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Acetaldehyde: A Good Reason For the Word of Wisdom

Ever since the revelation referred to as the “Word of Wisdom,” and now contained in D&C 89, was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith there has been talk of whether or not it is an effective physical health standard. I think it is perhaps beyond argument that it is effective spiritually, at least for those […]

Death Before the Fall? First Impressions

This is a follow-up to “The Age of the Earth” post, although I suppose that one was really laying the groundwork for this one.  This is where everything comes to a head (like the one shown here).  Was there death before the Fall of Adam and Eve?  It is a very delicate question, because there […]

Radically different views of Death

A couple months ago I received an email from someone who stumbled onto TempleStudy.com.  It read in part, [The Bible] is purely a creation of man to placate the ego’s fear of death and nothing more. All religion was invented to buffer the ego against the fear of death. That’s certainly one way to think […]

Seeing the Face of God in the Temple – Part 2

(Continued from Part 1) In the last part of this post we explored what it means to see the face of God in the temple.  Seeing the face of God is promised to us in the scriptures, and as we showed, it was one of the foremost purposes of the prophet Joseph Smith in building […]

Seeing the Face of God in the Temple – Part 1

The Doctrine and Covenants section 93 verse 1 reads: Verily, thus saith the Lord: It shall come to pass that every soul who forsaketh his sins and cometh unto me, and calleth on my name, and obeyeth my voice, and keepeth my commandments, shall see my face and know that I am; (D&C 93:1) This […]

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