My Shortest Prayer – One Word

I had a couple personal encounters with Satan during my mission in Britain. These confrontations gave me a strong testimony of the existence of Lucifer.  I know that he lives.   One Sunday evening, my companion Elder R. and I went to a social gathering at a member's home in Cheltenham.  Several missionaries, investigators, and … Continue reading My Shortest Prayer – One Word

Return of Elijah and the Connection to the Jewish Passover and the British Parliament

The scriptures foretold the return of Elijah the prophet before the Second Coming. Malachi 4:5-6            Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord [Second Coming]:                And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to … Continue reading Return of Elijah and the Connection to the Jewish Passover and the British Parliament

Myth of Addictus: Slavery of Sin and Addiction

The word “addiction” comes from the Latin “addictus” meaning “slave.”  In ancient Rome, an “addictus” was a “debt slave.”  He or she was a person who was enslaved by a creditor because of a debt. Once the debt was paid, the slave was freed.  (This is the same philosophy underlying “debtor’s prison.”) The Roman Myth … Continue reading Myth of Addictus: Slavery of Sin and Addiction

Personal Revelation (Pt 1/5): The Right to Receive Personal Revelation

A distinctive fdoctrine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the belief in continuing prophetic revelation and personal revelation.  The Lord’s church recognizes that both church leaders and church members can and do receive revelation to guide them in their stewardships and lives. ("Two lines of communication with God." "Priesthood Line" and … Continue reading Personal Revelation (Pt 1/5): The Right to Receive Personal Revelation

The Difficult Question of Human Suffering

"Modern atheism" has destroyed the faith of countless youths and young adults, in and out of the church. The problem of human suffering is the primary contention. It needs to be addressed. LDS doctrine provides the answers. The Prime Mantra of Atheists The question of human suffering has been debated by theologians, philosophers, and thinkers … Continue reading The Difficult Question of Human Suffering

I Experienced an Amazing Miracle of Nature

Miracles of Providence God is a God of miracles. The Lord provides. His miracles of providence are prevalent. Most church members have both witness and personally experienced these miracles. Miracles of Controlling Nature and the Elements Church members have also witnessed the miracle of the controlling nature and the elements. This usually occurs when church … Continue reading I Experienced an Amazing Miracle of Nature

My Stake President Was Reprimand by an Apostle for Using the Phrase “Only an Elder.”

I was serving as a young high councilor when our stake president was released, and a new stake president called.  Bruce R. McConkie, of the Council of the Twelve Apostles, was our conference visitor.  Elder McConkie was a spiritual and intellectual giant.  He was a “Lion of Righteousness” at the pulpit. His talks and texts … Continue reading My Stake President Was Reprimand by an Apostle for Using the Phrase “Only an Elder.”

David O. McKay: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

Worldwide Expansion of the Church David O. McKay was the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during the 1950’s and 1960’s.    He presided over the worldwide expansion of the church. Until his administration, the church was perceived as a Utah church.  President McKay dedicated temples in England, Switzerland, and New Zealand. … Continue reading David O. McKay: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

Testimony and Tears: Spiritual or Emotional?

Spirit and Emotion The church website addressed the following question: “A lot of people cry when they feel the Spirit, but I don’t. Is there something wrong with me?” This question highlights the possible confusion between a spiritual experience and an emotional experience. The most common type of personal revelation does come from thoughts accompanied … Continue reading Testimony and Tears: Spiritual or Emotional?