Our Responsibilities What is the objective for some of us, as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in publishing this blog? It is to make us all aware of the danger we face in not heeding the commandments of the Lord… assuming we are not already doing so. Are we doing as well as we could… Read more »
The Fourth Commandment As men were inspired by the Holy Ghost to write the Bible (2 Timothy 3:16-17), it is logical to believe that what is written in the Bible, which says to do and not do, believe and not believe, should be strictly adhered to; otherwise any secular book could take its place. We as priesthood holders should take… Read more »
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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 »
Background History We present before you in this blog post a condensed summary of a portion of a large work recorded in Church history, which was presented to Joseph Smith in 1842 by a man named Udney Hay Jacob. Mr. Jacob, who claimed to be of true Jewish descent, was a nonmember at the time but later joined the Church…. Read more »
The War in Heaven The Bible and other ancient scriptures teach us that in the preexistence there was a war in heaven: “And there was war in heaven; Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought against Michael. And the dragon prevailed not against Michael…. Neither was there place found in heaven for… Read more »
Esau/Edom Esau was the firstborn of Isaac and thus was heir to the birthright arising from the direct racial lineage of Adam through Noah to Abraham. Up to this time, this line had not mixed their blood with the heathen nations. Thus Esau was racially of the pure Adamic race (also known as Semite and Hebrew), or what God called… Read more »
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Introduction The purpose of the previous edition of this newsletter on Esau/Edom was to prove as best as we can that the people we call Jews today are not from the blood of the patriarch Judah but are the false Jews mentioned in the Bible. We have endeavored to show that the lineage of these false Jews did not come… Read more »
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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 »
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 »
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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 »
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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 »