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  • Nameless For Now 

    August 17, 2017, 11:22

    My story I’ve spent a lot of time over the last dozen years wondering why I am what I am.  Why I desire what I desire, and how I should be. What aspects of…

  • Historic Theophany Accounts (Prophetic Visions of God) 

    April 10, 2017, 16:03

    Many LDS people don't realize that Joseph Smith's first vision experience was not particularly unique. Many individuals both in recent and ancient times have…

  • Reexamining the Pride in the LDS Only True Church Doctrine 

    March 14, 2017, 11:15

    67 Behold, this is my doctrine—whosoever repenteth and cometh unto me, the same is my church. 68 Whosoever declareth more or less than this, the same is…

  • Book of Mormon Places (Gazetteer) 

    March 3, 2017, 10:51

      Ammonihah, Land of  -It was 3 days travel on the north of the land/city of Melek (which was west of Sidon by the west? wilderness) ,  (Alma…

  • Never Glorify Murder or Violence 

    February 13, 2017, 23:04

      In LDS theology, it's quite common for leaders and teachers to use biblical examples of murder and genocide as example's of the faithfulness of…

  • Plural Marriage in Kirtland and Nauvoo (notes on the LDS Gospel Topics Essay) 

    February 7, 2017, 13:23

    This is a ver batem, yet annotated version of the article Plural Marriage in Kirtland and Nauvoo at lds.org. Spin notes are derived largely from Mormonism…

  • Disavow Priesthood Racism 

    January 28, 2017, 09:13

    With the recent Church Essay regarding Blacks and the Priesthood, this reform is now done! The LDS Church needs to completely disavow it's historically…

  • Why Do We Need Reforms 

    January 27, 2017, 09:23

    The LDS Church can be a pretty amazing and beautiful system in a persons life. Because of this, most Latter-day Saint members haven't even considered why…

  • Comparing Book of Mormon Geography Models 

    January 26, 2017, 18:04

     . Issues in the heartland Model The Book of Mormon heartland model is a model proposed by Rod Meldrum which places the entirety of Book of Mormon…

  • Work to Eliminate Any Cult-like Behaviors 

    January 24, 2017, 10:20

      Reform Action #1 of 20   (see overview page) The word "cult" typically has a fairly derogatory meaning. So most of us Latter-day Saints really…

  • Disavow Polygamy 

    January 23, 2017, 16:54

      Reform Action #2 of 20   (see overview page) The church needs to come to grips with the fact that Joseph's Polygamy was not divine. In this…

  • Understanding The Times and Seasons 

    January 13, 2017, 09:10

    Introduction Uncontacted primitive tribes like this one currently living in Brazilian rainforest help us to consider how our world might also be just like…

  • Create a system to promote activism and unsolicited volunteerism 

    January 6, 2017, 16:13

    Create a system of activism and unsolicited volunteerism. Perhaps a system of self appointed callings? (or something to this effect). Reasoning: For…

  • Reform Monetary Policy 

    January 6, 2017, 16:12

    Create transparency in Church monetary policy. Take steps to decentralize the monetary system and allow stakes far greater latitude in deciding how much…

  • Reform the teachings and strictures concerning sexuality, health and substance abuse 

    January 6, 2017, 16:11

    Greatly reform the teachings and strictures concerning sexuality, health and substance abuse in the Church. Leave the specifics to the patriarchal order…

  • Reform institutionalized temple worship & especially temple preparation 

    January 6, 2017, 16:10

    Reform institutionalized temple worship. The current system of pressuring youth into temple initiation, and covenant making, without even knowing…

  • Stop excommunicating or marginalizing dissidents 

    January 6, 2017, 16:08

    Stop excommunicating or marginalizing dissidents. Excommunication should conform strictly with the principles delineated in D&C 42:20-28 and D&C…

  • Emphasize that ordinances are symbols, not ends of themselves 

    January 6, 2017, 16:00

    Stop teaching that LDS temple and ordinances are required to make it to the Celestial Kingdom and start emphasizing that these things are important…

  • Stop being dishonest concerning their witness of Jesus Christ 

    January 6, 2017, 15:59

    LDS members and Apostles need to stop bearing false witness by being dishonest concerning their witness of Jesus Christ, God and the truth of the church.…

  • Put a greater emphasis on service, humanitarian work and giving 

    January 6, 2017, 15:58

    Put a greater emphasis on service, humanitarian work and giving. (I think we're making progress?!) Reasoning: It's funny how quickly people sense…

  • Teach and encourage the practice of economic equality through the Law of Consecration 

    January 6, 2017, 15:58

    Teach and encourage the practice of economic equality through the Law of Consecration in its proper framework under the United Order. Completely…

  • Be completely transparent about church history 

    January 6, 2017, 15:57

    Be completely transparent about church history. (we're making huge progress on this!) Reasoning: I believe Mormonism has done itself an enormous…

  • Reform exclusive truth & priesthood claims 

    January 6, 2017, 15:56

    Reform Action #3 of 20   (see overview page) Reform the church's unscriptural exclusive truth & priesthood claims.  Stop promoting false dichotomies …

  • Eliminate autocracy by balancing consensus rule with top down guidance 

    January 6, 2017, 15:53

    Reform Action #4 of 20   (see overview page) Reform governance in seasoned regions of the church, working to eliminate autocracy & "divine dictatorship"…

  • Restore the balance of power between stake and central church priesthood leadership 

    January 6, 2017, 15:52

    Reform Action #5 of 20   (see overview page) Decentralize and pull down the power, which has become too lofty and autocratic for seasoned members. Church…

  • Remove the doctrine of muted prophetic infallibility 

    January 6, 2017, 15:51

    Reform Action #6 of 20   (see overview page) Remove the muted doctrine of prophetic infallibility from our scripture and teachings. ("Muted" meaning on…

  • Book of Mormon Stories Unearthed - Bibliography 

    October 7, 2016, 08:06

    Ancient Maya Sharer, Robert J.; The Ancient Maya, Fifth Edition; University of Stanford Press, 1994. Ancient Kingdoms Davies, Nigel; The Ancient…

  • Economic Socialism in LDS Scripture 

    September 21, 2016, 21:14

    The socialistic systems advocated in LDS scripture are not necessarily "socialism" per se, in the most accepted modern economic definitions. Production did not…

  • Making Sense of the Numbers of Genesis 

    September 14, 2016, 07:40

    Among the greatest stumbling blocks to faith in the Bible are the incredibly long ages of the patriarchs and the chronologies of Genesis 5 and 11 that seem to…

  • The Sin Next To Murder 

    August 12, 2016, 12:02

      The hallmark of religious fundamentalism is promoting a worldview that does not accord with reality. In fundamentalist religions things that…

  • A Closer Look at D&C 1:30 and What It Says About the Only True Church 

    August 2, 2016, 09:59

     30 And also those to whom these commandments were given, might have power to lay the foundation of this church, and to bring it forth out of obscurity and…

  • LDS Scripture Supporting Universalism 

    August 1, 2016, 15:31

    LDS Scripture fully supports a version of Religious Universalism.  Despite many traditional exclusivist teachings from its leaders (going all the way back to…

  • Finding the Book of Mormon Narrow Neck. 

    May 4, 2016, 09:18

    Sebastian Munster (1448-1552): Novae Insulae XXVI Nova Tabula (1540) . Another example of the rudimentary spatial relationships inherent in pre-modern…

  • Redefining the LDS (Protestant) View of the "Great Apostasy" 

    April 27, 2016, 23:11

    In this article I hope to unravel some of the confusion caused by the current LDS perspective on the "Great Apostasy", which I believe is for the most…

  • My Testimony of the LDS Church & Religion (Part 2. My Beliefs) 

    April 25, 2016, 16:00

    This article is a continuation of the article, My Testimony of the LDS Church & Religion (Part 1. Supernatural Experiences)   My Faith in…

  • An Answer to the CES Letter & Mormon Truth Claims 

    April 21, 2016, 20:40

    The CES Letter is a popular summary of arguments made by critics of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was written by Jeremy Renold's---…

  • Separating Religious Faith from Objective Proof (choosing our Foundations of Faith) 

    April 21, 2016, 08:28

    I've come to realize over the years that well meaning LDS leaders have led many members to base their faith and worldviews on false dichotomies and binary…

  • Why I Stay LDS (with tips for challenging, and handling challenges to your faith) 

    April 18, 2016, 15:51

     

  • The Two-Party Illusion 

    March 7, 2016, 09:56

    by Jeff Thomas, Editor, International Man “There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under…

  • Understanding the Mormon God 

    January 13, 2016, 12:17

      Mormon's often boast that our concept of a God with a body is more true than other religion’s concept of a God without a body. But I believe…

  • Bridging the Homosexuality Divide- An LDS Perspective 

    June 29, 2015, 11:02

    Homosexuality and the church has again entered the public eye. I'm hoping I can throw some compassion on this polarizing topic here by reminding LDS…

  • A Thoughtful Response to the LDS Temple Recommend Questions 

    June 3, 2015, 11:00

    Introduction Temple recommend questions were first instituted by Brigham Young a decade after the Saints came to the Salt Lake Valley (1857) and have…

  • Clearing up Misunderstandings in the LDS View of the Afterlife 

    June 3, 2015, 09:21

    This article is Under Construction. It is an excerpt from our larger treatise on Eternal Progression, Degrees of Glory, and the Resurrection: A Comparative…

  • Notes on Joseph Smith's Polygamy: A Timeline 

    May 21, 2015, 12:22

    a time line of Joseph Smith's Polygamy, and events surrounding the breakup of the Nauvoo experiment. The history of polygamy in the LDS Church is certainly…

  • The Priesthood of God & Its Relationship to the Only True Church Doctrine 

    February 19, 2015, 15:40

    45 “No power or influence can or ought to be maintained by virtue of the priesthood..." (D&C 121:45).   Like many modern books and movies I…

  • Re-examining what LDS scriptures say about the 'Only True Church' doctrine 

    February 11, 2015, 09:09

    67 Behold, this is my doctrine—whosoever repenteth and cometh unto me, the same is my church. 68 Whosoever declareth more or less than this, the same is…

  • Open Letter to LDS Apostle Jeffrey Holland 

    November 26, 2014, 09:37

    Note from the Blog Authors. This letter was written by Bob McCue, a questioning ex-Mormon bishop who eventually departed from the LDS communion. I add it…

  • Needed Reformation in the LDS Church - Specific Actions 

    November 25, 2014, 14:47

    I'm an active Mormon, and I care quite a bit about my faith (maybe too much!). As I've looked deeply at Mormon history over the last decade, it seems to…

  • On the Great Whore & Counterfeits in the Church. 

    November 19, 2014, 11:13

    I don't like to label things as evil. I like the detached scientific view where everything on earth is working together in a balanced ecosystem…

  • The Law of Love Vs. Special Privilege. A discussion on Homosexuality, Morality and Religious Law 

    September 16, 2014, 16:30

    Over the last few years I have put a lot of thought into the dualism of justice and mercy, or more particularly between Christ's law of love vs. the concept…

  • Christ as the Only Path to the Father 

    September 2, 2014, 12:52

    Does one have to be Christian to be saved?  Did Christ teach that you had to believe in him in order to go to heaven? Could a Buddhist get to heaven through…

  • Book of Mormon Geography Scriptures & Notes 

    August 20, 2014, 10:31

    Aaron, city/cities of Alma 8:13; 50:14 Ablom Ether 9:3 Agosh Ether 14:15-16 Akish, wilderness of Ether 14:3-4, 14 Alma, valley of Mosiah…

  • MesoAmerican/Mayan influence on Mississippian Culture 

    August 14, 2014, 12:34

    reblogged from http://globalwarming-arclein.blogspot.com/2012/01/mayan-influence-on-mississippian.html In this case it is taken as a given that the…

  • An LDS perspective on the 'Law of One' Material 

    August 5, 2014, 10:33

    The Law of One is kinda crazy. I include it in my list because of its profound and cohesive cosmology. It can be hard to read at times because of its strange…

  • Behind the Veil: The Purpose of Religion, The Purpose of This Life 

    July 31, 2014, 14:04

    -the movie wizard of oz teaches a deep truth, that all which the masses perceive as reality is really just fire, smoke and mirrors and that there is an…

  • Forget Ordain Women... 

    July 28, 2014, 15:11

    In my discussions with LDS women concerning the topic of male domination and misogyny in the LDS church, I am surprised at the amount of resistance I hear…

  • Seeing The Face of God... 

    July 2, 2014, 14:20

    Introduction There are many, many, many people in this world who honestly claim to have seen God or Christ. The vast majority of these occurrences hap…

  • Multi-dimensionality and the relativity of fundamental units in physics 

    June 4, 2014, 11:07

    Introduction Although my degree is in geology & geophysics, and not nuclear or astrophysics, I'v always had a keen interest in physics and would…

  • My Testimony of the LDS Church & Religion (Part 1. Supernatural Experiences) 

    May 29, 2014, 09:16

    I believe that "all truth can be circumscribed into one whole".  All religions fit together in my worldview. To me each seems to be just a different…

  • Bible & Book of Mormon Chronology / Kings of Israel 

    May 28, 2014, 11:18

    Biblical Timeline from Abraham to Hoshea, through the Kings of the Northern Kingdom of Israel. See Bible Chronology / Timeline from Adam to Zedekiah for more…

  • Book of Mormon Chronology / Timeline of Jaredites 

    May 28, 2014, 10:26

    Timeline Chronology for the Jaredite culture from the Book of Ether in the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon Jaredite King List gives only 7 exact dates…

  • Needed Reformation in the LDS Church- A Rant 

    May 23, 2014, 08:15

    Introduction With both religion and politics in order to create a group that can really make a difference in the world (or as I presume be exalted in the…

  • Arguments Against Unrestricted Free Speech & Bad Behavior 

    May 21, 2014, 08:40

    Society has placed certain restrictions on the availability and use of certain addictive or harmful drugs for very good reasons.  The use and distribution of…

  • Sectarian Scum 

    May 21, 2014, 07:56

    - I was walking across a bridge one day, and I saw a man standing on the edge, about to jump off. So I ran over and said "Stop! don't do it!" "Why…

  • Ask Sister Christensen: How Can I Make My Prayers More Powerful? 

    April 30, 2014, 08:12

    reposted from The BunYion Dear Sister Christensen, I’m in desperate need of your help! You see, I’m relatively new to the church and my Bishop…

  • Ordain Children Movement Gains Momentum 

    April 30, 2014, 08:06

    reposted from The BunYion SALT LAKE CITY — Another group protesting for ordination was turned away from General Conference over the weekend: not…

  • The Rameumptom 

    April 30, 2014, 07:47

    A narrative from the pages of Dialogue:A Journal of Mormon Thought: (minor edits by me) See http://mormonuniversalism.com/5922/scriptural-commentary-on-o…

  • Emanuel Swedenborg and Mormonism 

    April 22, 2014, 12:58

    Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) was a Swedish philosopher and scientist who, at 56, had a spiritual awakening and wrote numerous books on his theological views…

  • The Oahspe Text and Mormonism 

    April 22, 2014, 10:16

    Oahspe has more supporting information for esoteric Mormon doctrine than any other book I've read. Outline 1. Oahspe's view of the great spirit, or most high…

  • A Bit on Moral Purity 

    March 26, 2014, 08:30

    What is purity? Much like "truth", purity is another word which often is hijacked and convoluted by society and/or organized religion. In a religious…

  • The Mormon Temple Ceremony and FreeMasonry 

    March 20, 2014, 08:02

          My Opinions on Freemasonry The idea that freeMasonry started in the 15th or 17th centuries is an ignorant one. Although it…

  • Commentary on the LDS Articles of Faith 

    March 12, 2014, 10:21

    LDS Articles of Faith with my commentary 1 We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost. All of these are…

  • Is The LDS Church the Only True Church? Understanding Religion and Truth. 

    February 13, 2014, 17:06

      I hope in this article to try to share some things that have helped me figure out how my religion fits with all the other religions in the…

  • Death… How to deal with it. 

    January 28, 2014, 09:57

    I read a facebook post that made me think a bit about death today. Its a topic I'v ruminated on many times over the past decade or so. A facebook post of a…

  • The Lower & Higher Priesthoods 

    December 27, 2013, 15:40

    This article is convoluted. Rewrite. "Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction...…

  • Galactic Wave Interference Patterns and Their effect on Global Conciousness 

    December 19, 2013, 10:38

    Oaspe gives a very unique and informative cosmology. One of the most intriguing aspects of this cosmology is the concept of Dan Times. These are periods of…

  • The Holographic Nature of DNA, the Brain & the Universe 

    December 10, 2013, 11:11

    ReBlogged from lightworkers.org THE GENETIC ODE The secret of life! How long mankind has yearned to know its essence and how to extend lifespan and…

  • A Discussion on Sexual Media and Pornography 

    November 18, 2013, 09:12

    What to do about Porn. The advent and spread of internet pornography is a radical, polarizing social experiment whose impacts are just now beginning to be…

  • Human Relationships & The Microcosmic Connection To Atomic Bonding 

    November 12, 2013, 11:44

    I like to think that relationships or the bonding of people follow the same rules of physics as the relationships or bonding between atoms and cosmic bodies.…

  • Animals in the Book of Mormon 

    June 12, 2013, 16:05

      Many Book of Mormon critics try to show issues or anachronisms with the lists of animals found in its narrative; for example the wikipedia articles…

  • Mormon Doctrine and New-Age Principles 

    April 11, 2013, 10:02

    I'll have to finish this article some time when I really have some time, but as I'v been reading a lot of spiritual texts lately I'm amazed at how similar a…

  • Mormonism and visitors from outer space 

    March 21, 2013, 06:56

    I have been thinking I should write an article on this lately, but figure its a bit fool hearty and futile. It's such a complex and polarizing subject that to…

  • Women and the Priesthood 

    December 17, 2012, 15:45

    --------under construction-------------   finish later I think it is appropriate to compare the issue of Women and the Priesthood to Blacks and the…

  • Notes on Intimacy 

    November 29, 2012, 16:04

    I ran across this excerpt from the Kolbrin text and thought I would jot it down, since it brought out a lot of thoughts I'v had lately and reinforces some…

  • Is Pornography or Nudity Bad? 

    October 18, 2012, 11:26

    Is Pornography or Nudity Bad/Evil? This is a very interesting question which I'v been wanting to write a blog post on for a long time. I believe the answer…

  • The Chinese Language and the Bible/Adamic Language 

    September 6, 2012, 12:54

    I've been seeing a number of new web sites talking about the chinese language and the bible. They all seem to reference the same research done by C. H. Kang,…

  • The Book of Ben Kathryn and the future of the United States 

    June 27, 2012, 09:29

    The prophesies in the Book of Ben Kathryn suggest the U.S. may one day splinter into five assorted units. No details are offered concerning size, degree of…

  • Charity, Kindness, and the Divine Center 

    March 13, 2012, 08:17

    Charity, Kindness, and the Divine Center Finding the hidden gate to exaltation has to do with maneuvering our way through the opposites and imbalances of…

  • The Power & Responsibility of Parenting 

    February 21, 2012, 12:17

    I have spoken before about how in heaven, our own attitudes and perceptions create our reality. This should not be hard to believe, since the same is…

  • Relative Relationships, Fractals, Spiritual Centers/Chakras, and the endocrine system 

    February 1, 2012, 08:34

    I need to finish and expand upon this sometime. Relative Relationships/Fractals Left: Fractal pattern of a tree. At right: The Mandelbrot set is a…

  • Judas, The Sons of Perdition and Service to Self 

    December 1, 2011, 14:35

    "During the Transformation the Service-to-Others find each other and take up abiding with each other, to the exclusion of abiding with those who are still…

  • Milton Friedman on the Free Market System 

    November 1, 2011, 10:18

    This is a young Phil Donahue interviewing Milton Friedman thirty years ago (and Donahue was as far left-wing as they get, as you can see here). With clarity,…

  • Eternal Progression, Degrees of Glory, and the Resurrection: A Comparative Cosmology 

    July 18, 2011, 13:17

    Introduction This article seeks to present a new and comprehensive cosmology as seen from an LDS viewpoint, but using the best of non-LDS sources for…

  • The Multi-Dimensionality of Matter 

    May 8, 2011, 15:00

    Physicist are only now beginning to place the multidimensionality of matter onto a scientifically viable framework. New innovations in String Theory (link)…

  • Parallels between the Creation Drama, Israel's History and Personal Progression 

    May 4, 2011, 13:52

    The Garden of Eden is dualistically a type of pre-mortal life in nearly all types. Adam/Abel-Seth/Noah/Abraham - The covenant is first established in the…

  • The War of Gog and Magog: Biblical Prophecy and added Details from The Book of Ben Kathryn 

    May 3, 2011, 20:22

    Introduction There is a "end time" conflict in the works according to a very interesting and unique new Jewish prophesy. Likely escalating in the next two…

  • The Mesopotamian Empire Dating Problem 

    April 6, 2011, 14:55

    Mesopotamian archeology is a mess. It contains by far the greatest density of prehistoric archeological ruins on the planet and yet the history we have pieced…

  • The Times of the Gentiles and The Seventy Weeks Prophecy 

    April 4, 2011, 12:42

    With the revelation of the Book of Ben Kathryn we now have a great deal more light on the topic of the Times of the Gentiles and how it relates to the Seventy…

  • Times and Seasons Quotes about Book of Mormon 

    February 24, 2011, 15:43

    See "Joseph Smith and the Question of Book of Mormon Geography" by Matthew Roper for arguments for/against a central/eastern american setting.. Times and…

  • Donations 

    February 23, 2011, 09:20

    Anyone who enjoys my plugins, programming, research or wants to encourage my efforts in some direction can donate to the cause by using the PayPal donation…

  • Test Footnotes here 

    February 22, 2011, 15:57

    I have a number of articles with footnotes {{1}} that I wanted to post to my site, but I didn’t want to reformat them all and manually add the needed html.…

  • JQuery Hovering Footnotes 

    January 30, 2011, 21:24

    I have a number of articles with footnotes {{1}} that I wanted to post to my site, but I didn't want to reformat them all and manually add the needed html. So…

  • Book of Mormon Archaeology Unearthed 

    December 17, 2010, 16:40

    Read Introduction to scriptural archeology for an introduction to this article covering important background information on why archeological dating methods…

  • The Priesthood and the Power of Oneness 

    November 29, 2010, 17:57

    A Philosophical Foundation Each world cycle is composed of two parts. A dividing era, and a unifying era. A fall/division and a redemption/at-one-ment. Our…

  • The Parallel Between the Times of Israel and Times of the Gentiles 

    November 29, 2010, 12:37

    In D&C 52:14 we are told that God has given us "a pattern in all things, that ye may not be deceived". One type or pattern that is helpful in understanding…

  • The Scattering and Gathering of Israel 

    November 22, 2010, 12:49

    . Introduction This topic is highly speculative, but a lot of fun nonetheless.  I theorize that the evolution of humankind is guided by higher-dimen…

  • The Spirit Body Interface 

    November 22, 2010, 12:15

    The other morning I woke up with a fairly sophisticated idea of how this interaction works. I will attempt to teach it in the same way it was taught to me,…

  • Not Selling Gifts for Money 

    November 2, 2010, 12:30

    (good thoughts from http://www.greaterthings.com/NDE/Denise_Mendenhall/comments/gifts_not_for_sale.htm) My Peace I Give Unto You by Robert Adlai Lake With…

  • The Principles of a Zion Community 

    November 2, 2010, 09:36

    Sooner or later we're going to get around to writing the hundreds of pages that are sitting in my head nagging me to share.Stuff on historical attempts, early…

  • God's Wisdom- Israel's Lack of Food & Water in the Exodus 

    November 2, 2010, 08:23

    As Israel left Egypt, God had completely spoiled the empire. The ruler was dead and all of his army. The land was desolate and would take hundreds of years…

  • Footnotes Plugin 

    September 29, 2010, 19:58

    This page is a compilation of all the wordpress footnote plugins. I need to pick the features I like best and try and combine them in a plugin that fits my…

  • Spiritual cosmology and its connection to Ancient mythology 

    August 11, 2010, 11:15

    On earth there are three states of matter which mirror the greater states and densities of matter and human existence. Earth - Water - Air Flesh - Blood -…

  • The Dispensation of the Fullness of Times 

    August 3, 2010, 13:58

    This comes from http://ldolphin.org/studynotes/purpose.htm and is pretty good for only relying on the bilble.... If we are to understand and appreciate…

  • How Symbols, Gods & Religions Become Idols (And the relation to Moral Relativity) 

    August 3, 2010, 09:56

    Truth as a whole is an abstract principle, and because of this is hard to explain in concrete words. In order to try and explain it, we must invoke symbols,…

  • The Aaronic & Melchizedek Priesthoods 

    August 1, 2010, 21:42

    work in progress.... finish this some time. Rename this to order of the priesthood or something.     In the LDS Church the Priesthood is…

  • Timeline Test 

    July 29, 2010, 13:24

    This is a post to test the WordPress Simile Timeline plugin. I like this timeline and want to do a lot with it. more later

  • New Insights 

    July 28, 2010, 06:56

    "16/6.2. But once again, false Lords and false Gods began to set up kingdoms of their own, in heaven and in the cities of mortals. And, lo and behold, every…

  • Introduction to The Gospel of The Holy Twelve 

    July 23, 2010, 15:33

    The Gospel of the Holy Twelve is a disputed apocryphal publication, written by a former clergyman, Rev. Gideon Jasper Richard Ouseley (1834–1906) and was…

  • Introduction to The Kolbrin 

    July 23, 2010, 15:29

    The Kolbrin, much like the Book of Mormon, comes from a large collection of manuscripts and tablets engraven on metallic plates by ancient spiritual leaders/his…

  • Geologic Correlation Curve and Chart 

    July 23, 2010, 10:37

    The following chart summarizes the correlations between the scientific geologic timeline and the scriptural timeline. As mentioned in the main geologic…

  • Bible Chronology / Timeline from Adam to Zedekiah 

    July 22, 2010, 20:41

    Overview I've spent a good 15 years trying to test a literal biblical timeline against contemporary ancient king lists, timelines, archaeological…

  • Joseph Smith Quotes on Book of Mormon Geography 

    July 22, 2010, 18:45

    Despite some attempts to discredit the Prophet's reliability on this matter, when taken as a whole, the descriptions he gives of Book of Mormon locations are…

  • Book of Mormon Geography Scriptures 

    July 22, 2010, 16:37

    This is a complete list of all known references to the geography of the Book of Mormon lands. Each scripture reference has been linked to LDS.org for easy…

  • Archaeology and Our Religion 

    July 22, 2010, 16:34

    Nothing illustrates better than archaeology the inadequacy of human knowledge at any given time. It is not that archaeology is less reliable than other…

  • Scientific vs. Scriptural Timelines 

    July 22, 2010, 16:28

    Today in America there are two predominate world-views seeking to explain the history of the world. One is the religious view offered by Christian theologians…

  • Building Zion: The Latter-day Saint Legacy of Urban Planning 

    July 22, 2010, 15:20

    Essay by Craig D. Galli originally published BYU Studies Vol. 44 No. 1 pages 111-136 on the Mormon history of urban planning in the mid-west and intermountain…

  • Correlations Between Scriptural & Radiometric Dates. 

    July 22, 2010, 10:57

    It is important to remember that in our research, the calibrated time-lines for geology are much different than the calibrated time-line for archaeology…

  • Excavating the Book of Mormon 

    July 22, 2010, 10:39

    Introduction In our model, the correlations between the Book of Mormon Narrative and American archaeology are fairly straightforward and all encompassi…

  • The Difference Between the Priesthood & Prophets 

    July 22, 2010, 07:29

    Too often for us in the Mormon church, we get bogged down in the same creeds & dogma’s that God told Joseph Smith were “an abomination in his sight” (JSH…

  • Difference between translation and transfiguration 

    July 21, 2010, 12:28

    Transfigure: Trans=change, carry. Figure=form, image. Thus it is to change ones form, or in christian scripture to changed or resurrect from a lower form…

  • More on Eternal Progression 

    July 20, 2010, 16:54

    link to this after main eternal progression article. Your former picture is not so much correct; to picture the earth as the center between good and evil,…

  • Eternal Progression 

    July 19, 2010, 13:30

    This article is under construction... come back when its done. -Need to explain the rotating ying yang upward cone illustration. There are two spiritual…

  • The Anti-Christs (Demiurge) 

    July 6, 2010, 20:47

    There are three divine beings. The true Gods (the I AM's), the false gods/idols (the demiurge/anti-Christs), and the dark lords (Satans). The Satans live in…

  • LDS Eternal Marriage & its Relation to Sexuality 

    June 29, 2010, 11:51

    As commonly occurs when I pray or ponder about a question for a time, the other morning I woke up with a very clear picture of the following concepts.  I…

  • Desire & Anti-Desire 

    June 11, 2010, 17:12

    On earth we are attracted to the qualities and things we find desirable and repulsed by the things we find undesirable. But both desire and un-desirableness…

  • More on the Resurrection 

    June 10, 2010, 22:13

    God gives to all men according to their understanding. He teaches Japeth through philosophy without religion because that is what they want. He teaches Ham…

  • Introduction to Oahspe 

    June 9, 2010, 22:19

    Oahspe is a restorationism text brought forth entirely through revelation (automatic writing) to John Newbrough in 1880. The book was reportedly revealed…

  • To Go No More Out. Reconciling Reincarnation & Resurrection 

    June 9, 2010, 22:09

    Five times in the Book of Mormon, and once in the New Testament we are introduced to the phrase "to go no more out", which I suggest may be telling us…

  • The End of the Times of the Gentiles 

    June 9, 2010, 22:07

    The end of the Times of the Gentiles long foretold in scripture is quickly approaching, and like King Belshazzar of Babylon... it doesn't take a prophet to see…

  • Additional Prophesies of the Book of Ben Kathryn 

    June 9, 2010, 22:01

    For an introduction to the Book of Jachanan Ben Kathryn Go Here. The primary proof of the validity of John Ben Kathryn as a prophet will be final destruction…

  • Introduction to The Book of Ben Kathryn 

    June 9, 2010, 21:59

    The book of Ben Kathryn is one of the most interesting books I have featured on this site. It purports to be a modern revelation to Judah, written in both…

  • The Book of Enoch 

    June 9, 2010, 21:55

    The Book of Enoch is part of the Dead Sea Scroll Library and was in wide use before the time of Christ. The book has survived in various forms in the Syriac…

  • The Book of Jachanan Ben Kathryn 

    June 8, 2010, 16:11

    Before reading see my introduction to The Book of Ben Kathryn.   Read the Book of Jachanan Ben Kathryn here The Book of Ben Kathryn - See…

  • Time, Times and Half Times 

    June 8, 2010, 16:09

    Many ancient cultures had a far different understanding of how the celestial "times and seasons" affect our planet, human biology and spirituality than our…

  • The Doctrine of the Priesthood 

    June 8, 2010, 15:53

    DOCTRINE OF THE PRIESTHOOD A. Definition. 1. A priest is a member of the human race who represents some portion of the human race before God. He was…

  • Two Types of People 

    June 7, 2010, 16:13

    There are two types of people in this universe.... -there are chaotic polarizers and, -there are harmonious unifiers... Polarizers are selfish…

  • Prophesy in the Book of Ben Kathryn 

    June 3, 2010, 14:18

    In light of all that is going on nationally and internationally I felt I should write this to help others try and get a perspective on the possible future of…

  • Test built in pdf embedding 

    June 3, 2010, 14:07

    Lets see if the built in pdf embed works.. from. http://www.lancelhoff.com/embed-pdf-in-wordpress/ heaven-diagram