My Plea at the Final Judgment: “Guilty” and “I Beg Your Pardon”

"Sunday Sermon" When I am "arraigned" at the Final Judgment, I will enter a plea of “guilty.” I willingly, and publicly, confess that I am a sinner.  However, I will immediately beg for a full pardon. I will say: “Pardon me." Or, "I beg your pardon.” I will not seek commutation.  To "commute” merely reduces … Continue reading My Plea at the Final Judgment: “Guilty” and “I Beg Your Pardon”

“It is Impossible for a Man to be Saved in Ignorance.” – D&C 131:6

Scripture Gem Doctrine and Covenants 131:6 -- “It is impossible for a man to be saved in ignorance.” My Awful Misinterpretation When I first read this scripture as a youth, I thought it meant that "ignorant," “slow,” and “uneducated” people were doomed.   I equated the three degrees of glory with the three college degrees.  … Continue reading “It is Impossible for a Man to be Saved in Ignorance.” – D&C 131:6

“Cop Murders Suspect”

Police Violence and the Rush to Judgment We need to be cautious about rushing to judgment.  This is especially true when it involves either a criminal suspect or a police officer. I know a detective who had a very traumatic confrontation was he was a young officer. He was on routine patrol in his black-and-white … Continue reading “Cop Murders Suspect”