Parallels

Prosper / Cut Off

Dec 5, 2018
3 min read

Lehi obtained an explicit promise from the Lord (2 Nephi 1:9) concerning his people, and in its concise form it reads: Inasmuch as ye shall keep my commandments ye shall prosper in the land; but inasmuch as ye will not keep my commandments ye…

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,…

Seer Stones and Mobile Phones

Dec 21, 2016
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“Every man who lived on the earth was entitled to a seer stone, and should have one, but they are kept from them in consequence of their wickedness, and most of those who do find one make evil use of…

Mercy and the Mother

Feb 22, 2016
6 min read

  I have put the words that I believe are related directly to the divine Mother motif in ALL CAPS AND BOLD. The following verses in this article area all connected to each other and certain key points have been emphasized….

A Hypothetical Look at Life Through the Lens of Jacob 5

Oct 25, 2015
1 min read

Why does my life feel like there is nothing but crap get dumped on me? “I have digged about it,… and I have dunged it; and I have stretched forth mine hand almost all the day long…” Jacob 5:47 My…

Stained Glass

Oct 8, 2015
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Picture in your mind’s eye a beautiful stained glass window where light from the sun passes through a collection of colored panes that transform the light into something wonderful. Church is like the window and we are like those colored panes. When we come…

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…

Videos of 2014 Temple on Mount Zion Conference

Dec 5, 2014
1 min read

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…

Doodling in Math: Spirals, Fibonacci, and Being a Plant

May 13, 2014
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I love symbols, and I love spirals and how they are used in architectural symbolism. The following videos are not about architectural symbolism, but the principles that are presented are worthy of consideration on a whole myriad of levels. Vi Hart, the…

Yah of the Negev, the American Southwest and the Las Vegas Temple?

Apr 6, 2014
3 min read

In the book The Name of God: From Sinai to the American Southwest, James R. Harris asks the question: “Was the Shepherd of Israel, known as Jehovah, also known as Quetzalcoatl (The Feathered Serpent), as Pahana, as The Great Mystery,…

Early Analysis of the Potential Symbolism of a New South Jordan Meetinghouse

Oct 16, 2013
4 min read

Link to the Deseret News article I was listening to the This Week in Mormons Podcast when I heard this chapel mentioned. As I looked at the photos, some things stuck out to me. I wish there were some better photos…

The Whole Book of Mormon in 15 Verses via gentlyhewstone.com

Oct 4, 2013
5 min read

This list was obtained from a blog post over at Gently Hew Stone. The first impression I got was to scrutinize the list but it appears that these were very wisely chosen. I did something similar back in the mission…

Tolkien’s Eagles, Angels, Intervention, Agency and Grace

Sep 7, 2013
4 min read

Eagles and Angels Now I realize that Tolkien’s trilogy “Lord of the Rings” is fiction, but I remember wondering at the end of Return of the King, “Why couldn’t the eagles have just flown the ring to Mordor and drop…

Thoughts on the Five Core Sacramental Symbols

Jul 12, 2013
2 min read

There are at least five core elements that are used in the ordinance of the sacrament. Back on June 16th of this year I took down some ideas in my notebook concerning them so here they are. I will also…

First oneClimbs Documentary: “Reading Temples”

Mar 21, 2013
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Did you know that you can “read” temples? What if all of the temples around the world today constituted a vast library of new scripture just waiting to be read if we had eyes to see? This presentation covers some basic…

The Scale of the Universe 2

Mar 6, 2013
4 min read

Well, I guess this is “brother-in-law” day today at oneClimbs! I owe this post to Brad who emailed this to me a few hours ago, and I also posted The Enchiridion by Epictetus from my other brother-in-law. I’ve seen the older version…

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,…

Isaiah Identifies the Latter-day Archtyrant

Jan 18, 2013
7 min read

It always amazes me how we acknowledge the historical certainty of the rise and fall of nations in the past, but we don’t seem to think that the same fate is an eventuality today. Sure, men wanted to take over…

A Few Notes About Temple-related Clothing From the Temple Institute

Jan 14, 2013
4 min read

All of the notes below are taken directly from the Temple Institute which is an organization seeking to rebuild the third temple on Mount Moriah. Moses was instructed by G-d that the garments of the priests were to be both…