Doctrine

Vlog #3 – Outward Performances and Inward Transformation

Mar 24, 2020
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Wrapping up Jacob 7 with understanding scriptures, the doctrine of Christ, hope, anointing our efforts, and inward transformation. *Sorry for the background noise, there are new houses being built nearby and there is a lot of heavy equipment around.

For This Cause: Why Marriage Matters

Feb 22, 2017
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“I then remarked that marriage was an institution of h[e]aven institude [instituted] in the garden of Eden, that it was necessary that it should be Solemnized by the authority of the everlasting priesthood,” (from a Joseph Smith journal entry, Nov….

How to Obtain a Knowledge of God – Lectures on Faith

Jul 18, 2015
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What testimony have men, in the first instance, that there is a God? Human testimony, and human testimony only. (2:56) What excited the ancient saints to seek diligently after a knowledge of the glory of God, his perfections and attributes?…

Mormon perspectives on science and religion

May 13, 2015
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I found this wonderful collection of quotes here. For those interested in learning more about the latest contemporary studies on the subject of Science and Mormonism, click here. True science True science is a discovery of the secret, immutable and…

Gospel Knowledge vs. Gospel Know-how

Mar 4, 2015
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Just because someone seems to know a lot about something, doesn’t mean that they can properly execute in that arena. Someone may know a lot about baseball; they may know all the rules and regulations, they may know all the…

Korihor, Elsa, Cain, and Karl

Feb 22, 2015
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What if we modernized Korihor’s philosophies and compared them to the kinds of things we hear people saying today? For morning study a couple days ago, I started off reading about the sons of Mosiah but then felt like reading about…

Legal Repentance and Evangelical Repentance

Feb 12, 2015
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If you look up repentance in a Webster’s 1828 Dictionary (the fifth “standard work”): 2. In theology, the pain, regret or affliction which a person feels on account of his past conduct, because it exposes him to punishment. This sorrow…

A Model of Mormon Spiritual Experience

Jan 25, 2015
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Here are a few excerpts from a document titled A Model of Mormon Spiritual Experience by Kevin Christensen. It’s pretty fantastic and has some wonderful things to ponder and many interesting observations. I highly recommend a reading of the entire thing because it’s…

The Rise of Righteous Rulers: An Open Letter to Men

Jan 9, 2015
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I’ve been working on this particular article for months, maybe close to a year. I can keep tweaking this over and over or I can just share what I’ve got thus far, so that’s what I’m doing. Because I am…

Videos of 2014 Temple on Mount Zion Conference

Dec 5, 2014
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Source: TempleStudy.com The Interpreter Foundation has announced the availability of the videos of the presentations given at the 2014 Temple on Mount Zion Conference which took place on 25 October 2014 in Provo, Utah. Videos of each of the presentations are now…

The Course Which They Pursue

Aug 4, 2014
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Of the seven Lectures on Faith, Lecture Sixth is perhaps my personal favorite. It is the only lecture that has this footnote: This lecture is so plain, and the facts set forth so self-evident, that it is deemed unnecessary to form a…

Lectures on Faith.com is now LIVE!

Jul 8, 2014
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Well, today was like Christmas for me when I noticed that a domain that I have been wanting for quite some time had dropped! I’m now the owner of “LecturesOnFaith.com“! You can find the Lectures online, but the websites are pretty…

Awesome Quote From Joseph Smith on the Power to Become

Mar 26, 2014
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We consider that God has created man with a mind capable of instruction, and a faculty which may be enlarged in proportion to the heed and diligence given to the light communicated from heaven to the intellect; and that the…

Definitions: 4 Verses of Alma 5

Mar 19, 2014
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One of the most powerful scripture study tools I utilize is a Webster’s 1828 Dictionary. I have a free app version on my iPhone (sorry Android users, I don’t think there is one quite yet, but you can use this…

“In this Church, you don’t have to believe anything that isn’t true.”

Mar 14, 2014
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“I dunno why you always have to be judging me because I only believe in science.” – Esqueleto, Nacho Libre I love this video, I came across it the other day and it is awesome on so many levels. It was put up on…

Our Earnest Prayers in Their Behalf

Mar 6, 2014
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“Do our spouses, children, and other family members likewise feel the power of our prayers offered unto the Father for their specific needs & desires? Do those we serve hear us pray for them with faith and sincerity? If those we love…

Understanding the Character of God and Revelation

Mar 3, 2014
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There are but a very few beings in the world who understand rightly the character of God. The great majority of mankind do not comprehend anything, either that which is past, or that which is to come, as it respects…

A Simple but Powerful Pattern for Study That Leads to Change

Dec 9, 2013
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Here’s the simple pattern for study that leads to change: Determine content & context Discover doctrines & principles Ponder to reveal personal applications Record what you receive Change your behavior Yep, that’s it! You probably want a little background and explanation though, huh?…

“The Lady Of The Temple” Conference via the Academy of Temple Studies

Dec 5, 2013
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This conference which took place on October 23, 2013, in Logan, Utah was filmed and posted here at the Academy of Temple Studies and at TempleStudy.com. First off, let me just say that I was really blown away by this conference; the…

With Sudden Violence

Nov 18, 2013
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The scriptures often talk about having a broken heart, but what does that mean? Does God want us to be sad? I believe that many of the problems we experience in understanding the ancient concepts contained in the scriptures is…