Atonement

Understanding the Justice and Mercy of the Degrees of Glory

Jun 15, 2013
7 min read

Today in church we had a lesson on the doctrine of the “three degrees of glory”. A comment seemed to indicate a feeling that inheriting a particular lower degree of glory as your eternal home with no chance of progression…

“And why should I yield to sin, because of my flesh?”

May 19, 2013
5 min read

“And why should I yield to sin, because of my flesh?” This sentence is from 2 Nephi 4:27, part of what is known as “Nephi’s Psalm”. I’ve been studying it for a few weeks now off and on and it seems that…

The Heavenly Gift

May 12, 2013
1 min read

“For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, and have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, if…

Notes From the Climb: April 2013

May 5, 2013
1 min read

“The Savior wants us to understand his willingness to forgive” – Craig A. Cardon “Procreative power & priesthood power are shared by husband & wife” – M. Russell Ballard “I am a witness of the Resurrection of the Lord as…

Nephi’s Psalm, a Life Preserver to Drowning Souls

Apr 28, 2013
4 min read

The following is taken from 2 Nephi 4:16-35, with some headings that I inserted to identify four key steps of transformation and if I were as awesome as President Monson I’m sure I could make them rhyme somehow ;) Behold, my…

“The Gospel” by Elder John M. Madsen

Apr 14, 2013
18 min read

My dad contacted me today about a quote that mentioned something about the atonement not being a part of the gospel but the gospel itself. I Googled the phrase and found this talk by Elder Madsen. Now I had first…

The Relationship Between The Ancient Israelite Temple And The Endowment via TempleStudy.com

Apr 8, 2013
2 min read

The following article is from TempleStudy.com Professor William J. Hamblin has offered some good starting points in considering the relationship between the ancient Israelite temple ritual and the modern day LDS temple endowment.  It is from this vantage point that we should…

Notes From the Climb: March 2013

Apr 1, 2013
1 min read

“Rust ruins more tools than overuse.” – Anonymous “I am encircled about eternally in the arms of his love.” – 2 Ne. 1:15 The priesthood is the means whereby things are organized and exalted. “Repentance is not a turning away,…

First oneClimbs Documentary: “Reading Temples”

Mar 21, 2013
0 min read

Did you know that you can “read” temples? What if all of the temples around the world today constituted a vast library of new scripture just waiting to be read if we had eyes to see? This presentation covers some basic…

Notes From the Climb: Jan 2013

Feb 3, 2013
1 min read

For something new, I’m going to be posting insights from my personal notebook that I feel are not too personal to share and may be of worth to some out there. If you are new to oneClimbs, you might not…

Video: The Purifying Power of Gethsemane

Feb 1, 2013
1 min read

Yes! I’m glad that someone has finally uploaded to YouTube a decent version of Bruce R. McConkie’s last testimony in General Conference. I don’t quite know the full story behind this talk, but I do know that he did, in…

His Grace Is Sufficient

Jan 20, 2013
17 min read

Brad Wilcox was serving as a member of the Sunday School General Board of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as well as a BYU associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education in the David O. McKay…

How Cockroaches Taught Me About the Atonement

Nov 19, 2012
1 min read

To some of you, this article might just be the most disgusting parable that you’ve ever read, but please, bear with me. When I was a teenager, I volunteered to sit at a booth for our city zoo at a…

Churches, Terms, Covenants and Joy

Sep 20, 2012
2 min read

Churches In the battle of churches, everyone is promoting their church as the gate that stands between you and your salvation. Other say that you don’t need a church, you can just go to God himself. There are many other…

Is there a God and can he be known?

Sep 16, 2012
3 min read

Some are so sure that God exists while others are so sure that he doesn’t and then there is a vast spectrum of those in-between. Over thousands of years, where has all of the debating got us? If God does…

Salvation: Where does one begin?

Aug 19, 2012
25 min read

I have felt lost at various points in my life; for different reasons and in different ways. I would like to focus specifically on the question of “Where does one begin?” in the context of finding the point in which…

A Powerful Message From Baptist Pastor Paul Washer

Feb 27, 2012
11 min read

Baptist Minister Paul Washer preaches a powerful sermon to a group baptist youth with some wise words on the topic of salvation.

The Book of Mormon Really Teaches This?

Feb 26, 2012
10 min read

Here are several teachings from the Book of Mormon concerning salvation through Jesus Christ that Latter-day Saints and the rest of the Christian world can appreciate together.

Challenging some peculiar ideas about peculiar people

Feb 3, 2012
6 min read

What is most peculiar to me is how we each have our own peculiar understanding of what the word peculiar means? Are you one of those who thinks peculiar means ‘odd’ or ‘weird’? Think again.

Receive the Holy Ghost by David A. Bednar

Dec 13, 2010
10 min read

These four words—“Receive the Holy Ghost”—are not a passive pronouncement; rather, they constitute a priesthood injunction—an authoritative admonition to act and not simply to be acted upon.