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Endless Galaxies, God and Love

The scriptures speak to us in terms that seem ancient and unscientific.  In reality they introduce us to the knowledge of beings that reign in the eternal and infinite heavens. Those words and precepts are understood by revelation to those that desire truth. Those that covenant with God to receive them and his prophets continue to receive greater insight and truth.
Religious philosophies and theologies have been heavily influenced by the opinions and limited viewpoints of scholars and philosophers. These individuals and their collective influence have given an image of a divine being that operates and creates on a random basis, experimenting with such precepts as free will or pre-determination or pre-destination.

God has called modern day prophets to give us eternal understanding about who we are.  We no longer need to live in doubt and darkness trying to understand the opinions of Bible Scholars and other professional religionists that have perpetuated the incomprehensible deity of …

Facts, Fiction and Opinions:The Opposition to Mormonism

For almost 200 years Joseph Smith, has been the Prophet of the Restoration to millions of Latter-Day Saints.  To a handful of active critics and their proteges he was a simple boy that orchestrated a grand religious scheme.  Which was he?

The modern technology allows for mass dissemination of opinions and information, both true and false. Opinion narratives drive much discussion in politics, religion, science and any number of subjects. The reader or listener must evaluate and think critically about what they hear and see.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints claims and testifies that it is the only true and living church on the earth and that Jesus Christ stands at the head of it.  The priesthood order and authority that administers the covenants of the gospel of Jesus Christ and salvation is found it it. 

The Savior established a church when he was on the earth. Catholics make some claim to being the "true" church but Protestants can't make such a claim. None o…

Mormons, The Temple and Eternal Families

My parents were Christians and good people at their core. They valued the important things in life. My great grandfather and one of his sons were Assembly of God preachers. Even so I wasn't raised with strong persuasions regarding a Christian belief system. They did teach us good values and to consider the existence of a supreme being but I wasn't actively concerned whether God had any role in my life, or in the world for that matter.

I was curious and desirous to know about eternal things and did believe, but I didn't know who or what God was. Our family attended Methodist and non-denominational churches on a sporadic basis when I was growing up. My mother died when I was eight. This event caused me to wonder more intensely about God, family relationships and eventually about what the truth was. My earliest recollection of some concept of God was the front page of the program at the Methodist church in Caldwell Idaho when I was 5 or 6 years old. It showed the face o…

Gender, Sex and The Eternal Human Soul

What is the value of our soul? Can a real and purposeful life be established without knowing something about the eternal principles or laws by which we exist? What is the human soul?  Many define it in different ways but it usually has something to do with an eternal aspect of our existence.  My theological understanding defines it with some specificity.  The soul is the spirit united with a body.  At present it is the eternal nature of our personhood or our spirit united with this physical mortal body. Unique to LDS teachings that come from living prophets, is that we understand that the spirits of all men and women are the literal offspring of God, not a creature creation like a pawn or robot made out of nothing as currently taught in mainstream orthodox theology.  This essay assumes the reader has some interest or belief that spiritual matters are important. It contains my opinions and experience and is based on some of the things I have learned from being married for almost four …