Tag Archive for Joseph Smith

They That Come Shall Burn Them

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 I’ve been thinking and learning about connections lately. This may seem a rudimentary subject, but its importance has been revealed to me in ways that have helped secure it in my mind. I’d like to share a few thoughts that…

The Snuffer Interview – Part Two

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 We Must Remember the Restoration Each day I receive additional evidence members and leaders of the LDS Church have forgotten what was once commonly taught at the commencement of the restoration through Joseph Smith. For example, today I received an…

Pentecost and Patterns

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 Sunday, May 24 marked fifty days since the Feast of the Passover. The early Christian disciples, gathered together in Jerusalem, experienced an outpouring of the Spirit and attending gifts following prayer and supplication. Joseph adds that Peter officiated in ordinances: “God…

Don’t Read TPJS or that Snuffer Guy

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 You’re probably familiar with Nearing Kolob, the blog dedicated to posts from missionaries and mission presidents that seem a little, well … unusual. I recently came across a letter from one such mission president whose counsel falls into that “unusual”…

A Visit with Denver Snuffer

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 Knowing I would be on vacation in Northern Utah this week, I asked Denver for the opportunity to meet with him to clarify a few questions I had been pondering from the Mesa lecture and his talk on Plural Marriage…

Speaking With The Lord About Joseph

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 Nearly forty years ago I spent six months preparing to serve a mission for the LDS Church. I had graduated from High School, attended Ricks College for a year, worked for six months and was now engaged in extensive preparations…

Try the Spirits

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              http://emp.byui.edu/marrottr/TryTheSpirits.pdf As Joseph pointed out elsewhere… Every one of these [religionists] professes to be competent to try his neighbor’s spirit, but no one can try his own, and what is the reason? Because…

Remembering – Myths Are History

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 This past week brought three impressive celestial events – the vernal equinox, a solar eclipse and a geomagnetic storm caused by major solar flares with CME’s – Coronal Mass Ejections – that lit up the Aurora Borealis in a most…