Old Testament

Marriage: That the Earth Might Answer the End of its Creation

Apr 27, 2020
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This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. Genesis 2:23-24 If a husband and wife become one flesh…

The Philosophy of the 10 Commandments

May 14, 2018
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Stefan Molyneux is someone that I enjoy listening to for his perspectives on various topics. This was an interesting conversation between Stefan and Dr. Duke Pesta where they are discussing the 10 Commandments and I thought that there were some…

“But I thought…”

Apr 20, 2018
2 min read

One of the most annoying phrases I hear from my kids is “but I thought…” I don’t know where they get these crazy assumptions from like “but I thought we were going to stay up late and eat ice cream,”…

Isaiah and the Remnant

Jan 28, 2017
3 min read

Credit to JR Ganymede for bringing this to my attention (love that blog) and credit to Albert Jay Nock who wrote this essay in The Atlantic Monthly in 1936 (full essay). While the context of the original essay was political,…

Video: Jesus Christ the Great High Priest

Oct 2, 2016
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This is a cool video from the Messages of Christ YouTube channel where the garments of the high priest are explored in their connection to Jesus Christ. This guy made this whole thing from scratch which is pretty cool.

Famine

Jul 31, 2016
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“Behold, days are coming, declares the Lord God, When I will send a famine on the land, Not a famine for bread or a thirst for water, But rather for hearing the words of the Lord. People will stagger from…

The Second Eve

May 30, 2016
9 min read

For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive… And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit…The first man is of the…

Margaret Barker Transcript from The Worlds of Joseph Smith Conference

Mar 30, 2016
21 min read

I love reading anything by Margaret Barker, if you don’t know who she is then you need to look her up and buy some of her books or read some of her articles online. She’s a Methodist scholar and has brought some amazing…

Truths that Joseph Smith’s Seer Stone Continues to Reveal

Aug 10, 2015
16 min read

When I first saw the pictures of Joseph Smith’s primary seer stone my first thought was, “Oh, cool, I’m glad they released some pictures. I knew it was a small, chocolate-colored stone but I didn’t realize it had stripes.” and that was…

Mikveh: Jewish ritual immersion in water

Aug 7, 2015
2 min read

A recent post on Junior Ganymede mentions the ritual bath called a mikveh where Jews practiced ritual immersions in pools of water. The parallels to Christian baptism (which means to dip or immerse) are many. In both rituals the purpose of…

An Amazing Creation Sequence With a Surprising Twist

Jul 19, 2015
1 min read

I have not yet seen the film The Tree of Life although the title alone draws my interest. This particular sequence depicts the creation in a manner that is very similar to the creation sequence in the presentation of the…

“The word is very nigh unto thee…”

Feb 8, 2015
1 min read

“For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off. It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it…

“Turning the Hearts of the Jews to the Prophets and the Prophets to the Jews” by Avraham Gileadi

May 27, 2014
32 min read

B’nai Shalom Presentation by Avraham Gileadi, 3rd April 2014 As some of you may know, this year’s Feast of Passover, which occurs on April 15th through 22nd, coincides with the first of four consecutive blood moons or total lunar eclipses…

We Are Not Particularly a Symbol-oriented people

Apr 16, 2014
1 min read

OneClimbs reader, Richard N., posted a portion of this quote in a comment a few days ago. He was kind enough to transcribe the full quote from an audio CD by S. Michael Wilcox. “Part of our problem is that…

The Words of Isaiah

Jan 23, 2014
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“…the words of Isaiah are “not plain” to men, but they become plain when understood through the spirit of prophecy – the Holy Spirit” Avraham Gileadi, The Book of Isaiah: A New Translation with Interprative Keys from the Book of…

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

Dec 5, 2013
1 min read

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…

“Enoch And The Temple” Conference Videos Now Available (via TempleStudy.com)

Aug 6, 2013
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The following article was originally published on Bryce Haymond’s TempleStudy.com The conference “Enoch and the Temple,” which took place on February 19 and 22, 2013, in Logan, Utah, and Provo, Utah, respectively, was filmed. The videos are now available for free…

VIDEO: The Mystery of Magenta

Jun 28, 2013
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Sometimes some of the greatest mysteries are right in front of our eyes every day. This morning I came across this YouTube Video called “The Mystery of Magenta” and was really interested in how this guy approached the subject of…

The Impatient Build a Calf, the Patient Receive The Lamb

Jun 2, 2013
5 min read

Freshly led out of Egypt, the children of Israel were delivered by a series of miracles that seem like they must have been incredible to witness. Camped at the base of mount Sinai, they were left alone without their leader, Moses….

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,…