Existence of God and the Rise of Atheism #4: Personal Revelation

"Sunday Afternoon Sermon" Another layer of “proof” of the existence of God, is personal revelation from God. Personal revelation from God comes in many forms: inspiration, sudden flow of ideas or intelligence, promptings, premonitions, prophesies, heavenly voices, dream visions, visitations by heavenly messengers, and theophany, a personal visit by God. Although I have not experienced … Continue reading Existence of God and the Rise of Atheism #4: Personal Revelation

Personal Revelation (Pt 5/5) – Prophetic Insights

Joseph Smith: No one can receive the Holy Ghost without receiving revelation No man can receive the Holy Ghost without receiving revelation.  The Holy Ghost is a revelator. (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith p 328) Joseph Smith: Receiving revelation is a privilege of the priesthood One great privilege of the priesthood is to obtain … Continue reading Personal Revelation (Pt 5/5) – Prophetic Insights

Personal Revelation (Pt 4/5): Dreams, Visions, Visitations, Theophany

Dream and Visions Some revelations come "through the dreams of sleep or in waking visions of the mind."  (James Talmage) As the prophet Lehi wrote, "Behold, I have dreamed a dream; or, in other words, I have seen a vision." (1 Nephi 8: 2) How do we tell the difference between a mere dream and … Continue reading Personal Revelation (Pt 4/5): Dreams, Visions, Visitations, Theophany

Personal Revelation (Pt 3/5): “Seeking and Obtaining Revelation”

Personal revelation comes as a gift of grace and as a reward for striving to live the gospel and hearkening to the voice of the Lord. Personal Revelation Comes in the Lord's Time and Manner, Not Ours We cannot control when or how personal revelation comes to us. Thus, we must be patient in seeking … Continue reading Personal Revelation (Pt 3/5): “Seeking and Obtaining Revelation”

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