A Riddle

A Riddle

Anyone can obtain it, and yet it is: so fragile it can be lost in a moment, but powerful enough to destroy nations and defeat armies.

Divine Word Usage

Divine Word Usage

For generations, the words “endless punishment” and “eternal punishment” had a clear meaning. So clear, that churches built their doctrine upon it. Then the Lord explained to Joseph Smith that the words had a different meaning: “Nevertheless, it is not written that there shall be no end to this torment, but it is written endless
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Disgusting Too

Disgusting Too

That same email makes this observation: “Here in Utah it seems many people who read your blog go to classes and gifted people will DIVINE God and repeat the message to these people. Some have claimed to receive their calling and election this way and have been told through these arm’s of flesh that they were
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Disgusting

Disgusting

I received an email which contained, in part, this alarming information:“To the homes we have been to, your name is spoken in hushed reverent tones, no jokes are allowed to be made about you in a fun teasing way without people glaring. I have noticed a huge amount of people calling themselves ‘Snufferites’ and welcoming us
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Foundation of Destruction

Foundation of Destruction

“And now behold, I say unto you, that the foundation of the destruction of this people is beginning to be laid by the unrighteousness of your lawyers and your judges.” (Alma 10: 27.)

Polygamy

Polygamy

I do not find the discussion of polygamy interesting. But it is clear by the comments and emails I’ve received that a number of you do. Without putting the questions I’ve received into this post I’ll explain: The significance of Joseph’s failure to father other children with plural wives is nothing other than a data
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Just To Clarify

Just To Clarify

I assumed it was clear from all I’ve written before that I am not persuaded polygamy was ever appropriate or understood by the church. Joseph Smith did not father children with any woman other than Emma, his wife. The subsequent advocacy of taking of multiple wives, I believe, was an abomination and offensive to God.
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Plural Wives

Plural Wives

The LDS church has issued another press release. This one is on plural wives. The press releases could certainly help combat the “Google Apostasy” and the “Swedish Apostasy.” When Elder L. Tom Perry went to Europe recently and said he had answers in his briefcase but couldn’t release them, presumably he was referring to the press
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Sound Doctrine

Sound Doctrine

2 Timothy 4: 3-4: For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; [they will be unable to even tolerate it. Unable to “endure” hearing it. They will think what is “sound” or true doctrine is beyond what can be permitted to be spoken, thought or believed.] …but after their own lusts
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Tolerance

Tolerance

Tolerance requires disagreement. Insisting on agreement is not tolerance, but its opposite.