LDS Apostles

The Lord’s People Receive Revelation by Bruce R. McConkie

Jul 26, 2013
9 min read

The following talk is from an April 1971 General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Bruce R. McConkie. A commenter named “Thomas” at TempleStudy.com mentioned this article and I have reposted here for oneClimbs readers….

The Tomb and the Grove

Jul 22, 2013
19 min read

The Tomb In the what is today the first book of the New Testament we have an interesting account at the very end of Matthew. Here, it appears that Matthew is attempting to debunk an anti-Christian rumor that was going…

“Have You Been Saved?” by Dallin H. Oaks

Jul 18, 2013
12 min read

By Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, May 1998 What do we say when someone asks us, “Have you been saved?” This question, so common in the conversation of some Christians, can be puzzling to…

“Let Them Govern Themselves” by Boyd K. Packer

Jul 3, 2013
9 min read

I’m a fan of Boyd K. Packer. Behind that gravely-sounding voice is a fascinating mind that has provided some powerful insights and refreshing commentary on the latter-day work and Church. Currently, I’m serving as an elders quorum president in my…

When church leaders speak, is the thinking done?

May 26, 2013
16 min read

There are so many levels that this subject can be explored on but I will only be addressing the few that I think are the most interesting at the moment. The drama begins when a particular article was published in…

The size of your faith is not the issue…

May 21, 2013
0 min read

“The size of your faith or the degree of your knowledge is not the issue—it is the integrity you demonstrate toward the faith you do have and the truth you already know.” (Lord, I Believe, April 2013 General Conference) What…

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…

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…

The Three Tests We Must Pass?

Jan 20, 2013
13 min read

I have been having a great time digging through Avraham Gileadi’s book “The End From the Beginning” which analyzes Isaiah’s apocalyptic vision of the last days. My favorite kind of books are the ones that help me connect the dots,…

Receiving Knowledge From God

Aug 8, 2012
2 min read

These insightful words from Brigham Young are interesting to ponder in light of the responsibility that comes with receiving revelation.

The Test Has Begun

Jul 29, 2012
5 min read

I can’t remember quite when I first read of the Heber C. Kimball’s “Test” prophecy but it has always intrigued me. The intrigue has grown to deep concern as I have pondered the deep implications of a future he saw,…

Woman’s position in the eternal economy of the Creator

May 7, 2012
4 min read

Here is an excerpt from a chapter written by LDS apostle James E. Talmage in October of 1914. Writing to a female audience, he focuses on the dynamics of gender and the relationships between men and women in this world…

Wilford Woodruff on Preaching the Gospel

Apr 23, 2012
2 min read

A good and wise friend of mine, Mitchell Colver, sent me this wonderful quote from Wilford Woodruff about preaching the gospel.

Our Strengths Can Become Our Downfall by Dallin H. Oaks

Feb 6, 2012
29 min read

Dallin H. Oaks warns: “The Lord warned the first generation of Latter-day Saints to ‘beware concerning yourselves’ (D&C 84:43). I seek to remind each of us of the mortal susceptibilities and devilish diversions that can unite to produce our spiritual downfall.”

Sustaining the servants of the Lord

Jan 3, 2012
8 min read

What does it mean to “sustain” another? Most often we think of sustaining in terms of indicating our approval of an individual by an uplifted hand.

Video: Joseph Smith’s Last Dream

Jun 26, 2011
4 min read

Here is a great video that was produced that presents an account provided by William W. Phelps of what he allegedly heard Joseph Smith tell him about the last dream he had before he was martyred.

The Gospel Vision of the Arts by Spencer W. Kimball

Jan 16, 2011
7 min read

This talk was always very inspiring to me and is pretty much a call to action to all LDS artists to produce greatness in the arts with the gifts of the restoration.

Parley P. Pratt’s call to the Apostleship

Jan 2, 2011
16 min read

This is an excerpt taken from the Autobiography of Parley P. Pratt in which his call to the apostleship was recorded. The charge given by Oliver Cowdery to Pratt and the twelve is nothing short of amazing and has always impressed me.

The Constitution—A Glorious Standard by Ezra Taft Benson

Dec 31, 2010
15 min read

In one of my personal favorite talks on the Constitution by Ezra Taft Benson, the simple principles of truth regarding man’s freedom in these last days are outlined.

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.