Joseph Smith’s Seer Stone

Just as we lean on technology today in order to translate texts, why should it be a strange thing for the Prophet Joseph Smith to lean on the technology that the Lord made available to him?

Biblical Criticism & Isaiah in the Book of Mormon

I do not like the expression Biblical Criticism as it may appear as an attack on sorts on the Bible, so I prefer the expression Biblical Text Evaluation. We will here introduce the topic of...

Here am I, send me: Covenants we made in the pre-existence

When we hear the words, “Here am I, send me” we think of our Redeemer, as He volunteered to be our expiator (Abraham 3:27). How sublime. How tender. How terrible the price...

The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones

Because I wrote Isaiah Testifies of Christ over a twenty-year period, I began to incorporate my personal journal into the exegetical explanations. One such example had to do with the September 11,...

Finding Hope in Christ’s Atonement Justification, Sanctification & Grace

his is how we begin to climb that ladder that the Prophet Joseph Smith spoke about. The Spirit will be there to hold out His hand to us all along the way, through the principles of grace, justification and sanctification.

King James Version: Not Obsolete Searching the Scriptures Series

In 1992 the First Presidency released this statement in support of the King James Version: “Since the days of the Prophet Joseph Smith, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has used the...

Parting the Veil Part III: Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall answer—Isaiah...

In this third article in the series, we will first share a word of comfort and hope; and then address the importance of never giving up when it comes to increasing revelatory experiences—these may become an anchor to our souls in times of uncertainty.  I have a special place for that night when it rained when it was impossible for it to rain.
Revelations that Part the Veil

Revelations that Part the Veil Part II: Then shalt thou call, and the Lord...

Although we have been promised that we may come to “know the truth of all things” (Moroni 10:5), much of this knowledge will be given after we cross the veil. Now, we must live...
Prayers that part the veil

Prayers that part the veil Part I: Then shalt thou call, and the Lord...

Would you like to consistently receive answers to your prayers? I hope the following remarks will strengthen your ability to perceive the whisperings of the Spirit; to discern the presence of the Holy Ghost...

The Lord is our Stay and our Staff Isaiah 3:1

Isaiah 3:1 speaks of the (1) devastating punishment that would befall Judah for her disobedience. But our main focus will be on (2) how some translations and manuscripts coincide with the Inspired Version; and...