Eternal Lives in The Book of Mormon

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One of several less than charitable and self-appointed sentinels of doctrine within the Mormon hierarchy spoke out against eternal lives and other scripturally sound doctrines, while at the same time promoting scripturally unsound doctrines and practices in his all-encompassing volume on LDS theology which seems to have been the most adamant quasi-official word on these matters in modern times. His successors in the role as guardians of doctrine, have all exemplified the same lack of understanding and knowledge of what The Word of God teaches. The old guard shows instead a preference for the ceremonies and well-worn platitudes of the institution, even when those tired expressions can easily be proven to be false and ungrounded … Read More

Eternal Lives in the Bible

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This might be one of the most difficult mysteries of all for occidental peoples and especially Christians to comprehend. It seems so foreign to our central traditions about salvation and the work of God among men. But the scriptures have tipped their hand in this regard and have revealed a surprising and wondrous doctrine which was known among the writers of the sacred texts we call the Holy Scriptures. As we diligently searched deeper into the words of the prophets round after round, these mysteries surfaced all over the place. And they are a central feature of The Great and Marvelous Work (GMW). As it turns out the scriptures have clearly painted a mosaic of … Read More

Mapping The Great and Marvelous Work

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Israel and Utah Comparison

Jews and Christians the world over have studied the texts of the Old and New Testaments pouring over prophecy trying to come to an understanding of what the scriptures say about the end of days. For many generations we have anticipated these coming events as occurring in and around the ancient city of Jerusalem, but we have been looking in the wrong place! By failing to see how the prophets wrote in types and shadows for the end of days, we can easily read the text incorrectly. We must follow the example of Jesus and expound the scriptures into a single unified story. (i.e. 3Nep 23:6, 14) As we previously noted, the Book of Mormon … Read More

Searching the Mysteries of The Great and Marvelous Work

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If you’re an active Mormon who loves and studies the scriptures, then you live in a paradox of contradictions in the church as disconcerting and bewildering as any enigma or oxymoron in life can be— On the one hand, you see in scripture the entreaties of God spoken through His holy prophets to search out the mysteries contained in The Word of God. On the other hand, you have the leaders of the church from the president on down through the ranks of priesthood telling you to leave the mysteries alone. Do you follow God or do you follow men? Why would men, who claim to be living prophets and apostles called of God, declare … Read More

The Great and Marvelous Work

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A Preface 8 Behold, great and marvelous are the works of the Lord. How unsearchable are the depths of the mysteries of him; and it is impossible that man should find out all his ways. And no man knoweth of his ways save it be revealed unto him; wherefore, brethren, despise not the revelations of God. (Jacob 4:8) Great and marvelous indeed are the works and revelations of the Lord. This blog is our effort to share with everyone the things which we have searched diligently to find in the scriptures. At first our discoveries were like children’s steps, but we pressed forward following where the scriptures led us. 9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? … Read More