Doctrine

Joseph Smith on Three Truths

May 9, 2011
0 min read

A simple quote from the prophet Joseph Smith that emphasizes in a unique way the divine origins of our Constitution.

What is the “eye of faith”?

Apr 4, 2011
10 min read

This phrase occurs only in the Book of Mormon but it has always drawn my interest as to what it could mean. I’ve studied it for quite a while and would like to share a little of what I have found thus far.

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.

Defining and understanding “Charity”

Nov 29, 2010
4 min read

Have you ever wondered what “charity” really is and what it means? Have you ever wondered how you can ‘get it’ and why it is so important?

Sacrament: The Witness of the Willing

Nov 8, 2010
21 min read

I’ve been thinking about how we refer to the sacrament as an ordinance that “renews” our baptismal covenants, but is that all there is to it or is there more? Of course there is more! The more I learn about any gospel topic or doctrine, the more I find incredible depth and richness.

Understanding the atonement by understanding the body

Nov 1, 2010
6 min read

There is something unique about our bodies that can give us insight into the workings of the atonement with incredible implications.

How are we “Saved”?

Oct 3, 2010
26 min read

What is salvation? What does it mean to be ‘saved’? I think if you asked a thousand people, then you would get probably a thousand different answers. Is it really that complicated, or is it really simple? Where do we go to find the answers?

The Wise Man on the Mountain

Sep 27, 2010
18 min read

At some point in life we all may have struggled with becoming distracted while we pray; our minds wander off to other topics or we don’t feel like a connection is being made. Several years ago my Institute of Religion teacher shared something with me that changed how I viewed prayer forever.

The Two Trees

Sep 20, 2010
33 min read

In her 2010 FAIR Conference presentation “The Two Trees”, Valerie Hudson discusses the relationship and differences between men and women in the gospel with insights into the two trees in the Garden of Eden.

Belief, Faith, Hope, Perfect Knowledge and the Scientific Method

Sep 17, 2010
17 min read

What is belief and what is faith? Where does hope enter the picture? Where does knowledge stand in relation to these principles and how does it all work together?

The Pride and Prosperity Cycles

Sep 5, 2010
10 min read

The pride cycle is something known to Latter-day Saints through the study of the Book of Mormon. It usually consists of prosperity followed by pride, then destruction and humility in a course that seems to continually repeat itself. But are there exceptions and is this seemingly circular pattern always met with the same results?

A Simple Etymological Study Method That Anyone Can Do

Aug 23, 2010
12 min read

There is a simple but powerful method that I find myself using more and more for studying the doctrines of the gospel and I would like to share it with you.

The Sacred Number 8

Aug 13, 2010
2 min read

The number 8 occurs many times in scripture under different contexts, it’s interesting to see these occurrences and think about their meaning.

A Look At The Doctrine of The Trinity

Aug 12, 2010
31 min read

The purpose of this research is to take a look at New Testament scriptures for insights or evidence into the structure of the Godhead.