got an email asking why I thought this new direction would be any better than the many prior attempts launched through Joseph Smith. My response is given below: _____________________________Unlike the institution Joseph left us (which may not have been the end of his work had he gone to the Rocky Mountains), the new opportunity
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Two Ways

Two Ways

There are two opposing powers which use two different forces. There is love and fear. Love invites, encourages, waits, supports and rejoices in progress. Love is undeterred by setbacks. Instead, love finds a way to address obstacles and tries again. Love creates. Fear inhibits, controls, discourages and limits progression. Fear offers setbacks and looks for
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Utopia

Utopia

Sir Thomas More titled a 1516 book Utopia, coining a term used forever after for an ideal society. Sir More may have coined the term but Utopian ideas go back to Plato’s Republic for scholars, and Enoch for Christians and Jews. Fiction writers often try to describe an imaginary perfect society, and Hollywood regularly uses
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Questions?

Questions?

From an email I received. This is an exchange between third-parties.  I’ve attended many of the ten lectures and I’ve listened to all of them. I was at the Phoenix lecture. At the conclusion of the lecture, different people had different understandings of what was communicated, what was to be done, and what they were
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Mighty, Strong, Davidic

Mighty, Strong, Davidic

I have never claimed, in public or private, to be anything other than a weak and foolish man. The notion that I think I am anything other than that repulses me. For years I have said that until someone actually accomplishes something, they have no right to claim they are something great or wonderful, that
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Phoenix/Mesa Transcript

Phoenix/Mesa Transcript

The Phoenix/Mesa transcript is up on Scribd. Also, I fixed the link for the St. George lecture. You can find links for them on the right hand side of the blog under DS talks.

Tuesday Lecture

Tuesday Lecture

The final lecture will be on Tuesday beginning at 9:30 a.m. in Mesa. The time is local, which in Mesa is Mountain Standard. Each of the lectures make sense as a “stand alone” but the final installment assumes anyone attending will be familiar with the content of the nine prior talks.