Trusting Personal Revelation (Over well-meaning words of Respected Others)

To someone confused about whether to trust her revelation about what to do for her family or weather to trust her grandfather’s revelation for her which was contrary to her own: You get more direct revelation for your family than your grandpa does for your family. your family is an independent unit separate from yourRead more

The Dispensation of the Fullness of Times has Come: Finally! A Good Taste in our Mouths for Religion!

The Dispensation of the Fullness of Times has Come: Finally! A Good Taste in our Mouths for Religion! by Nate Richardson We are living in a day foretold by prophets of old, and can expect more direction than cliché church answers to life’s questions from the Catholic and Protestant churches. Mormonism is vastly different thanRead more

Should we Limit our Studies to General Authorities & Conferences?

A rebuttal: This is a response to a letter from a friend. I had sent him several of my compositions on gospel and social issues and theories (including information on the dangers of the CSE (Comprehensive Sex Ed program), and some resources on how to combat it with a better/appropriate method.). The friend seemed concernedRead more

Consequences of Rejecting the Prophets, Including Less Access to the Word of God

Consequences of Rejecting the Prophets, Including Less Access to the Word of God by Nate Richardson RichardsonStudies.com Updated 2-5-18 One reason General conference is different now than it was 20 years ago is because times change and new needs arise. This is obvious. This is why we even have a church today and not relyRead more

The Joseph Smith Translation: Precious Truths Restored, by W. Jeffrey Marsh, Summary & Audio

The Joseph Smith Translation: Precious Truths Restored by W. Jeffrey Marsh Summary & Audio by Nate Richardson Updated 1-31-18 RichardsonStudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com Audio of this Summary: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B39k4ZFVUPhuWnhPN1ZaeGliak0/view?usp=sharing This is a lecture based on his book. This lecture can be found in the BYU Media Library on CD. -Moses 1:40-41 refers to the JST, that God wouldRead more

The Church of the Firstborn as Taught by the Prophets

For a video presentation of this article, click here In a study of The Church of the Firstborn, one may also look for phrases with a similar meaning such as the following: the Second Comforter calling and election made sure the more sure word of prophecy sealed up unto eternal life exaltation joint heirs withRead more

Special Witnesses of Christ

Special Witnesses of Christ Powerful LDS leader Quotes witnessing firsthand knowledge of God compiled by Nate Richardson Updated 1-31-18 RichardsonStudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com -“I know, with a testimony more powerful than sight, that as the Lord declared, ‘The keys of the kingdom of God are committed unto man on the earth [from the Prophet Joseph Smith throughRead more

Signs of the Times Scriptures by Topic – Compiled by Donald Parry

An Appendix from ‘Understanding the Signs of the Times’ by Donald Parry. The full text I most highly recommend, it is a very non-speculative & non-dogmatic treatise of this topic which highlights scriptures and words of modern prophets. Table of Contents: Gathering of Israel Events that will prepare the earth for the Millennium Physical ConditionsRead more

The Book of Revelation & The Last Days – Institute New Testament Manual – Highlights

This is a condensed version of the Church’s New Testament Institute manual chapters dealing with the book of Revelation, the scripture references there from, with little to no commentary with those references. Most of the wording here is from that manual also. This also shows passages from other books of scripture that go along withRead more

Scripture Study, LDS Quotes

Scripture Study LDS Quotes Compiled By Nate Richardson Updated 1-27-18 RichardsonStudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com -Studying one verse of scripture for 45 minutes is often the most enriching form of scripture study. (Elder Neil A. Maxwell of the 12 Aposltes; ask Stake President Chad R. Wilkenson of Saratoga Springs for the reference) -“Perhaps you may ask me whyRead more

Instruments of Revelation Testifying of Christ: Rod of Aaron & Cowdry, Seer Stone of Joseph Smith, etc.

Instruments of Revelation Testifying of Christ: Rod of Aaron & Cowdry, Seer Stone of Joseph Smith, etc. compiled by Nate Richardson updated 1-23-18 richardsonstudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com Photos of the Seer Stones in the new volume of the Joseph Smith papers. The LDS Church, in cooperation with the Church of Christ announces the release of the printersRead more

Increased Accountability and Expectation of the Latter-day Saints Compared to other Christians etc. Why this is so, including discussion on theosis and extra-biblical scripture: A response to a non-LDS Christian

Increased Accountability and Expectation of the Latter-day Saints Compared to other Christians etc. Why this is so, including discussion on theosis and extra-biblical scripture: A response to a non-LDS Christian by Nate Richardson 2-13-17 richardsonstudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com The increased accountability and expectation because of being LDS: Firstly, we LDS people believe we have more truth. SinceRead more

Deficiency of the Bible as Solo Compass

Deficiency of the Bible as Solo Compass Including the Executive Officer Metaphor A response to a non-LDS Christian by Nate Richardson 2-13-17 richardsonstudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com Here is treated a few items of disputation among Christians, and the resolution thereto as authoritatively and decisively declared by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the only trueRead more

Continuing Revelation from God

Continuing Revelation from God by Nate Richardson updated 1-16-18 rrnmailbox@gmail.com richardsonstudies.com -The records of scripture got corrupted (God lets bad things happen, like child abuse etc; he respects the agency of people, there must be opposition in this life if we are to grow) and He used Joseph Smith to get the records back intoRead more

Closed Cannon Rebuttal

Closed Cannon Rebuttal by Nate Richardson updated 1-16-18 rrnmailbox@gmail.com richardsonstudies.com Response to Article about closed cannon of scripture “The Canon of Scripture (Wayne Grudem)” from https://www.biblicaltraining.org/library/canon-scripture-wayne-grudem as well as a few other questions about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and their doctrine. Responce by Nate Richardson. See also other compilations of mineRead more

New LDS 1st Presidency News Conference, 1-16-18, summary

New LDS 1st Presidency News Conference 1-16-18 summary by Nate Richardson rrnmailbox@gmail.com richardsonstudies.com Visible video by clicking here or at this URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1qL2aWgcJ0 7 Questions from news media groups responded to by the new LDS 1st Presidency: 1. How plan to respond to LGBT issues? 2. What plan to do to face issues? 3. ChurchRead more

Study Guide to the Facsimiles of the Book of Abraham by Allen Fletcher, summary and audio

A Study Guide to the Facsimiles of the Book of Abraham by Allen J Fletcher Summary and audio by Nate Richardson Updated 1-15-18 rrnmailbox@gmail.com richardsonstudies.com Audio version of this summary, click here or use this URL: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B39k4ZFVUPhuZHlNbE5oTWxqSFk/view?usp=sharing The Facsimiles of the Book of Abraham are a part of The Pearl of Great Price. The PearlRead more

A Marvelous Work and a Wonder by LeGrand Richards, summary

For a video presentation of this article click here. -Luke 10:1 we are sent out 2 by 2 as them of old. We are who Jeremiah spoke of when he said I will send hunters to gather them from the rocks and the fishers to search and gather Israel. -Instruction in the New Testament notRead more

Planted: Belief and Belonging in an age of Doubt, by Patrick Mason, review

Planted: Belief and Belonging in an age of Doubt, by Patrick Mason book review brief by Nate Richardson updated 1-1-18 Planted is written for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Particularly, it’s for long time members who have questions about church doctrine and teachings, or otherwise struggle with faith in JesusRead more

Continuing Revelation from God: scriptures, fairmormon.org, quotes, and commentary

Continuing Revelation from God Uses scriptures, fairmormon.org, quotes, and commentary summary by Nate Richardson updated 1-1-18 richardsonstudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com -The records of scripture got corrupted (God lets bad things happen, like child abuse etc; he respects the agency of people, there must be opposition in this life if we are to grow) and He used JosephRead more