I DON’T UNDERSTAND

April 13th, 2017

Those who refuse to sustain their leaders, some things about atonement, some things about polygamy, and some things about Abraham.

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THE BURNING BOSOM VS FALSE PRIDE

February 23rd, 2017

After being active in the church for twenty years, I left the church for twenty five years. I came back about ten years ago. About two or three years ago in an October conference, President Ochtdorf said something like, “There are those who think that when someone leaves the church it’s because their feelings were hurt and they cannot forgive or they are guilty of serious sin, but it isn’t that simple. Sometimes people or leaders make mistakes.”

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AN OPEN LETTER TO MY GRANDCHILDREN

December 4th, 2016

Because America’s social structure has been fundamentally changed in ways which threatens our constitutionally guaranteed freedom and the American family, I feel the need to impress upon my grandchildren some fundamental facts of life. A basic truth promoted by the scriptures and observable in human behavior is the fact that the natural man [humankind] is an enemy to God. Let me assure you that if it were not for the Lord’s influence in my life with the help of my parent’s examples, the Baptist Church and then the Latter-Day Saints, I would not have honored my wedding vows; I would have fathered children by women I was not married to. The tendency to stray from the straight and narrow path varies from person to person and I know where those tendencies would have led me.

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HAVE WE SURRENDERED OUR BIRTHRIGHT TO A CONSPIRACY OF ISLAMIC FASCISTS AND RADICAL ATHEISTS?

November 3rd, 2016

Before I begin a rant about a conspiracy between Islamic fascists and radical atheists let us get one thing straight; I think I heard a wise old Israelite quoted about there being only two races, the decent and the indecent. Both types can be found in every ethnicity, gender, religious affiliation, political party, etc.. But, why would Islamic fascists and radical atheists conspire together against us. It’s because Islamic fascists and radical atheists share a natural hatred for our Judeo/Christian values and the main premise of our Declaration of Independence derives from those values. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among them are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” The genius of that statement speaks to our concept of God and our relationship to him.

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WILL THE LDS CHURCH TELL US THE TRUTH ABOUT BRIGHAM YOUNG?

September 17th, 2016

It’s difficult not to notice that our general authorities emphasize how difficult it is to understand atonement as they expand the list of things which atonement covers. How atonement can take care of all of our mental and physical stresses and sicknesses is far beyond my ability to understand. I wonder why we still need home teachers, visiting teachers, and guardian angels now that some of our general authorities have figured out that atonement covers just about every problem we might face.

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