Logan Meeting

Logan Meeting

On Sunday, October 28th at 7:00 p.m. there will be a meeting in Logan, Utah at which Elder David S. Baxter, First Quorum of the Seventy and Elder Thomas M. Cherrington, Area Seventy will be speaking to the Youth and Youth Leaders.  It will be held at The Spectrum on the Utah State University campus.
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Churches Built By Men, Part 3

Churches Built By Men, Part 3

Nephi explains these latter-day false churches accomplish the opposite of Zion. In Zion everyone is to become “one.” Zion is unified in purpose and in heart. In these false churches people become competitive with one another. This leads to dishonesty between them. “[L]ie a little, take advantage of one because of his words, dig a
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Churches Built By Men, Part 2

Churches Built By Men, Part 2

Following hard on the idea that God has given His power to men is the necessary corollary precept that there are no longer miracles. (2 Ne. 28: 6.) Because the claim by men that they have been given God’s power and authority is false, there can be no miracles. This requires the additional doctrine that
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Churches Built By Men

Churches Built By Men

In our day Nephi foretells of churches that are not built to the Lord. (2 Ne. 28: 3.) These institutions will claim to be the Lord’s though they are not. (Id.) After Nephi explains that the problem lies generally in the false teaching that men should rely on their own wisdom rather than on God
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Fireside Details

Fireside Details

The location for the fireside to be held on Sunday, October 28th at 7:00 p.m., will be: Weber State UniversityShepherd Union BuildingBallrooms A, B, & C  Third FloorOn a WSU map, building #36 There are elevators up to the third floor. Since it is Sunday, all parking is free. The doors will open at 6:00
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General Conference

General Conference

General conference is now over. I listened with interest to the many talks and the few announcements. Here is what I noticed: The word “revelation” was not used to describe the change to missionary age requirements during the conference. Immediately following the Saturday morning session where President Monson made the announcement, there was a press
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Knowing the mysteries

Knowing the mysteries

Despite the millions of Mormons, we live in a very small church. We cross paths with one another after years of living in different states or different parts of the world. As a result of how small our community is, I have run into people after years of separation and often times been astonished by
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Weightier matters

Weightier matters

The gospel contains practically an infinite amount of information. You can study a lifetime and not exhaust what is contained the scriptures and the ordinances. Christ distinguished between mere physical conformity to rules, like tithing, and the “weightier matters.” While acknowledging that there is a need to do the outward ordinances, Christ elevated “judgment, mercy,
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Forty is a symbol

Forty is a symbol

The number 40 appears in a several different places in the scriptures, almost always in the context of purging or purification. When the Lord destroyed the wicked at the time of Noah, He caused it “to rain upon the earth for forty days and forty nights.” (Genesis 7:4.) When Moses met with the Lord on
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All earthly things?

All earthly things?

Lectures on Faith, Lecture 6: 7 “Let us here observe, that a religion that does not require the sacrifice of all things never has power sufficient to produce the faith necessary unto life and salvation; for, from the first existence of man, the faith necessary unto the enjoyment of life and salvation never could be
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