A lesson to the priests

A lesson to the priests

I was asked by someone who also teaches priests about the lesson to the priests on sex I mentioned on this blog. Here is a brief summary of what was covered: When Adam was alone it was “not good” in God’s view. (Gen. 2: 18) The story of Eve’s creation is allegorical, not actual. The
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A fair and full hearing

A fair and full hearing

The new book has hardly become available to anyone. However, I did receive some feedback from a friend who has not attended church for many years. He was one of the more conscientious saints. He learned and studied and reflected for several decades as an active member. He served in several bishoprics, high priest group leaderships
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Passing the Heavenly Gift

Passing the Heavenly Gift

The new book, titled Passing the Heavenly Gift, is now available on Amazon.com. I have explained previously that the book may not be for everyone. If you elect to read it, you should read it all. Reading the entire book is necessary so that you will understand the full meaning of the material. Foundational things
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New Book

New Book

I will have a new book out soon and want to clarify a few things in advance of its release.  First, this is not a book for everyone. Some people have become aware of problems in church history. They have struggled with what they’ve learned. As a result there have been crises of faith among
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No Man Will Save You

No Man Will Save You

There isn’t going to be any man or group of men who save you. There is literally a single way, and a single source. That is Christ. (Mosiah 3:17.) Whether you are able to receive salvation or not is entirely dependent on how you respond to Him, not to other people. (2 Ne. 9: 41.) There
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We are the Gentiles

We are the Gentiles

I had an interesting question asked about the “remnant” I thought worth addressing here. There should be no confusion about the identity of the “remnant” spoken of in the Book of Mormon. It refers to the descendants of Lehi (at times further divided into those descended from Nephi, Jacob and Joseph– all Lehi’s sons). The
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Charity in Teaching

Charity in Teaching

It is both unkind and ineffective to teach truths to those who are unprepared to understand them. A person who has learned and accepted a truth has an obligation to be as kind and patient with those she explains it to as the Lord was in bringing her to the understanding she was given. You
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Prodigal Son

Prodigal Son

Luke preserved this now familiar parable of the Lord’s:   And he said, A certain man had two sons: And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. And not many days after the younger son gathered
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Distracted

Distracted

There are too many distractions. We’re like small children whose eyes are captured by every shiny object passing before us. We lose focus.   The Gospel has a core we don’t even understand. We think we’re getting somewhere when we debate environmental issues in light of Mormonism, or immigration policy, or conservative versus liberal political
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Forsake, come, call, obey, keep, see, and KNOW

Forsake, come, call, obey, keep, see, and KNOW

I had a discussion about the difficulty of rising above the sins of this world. It was provoked by the recent post on adultery. It has in turn led to these additional thoughts.   It is impossible to become altogether clean in this fallen world. We can do our best, but in the end we’re
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