Author Archives: Jared

Feasting on Intellectual “Mammon” Vs Feasting on the Words of Christ

Regarding revealed knowledge the Lord said: As well might man stretch forth his puny arm to stop the Missouri river in its decreed course, or to turn it up stream, as to hinder the Almighty from pouring down knowledge from … Continue reading

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Experiencing the Gospel Versus Intellectualizing the Gospel

The doctrine of Christ as revealed in the Book of Mormon teaches church members how to experience the gospel; not just intellectualize it.  The gospel is experienced when we receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.  It is far more … Continue reading

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Classic Talk: The Meaning of Repentance

Before reading this classic talk take a moment and review the following questions and answer them before reading on. 1. How many of the following words are synonymous with repentance? Suffering Punishment Confession

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Pray for America

I originally wrote this post in June 2015. This morning as I add this note, I am self-isolating because of COVID-19 pandemic. A few days ago, I felt my house sway as a  5.7 earthquake hit the Wasatch front.  Question: … Continue reading

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I was given, by the gift and power of the Holy Ghost, a more perfect knowledge of His mission

The following account is sacred. This individual, through the gift and power of the Holy Ghost, was given a panoramic view of the Savior’s earthly ministry. Do you know who gave this talk in General Conference? Click the link below … Continue reading

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Don’t Lose Faith in What You Know, Because of What You Don’t Know?

I’ve been visiting sites authored by church members who have either lost faith or are in one of the many phases of losing their faith. The title of this post makes an important point. I’ll restate the title in the … Continue reading

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Rhodes Scholar Boldly Seeks for Testimony of the Book of Mormon

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. (New Testament | Hebrews 4:16) Clayton M. Christensen is a returned LDS missionary and is currently … Continue reading

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Dealing with Mormonism’s Thorns, Thistles, Briars, and Noxious Weeds

Nearly everyone has experience with weeds (thorns, thistles, briars, and noxious weeds). They come in many varieties. Basically, weeds are a wild plant that grows where it is not wanted in competition with other desirable plants. The scriptures teach that weeds … Continue reading

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Casually Engaged

Elder Neal A Maxwell passed away in 2004, but his words live on. Following is a talk he gave in Oct. 1992 General Conference. It was titled “Settle This in Your Hearts”. To view it click here. Otherwise, you can … Continue reading

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Heavenly Father Provides Mountains to Climb So We Can Become Like Him

Heavenly Father Provides Us with Mountains to Climb So We Can Become Like Him Acquiring and growing a testimony is like climbing a mountain. As we ascend the mountain we can turn and view the vista behind us, and feel … Continue reading

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