Category Archives: Principles

The Jubilee Year

The Jubilee Year is explained in Leviticus 25:8-24 where it is stated that 49 years are to be counted (it seems that there are discrepancies as to when this countdown actually began) 1 and every 50th year was to be … Continue reading

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Matthew 5:39 Whosover shall smite thee on the right cheek, turn to him the other also

Retaliation & Violence I believe that when we examine what the scriptures teach about resistance to evil, that the Savior does not teach that we should lie down and take it.  Certainly there are times in the scriptures when the … Continue reading

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Speak the truth in love – Ephesians 4:15

Our Clinical Material Your lives, your friendships, your marriages, your families, your neighbors and coworkers currently constitute the sample of humanity which God has given you. We are each other’s clinical material, and we make a mistake when we disregard … Continue reading

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Righteous Dominion

I had the opportunity to read about the Savior’s teaching in Luke on wealth recently. In Luke 12 we read: Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he … Continue reading

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What on earth did you say to him?

The following in as excerpt of an account of Joseph Banks’ escape from the hands of the Germans during World War II, taken from his book entitled A Distant Prayer.  Starving, cold, and frightened, Joseph and three friends attempt to … Continue reading

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Ephraim Hanks A Model of Obedience

The Walls The following illustrates the way in which the great quality of obedience was part of the character of this legendary pioneer: “On many occasions Ephraim Hanks was rewarded for his obedience to the Prophet Brigham Young. One spring … Continue reading

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They came too easy

Joseph F. Smith shares his thoughts on why so many of the handcart pioneers stayed true to the faith – April 4, 1897 In conversation last evening with some brethren, some remarks were made respecting those who came in early … Continue reading

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