Archives for the month of: February, 2014

In the pursuit of the knowledge of God, the freedom to succeed is also the freedom to fail. If you create a system to restrict the possibility of failure, you restrict the possibility of success by the same stroke. Creating such systems is the nature of men when they are ruled by the powers of darkness: they set up stakes and bounds and buy up authority to guarantee that none are molested or made afraid. The intentions are ostensibly good, but the disappointing results should make us all doubt the value of good intentions. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Book of Mormon was published in March of 1830, and began trickling into the world.    The Church of Christ was organized a month later. However, that was merely the legal organization of a congregation that had begun to coalesce around Joseph Smith over a year earlier.   Read the rest of this entry »

To receive a dispensation is to be called and chosen for a work.  As God said to Moses while they talked face to face: “And I have a work for thee, Moses, my son” (Moses 1:6).

Receiving a dispensation requires one to exercise “the keys whereby he may ask and receive, and be crowned with [a] blessing, and glory, and honor, and priesthood, and gifts of the priesthood” (DC 124:5). Read the rest of this entry »