“And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.” Acts 5:41

General Conference, ‘Scriptural Witnesses’, October 2007 “…Scriptures of the Restoration do not compete with the Bible; they complement the Bible. … To doubters of that second witness—the Book of Mormon—the Lord issued a warning: “Because you have treated lightly the things you have received … [you] shall remain under … condemnation until [you] repent and remember … the Book of Mormon and the former commandments which I have given …, [the Bible, and] … do according to that which I have written.”21 — Russell Nelson Continue Reading »

 September 7 – Needless Worries. Matthew 6:31-32 “Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.”

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 General Conference, ‘Celestial Marriage’, October 2008 “The noblest yearning of the human heart is for a marriage that will endure beyond death.” — Russell Nelson Continue Reading »

September 5 – Gainsaying Canon. Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”

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 3 Nephi 20:3-7 “And it came to pass that he brake bread again and blessed it, and gave to the disciples to eat. 4 And when they had eaten he commanded them that they should break bread, and give unto the multitude. 5 And when they had given unto the multitude he also gave them wine to drink, and commanded them that they should give unto the multitude. 6 Now, there had been no bread, neither wine, brought by the disciples, neither by the multitude; 7 But he truly gave unto them bread to eat, and also wine to drink.”

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 September 3 – An unchanging changeable god. Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.”

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 General Conference, ‘What Think Ye of Christ?’, October 1988 “Man, unquestionably has impressive powers … But after all our obedience and good works, we cannot be saved from the effects of our sins without the grace extended by the atonement of Jesus Christ … Man cannot earn his own salvation.” — Dallin Oaks [emp. added] Continue Reading »

 ChurchNews.com “4 January 2019 In the scriptures, one learns that the Lord gives people objects to help guide His people through life’s challenges. One of these items was the Liahona.

“In our day, we have two physical items given to us that accomplish the same purpose of helping us navigate our path through life — our patriarchal blessings and the Book of Mormon. I encourage you to study the Book of Mormon and your patriarchal blessings,” Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said in a Dec. 30, 2018, Instagram post.”” Continue Reading »

  Journal of Discourses 14:96 “Obedience to the ordinance of baptism is required that people may receive the remission of their sins. After that, hands are laid upon them for the reception of the Holy Ghost; and this Holy Ghost teaches you and me to vote exactly alike; it teaches us to believe alike and to receive the ordinances of the house of God.” — Discourse by President Brigham Young, delivered in the New Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, April 8, 1871. [emp. added] Continue Reading »

 Journal of Discourses 4:216 “I want to tell you, each and every one of you, that you are well acquainted with God our heavenly Father, or the great Eloheim. … there is not a soul of you but what has lived in His house and dwelt with Him year after year; and yet you are seeking to become acquainted with Him, when the fact is, you have merely forgotten what you did know. …

There is not a person here today but what is a son or a daughter of that Being. In the spirit world their spirits were first begotten and brought forth, and they lived there with their parents for ages before they came here. This, perhaps, is hard for many to believe, but it is the greatest nonsense in the world not to believe it. If you do not believe it, cease to call Him Father; and when you pray, pray to some other character.” — Brigham Young, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, February 8, 1857. Continue Reading »

August 29 – Were there Catholics & Protestants in 600 BC? Jeremiah 5:31 “The prophets prophesy falsely … and my people love to have it so”.

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 Doctrine and Covenants 128:18 “I might have rendered a plainer translation to this, but it is sufficiently plain to suit my purpose as it stands. It is sufficient to know, in this case, that the earth will be smitten with a curse unless there is a welding link of some kind or other between the fathers and the children, upon some subject or other—and behold what is that subject? It is the baptism for the dead. For we without them cannot be made perfect; neither can they without us be made perfect. Neither can they nor we be made perfect without those who have died in the gospel also; for it is necessary in the ushering in of the dispensation of the fulness of times, which dispensation is now beginning to usher in, that a whole and complete and perfect union, and welding together of dispensations, and keys, and powers, and glories should take place, and be revealed from the days of Adam even to the present time. And not only this, but those things which never have been revealed from the foundation of the world, but have been kept hid from the wise and prudent, shall be revealed unto babes and sucklings in this, the dispensation of the fulness of times.” Continue Reading »

 August 27 – Visions. Ezekiel 13:9 “And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and that divine lies: they shall not be in the assembly of my people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the house of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of Israel; and ye shall know that I am the Lord GOD.”

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 August 26 – 1 John 1:10 “If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.”

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 August 25 – Isaiah 45:22; “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.” Continue Reading »

 Discourses of Brigham Young, p. 1 “The Gospel of the Son of God that has been revealed is a plan or system of laws and ordinances, by strict obedience to which the people who inhabit this earth are assured that they may return again into the presence of the Father and the Son. 13:233.” — Discourse by President Brigham Young, delivered in the Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Feb. 20, 1870.Reported by David W. Evans. [emp. added] Continue Reading »

 Journal of Discourses 2:129-130 “…It is written “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” Again, “If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.” …

If the first passage I have quoted is not worded to our understanding, we can alter the phraseology of the sentence… To be as perfect as we possibly can, according to our knowledge, is to be just as perfect as our Father in heaven is. He cannot be any more perfect than He knows how, any more than we.

When we are doing as well as we know how in the sphere and station which we occupy here, we are justified in the justice, righteousness, mercy, and judgment that go before the Lord of heaven and earth. We are as justified as the angels who are before the throne of God. — Brigham Young Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, December 18, 1853. Continue Reading »

 The Continuous Atonement “Just as a man does not really desire food until he is hungry, so he does not desire the salvation of Christ until he knows why he needs Christ. No one adequately and properly knows why he needs Christ until he understands and accepts the doctrine of the Fall and its effects upon all mankind” —Brad Wilcox, 2009 Continue Reading »

 The Continuous Atonement “Adam and Eve’s fall wasn’t down, rather, as I have heard it expressed, they fell forward.” — Brad Wilcox, 2009 Continue Reading »

“I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say…” — CS Lewis, Mere Christianity, pp. 55-56.

 General Conference, “A Teacher Come from God”, April 1998 “For each of us to “come unto Christ,” to keep His commandments and follow His example back to the Father is surely the highest and holiest purpose of human existence. To help others do that as well—to teach, persuade, and prayerfully lead them to walk that path of redemption also—surely that must be the second most significant task in our lives.” — Jeffrey Holland Continue Reading »

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