GenCon Outtakes Vol. 2

Elder J Smith Jr. read the 3rd chapter of Revelation, and took for his text 1st chapter, 6th verse–“And hath made us kings and priests unto God and His Father: to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” It is altogether correct in the translation. Now, you know that of late some malicious… Read More »

I Saw Two Personages

When Joseph recorded his “first vision” he never mentioned The Holy Ghost in any of the versions published. See all of the accounts side by side. It no sooner appeared than I found myself delivered from the enemy which held me bound. When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and… Read More »

Secret works of Darkness

I have a friend who is not bothered by the fact that the Mormon church handles excommunications from the top down. The idea being that the Church’s reputation and the Flock must be protected. However the scriptures tell us a different story, not only is it against God’s word, it’s happened in the past and… Read More »

Rend that Veil

Joseph warned the saints about reliance upon him. Here is a quote worth pondering. TPJS – Section Five 1842-43, p.237 “President Joseph Smith read the 14th chapter of Ezekiel–said the Lord had declared by the Prophet, that the people should each one stand for himself, and depend on no man or men in that state… Read More »

Temple Ritual

I shared this post: Stiff Necks, Ancient and Modern with my friends on Facebook. It wasn’t well received. It got me to thinking about our situation we as Mormon’s have placed ourselves. I wondered why this post would be offensive. He’s only talking about ancient Israel. What is about Ancient Israel that should inform us… Read More »

One Day

There will come a day for every member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints when they will wake up and say, “What has happened to my religion?” Some have already gone through this paradigm shift years ago. Some within the last few years, my self included. Some in only the last… Read More »

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 »