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Does Charity Prevent Sin?

Affection is defined as a gentle feeling of fondness or liking. Love can be defined as an intense feeling of deep affection. Charity is different from these. It is much more useful in our efforts to keep covenants and return home with honor. In the Bible Dictionary, charity is defined as, “The highest, noblest, strongest kind … Read more…

Prepared for Tribulation Part 3

Charity suffereth long, and is kind, and envieth not, and is not puffed up, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil, and rejoiceth not in iniquity but rejoiceth in the truth, beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. . . . charity never faileth. Wherefore, cleave … Read more…

Inspiring Songs about Jesus Christ

This is a playlist I put together that includes what I believe to be some of the very best songs about Jesus and His atonement and our relationship with Him. Enjoy! Jesus is the Savior of the world. He is the way to joy. His resurrection brings life.

Prepared for Tribulation Part 2

In recent decades the Church has largely been spared the terrible misunderstandings and persecutions experienced by the early Saints. It will not always be so. The world is moving away from the Lord faster and farther than ever before. The adversary has been loosed upon the earth. We watch, hear, read, study, and share the … Read more…

Prepared for Tribulation Part 1

“We must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.” – Paul Also read Prepared for Tribulation Part 2 and Prepared for Tribulation Part 3. Introduction This series will be written over the course of the next 8 months. God’s kingdom will be full of people who passed through much tribulation yet kept the faith. … Read more…

Mormon’s Book Part 3

Barring sincere and widespread repentance, America will soon face its most challenging season in its history. For that reason, I’ve felt an urgency to study God’s words to America found in the Book of Mormon, and I’ve felt a desire to share. Also read: Mormon’s Book Part 1 Mormon’s Book Part 2 We’ve already been through a … Read more…

Things As They Really Are

The Lord defines truth as “knowledge of things as they are, and as they were, and as they are to come.” (D&C 93:24) I suggest that “things as they are, and as they were, and as they are to come” refers to those things from God’s perspective, not necessarily man’s. I suspect that an incorrect … Read more…

The Second Coming – A Reader’s Thoughts

Dear Joshua, Personal Feelings (Jan 15, 2016): There are so many prophecies referring to the last days and the 2nd Coming of the Messiah that I hesitate to write the following because I am not one of the ‘prophesiers’. I can only write down my feelings, the thoughts that have come to me, my impressions … Read more…

What Christlike Love Really Looks Like

Where Love Is is one of my favorite children’s hymns of all time. I think the reason I like it so much is because it accurately teaches the principle of Christlike love. In a world where the principle of love is relegated to the carnal and the self serving, thus becoming something other than Christlike love, … Read more…

The Mark — How Will You Respond?

My personal belief is that the essence of the mark of the beast has to do with loyalty, but please note that the exact meaning of the mark has not been revealed. I suspect that the “mark of the beast” is a tool that will be used to attempt to co-opt those freedom-loving people across the world … Read more…

The Christlike Love and Judgment Camp

Here I sit, bewildered at the growing schism between Christians. On the one side is a group quickly growing in numbers that appeals to the heart and preaches love, tolerance, and acceptance almost to the exclusion of other true principles like judgment, obedience, and truth. On the other side is a group that appeals to … Read more…

Models to Follow: Captain Moroni

This was said of Moroni (in Alma 48): Yea, verily, verily I say unto you, if all men had been, and were, and ever would be, like unto Moroni, behold, the very powers of hell would have been shaken forever; yea, the devil would never have power over the hearts of the children of men. … Read more…

Mormon’s Book Part 2

I love the Book of Mormon. I thank God for revealing it. It is, to me, miraculous evidence of God’s love for His children. Also read: Mormon’s Book Part 1 Mormon’s Book Part 3 There is a chapter in the Book of Mormon, sometimes referred to as Nephi’s psalm, that speaks to me in a particularly … Read more…

The Signs Preceding the 2nd Coming of Christ

A Prophet of God, Harold B. Lee, warned the LDS church of the dangers in giving priority to sources outside of the scriptures when studying the signs of the times. “There are among us many loose writings predicting the calamities which are about to overtake us. Some of these have been publicized as though they … Read more…