• Boy Scouts and the Ban on Gay Members, part 4

    by  • May 20, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The recent Boy Scouts of America resolution – which has yet to pass but will be voted on this week, Thursday May 23rd – regarding the acceptance of gay individuals within the ranks of scouting stopped short of including adults. This is unfortunate. The resolution is progress in the right direction however. The Church...

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    Charity Never Faileth

    by  • May 13, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The apostle Paul tells us of all the spiritual gifts there is one which is preeminent. One which is to be desired above all others. One which will never fail. Charity, the pure love of Christ (1 Cor 13:8, 13, Moro 7:46-48). Why is charity, this pure love of Christ, head and shoulders above...

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    Choir and Zion

    by  • May 6, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Some of the most intense spiritual experiences I have felt, the joy of the spirit, have come while listening to, or singing, the songs of the restoration and other songs of Christ. Recently for example, Ye Elders of Israel filled my heart with such longing for Zion. “O Babylon, O Babylon we bid you...

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    Awake, Arise, and Establish Zion

    by  • April 29, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Mormon 8:35  Behold, I speak unto you as if ye were present, and yet ye are not.  But behold, Jesus Christ hath shown you unto me, and I know your doing. Ether 8:23  Wherefore, O ye Gentiles, it is wisdom in God that these things should be shown unto you, that thereby ye...

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    What is the Worth of a Soul?

    by  • April 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    “The worth of souls is great in the sight of God.” (D&C 18:10) What is the worth of a soul? Not to be vulgar or crass, but just how much is an individual worth? The most cynical among us would quote government assessments of $4-7 million, or perhaps mention the handful of dollars a...

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    Scripture Study Should be Work

    by  • April 15, 2013 • 0 Comments

    First a few thoughts from a few of the great scriptorians of our age: “Search the revelations of God; study the prophecies, and rejoice that God grants unto the world Seers and Prophets. They are they who saw the mysteries of godliness… Fellow sojourners upon earth, it is your privilege to purify yourselves, and...

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    Boy Scouts and the Ban on Gay Members, part 3

    by  • April 8, 2013 • 0 Comments

    God loves all His children. “All” is an inclusive word, including homosexual and heterosexual individuals, including you and me. I have been told by some the Scout oath will need to be changed should the BSA in fact decide to openly welcome gay individuals within their ranks, particularly the wording “morally straight.” I have...

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    The Garden and the Road to Emmaus

    by  • April 1, 2013 • 0 Comments

    This Easter season, I am reminded of Mary, who early on the Sabbath day, while it was still dark outside, found the tomb of Christ empty. In the darkness, as she comes close to the tomb of her beloved Lord, she perceives the stone covering the sepulcher has been removed. In the early morning...

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    Bethel, Bethlehem, and Bethesda

    by  • March 25, 2013 • 1 Comment

    Understanding the temple is key to understanding one of the most pervasive themes of the Old and New Testaments. Temple references are everywhere. Consider our previous discussion of the Hebrew word בֵּית (bêth) meaning home or temple. Further examples are as follows: Bethel בֵּית־אֵל (bêth-’el) meaning house or temple of God Bethel was the...

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    A few decades prior to Christ’s coming

    by  • March 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    “In the Book of Mormon we find a pattern for preparing for the Second Coming. A major portion of the book centers on the few decades just prior to Christ’s coming to America. By careful study of that time period, we can determine why some were destroyed in the terrible judgments that preceded His...

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