What I Believe: Part 2 – Discouraged

By the time I was 25 I felt like I knew quite a bit about Mormonism and the gospel. I was still single and trying to find my Eve to take to the temple. I seemed to always get the assignment to teach Elders quorum lessons, and I enjoyed it. The Elders seemed to like… Read More »

I Will Make a Spokesman for Him

In the 3rd chapter of Nephi, Lehi is quoting a prophecy from Joseph of Egypt. The quotation is nearly verbatim to the original given in the Genesis 50 JST. I’ve created a simple study document called: Joseph of Egypt Prophecy to easily see the differences side by side. There is a lot to this chapter,… Read More »

Thoughts on Zion: Part 2 – Pure in Heart

Therefore, verily, thus saith the Lord, let Zion rejoice, for this is Zion—the pure in heart; therefore, let Zion rejoice, while all the wicked shall mourn. (D&C 97:21) Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. (Matt 5:8) For behold, this life is the time for men to prepare to meet God;… Read More »

What I Believe: Part 1 – Early On

Growing up I never really cared much for church. My family wasn’t active, although I was baptized when I was eight. I loved going to the swap meet with my dad on Sunday, that was our routine. He’d look for tools, and random gadgets, I looked for baseball cards. When my older brother decided to… Read More »

Thoughts on Zion: Part 1 – Conditional Love

I’ve been out of work for the past 6 months. I’ve learned a lot. I had a good job and expected to help others with part of my paycheck. That has definitely changed. Now I’m on the other end, I need help. I’ve never been in a position to need, to ask for help. I… Read More »

Christ Will Show Unto You The Greater Things

Mormon compiled the Book of Mormon; he started with the journey of Lehi and his family and abridged the entire record up to Mormon, Chapter 7. All of this took place sometime between 385 and 400 AD.  While writing this abridgement of the history of his people, he found the small plates of Nephi, and… Read More »

Groups in the Book of Mormon

Groups are very important to understand, they NEVER apply to any individual. A group could almost be considered a trend or a fashion for understandings sake. A lot of people are going to be doing it, in fact an entire generation may even be defined by it. But still, no one person is bound to… Read More »

Types in the Book of Mormon

WE know we are under condemnation for treating lightly the things we have received, and we have been told how to receive them, or how to go about letting God do his own work in us. Heaven tries to speak to us and tell us concepts that we don’t have words for or understanding of. … Read More »

Nephi is a good place to start

I am going to start in 2 Nephi 11. Nephi is about to write more of the words of Isaiah, chapters 2-14 specifically, and he gives us a few reasons why he is doing this. He states that Jacob, and Isaiah and himself comprise the original three witnesses to the words that are written. All… Read More »