Category Archives: Knowledge

The Cosmic Myth

The Hymn of the Pearl and the Cosmic Myth The Cosmic Myth is a story that teaches of eternal truths even though it may or may not be totally historically accurate. 1 Thus, the traditional Cosmic Myth is familiar to … Continue reading

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Abraham Wrecks Terah’s Idols

Abraham the Destroyer of Idols When President Nelson shared the story of his breaking the bottles of alcohol his father owned, I kept thinking about another prophet who also broke things. President Nelson shared the following story last April: “I … Continue reading

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Revelation comes when we are moving!

I love this thought by Elder Oaks, and have found it true in my personal life: Going forward with our service and work is an important way to qualify for revelation. In my study of the scriptures I have noted … Continue reading

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The veil seems to still be in effect in the next life

Elder Neal A. Maxwell (1926–2004) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles taught that our time of probation and testing continues after death: “Sometimes in the Church we speak imprecisely … as if individuals who die go immediately to the … Continue reading

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When will we have “all things” revealed?

The lifting of the veil The lifting of the veil is probably a gradual thing, but one thing is certain: the conditions during the Millennium are perfect for gaining more knowledge. From time to time I am asked this question, … Continue reading

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