Temple Prep

VIDEO: Mormonism and the Temple: Examining an Ancient Religious Tradition – UPDATED: Jan 23, 2013

Jan 6, 2013
1 min read

The following is taken straight from TempleStudy.com, thanks Bryce for putting these videos together in one place. The conference “Mormonism and the Temple: Examining an Ancient Religious Tradition,” which took place on October 29, 2012 in Logan, Utah, was filmed,…

Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh

Dec 31, 2012
5 min read

This Christmas I had some thoughts about the gifts that were given to the young Jesus by the wise men. I haven’t had time to really dig down deep and see what I can unearth concerning gold, frankincense and myrrh…

Video: Secrets in Plain Sight

Dec 3, 2012
0 min read

Set aside a good 3 hours and 43 minutes for a mind-bending tour laced with unbelievable parallels that defy coincidence. At first, the video might seem a little conspiracy-theoryish, but give it a chance and wait for the math. You’re…

The Temple is the Peak and Obedience is the Climb

Oct 24, 2012
1 min read

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…

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…

Moses and Facial Veils

Sep 30, 2012
4 min read

Did you know that Moses had to veil his face around the Israelites? Read the account is taken from Exodus 34:29-35 CEV: Moses came down from Mount Sinai, carrying the Ten Commandments. His face was shining brightly because the Lord…

Jellyfish and Temple Teachings

Sep 18, 2012
1 min read

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…

The Mountain and the Climb

Sep 3, 2012
2 min read

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…

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…

Sikhism’s “Five Ks” and Other Sacred Clothing and Artifacts

Apr 15, 2012
5 min read

A look into the “Five Ks” of Sikhism and how the practice of this tenet of faith relates to LDS theology.

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.

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…

Of Parables, Symbols and QR Codes

Feb 12, 2012
7 min read

You’ve probably seen QR codes around and you may or may not know what they’re for, but God uses them, well, something like them to indicate that there are truths hidden in plain sight.

Discovering sacred teachings in LDS Chapel architecture

Nov 14, 2011
9 min read

Is there an amazing host of rich symbolism contained in the architecture of LDS chapels? I’ve put together some information that suggests that there is more than meets the eye; you might never look at you local chapel the same way again.

Sacrament: The Witness of the Willing

Nov 8, 2010
21 min read

I’ve been thinking about how we refer to the sacrament as an ordinance that “renews” our baptismal covenants, but is that all there is to it or is there more? Of course there is more! The more I learn about any gospel topic or doctrine, the more I find incredible depth and richness.

The Two Trees

Sep 20, 2010
33 min read

In her 2010 FAIR Conference presentation “The Two Trees”, Valerie Hudson discusses the relationship and differences between men and women in the gospel with insights into the two trees in the Garden of Eden.

The Marvelous Work of Fulfilling the Covenant: Part 4 of 4

Aug 18, 2010
32 min read

In this final part of a four part series we will look into how the Abrahamic covenant will be fulfilled to all the families of the earth.

The Marvelous Work of Fulfilling the Covenant: Part 3 of 4

Aug 17, 2010
9 min read

We return to Christ’s ministry among the remnant of the House of Joseph upon the American continent in 34 AD. Jesus reveals the sign that will accompany the commencement of the fulfilling of the covenant.

The Marvelous Work of Fulfilling the Covenant: Part 2 of 4

Aug 16, 2010
16 min read

In Part 1, the Abrahamic covenant was outlined and the issues regarding its fulfillment were presented. Next will be the exploration of Book of Mormon verses concerning this fulfillment.

The Marvelous Work of Fulfilling the Covenant: Part 1 of 4

Aug 15, 2010
4 min read

God made a covenant with Abraham, to Issac, to Jacob and to all of Israel and these covenants extend to all who follow Jesus Christ. When will this covenant be fulfilled? The Book of Mormon holds the keys.