Author Archives: Jared

So Long President Monson

President Monson can be remembered as a prophet. There are many examples of his prophetic gift. One account, among many, that stands out in my mind is the Methvin family. In 1974, Christal Methvin , a 10-year-old dying of cancer, … Continue reading

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My Experience of Coming Unto Christ and Experiencing Repentance (Applying the Atonement)

I haven’t always been a sincere follower of Christ. As a boy, holidays recognizing the Savior were just another holiday, like Halloween or Presidents day. The joy of being out of school, receiving gifts, and eating all the goodies at … Continue reading

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The Power of Hate Frustrates the Power of the Priesthood

At the end of World War II, Ezra Taft Benson and Fred W. Babbel went to Europe with church welfare supplies. They experienced many miracles which Brother Babbel recorded and then published. The following account details a remarkable healing and … Continue reading

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“My Blood Shall Not Cleanse Them If They Hear Me Not”

The Lord’s work and glory to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man. Apparently, even for a God, His work is not without its difficulties. Consider the following verse of scripture: …they will not repent…the cup of … Continue reading

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“…Ye Ask Not, Neither Do Ye Knock; Wherefore Ye are Not Brought into the Light…”

If we desire to learn the gospel of Jesus Christ we need to study it like we would any other subject. The familiar process of reading, attending class, writing, and discussing will allow us to acquire information. However, there is … Continue reading

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Have You Been Inoculated So You Can Stand Against The Opposition That Is Upon Us?

Mormons have been warned from the time of Joseph Smith that they would need to be able to stand steadfast when opposition visited. In the early days of the church opposition manifest itself in many ways. Church history chronicles how … Continue reading

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Whence Cometh a Testimony?

Note: I’ve used footnotes in this post (26 to be exact). To view a footnote click the number. After reading the footnote click the number again to return. The word “testimony” looms large in the vocabulary of Latter-Day-Saints. We are … Continue reading

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Sundry Thoughts and Comments on the Book of Mormon

Following is a compilation of thoughts and comments about the Book of Mormon from church leaders, scholars, and others.   “I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the … Continue reading

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“I Know Thy Heart, and Have Heard Thy Prayers…”

My goal as a blogger is to write about those things that will help each of us draw nearer to the lord. The Lord said, “draw near unto me and I will draw near unto you.” With that image in … 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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