Category Archives: Gifts of the Spirit

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

Critics of the Mormon Church are delighted when events make Mormon prophets and apostles look like average, every day men, men who can be fooled. Such is the case with the Mark Hofmann forgeries. Critics reason: How is it that … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts About Faith An Obtaining Answers To Our Prayers

I don’t know if everyone is born with some degree of faith or not. But I think it is safe to say that some are born having the gift of faith, and others can develop it. When I refer to … Continue reading

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Remember in all Things the Poor and the Needy, the Sick and the Afflicted

Heavenly Father has said many things pertaining to the poor and needy, the sick and the afflicted. As followers of Christ he has make it clear what is required of us in order to be His disciples. And remember in … Continue reading

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Spending (Quality) Time with the Lord

Spending Time with the Lord Spending time with the Lord is a worthy goal. Spending quality time with the Lord is even better.  Relationships are built in many ways, but “time” is a primary ingredient in each. Time to relationships, … 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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An Introduction to the Gifts of the Spirit

Premortality I believe, as a general rule, the scriptures reveal to mankind the laws of the Celestial world. The purpose for doing so is to prepare as many of the sons and daughters of God as possible for entrance into … Continue reading

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For What Doth It Profit A Man If A Gift Is Bestowed Upon Him, And He Receive Not The Gift?

Heavenly Father has revealed that it is His work and glory to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man (Moses 1:39). In other words, to make it possible for each of His sons and daughters to become … Continue reading

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Dealing with Challenges and Opportunities to Faith

In recent days there has been articles in the news about faith. On one hand, there is news that can increase faith, and on the other, news that can challenge faith. I think each of us needs to get to … Continue reading

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Belief and Disbelief

Note: Belief and faith are synonyms as I use the terms in this post. I’ve been thinking about the nature of belief and disbelief. Each person appears to have an inherent tendency to believe or disbelieve religious claims. Following are … 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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