Part 4: To This End Was I Born

Part 4: To This End Was I Born

Originally delivered December 2009 Okay. So Brian, in a sort of odd way, asked me to give a talk, or to speak on the subject of Christmas in conjunction with liberty and agency and freedom. And my first thought was, if I do this, am I going to have to give a talk on...

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...

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...

Mingled with Scripture – GenCon 2015

Here are the words of scripture from conference as delivered line upon line, here a little and there a little. 11.5 hours of conference and this is every line read during the 11.5 hours. Some thoughts: Are the scriptures just a bunch of short cute phrases? Does God...

The Fruit of the Tree of Life

“Wherefore, the wicked are rejected from the righteous, and also from that tree of life, whose fruit is most precious and most desirable above all other fruits; yea, and it is the greatest of all the gifts of God. And thus I spake unto my brethren. Amen.” (1 Nephi...