Category Archives: Scriptures

No revelation is entirely perfect

Brigham Young conceded that the “revelations of God contain correct doctrine and principles, so far as they go; but it is impossible for the poor, weak, low, groveling, sinful inhabitants of the earth to receive a revelation from the Almighty … Continue reading

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The Messiness of Scripture

On this page (see below) I will add content that illustrates how scripture is both human and divine. I am working on content to show that although scripture isn’t perfect, it has divinity throughout. I believe that the Spirit of … Continue reading

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Luke 2:47 All that heard were astonished

Luke 2:47. “All that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers” The Prophet Joseph Smith taught the following about Jesus Christ’s youth: “When still a boy He had all the intelligence necessary to enable Him to rule and … Continue reading

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Signs of the Times

Signs of the Times “Our loving Heavenly Father and His Son, Jehovah, with a knowledge of the end from the beginning,3 opened the heavens and a new dispensation to offset the calamities that They knew would come. The Apostle Paul … Continue reading

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Why does 1st and 2nd Samuel/Kings read so differently than 1st and 2nd Chronicles?

The Author of Samuel/Kings The first thing you need to know when you read Chronicles and Kings is that each author of these diverse books had dissimilar agendas because they were answering different questions. The writer of Samuel/Kings doesn’t hesitate … Continue reading

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Why the Other Accounts of the First Vision Shouldn’t Challenge Your Faith

Why the Other Accounts of the First Vision Shouldn’t Challenge Your Faith Meridian Magazine – Mark A. Mathews · October 16, 2016 On the morning of a beautiful, clear day, early in the spring of 1820, God the Eternal Father and … Continue reading

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Expectations of Prophets

See also: The Nature of Prophets and Prophecy On the Fallibility of Inspired Human Leaders or What are your Expectations of Prophets? By Jeff Lindsay (accessed 5.16.16 from http://www.jefflindsay.com/fallible.shtml ) Fallible Prophets–A Scriptural Truth Many critics of the Church, and … Continue reading

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