Category Archives: Agency

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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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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Following the Savior at a Distance Or Up Close

As members of the church we can follow the Savior at a distance, or up close, the choice is ours. The scriptures provide examples of those who are close to the Lord, as well as those who follow Him, but … Continue reading

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How to Procrastinate the Day of Our Repentance

Most of those reading this post are enjoying prosperous times. We have been nurtured by prosperity unlike any other recent generation. Nearly all of us have have been free from hunger. Few, if any, have been without shelter. Educational opportunities … Continue reading

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Valiant or Honorable

It isn’t a secret that the Mormon church is losing some of its members. The reasons for the loss of members are manifold. Some say the reasons are complicated, others say it a matter of choice. Those who are leaving … Continue reading

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What the Book of Mormon Teaches About Excommunication

In recent days there has been news that several church members have been notified of disciplinary councils due to their public opposition to church policy and doctrine. This is a sad time, especially for family members of those summoned. It … Continue reading

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LDS Alive in Christ.Com Begins Its 7th Year

In recent days I’ve been thinking about my experience blogging for the last six years. I wondered if I should continue or discontinue. I’ve decided to press on, but with a little different approach based on what I’ve learned. When I … Continue reading

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Do You Think the Bloggernacle Should Become an Extension of Sunday School?

I certainly hope not! They have very different purposes. In many ways I like the Bloggernacle the way it is, kind’a like the old west. There are lots of unique personalities and ideas manifest here. I like being part of … Continue reading

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