Category Archives: Joseph Smith

The God-Given Right to Not Sustain the Church President

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Not Trusting Another When I was 24 years old in 1972, I was very intensely seeking that summer for answers, guidance, and personal revelation. I had been back from a two-year church mission to Italy, was a student at BYU, and had decided to stay in Provo for the summer. I was very active in the church but was seeking… Read more »

Why Are Some Items Missing from the Bible?

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Introduction The purpose of this discourse is to show that we have a very fragmented record of God’s dealings with man in all the scriptures we have that are contained in the Bible, Book of Mormon, Pearl of Great Price, and the Doctrine and Covenants. Joseph Smith restored much truth, which was lived for a short period of time. However,… Read more »

Will God’s Kingdom Come?

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The Savior on His sojourn on this earth left us precious few prayers, at least according to the records we have in the Bible and Book of Mormon. The one we do have used to be part of our school curriculum, for we learned to recite it in the schoolroom. But not anymore. This prayer must be important to survive… Read more »

The Identifying and Gathering of Israel

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Section 1: Who Are the Israelites? Today it is evident that the Adversary does not want the gathering of Israel, for he knows that, once this happens, his kingdom will be over. How does the Adversary think he will be able to achieve his goal? It is very simple. Mix up the races so that the seed of Israel is… Read more »

Money: How Should We Handle It?

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There is an old saying: “Money is the root of all evil.”  But is that phrase necessarily true?  We as adults have learned over the years that, in most cases, there is a good and bad to almost everything.  A more accurate quotation may be: “The love of money is the root of all evil” (1 Timothy 6:10).  Yet even that… Read more »