The God of the Galaxies 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 and are the most scientific of all. They have mastered all science. Is not our science just a small part of God's science?
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 who have long debated what the scriptures say and mean. Other professional religionists have perpetuated the incomprehensible deity of the 4th century AD…

Opposition to Mormonism-Facts, Fiction or Opinions

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 good people. They might have referred to themselves as Christians but I don't remember a prominent display of their faith other than attending church. They valued family life, honesty and work. I wasn't raised with strong persuasions regarding the Christian belief system though. 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…

Gender, Sex and The Eternal Human Soul

What is the nature of our soul and does it endure beyond death? Can a purposeful life be established without knowing something about the eternal principles or laws by which we exist? As we look at the endless creations in a vast cosmos do we ponder our place?  Are we eternal beings with great potential or temporary flashes of electrochemical cosmic energy lacking any significance at all?

This essay is my observation regarding some of the things I have learned from being married for almost four decades, raising eight children, counseling with others as an ecclesiastical leader and reading and attending educational and leadership seminars and other life experiences. I will cover some of the understandings that I have had over my lifetime. I became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints when I was 17 years old. My opinions reflect my religious theology but are of course are my own and are not to be construed as anything on behalf of the church. What is the human sou…