Joseph Smith’s Birthday -Major Accomplishments (List)

In Honor of Joseph Smith's Birthday, December 23, 1805 Ranked #1 -“Most Influential American Religious Figure” Established and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (16+ million members) Organized a missionary program resulting in millions of converts Organized and taught the duties of church membership and leadership Expounded on and expanded the meaning of … Continue reading Joseph Smith’s Birthday -Major Accomplishments (List)

8 Special Insights on the Sacrament

(Based, in part, on a talk by Elder James E. Slaughter, of the Seventy, Santa Margarita Stake Conference, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022) 1. The sacrament is for renewing all our covenants, not just baptism We often hear that, by partaking of the sacrament, we “renew our covenants of baptism.”  That is true. However, it is … Continue reading 8 Special Insights on the Sacrament

Blacks & the Priesthood – A Personal Perspective

In Honor of "Official Declaration-2" and "Juneteenth" My Personal Struggle Joseph "Billy" Johnson of Ghana, "Greatest LDS Missionary" I have always struggled with the LDS Church policy denying the priesthood to men of black African heritage. We are all God’s children. After all, the Book of Mormon proclaims that “all are alike unto God,” including … Continue reading Blacks & the Priesthood – A Personal Perspective

20 Distinctive Beliefs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

"Sunday Sermon"  The Church and the Gospel of Jesus Christ were restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith. Here is a list of just 20 of the church’s distinctive beliefs: 1. Living Prophets and Modern Revelation   “We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet … Continue reading 20 Distinctive Beliefs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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.”

The Greatest Modern Missionary -Joseph “Billy” Johnson of Ghana

Divine miracles abound in missionary work. Divine intervention accompanies the great miracle of conversion. The Lord performs miracles as his servants strive to “bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.” (Moses 1:39) Joseph "Billy" Johnson -- the Great Missionary Joseph William “Billy” Johnson may be the greatest missionary of this dispensation.  He … Continue reading The Greatest Modern Missionary -Joseph “Billy” Johnson of Ghana