Famous Poetic Death Sentence From a Real Hanging Judge

Here is a famous poetic death sentence from a real hanging judge in the New Mexico Territory in the 1800’s. “Jose Manuel Miguel Xavier Gonzales, in a few short weeks it will be spring. The snows of winter will flee away, the ice will vanish, and the air will become soft and balmy. In short, … Continue reading Famous Poetic Death Sentence From a Real Hanging Judge

Joseph Smith: A Self-Evaluation

The Church course of study for 2021 is the Doctrine Covenants, Church History, and the Life and Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Joseph Smith was far from perfect. He was the first to recognize and confess his flaws and mistakes. In fact, in 1828, he publicly announced that the Lord had severely rebuked him … Continue reading Joseph Smith: A Self-Evaluation

The Book of Mormon Contains the “Fulness of the Gospel”

As we conclude our year-long study of the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants declares that the Book of Mormon contains “the fulness of the gospel.” (D&C 20:9) How can that be?  The Book of Mormon does not contain many wonderful doctrines, like: Premortal council in heavenDegrees of gloryTemple ordinances for the deadEternal marriage … Continue reading The Book of Mormon Contains the “Fulness of the Gospel”

Deceased Father Describes the Spirit World

 In 2017, at the Root Tech genealogy conference in Salt Lake City, President Russell M. Nelson shared a sacred spiritual experience of his grandfather. His Grandfather A.C. Nelson had a visitation wherein his deceased father described, and answered questions, about the spirit world.  (This appears to be a visitation where the personage actually appears. It … Continue reading Deceased Father Describes the Spirit World

9 Remarkable Prophecies of Joseph Smith

Like Isaiah, Joseph, Daniel, John, and the other ancient prophets, the Prophet Joseph Smith had the gift of prophecy and revelation.  The Lord declared that Joseph Smith is, “a seer, a translator, a prophet, and apostle of Jesus Christ.” (D&C 25:1) Detractors of the church often claim, in complete ignorance, “If Joseph Smith was a … Continue reading 9 Remarkable Prophecies of Joseph Smith