In Reply to Inquiries

In Reply to Inquiries

I know many (perhaps most) of those who will attend the Temple Conference are regular readers of this blog. The conference will be held in Logan at Utah State University. The total seating will allow approximately 320 to attend. The fireside will be free. There is no requirement for you to either have a ticket,
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Further on Quiet

Further on Quiet

Joseph Smith had been confined for months in Liberty Jail. It was a harrowing ordeal, made all the more so because of so little news about the saints. On March 24th, Joseph received letters from several friends, including his brother Don Carlos Smith, Bishop Partridge and his wife Emma. The letters were welcomed, but sent
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Quietness

Quietness

Our dispensation opened on a “beautiful, clear day” in the woods in early spring 1820. (JS-H 1: 14.) It jumped forward again in 1823, at night, after Joseph and his family had retired to bed. It was at this time when an angel came to visit him. (JS-H 1: 28-30.) These towering events happened in
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Upcoming Fireside

Upcoming Fireside

I’ve been asked about the upcoming fireside to be held on Sunday evening, October 28, 2012. The fireside will occur somewhere in Northern Utah. When finalized, the details will be announced on this blog. The fireside will focus on the temple and temple studies. The things I will discuss have meaning beyond the temple itself.
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Answers to questions

Answers to questions

Q: Why do you call the PEF a revelation?A: The church has used that description. I have accepted the church’s vocabulary. Am I vile because I am willing to allow the church to control their own terminology? Q: Doesn’t a revelation require “thus sayeth the Lord” and a transcript to be presented for approval by
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Nephi’s Isaiah

Nephi’s Isaiah

Nephi states straightforwardly why he uses the Isaiah material in his own prophecy. It is in Nephi’s record, but the statement comes from his brother Jacob. Nephi records what is apparently his brother’s first address.The stage is set for the sermon in 2 Nephi Chapter 5. Here we learn of the construction of a temple
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Upcoming General Conference

Upcoming General Conference

I’ve heard from several sources that Elder Russell M. Nelson has announced to a number of Stake Presidents that President Thomas S. Monson has received a revelation that will affect every man, woman, and child in the church. This revelation is supposed to be announced in the upcoming general conference. The last great revelatory program
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A number of clarifications from this week

A number of clarifications from this week

It is impossible in a short post to ever discuss any subject completely. For the most part, all posts are a abbreviated ideas to cause anyone who reads this to think. I want the reader to turn ideas over in their own minds, and reach their own conclusion, after hopefully being provoked to thought by
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“Leaning” Romney

“Leaning” Romney

I am not particularly political. Political partisanship is generally a distraction from what our problems really are. Once you have become partisan you tend to ignore the merits of the other side, as well as the mistakes of your own side. We must all become converted in our hearts to Jesus Christ. If we have
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Christ the Father

Christ the Father

After Christ redeems the brother of Jared from the fall (Ether 3:13), He explains to the brother of Jared the doctrine of Christ’s Fatherhood. The doctrine is simple. It is an elaboration on what Christ taught in the New Testament. Here is the doctrine: “Behold, I am he who was prepared from the foundation of the
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