Ronald Reagan’s Birthday – Miraculous Survival of Assassination Attempt (2/5)

"Hero Birthday Series" Historians rank President Ronald Reagan among in the Top Ten presidents. (Usually around Number 10.) He is called "The Great Communicator." "He won the Cold War without firing a shot." He worked well with a Democrat Congress. He lifted the country out of the doldrums (recession and "stagflation") He radiated optimism. He … Continue reading Ronald Reagan’s Birthday – Miraculous Survival of Assassination Attempt (2/5)

Signs of the True Church of Jesus Christ (Comparison Chart)

"Sunday Sermon" THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST  (BIBLICAL)THE RESTORED CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTSOTHER CHURCHESCHURCH ORGANIZATION   Prophets (Amos 3:7)YesNoTwelve Apostles (Lk 6:13; 7:28; Eph 2:19-20; Eph 4: 11-14;YesNoSeventy (Lk 10:1, 17; Num 11:16-25)YesNoHigh Priests (Heb 5:1-10; 3:1, 14; 8:1)YesNoElders (Acts 14:23; 15:6; 1 Tim 5:17; 1 Pet 5:1-3)YesNo/Yes (few)Bishops (Philip 1: 1; 1 Tim … Continue reading Signs of the True Church of Jesus Christ (Comparison Chart)

Tips for Talks and Lessons #8: “Teach the Doctrine”

 "Teach the doctrine, from the scriptures, by the Spirit" The key to gospel teaching has been, is, and will always be the same: “Teach the doctrine from the scriptures by the Spirit.” Gospel teachers must focus on first principles, fundamental doctrines, and the weightier matters. We must target our teaching.  We must focus first, on … Continue reading Tips for Talks and Lessons #8: “Teach the Doctrine”

“Shaken Faith Syndrome: Strengthening One’s Testimony in the Face of Criticism and Doubt,” by Michael R. Ash

Book Review and Recommendation I have spent thousands of hours studying the church and gospel, reading hundreds of church related books, including biographies, histories, and commentaries, in addition to the scriptures, and attending dozens of lectures and symposia. Thus, whenever I have been confronted by anti-LDS claims, my faith has not been shaken.  (Of course, … Continue reading “Shaken Faith Syndrome: Strengthening One’s Testimony in the Face of Criticism and Doubt,” by Michael R. Ash

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”

Major Anti-LDS Allegation #1: My Personal Reply

Antagonists' Major Allegation: The LDS Church Conspires to Cover-up Truths The Internet is full of anti-LDS articles and videos. Some are by former members who left the church, but who cannot leave the church alone. Most of the anti-LDS websites make the following allegation: “The Mormon Church hides, and does not want you to know, … Continue reading Major Anti-LDS Allegation #1: My Personal Reply

Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (20): Memorable Profound Verses – Mosiah

The Book of Mormon is filled with memorable verses that contain profound truths and rich doctrine. These verses are a powerful witness of the Book of Mormon divinity.  Every chapter includes verses and phrases worth highlighting. Each of these profound verses can, and have been, the basis for talks and lessons.  Many of these verses … Continue reading Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (20): Memorable Profound Verses – Mosiah

Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (21): Memorable Profound Verses – Mormon & Moroni

The Book of Mormon is filled with memorable verses that contain profound truths and rich doctrine. These verses are a powerful witness of the Book of Mormon divinity.      Every chapter includes verses and phrases worth highlighting. Each of these profound verses can, and have been, the basis for talks and lessons.  Many of these … Continue reading Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (21): Memorable Profound Verses – Mormon & Moroni

Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (19): Memorable Profound Verses – Alma

The Book of Mormon is filled with memorable verses that contain profound truths and rich doctrine. These verses are a powerful witness of the Book of Mormon divinity.  Every chapter includes verses and phrases worth highlighting. Each of these profound verses can, and have been, the basis for talks and lessons.  Some of these verses … Continue reading Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (19): Memorable Profound Verses – Alma

Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (18): Memorable Profound Verses – Nephi

 The Book of Mormon is filled with memorable verses that contain profound truths and rich doctrine. These verses are a powerful witness of the Book of Mormon divinity. Every chapter includes verses and phrases worth highlighting. Each of these profound verses can, and have been, the basis for talks and lessons.  Some of these verses … Continue reading Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (18): Memorable Profound Verses – Nephi