The Preparing of a Prophet

The Preparing of a Prophet

Today I had the opportunity to speak on the topic of Joseph Smith, Jr. As I pondered what specifically to address, the preparing of a prophet is what came to mind.   In the Book of Mormon, we find the words of the prophet, Nephi:   And it came to pass that...
Traits of a True Prophet

Traits of a True Prophet

Recently, Huffington Post ran a blog entry by Christian Piatt on the 5 traits of a false prophet. While it can be useful to know what a prophet is not, it is even more useful to be able to identify what a prophet is and how to know when you’ve really found one. As a...
Joseph Smith, Jr: Prayer and Personal Revelation

Joseph Smith, Jr: Prayer and Personal Revelation

One of the key differences between the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often referred to as Mormons, and other Christian faiths, is our belief that Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father strongly encourage personal prayer and revelation. Joseph Smith, Jr.,...
Thomas S. Monson: A Latter-Day Prophet

Thomas S. Monson: A Latter-Day Prophet

As surely as the sun rises in the east every morning, each of us will face the day when we shuffle off this mortal coil and report to our God. At this time we will be greeted by loved ones and ancestors who have carefully watched our progress on earth. It will be a...

Joseph Smith, Jr – Lectures on Faith

In Joseph Smith, Jr.’s “Lectures on Faith” he teaches many powerful lessons, one of which is: Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. (Hebrews...
Lorenzo Snow: The Holy Ghost

Lorenzo Snow: The Holy Ghost

Baptism is something that is common to many Christian factions across the globe. Many favor the “sprinkling” method, while other Christians, like Mormons, use the “immersion” method as was the baptism of Jesus Christ. Baptism by immersion in...
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