November 18th, 2015


I believe we have been looking beyond the mark in the defining of atonement. In Alma 33:16 Alma quotes Zenock from the scriptures; "Thou art angry , O Lord, with this people, because they will not understand thy mercies which thou hast bestowed upon them because of thy Son." The sacrifice of the Lord's lifeblood and the death of his body was an offering for sin. That offering was part of a bargain. The bargain is not complete until we give up our sins. We must give Jesus every sinful practice and desire for the bargain to result in atonement. Even if Jesus performed something like a Volcan mind meld in order to weigh each of our sins, that would not be atonement. Atonement is not complete until we give up the sins which the Lord paid for on the cross and He only pays for those sins which we repent of and give up if we give up all of them, it is all or nothing.

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October 23rd, 2015

I was not allowed to give this talk because someone convinced my stake president that my testimony was not appropriate. It was the same testimony which I included in a letter to the First Presidency asking for my blessings to be restored. The letter resulted in the restitution of my blessings without any recriminations. If only our local members were as tolerant as is our First Presidency.

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October 21st, 2015

    The Left has succeeded in kicking the Ten Commandments out of our public schools and their attack on Biblical morals is progressing full throttle. While we make fun of their rules of fairness, they vilify us and accuse us of being hate filled bigots when we don't agree with them. This has motivated me to take my complaints against the Left down to the basics and reveal the hypocrisy behind their rules of fairness.

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Infallibility and Mormons

September 24th, 2015

If asked, Latter-Day Saints will say that their leaders are not infallible, they may even quote the Prophet Joseph Smith who said that a prophet may insert his will into revelation. We have been warned about the tendency of leaders to become tyrants. Paraphrasing; we have learned by sad experience that it is the nature and disposition of almost all men, once they gain a little authority, as they suppose, they begin to exercise unrighteous dominion over the hearts of men ... . But, I maintain that these beliefs are not reflected in the everyday beliefs about reality for many members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

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Faith vs Works

September 15th, 2015

When those who comment on the scriptures, with regard to faith and works, say, "I believe James when he says 'faith without works is dead'". Yet another may say, "I believe what Paul says on that subject". According to Paul if grace is come then we no longer need works, but Paul is saying we no longer need the Law of Moses when we have faith in the grace of Jesus Christ.

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