Lectures on Faith

Talk: Pioneers and Principles

Jul 21, 2019
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This is a talk I gave today (July 21, 2019) in my ward. Being a member of the Church in the 1800s had its perks; there were revelations and miracles, but it also involved people mobbing you and setting your…

Certainty and Actual Knowledge

Aug 22, 2017
2 min read

The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded…

Critical Principles for Vetting Revelation and Avoiding Deception

Feb 1, 2017
17 min read

We talk a lot about receiving and following revelation, but I’ve learned in my experience that the process itself is not as simple at it may first seem. There are real dangers involved because not all revelation that crosses our path…

Characteristics vs. Attributes: Demystifying Lectures 3 and 4

Sep 17, 2016
2 min read

Every now and then you find an answer that is extremely satisfying almost in a thirst-quenching kind of way. I was perusing Lectures on Faith again with my copy I carry to church and I was again confronted with Lectures…

LecturesOnFaith.com gets a little facelift

May 3, 2016
1 min read

I decided that it was time to readdress the home page of LecturesOnFaith.com, it was looking kind of homely. I’ve been wanting to spruce it up for some time now but never really got around to it. What inspired me…

How to Obtain a Knowledge of God – Lectures on Faith

Jul 18, 2015
4 min read

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?…

Lectures on Faith

Jun 7, 2015
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If you haven’t read them, you are missing out. They deserve our ponderous study and are some of the greatest scripture to come out of the restoration. Currently, there is no other text that lifts my mind closer to understanding…

We’re Here to Develop Patience

Apr 8, 2015
6 min read

Because of the weakness and imperfections of human nature, and the great frailties of man; for such is the weakness of man, an such his frailties, that he is liable to sin continually, and if God were not long suffering,…

Commentary on Lecture 1:18-24

Feb 27, 2015
5 min read

Just some thoughts on the following verses from Lecture 1. (Lectures on Faith) 18 The Savior says, (Matthew 17:19-20), in explaining the reason why the disciples could not cast out the devil, that it was because of their unbelief: “For…

Cry unto the Lord

Nov 9, 2014
8 min read

The inspiration for this article came from an observation I made today during an Elders quorum lesson on prayer. We read the following portion of the sermon from Amulek in Alma 34: 17 Therefore may God grant unto you, my brethren,…

The Course Which They Pursue

Aug 4, 2014
5 min read

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…

…And Say Unto You, ‘Receive the Mind of God’

Oct 30, 2013
11 min read

The Lectures on Faith is a fantastic addition to the doctrinal knowledge base of the Latter-day Saints. They were part of the Doctrine and Covenants for almost 100 years and were separated from the canon on the grounds that they…