Pacific and Mountain Time Zones

Pacific and Mountain Time Zones

The talks in Las Vegas and St. George this Friday and Saturday will be in two different time zones. Both talks begin at 9:30 a.m. But in Las Vegas that is in the Pacific Time Zone (an hour earlier) and in St. George it is in the Mountain Time Zone. Therefore if you plan to
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Only One Doctrine Left

Only One Doctrine Left

This is a personal message for one of the men on the High Council who advocated my excommunication. He is a friend. I spoke with him yesterday and, after reflecting on it overnight, have something to say to him and anonymous comments on my blog espousing similar beliefs:____________________________In LDS Mormonism there is really only one
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Joseph Smith’s Revelations

Joseph Smith’s Revelations

There is a passage often quoted from the D&C to support the idea that the president of the LDS church is entitled to have his teachings regarded as if they were God’s word. The language is as follows: “Wherefore, meaning the church, thou shalt give heed unto all his words and commandments which he shall
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Today and Yesterday

Today and Yesterday

In Kirtland, Ohio the saints were too proud, foolish and vain for Zion to be established. In Nauvoo, Illinois the saints were too proud, foolish and vain for Zion to be established. In Salt Lake City, Utah the saints are too proud, foolish and vain for Zion to be established. Those who are thinking about
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Mormon In Context

Mormon In Context

Mormon, the abridger of the largest portion of the Book of Mormon, has an important context. He abridged the entire collection of prophetic and historic source materials. From Lehi to the time of King Benjamin, however, the abridgment was translated by Joseph Smith and then lost. That work was replaced by the Small Plates of
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Email Response “Second Time”

Email Response “Second Time”

I received an inquiry about my comment in the Ephriam talk about God’s hand “the second time.”  The inquirer referred to a letter Joseph wrote, directed my attention there, and asked about the “second time.” My response appears below: God may yet set His hand a second time in still another generation (or generations, depending
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Ephriam Transcript – Christ: The Prototype of the Saved Man

Ephriam Transcript – Christ: The Prototype of the Saved Man

The Ephriam transcript is now posted to Scribd. It is an expanded version and will read differently than the recording. It is linked on the blog under DS Talks.

Las Vegas and St. George

Las Vegas and St. George

Las Vegas Lecture Date:  Friday, July 25, 2014Time: 9:30 a.m.Place: Fiesta Henderson Hotel & Casino          777 West Lake Mead Parkway          Henderson, NV 89015Seats: Cancun Room A/B, seats 150 St. George LectureDate:  Saturday, July 26, 2014Time:  9:30 a.m.Place:  Lexington Hotel and Conference Center           850
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One Talk

One Talk

The series of lectures that began in Boise and will end in Phoenix are one talk. There are three left. Each one of the talks builds on earlier material. If you are interested in understanding, then it would be beneficial to rehear or reread the previous ones. The later talks will connect things that were
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Remember

Remember

“For what doth it profit a man if a gift is bestowed upon him, and he receive not the gift? Behold, he rejoices not in that which is given unto him, neither rejoices in him who is the giver of the gift.” (D&C 88: 33.) From the moment Joseph Smith died, we have lost our
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