The Book of Mormon Compared | LDS and Restoration Edition

This comparison was done to help speed the review process along. If you have any concerns, please comment below. The left side, colored with red, represents the current Latter-Day Saint (LDS) Edition of The Book of Mormon. (as of March/April 2017) The Right side, in...
Mormon Leaders Call for Zion

Mormon Leaders Call for Zion

SALT LAKE CITY – In a brazen announcement Friday morning, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has released a new “Proclamation to the World” in what they have titled, “A Call for Zion.” The proclamation comes one day before it’s annual General...

Ten Keys To Understanding the LDS Church Policy on Baptism

As I’ve pondered the new policy regarding baptism of children with gay parents, I have come to a few conclusions. By reading and pondering the scriptures, it is easy to know where this policy comes from and how it ought to be received. To understand more about this...

The Prophet’s Address to the Twelve

In the afternoon of Monday, July 2, 1839, the Prophet met with the Apostles and some of the Seventies who were about to depart on their mission to Great Britain in fulfilment of the revelation of the Lord, and instructed them. A synopsis of his remarks he placed in...

GenCon Outtakes Vol 3

And he said unto the children of men: Follow the prophet. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, how can we follow the prophet save we shall be willing to keep the commandments of the church? And the prophet said: Repent ye, repent ye, and be baptized. And also, the voice of...

Mormons are Gentiles

I was pondering about why I believe we are qualified to be the “gentiles” who reject the fulness. (3 Nephi 16:10) 1. The book of Mormon was, “Sealed by the hand of Moroni, and hid up unto the Lord, to come forth in due time by way of the...

Witnesses Testify

How does one become a “special witness” of our risen Lord? Thankfully the Lord gave us an example of what a witness of the Resurrection goes through and is required to do. Nephi desired to know the things his father had seen (Vision of the Tree of Life)....

Are We Still Condemned?

For the entire 2012 year I decided to count and notate every verse read during church. In my three hour block I would notate the verses read out loud in Sacrament, Sunday School, and Quorum Meetings. I spent part of my time in a marriage class as well. Most of the...

Look Unto Us

The thought should be pondered: Will God remove the agency of one of His leaders? If someone is called of God, can they err and lead us astray? Joseph Smith seemed to be warning the church about this when he referenced Ezekiel 14. President Joseph Smith read the 14th...

The Sermon on the Mount Compared

What would it look like to compare each of the versions on the Sermon on the Mount? I decided to take Matthew, Hebrew Matthew, The Joseph Smith Translation of Matthew, 3 Nephi, Luke, and The Joseph Smith Translation of Luke to compare the words of Christ in each. Here...