Category Archives: Testimony

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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My Experience with the Savior

Easter is about Jesus Christ. Our thoughts are turned to the life of Jesus Christ, his atonement, and his resurrection. For me and many others, this time of year carries our thoughts to sacred experiences that have come to us in … Continue reading

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Let Us Reason Together: Revelation or Emotion?

A former Mormon, John D. (I’m not going to give his last name) recently wrote the following critique about his experience with “revelation”.  “Did I have incredibly powerful and inspiring emotional experiences in a LDS context when I was a child, … Continue reading

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“I Don’t Think I Believe in the Church Anymore”

Today’s church members live in a time the prophets of the Lord have foretold. A day of apostasy, anemic testimonies, and broken covenants. The internet is filled with faith destroying words and images. In order for the faithful to survive … Continue reading

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O God, Wilt Thou Make Thyself Known Unto Me?

“O God…wilt thou make thyself known unto me, and I will give away all my sins to know thee…” Alma 22:18 These few words spoken by an old man, King Lamoni; in his first prayer, are full of meaning for … Continue reading

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Testimony—Three Kinds: Hoping, Believing, Knowing

“The mystery of Godliness, how great it is” (D&C 19:10). This verse of scripture infers that the rational mind of man cannot find God in the usual ways. By the power of the rational mind man has conquered the air, … Continue reading

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My Testimony of Jesus Christ—Our Advocate with the Father

I bear testimony of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. All those things we read about them in the scripture are true. I’ve received a witness of this fact. I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior and … Continue reading

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Writing and Commenting in the Bloggernacle

Good, better, and best are terms that can be used to describe the relative worth of competing choices. The one thing they have in common is the fact that a favorable outcome can be expected from each. However, the outcomes … 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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Promptings of the Spirit: Revelation Or Brain Chemistry

Recently, I read a post at a well known blog. The Mormon author of the blog is critical of the LDS church and it’s leaders. After reading one of his post and many of the comments, I decided to join in … Continue reading

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