Revelation

Dreams

Apr 3, 2014
1 min read

Another of my favorite definitions from the Bible Dictionary. Dreams: One of the means by which God communicates with men (link). Peter quoted Joel in this respect: And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will…

Overcoming Traditions and Preconceived Ideas

Mar 12, 2014
2 min read

“The Latter-day Saints are in many respects like other people who are not Latter-day Saints. We are apt to entertain views which are not very correct, and which may be the result of our traditions and preconceived ideas. This is…

Understanding the Character of God and Revelation

Mar 3, 2014
1 min read

There are but a very few beings in the world who understand rightly the character of God. The great majority of mankind do not comprehend anything, either that which is past, or that which is to come, as it respects…

Desire, Believe and Ponder

Mar 2, 2014
1 min read

1 Nephi 10 17 And it came to pass after I, Nephi, having heard all the words of my father, concerning the things which he saw in a vision, and also the things which he spake by the power of…

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…

Taken Home

Dec 19, 2013
2 min read

I usually wake up slowly and roll out of bed at around 7:20am…ish. My morning routine hasn’t been anything special, but today, I woke up right at 6am and was wide awake. Last night I had the idea to go…

A Simple but Powerful Pattern for Study That Leads to Change

Dec 9, 2013
3 min read

Here’s the simple pattern for study that leads to change: Determine content & context Discover doctrines & principles Ponder to reveal personal applications Record what you receive Change your behavior Yep, that’s it! You probably want a little background and explanation though, huh?…

…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…

How Prayer, Creation, Returning and Reporting Can Make Life Awesome

Aug 31, 2013
6 min read

What if there was a doctrinally-based way to make every single day of your life significant, meaningful and amazing? Well, there is and it is so simple. I’ve only been doing this for a few days now and am still…

The Path to Theophany, commentary on 1 Nephi 11

Aug 16, 2013
12 min read

The following is simply a personal commentary on 1 Nephi 11 and how it relates to theophany. These are my own observations and overlook many, many other important doctrines and principles contained in these verses. My object was to explore…

Basic Rules for Keeping “Small Plates” From Jacob

Aug 9, 2013
6 min read

A few years back I wrote an article about how to keep your own “small plates” and why it is important. I even started posting excerpts of my own “small plates” that I deemed appropriate for the public to offer…

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…

What Does “Saved by Grace After All We Can Do” Mean?

Jul 18, 2013
14 min read

I’d like to thank my good friend Mike King for being the catalyst that inspired this article. The Bible verses are all from the New American Standard Version just for kicks, thanks, Andrew T.  There’s a verse in the Book…

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…

Notes From the Climb: Feb 2013

Mar 3, 2013
2 min read

The bread prepares us for the cup, signifying the way that the earthly prepares us for the heavenly. The resurrection fuses the two while grace purifies the whole. Revelation comes to us not only as fast as we are able…

Looking forward without your eyes

Nov 27, 2012
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Sacred Silence and the Mysteries of God

Oct 13, 2012
7 min read

Occasionally I will hear the subject of “mysteries” brought up in a church class or in conversations with other church members like it is an off-limits subject; “Don’t go delving into those mysteries!” I often wonder if they know what…

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…

What Do You Do in Private Unobserved Moments?

Aug 13, 2012
1 min read

I enjoy Denver Snuffer’s books and his blog where you can glean some wonderful little nuggets from time to time. I thought the following quote was great advice: “It is in the private, unobserved moments when you learn the most…