In response to young Joseph's inquiry to "know which of all the sects was right, that [he] may know which to join" the Lord told him he: "...must join none of them, for they were all wrong." (JS-H 1:19) And why were they all wrong? The Lord explains to Joseph it was because: "...all their creeds were an abomination in… Continue reading Power of godliness
4 "For it came to pass in the commencement of the first year of the reign of Zedekiah, king of Judah, (my father, Lehi, having dwelt at Jerusalem in all his days); and in that same year there came many prophets, prophesying unto the people that they must repent, or the great city Jerusalem… Continue reading Some notes on 1 Nephi 1
Truth: "Conformity to fact or reality; exact accordance with that which is, or has been, or shall be; real state of things." (Truth, English) "Without blemish, complete, full, perfect, sincerity, sound, without spot, undefiled, uprightly, whole." (Tamiym, Hebrew) "A primary particle of strong affirmation; yes: even so, surely, truth, verily, yea, yes." (Nai, Greek) "Reality." (Haqq, Arabic) … Continue reading Truth
In the Doctrine and Covenants, we read: "He that is ordained of God and sent forth, the same is appointed to be the greatest, notwithstanding he is the least and the servant of all." (D&C 50:26) In the Gospel of Matthew, we read: "Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come,… Continue reading The Least of These
I came across a thread today on a forum I frequent, that made me sad:
I am not posting this to judge or condemn others (and I hope the author of this thread will forgive me), but I’m posting because I feel compelled to make a point. I pray that others will be led to know Him.
I fully admit, I likely would have ticked the 3-5 min option if I had taken this poll a few years ago. The longest amount of time given per-day for prayer in this poll, is 30 minutes. I think most of us spend that much time on the toilet in a day (in the case of my oldest son, even longer).
If we are only spending 30 minutes a day trying to talk with the Lord, how are we supposed to KNOW Him? Maybe I’m odd, but I talk with the Lord…
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Learning the doctrines "Calling and Election made sure" and "Second Comforter" have forever changed the way I read my scriptures. I see them every where now. They are in all 15 books of the Book of Mormon. Three of those books I suppose are debatable, but I am convinced they are in them as well.… Continue reading Questions
Like most parents, when my wife and I found out we were expecting our first child, it took some time to decide on a name. To us, a name really does mean a lot. Every part of me wanted to name it "Zion". Unfortunately, my wife made it clear to me that would not be happening. Darn. What's a man to do… Continue reading Zion