Perspective

The Temple is the Peak and Obedience is the Climb

Oct 24, 2012
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If you are familiar with the articles here at oneClimbs, you’ll probably see a “climbing” analogy from time to time. I’ve been rappelling a few times and played around on some rock walls in the past but other than that, I have…

Be worthy, be there

Sep 23, 2012
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I have been thinking about priesthood service; what it means and the principles upon which it operates. D&C 121:36 reveals a simple truth: …the rights of the priesthood are inseparably connected with the powers of heaven, and that the powers of heaven…

Churches, Terms, Covenants and Joy

Sep 20, 2012
2 min read

Churches In the battle of churches, everyone is promoting their church as the gate that stands between you and your salvation. Other say that you don’t need a church, you can just go to God himself. There are many other…

Ever knowing but never changed?

Sep 20, 2012
1 min read

I’d like to expound a little on some thoughts that were expressed in an email exchange with a friend of mine this morning (Thanks, Chris!). Attend any LDS sacrament meeting on the first Sunday of the month and I can…

Jellyfish and Temple Teachings

Sep 18, 2012
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My father has worked for most of his life in residential marine construction and I used to spend a lot of time on job sites throughout my childhood. We worked down by the Gulf of Mexico and were well-acquainted with the sea…

Is there a God and can he be known?

Sep 16, 2012
3 min read

Some are so sure that God exists while others are so sure that he doesn’t and then there is a vast spectrum of those in-between. Over thousands of years, where has all of the debating got us? If God does…

Gandhi’s Resolve For the Day

Sep 6, 2012
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“Let, then, our first act every morning be to make the following resolve for the day: I shall not fear anyone on Earth. I shall fear only God. I shall not bear ill will toward anyone. I shall not submit…

The Mountain and the Climb

Sep 3, 2012
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The symbol of a mountain is a common archetype in religious traditions and is it any wonder? Their everlasting stability, their untouchable heights and the way the light paints them in quiet mornings and sets them afire in evenings have…

There are two consequences in history…

Aug 24, 2012
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There are two consequences in history: one immediate and instantaneously recognized; the other distant and unperceived at first. These consequences often contradict each other; the former come from our short-run wisdom, the latter from long-run wisdom. The providential event appears…

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,…

Plato, The Allegory of the…Living Room

Jul 10, 2012
5 min read

Below is an excerpt of Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” with a few minor edits I’ve introduced. [Socrates] And now, I said, let me show in a figure how far our nature is enlightened or unenlightened: – Behold! human beings living…

The Strength God Gives

Jun 3, 2012
7 min read

In Ether 12:27 the Lord tells the prophet Moroni: And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men…

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…

“They Are Among the Ancestors”: Origins of the Native American People

Apr 2, 2012
13 min read

A recent change in Book of Mormon introduction gives heavy support for the long suggested idea that when Lehi arrived at the promised land here in the Americas, that he was not alone. Who were these others and where did they come from?

The Meaning of the LDS Temple and its Ordinances

Mar 18, 2012
4 min read

In Denver Snuffer’s book, “Passing the Heavenly Gift”, he gives some great commentary on the meaning of the temple and its ordinances.

The Founding Fathers were Overwhelmingly Religious Men

Mar 12, 2012
9 min read

Some claim that the United States was founded by secularists, others claim that all of the founders were Christians that founded a Christian nation. Well what does all this mean? Are both these claims just opposite extremes?

Parting the Veil

Mar 6, 2012
4 min read

The veil was one of the core elements of the Hebrew temple. It was the dividing line between this world and the symbolic, or from time to time, literal presence of God. There are many meanings, doctrines, principles, types and…

A Powerful Message From Baptist Pastor Paul Washer

Feb 27, 2012
11 min read

Baptist Minister Paul Washer preaches a powerful sermon to a group baptist youth with some wise words on the topic of salvation.

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.”

Let Us Have Peace by J. Reuben Clark Jr.

Feb 5, 2012
10 min read

“I believe that moral force is far more potent than physical force in international relations…”