The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand: Book Notes

On my notes about Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, I put much more extensive analysis of Rands overall philosophies, and how they are in many ways, related to doctrines of the restored gospel, and the extent to which they are not. Please see that article, which is important to understand how Rands works can beRead more

Evolution of Species is Incomprehensible – President Russel M Nelson Quote

“to think that man evolved from one species to another is, to me, incomprehensible… Man has always been man. Dogs have always been dogs. Monkeys have always been monkeys. It’s just the way genetics works…We have this doctrine, recorded in the Doctrine and Covenants, Section 101: “When the Lord shall come again, he shall revealRead more

Is Genesis History? – Documentary Notes

Caution: these are my notes on my understanding of the presentation, and do not exactly capture the ideas presented.   -Mt. Saint Helens made geological structures which we usually attribute to being extremely old. Deep bedrock can be cut in just a few days with powerful mudslides. Catastrophic processes can make big things happen fast.Read more

The Family: A Proclamation to the World 1995 – Full Text

By The First Presidency and Council of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Full text from https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/the-family-a-proclamation-to-the-world/the-family-a-proclamation-to-the-world?lang=eng This proclamation was read by President Gordon B. Hinckley as part of his message at the General Relief Society Meeting held September 23, 1995, in Salt Lake City, Utah. (It remains aRead more

God’s People are His Glory: A Key to Knowledge of Eternity

Mormon 8:15 defines the glory of God as his covenant people. God is full of glory, having a numerous people, and his glory grows forever, the more people come follow him. He continues to have children. He doesn’t rule over anyone save they are his child. That is how heaven works. It’s structured in families,Read more

Effective Co-Creators: Everyday Saviors on Mount Zion

Thesis: not only God, but humans also, have the power to vastly effect, or “CREATE” the eternal destiny of human beings. Your contributions are significant, for good or ill. God’s plan includes, and perhaps is even based on, humans impacting each other. Complacency with the idea that “God will take care of everyone” is notRead more

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand – Book Notes & Commentary

I do not openly endorse Rand’s materials, but have found, as with the apocrypha, lots of good in them. If the reader can throw out the bad and keep the good, discerning which is which by the spirit of God, there are things here which can lead a soul to do good, work hard, andRead more

Man is Become As God: Spiritual Capitalism & Why Life is Hard

(Man is become as God echoes Genesis 3:5, 22; Alma 42:3; Alma 12:34, 21 & other scriptures) I ask, “God why is life so hard?” I hear no answer. I think to myself: ‘I sort of make it hard on myself, but the difficulty brings such rewards, that I chose to go through it.’ ThenRead more

The Gospel of Creation Theory

The Gospel of Creation Theory By Nate Richardson RichardsonStuidies.com 6-22-18 Thesis: not only God, but humans also, have the power to vastly effect, or “CREATE” the eternal destiny of human beings. Your contributions are significant, for good or ill. God’s plan includes, and perhaps is even based on, humans impacting each other. Complacency with theRead more

Early Marriage and Parenthood Theory

Other similar reading at Richardson Studies: Family and Godhead in plan of salvation Exponential Exaltation Theory Great Expectations of Young People   List of points:   AGE OF MARY at her wedding and birth of Jesus “YOUNG” PEOPLE CAN DO GREAT, historic examples ARRANGED MARRIAGES have less divorces FORBIDDEN, THE YOUTH REBELS CAREER AT EARLIERRead more

Exponential Exaltation via Childbearing

Evidence of the Superior Individual Global Impact of bearing a Large Posterity   -for exclusive arithmetical evidence (the core of this theory) not featured on this page, see attached Excel Document here: Exponential Exaltation Theory by Nate Richardson, Updated 2-17-18, RichardsonStudies.com   I’ve calculated 6 generations (240 years) into the future to show the amountRead more

Children: An Heritage (Inheritance) of (from) The Lord: What & Why is a Parent here & in Eternity

For video of this presentation, click here. Are our children ours or do we return them to God later? Well, a bit of both. Join me for this thrilling exploration of eternal promises related to parents and their children, including the doctrine of adoption, which sheds more light on the eternal mysteries of who GodRead more

The Fountain of Life by President Boyd K. Packer – Lecture Notes

BYU Devotional, March 1992 recorded in his book Things of the Soul, 105–17 also recorded in Eternal Marriage Student Manual pg.141-146 see https://www.lds.org/bc/content/shared/content/english/pdf/language-materials/35311_eng.pdf for the address see http://www.podfeed.net/episode/The+Fountain+of+Life+Boyd+K.+Packer/1761621 or http://www.byutv.org/watch/f6816669-24fc-46d3-ae39-2b5d085ea5ce/byu-devotional-address-boyd-k-packer-32992 – love between husband and wife can be constant in Fountain of Life devotional. -One kind of flesh of men, another kind of beasts -HomosexualityRead more

Creationism Vs Evolution Debate Ken Ham And Bill Nye 2014, notes

Creationism Vs Evolution Debate Ken Ham And Bill Nye 2014[Full] (Ham is associated with AnswersInGenesis.org) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekse95-owyo notes by Nate Richardson Updated 1-24-18 RichardsonStudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com I think the truth is probably somewhere in between what both of these guys say. On the one hand, the bible can have some of it symbolic, etc, and one ofRead more

Book of Mormon & Pearl of Great Price Classes at BYU by Hugh Nibley – Notes

Notes principally taken from his Book of Mormon and Pearl of Great Price courses. These courses are in audio format and some video format available at church bookstores.   Topics: philosophy, repentance, forgiveness, honesty, emotion, faith, war, time, creation, Adam, practicality/conservationalism, Satan, we are liable to fall, gifts, prophecy, joy, visions, vocation     -BrighamRead more

Creation without Organic Evolution Theory, LDS quotes

See also my document “In Favor of Science” quotes compiled which potentially support some of the ideas of organic evolution, or other contemporary science, if such is backed by evidence (the theories are often not). Beware this topic is controversial, some views of past church leaders may not represent official church views, and official LDSRead more