Author Archives: Jared

Receptiveness of Spiritual Things

Before discussing the things of the Spirit, I think it is important to underscore something we experience often, almost daily: people differ in their abilities. To illustrate, consider two unrelated activities; running a 5K race and taking an algebra class. … Continue reading

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Evidence for Book of Mormon Plates

The video is the third in Book of Mormon Central’s Evidence video series, the two previous videos being one on the archaeological evidence for the place called Nahom, mentioned by Nephi (1 Nephi 16:34), and another on the historical evidence supporting the translation of … Continue reading

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Does God Authorize His Prophets to Make Mistakes?

By Steve Densley Jr. Jared: I read this recently and wanted pass it on to you. Within the past year, the Church published an article addressing the fact that for a long period in the Church’s history, black men were … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts on Getting the Lord’s Attention

ASK Asking is a law of heaven. We can ask, petition, request, beg, and implore the Lord, depending on our need. Ask, and ye shall receive; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. D&C 4:7

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Classic Talk: The Gift of the Holy Ghost: What Every Member Should Know

Boyd K. Packer, “The Gift of the Holy Ghost: What Every Member Should Know,” Ensign, Aug 2006, 46–52. Click here to go to the churches website for this article. Highlighting  is mine. From an address given on June 24, 2003, … Continue reading

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Eugene England’s “Reconversion” to the Book of Mormon

Eugene England wrote a book titled, Converted to Christ Through the Book of Mormon. Following is part of the introduction he wrote for the book. He makes several important observation  about the power of the Book of Mormon: 1.  To … Continue reading

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Let Us Reason Together: Did Mark Hofmann Fool Prophets and Apostles?

Critics of the Church of Jesus Christ are delighted when events make LDS prophets and apostles look foolish. Such is the case with the Mark Hofmann forgeries. Critics reason: How is it that church leaders could meet several times with … Continue reading

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Favored of the Lord

The Book of Mormon uses the phrase “favored of the Lord” to communicate the idea that a follower of Christ can arrive at a point where they are “supplied with advantages”. In other words, they are “regarded with kindness; as … Continue reading

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Awake From a Deep Sleep and Receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost

Authority Restored The restoration of the gospel through the prophet Joseph Smith restored many things that had been lost from the earth. The authority to baptize and confer the gift of the Holy Ghost was among things lost.  John the … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ, The Son of God, Savior of the World, A Personal Friend

At this Christmas season, I desire to testify of the Saviors Friendship and goodness to me, a struggling soul. I do so with the hope that others will be inspired to further their friendship. And if a friendship doesn’t yet … Continue reading

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