Thursday, December 21, 2017.
While I believe there is a lot of depth being missed from Christ's teachings, it seems that every religious system which wants to lend itself credulity, is required to turn some scriptural phrase to justify whatever secret/prideful/exclusive/esoteric teaching they use to attract a following, while teaching in opposition to the whole of the rest.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017.
And it shall be said among the wicked: Let us not go up to battle against Zion, for the inhabitants of Zion are terrible; wherefore we cannot stand. And it shall come to pass that the righteous shall be gathered out from among all nations, and shall come to Zion, singing with songs of everlasting joy.
When Christ comes, the scriptures say the wicked will burn as stubble . Another scriptures says all things that are not by him shall shake and tremble untill all that remains is what is w...
Saturday, October 28, 2017.
I was hacked on the evening of Friday October 25, 2013 by the prince of demons who was trying to pass off his scripture on my Facebook page. Unfortunately, I lost some friends that day, but I supposed that was part Beelzebub s intent all along. He was very pleased to joy when he found how much support his teachings had received by Mormons and other Christian folk. He could not contain his exuberance at their response to the latest news of a police officer shooting a boy wielding a toy gun.
Saturday, October 28, 2017.
MSB FB Post: Watched Manhunt: Unabomber. They did a great job on the show, showing all perspectives. Very, very sad. One of the bombing victims made the statement that he was in it until he saw justice done. Unfortunately he ll be waiting for a long time because justice will never be done, and reaches far beyond simply putting the-stuff-immediately-in-front-of-you in a dungeon, and winds up creating more injustice. The greatest perpetrators of the events were never prosecuted and occurred deca...
Thursday, October 19, 2017.
Dreamt I was sitting in church and I saw my name on the program and the subject I was supposed to speak on, and remembered bishop CS asked me to speak the week before. I didn t have time to prepare and the hour of my talk was upon me. It was a curious subject or title, it was like the title of a poem. I wish I remembered it.
MSBJ tried to help me come up with material. Someone gave a talk on a similar subject in Relief Society, so he was going through the registry on previous talks. He found ...
Sunday, October 15, 2017.
What being a Christian to one, can mean something different to another. I believe Christ's teachings were both far deeper and more simple than we usually comprehend.
What I don't believe: the Nicean creed, the infallibility of the compilation and transmission of the books that compose our current Bible and the interpositions and agenda of many of the scriptural scribes.
I believe in Christ's divinity, yet also espouse some of the fundamental of the Eastern Hindu and Buddhist teachings, and...
Tuesday, September 12, 2017.
A certain man was brought before a court to determine whether he followed the one true prophet, seer and revelator. The man objected to his worship of God being circumscribed by false priests. He came and stood before these priests and reasoned his objections before them, using their own scriptures to witness against their abuse. These priests excommunicated the man and his excommunication was heard far and wide. This is what we must do to further remove the authority of these priests, reasone...
Thursday, September 7, 2017.
I think this (Link) explains why people do the majority of the things they do.
I can buy that this covenant is from the Lord, but I have a different frame of reference and perspective about it. Most of it I won t bother to elaborate on, but I will point out that the Law of Moses was from God too, But was only offered to the people when they rejected a higher law(they didn t realize that was what they were doing, they just wanted religion and they wanted it now, so they built a golden...
Tuesday, September 5, 2017.
From a friend (LE):
After the covenant there s a part where God is speaking to those people who accepted. The first paragraph puzzled me:
All you who have turned from your wicked ways and repented of your evil doings, of lying and deceiving, and of all whoredoms, and of secret abominations,
idolatries, murders, priestcrafts, envying, and strife, and from all wickedness and
abominations, and have come unto me, and been baptized in my name, and have received a remission of your sins, ...
Monday, September 4, 2017.
In every group there have been standards of conduct, opinions or behavior that isn t tolerated. People offended and leaving. People that can t not have an argument. People that wind up being cast out.
From the recent answer: you don t know how to disagree.
This comes from what I call a Mormon, and perhaps human lust to preach.
Can the people who claim to follow Christ s teachings, just do so? 3 Nephi 18 teaches we are not to cast any out. If, in our view they are contending, can you...
Sunday, September 3, 2017.
Empty Stroller (April 5, 2017)
Asked God a specific question.
This morning, just as I was waking up, between sleep and awake state, I intentionally asked God about what Denver is offering. I tried to let go of my own biases and beliefs and just get Gods true opinion.
I saw an image of an empty baby stroller in a short distance from me. Then I saw someone pull out a bunch light blue hats and t-shirts that had darker blue lettering on then that said best chance yet .
Doctrine of Chr...
Sunday, August 13, 2017.
I have a little more research on the authors of this document that I want to do, that I ll post here later, but I wanted to go ahead and post this now: Kohlbergs Stages of Moral Development: Implications for Theology
I took the time to read this carefully, and it s the primary subject that I ve primarily been considering for a couple of years now.
This helps in a satisfying (as opposed to many theories on this topic, which I have found lacking) and big way, to answer questions I have ...
Friday, August 4, 2017.
St Rtz Original Post: FV and I were wondering why he was kicked out of the group, as he has never received any warnings.
Ch Kd: FV was kicked??
St Rtz: yes I just noticed by reading his post and his name was gray, and asked him about it.
Ch Kd: Wow.
PJB: Wasn t me
Mk Jnsn: He is welcome to contact me. Other members were reporting his posts. Read the new Covenant post by DS, it has some relevant stuff. Steven, I think u know how to communicate with me privately...
Mk Fst: This ...
Wednesday, August 2, 2017.
I just noticed I am in this group. Thank you MB for bringing me over. I cannot understand why they kicked you out and not me. I waited a couple days to see if anyone would say anything but nope. Crickets. So I dashed this off and it was immediately taken down.
With all due respect before you the rightful administrators of this community of those who yearn to someday be acceptable individually and collectively to be worthy to walk and talk with Jesus Christ and also his Father in their glory...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017.
Something I m considering this morning:
Remember in the ten talks when Denver said he wished the talks were given by ten different people But apparently, in the economy of God, no one else was willing to do it ? Was this the beginning of condemnation that we relied on one man?
Many, like me, rejoiced over the tenth talk, feeling finally free from bondage.
In his interview with Tim Malone he said he mourned for days over the tenth talk. Why was he mourning? The fall of the LDS church ha...
Thursday, July 27, 2017.
This is a statement that summarizes the thoughts of the Remnant movement after the possible covenant was announced:
The principles by which I shall be governed shall be every word that proceeds from the mouth of God through His authorized minister. (A well-known luminary in the restoration movement)
I suppose this man would have joined the Danites, or applauded, or even given the Salt Sermon, both of which were highly likely to be approved by Joseph, and partaken in all the mistakes ...
Saturday, July 8, 2017.
We matter just because. Our ability to perfectly perform, to keep all the balls up in the air at all times cannot determine our absolute worth. We have a right to rest. We have a right to be and take up space in the world even when we are not busy, doing, rushing, satisfying the needs of another. (http://www.alifeinprogress.ca/flanerie-necessity-aimless-i.../)
You do not ask what is the value, or what is the use, of this feeling. Of what use is the universe? What is the practical a...
Sunday, May 14, 2017.
After revealing a more clear meaning of Eternal Punishment and Eternal Damnation , the revelation in D&C 19 goes on to say:
Therefore I command you to repent—repent, lest I smite you by the rod of my mouth, and by my wrath, and by my anger, and your sufferings be sore—how sore you know not, how exquisite you know not, yea, how hard to bear you know not. For behold, I, God, have suffered these things for all, that they might not suffer if they would repent; But if they would not repent t...
Thursday, May 11, 2017.
An oldie but goody piece of bit of satire from the Salamander Society:
Doctor: You look in remarkably good shape for a 96 year old.
GBH: Isn t it marvelous?
Dr: First let s talk about your medical history.
GBH: Do we have to get into that? As President Packer has said, Some truth is not very useful.
Dr: OK, then let s talk about what we know. I understand that you have recently been treated for cancer.
GBH: Look, it s in the past. It s behind us.
Dr: That s what we re tryi...
Sunday, May 7, 2017.
The dream starts with me living normal life. And then somehow normal life turned into a roller coaster. I could feel it pick up speed and do the dips. Somehow I knew that my youngest son was in his bed sleeping, but also in the roller coaster. I knew that he was in danger of flipping out of his crib. I went to the conductor and was angry. My next oldest son was on the roller coaster with me, and he was completely freaking out, twisting and thrashing his body. At the top of an upside down loop, m...
Friday, May 5, 2017.
Isaiah 28 Redux
The Doctrine of Christ
Temples and Parables
Adding to the Doctrine of Christ
A Second Group Reels with Wine and Strong Drink
How to Inherit Eternal Life
Fear, the Language of the Natural Man
DP s Submission to the Scripture Project Team
The Waters of Baptism and Birth into a Family
With respect to this project now underway, expect opposition. There will also be imitation and pretenders. There will be the deceived and deceiv...
Sunday, April 23, 2017.
What follows is a collection of thoughts I believe are important since Denver s last talk in St. George titled Things To Keep Us Awake at Night. I have a divided each distinct thought with headings. I have tried to keep the collection in chronological order (oldest at the top), but I didn t always date the entries. Unless otherwise noted, the thoughts are mine. I will usually denote attribution of other s thoughts, by including their initials in bold before their contribution.
Friday, April 21, 2017.
In my understanding of the Godhead, the Order of the Father is what we re striving to attain to. This is different from the Order of the Son, in that the Son assists us with the necessary experiences to help us become independent under heaven, with the spirit the Father gave to each of us. This is all through the Holy Ghost with the Son acting as the teacher.
Friday, April 7, 2017.
Today I feel like Theoden, King of Rohan.
Saturday, March 4, 2017.
I have written a few posts on this subject already, and want to add a few more notes.
Wherever it is You Want to Go
Idols and Ordinances
The Lord s Strange Act
The Telestial Glory of D&C 76
Paul, warning the saints not to follow a dead law, or they become bound to it:
Listen! I, Paul, am telling you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no benefit to you. Once again I testify to every man ...
Monday, February 27, 2017.
And your minds in times past have been darkened because of unbelief, and because you have treated lightly the things you have received—Which vanity and unbelief have brought the whole church under condemnation. And this condemnation resteth upon the children of Zion, even all. And they shall remain under this condemnation until they repent and remember the new covenant, even the Book of Mormon and the former commandments which I have given them, not only to say, but to do ac...
Friday, February 10, 2017.
I ve been on a path my entire life. One founded on God and my desire to love and serve Him, and to know Him. My memories go back to my precious childhood , with amazing parents, sitting in the living room on Sunday mornings, waiting to go to church, listening to the tape cassette player of the Book of Mormon story readers. I loved that book. I loved going to church, wearing my dresses with frilly skirts, and just feeling so good inside.
God has walked with me my whole life, and so often He ha...
Thursday, February 9, 2017.
It has been said Priesthood is an association with heavenly beings. If a person has contact with the Holy Ghost, that is a heavenly association. The person who has contact with the Holy Ghost also has an association with the best in every one else who has, in any degree, contact with this heavenly spirit. As soon as a person acts in their own will, to aggrandize themselves, to get popularity, to be lifted up and admired in the eyes of man, it is contrary to the best interests of the heavenly spi...
Thursday, February 9, 2017.
KF: As members of the church are we all seeking the blessing of another comforter or the second comfortor ? and is it achievable for all who are worthy or is it something that only some are able to achieve? Like a pre destined spiritual gift of you are worthy?
This is what I was reading about it http://eom.byu.edu/index.php/JesusChrist,Second_Comforter
And is it something that happens in this life?
TB: In short - it is a reward for exact obedience and devotion to the Lord - an indiv...
Sunday, February 5, 2017.
A person may profit by noticing the first intimation of the spirit of revelation; for instance, when you feel pure intelligence flowing into you, it may give you sudden strokes of ideas, so that by noticing it, you may find it fulfilled the same day or soon; (i. e.) those things that were presented unto your minds by the Spirit of God, will come to pass; and thus by learning the Spirit of God and understanding it, you may grow into the principle of revelation, until you become perfect in Chri...
Sunday, February 5, 2017.
I think we each have an intelligence within. It is a self-existing thing co-equal with God. We were created by God with his own thought or faith. In eternity it is difficult for us not to follow God perfectly. In time, after childhood, it is difficult to hear that voice at all. It becomes distored by other voices. Our intelligence is the light given to us by the Father, tabernacled in flesh. It is the Holy Ghost, if we will hear it speaking. It is always holy, it is us, separated in a sphere tha...
Saturday, January 28, 2017.
Your questions are more important than your answers.
The unexamined life is not worth living, Socrates supposedly said, and, I ll add, the unquestioned faith is not worth having. Don t seek easy, pat answers to difficult questions, and don t hide your faith up on a high, high shelf, like a fragile, porcelain figurine, where it will never even be faced with the threat of being broken. No, expose it to the wild, untamed, and unapologetic elements, and let them batter it until it is tattered a...
Friday, January 27, 2017.
The Law of Moses was given to a people who had no ability to live above a command and control existence. The Law of Christ is about the heart of the person. The story of the last 3400 years seems to be an allegory of the existence of the individual from their creation to salvation. In the acts of our existence, we know little to nothing ourselves, but it is given to us to act and be agents to ourselves. It is only through acting that we gain knowledge. We are given a law, and as we act without u...
Thursday, January 26, 2017.
The truth is that we never have the truth. There is always more to understand about whatever it is we think we know. So if we have some truth, we realize it is unsearchable, and we will never get to the bottom, and if we can become comfortable in that space, we can become again like a little child. If we are searching truth, there s nothing ever to defend, there s no need to debate, and debate is shied away from, because debate is not a search for or discovery into truth. It is a prideful hard...
Sunday, January 22, 2017.
And this is life eternal, that they might know God. (John 17:3)
I want to start this article of Knowing by adding this parable I read a year or two ago:
Imagine that you are in a gigantic mall where there are hundreds of movie theaters. You look around to see what s playing, and you notice a movie that has your name. Amazing! You go inside the theater, and it s empty except for one person. Very quietly, trying not to interrupt, you sit behind that person, who doesn t even no...
Thursday, January 19, 2017.
When working with a client yesterday, she channeled a very beautiful and conscious-expanding truth that I d love to share. She has been through so much pain and heartache and has struggled to understand why.
In session she saw herself in the pre-life planning stage and witnessed as she agreed to and asked for certain things because I wanted to grow and needed these experiences. I was actually excited. She saw a line of people who are in her current life who agreed to play certain roles ...
Thursday, January 12, 2017.
As it was once, it will be again. Adam was born again and received the Record of Heaven, or in other words the Holy Ghost. (Moses 6: 66.) Adam was born of the Spirit and quickened in the inner man. (Moses 6: 65.) Through this he was after the Order of the Father. (Moses 6: 67.) This same Order will return again at the end of the world. (Moses 6: 7.) The end of the world is the destruction of the wicked (JS-M 1: 4) to happen at the Lord s return. (Matt. 13: 38-40.)
Friday, January 6, 2017.
... My remarks in the first place will be upon the cause of the introduction of slavery. ... Now, says the grandfather, I will not destroy the seed of Michael and his wife, and Cain, I will not kill you nor suffer anyone else to kill you, but I will put a mark upon you. What is that mark? You will see it on the countenance of every African you ever did see upon the face of the earth or ever will see. Now I tell you what I know, when the mark was put upon Cain, Abel s children...