Archives for the month of: August, 2014

My friend Rocky posted this video online:

In response, another friend posed the following questions about the LDS program of temple-building:

I watched this clip on YouTube because I loved this film years ago and haven’t seen it in a long time. That same day, I had family members talking through email about how incredible the Ogden Temple open house was, and what a beautiful and magnificent building it is. Read the rest of this entry »

There is a series of blog posts that I wish I’d written. They are well-thought, well-sourced, and persuasive. They are friendly to truth, but not friendly to tradition. They will be troubling to those unable or unwilling to distinguish between the two. Read the rest of this entry »

Webster’s 1828 dictionary gives the definitions in use when Joseph Smith was receiving scripture:

GOD’LINESS, noun [from godly.] Piety; belief in God, and reverence for his character and laws.

1. A religious life; a careful observance of the laws of God and performance of religious duties, proceeding from love and reverence for the divine character and commands; christian obedience.
Godliness is profitable unto all things. 1 Timothy 4:7. Read the rest of this entry »

Endless word problems

For those who return from the presence of God, a primary prophetic burden is to to bear witness of the final state of the wicked and righteous, which they have seen in vision.   Doing so requires using spoken or written words.  This presents a number of issues: Read the rest of this entry »