Brigham Young – Best Quotes

"Hero Birthday Series" In Honor of his Birthday - June 1, 1801 Crying babies “Crying babies are like good intentions: Both should be carried out immediately!”  Education of women "You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation." Fools take offense “He who takes offense when offense was … Continue reading Brigham Young – Best Quotes

5 things we can learn from our Christian cousins

Sunday Sermon Learning from each other We Latter-day Saints never claimed to have a monopoly on truth. There is much we can learn from our Christian cousins, and there is much they can learn from us. (See: "20 Distinctive Beliefs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints," londonedition.net, Oct 3, 2021) We also … Continue reading 5 things we can learn from our Christian cousins

Materialism and the Myth of the “Eye of the Needle” Gate

"Sunday Sermon" The Root Sin of Materialism Henry David Thoreau (1817-1861), American philosopher, and author of Walden Pond and Civil Disobedience, proclaimed: “For every thousand hacking at the branches of evil, there is one striking at the root.” One of the major “root sins” is materialism - “building treasures on earth,” “having our hearts set … Continue reading Materialism and the Myth of the “Eye of the Needle” Gate

The Key “Trinity” Scripture (Father, Son, Holy Ghost = One) is Fake

"Sunday Sermon" “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” (KJV 1 John 5: 7) The Doctrine of the Trinity is not Biblical The Doctrine of the Trinity, that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are one person, does not come … Continue reading The Key “Trinity” Scripture (Father, Son, Holy Ghost = One) is Fake

The Savior’s Motto: “Thy Will Be Done”

"Easter Sunday Sermon" I believe in mottos. Mottos guide us and inspire us. Military organizations have mottos  For example, the U.S. Coast Guard’s motto is: “Semper Peratus,” “Always Prepared.” The motto of the U.S. Marine Corps is: “Semper Fidelas,” “Always Faithful.”        The story is told of a young couple attending a wedding at a … Continue reading The Savior’s Motto: “Thy Will Be Done”

“Be Not Deceived” – Misinformation and Conspiracies

"Sunday Sermon" The Lord has repeatedly warned: “Be not deceived!” We are admonished to “Be as wise as serpents and yet without sin.” (D&C 111:11) Use Multiple News Sources News sources are not only biased in their writing, but in their selection of stories. They “cherry-pick” and “card stack” their articles.  To guard against news … Continue reading “Be Not Deceived” – Misinformation and Conspiracies

“Original Sin” and Infant Baptism

"Sunday Sermon" Overview A. Foundational Fallacy: Children are born in sin, having inherited sin and guilt from the fall of Adam and Eve.  Therefore, they are at risk of eternal damnation from birth. B. Logical Extension #1: Since baptism is necessary for the remission of sins and for salvation, infants must be baptized or else … Continue reading “Original Sin” and Infant Baptism

Baptism, a Commandment. By Immersion for the Remission of Sins

"Sunday Sermon" “We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.” (Articles of Faith, 4) The Bible proclaims there should be “One … Continue reading Baptism, a Commandment. By Immersion for the Remission of Sins

Priorities – Words of the Prophets – New Year’s Resolutions

"Sunday Sermon" Harold B. Lee: our first priority is our own spiritual and physical strength    “Most men do not set priorities to guide them in allocating their time, and most men forget that their first priority should be to maintain their own spiritual and physical strength; then comes their family; then the church; and then … Continue reading Priorities – Words of the Prophets – New Year’s Resolutions

Dealing with Suffering and Adversity

"Sunday Sermon" Maintain Loyalty to and Trust in the Lord Alma 36: 3 “Whosoever shall put their trust in God shall be supported in their trials, and their troubles, and their afflictions, and shall be lifted up at the last day” (Note, God will support is “in” our trials, not remove us “from” our trials.  … Continue reading Dealing with Suffering and Adversity