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

Emulating the Godhead in the Pre-Mortal, Mortal, & Post-Mortal Existence

Overview: The Holy Ghost is a member of the Godhead. The Holy Ghost is a spirit, and shows us how to live in a premortal state. Those who prove worthy there eventually come to an earth to live. Jesus Christ is another member of the Godhead. Jesus Christ came to this earth 2000 years agoRead more

Adoption To The Household of the Gods

Part 1: PERPETUAL PARENTHOOD AS A PERPETUAL JOY Part 2: ADOPTION INTO THE FAMILY OF YOUR CHOOSING UNTO EXALTATION OR DAMNATION Part 3: HOW AN IMPERFECT MAN BECOMES A PERFECT GOD   Part 1: PERPETUAL PARENTHOOD AS A PERPETUAL JOY: —-The parent who watches his children grow has joy and sorrow, joy at their progress,Read 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

The Essential Foot Soldier

Thesis: Like a soldier acting in his assignment will lead to victory in the battlefield, so a humble family centered life is the key to fulfilling God’s plan, including the attainment of Godhood for all who qualify. Jesus Christ & Lucifer are prototypical examples of how any person can select either exaltation or damnation. TheRead more

Heavenly Mother as Nucleus of Universe

Heavenly Mother as Nucleus of Universe by Nate Richardson, updated 4-10-18 -Mother is life, father witnesses and testifies that mothers message is life, she is the personification of life. -Dad points to mom and says, “see? Mom is the ideal. I’ll teach you how to go create more copies of this perfection.” Dad pushes theRead more

Early Marriage and Parenthood Theory

Early Marriage and Parenthood Theory by Nate Richardson updated 4-7-18 RichardsonStudies.com -other similar reading: Family and Godhead in plan of salvation: http://richardsonstudies.com/2018/04/07/family-godhead-plan-salvation-pdf/ Exponential Exaltation Theory: http://richardsonstudies.com/2018/02/18/exponential-exaltation-theory/ 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 REBELSRead more

Time Travel: The Privilege and Cross of the Saviors

Time Travel: The Privilege and Cross of the Saviors by Nate Richardson 2-9-18 RichardsonStudies.com Note: Literal Time Travel is impossible, I think even for God. It would alter the agency of man. Of course visions of past and future are possible. This essay is about helping others and putting yourself in their shoes, and theRead more

Exponential Exaltation via Childbearing

Logical and Arithmetical Evidence of the Superior Benevolence of Large -Since charts are not easily converted to this website, 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 theRead more

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

Children: An Heritage (Inheritance) of (from) The Lord What & Why is a Parent here & in Eternity by Nate Richardson Updated 2-14-18 RichardsonStudies.com 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 theirRead more

Kolob Theorem by Lynn Hilton, Summary

Kolob Theorem by Lynn Hilton Summary & audio by Nate Richardson Updated 1-31-18 RichardsonStudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com -For a downloadable audio recording of this document, see https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B39k4ZFVUPhuVXRzSlJlUlVnQ1k/view?usp=sharing -(*I note, this theory expands the mind and is glorious and has great evidence: but I must caution: I don’t hold this as Church doctrine, and I think our galaxyRead 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

The Fountain of Life by President Boyd K. Packer, summary

The Fountain of Life by President Boyd K. Packer BYU Devotional, March 1992 Summary by Nate Richardson Updated 1-31-18 RichardsonStudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com 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 – says love between husband and wife canRead 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

Magnify Your Priesthood, LDS Quotes

Magnify Your Priesthood LDS Quotes compiled by Nate Richardson Updated 1-24-18 RichardsonStudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com -“ if it (your Priesthood) is magnified, your priesthoodservice will bless Heavenly Father’s children more thanyou can now imagine is possible.” (President Eyring April 2011 Conf. Report “Learning in the Priesthood,” Ensign orLiahona, May 2011, 62–65 https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2011/04/learning-in-the-priesthood?lang=eng) -“ I found three wonderfulRead more

Year End Analysis 2016 by Joel Skousen, notes & video

Year End Analysis by Joel Skousen – 2016 notes by Nate Richardson updated 1-23-18 editor@richardsonstudies.com For the video of this presentation, click here or use this URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lQk-ifNcXU -Obama said illegals who vote won’t be prosecuted; this calling for violation of law was an impeachable offence. -When FBI director Comey exonerated Hillary Clinton saying thatRead 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

The book of your future written in YOUR Handwriting: Omniscience of God doesn’t disable your agency, Marriage included

The book of your future written in YOUR Handwriting: Omniscience of God doesn’t disable your agency, Marriage included A blockbuster by Dr. Jason Carroll, BYU brought to you by Nate Richardson richardsonstudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com This is the most profound thing I’ve heard in years: We don’t need to think about marriage as “a needle in aRead more

Pre-Mortality, Corporal Resurrection, & Eternal Family

A letter to a friend (non-LDS Christians think that we did not live before this earth, and that the resurrection isn’t literal, and that the family is not eternal. They think there can’t be any truth except what is written in the bible, not allowing more modern universal modern written word from God. This letterRead more

Directing Youths about Vocation in non-harmful ways & the non-pop version of the idea that there is more to life than career

Directing Youths about Vocation in non-harmful ways & the non-pop version of the idea that there is more to life than career by Nate Richardson richardsonstudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com -When people say “yes I know its not all about career but the mighty career is so you can retire then enjoy your kids and then vacate andRead more

Exaltation Analysis

1. What knowledge rises with you in the resurrection, and those who have gained more knowledge in this life will be so far the advantage in the next life (D&C) 2. Jesus learned obedience by the things he suffered (NT) 3. If we are to gain salvation, it is by the very same way thatRead 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

Faith Hope and Charity unto Salvation

Faith Hope and Charity unto Salvation by Nate Richardson updated 1-8-18 editor@richardsonstudies.com For an audio recording of an impromptu lecture which inspired the text below, click here or use this URL: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RKyDp270C8S0semuW8sgOahNZY643hF4/view?usp=sharing 1. Faith leads to hope, hope leads to charity, charity leads to salvation. aka faith -> hope -> charity -> salvation 2. Satan’sRead more

Why We Need a Savior: God’s Plan vs. Lucifer’s Tyranny, by Elder D. Todd Christofferson

Why We Need a Savior: God’s Plan vs. Lucifer’s Tyranny by Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles audio and text excerpts from BYU Devotional on Dec. 12 2017 titled “A Message at Christmas” updated 1-8-18 editor@richardsonstudies.com   This is a brilliant lecture including points such as God being the representativeRead more

Godhead, Kingdoms, and Family as Types of Progression

-(this is not intended to be a comprehensive study of all that has been revealed about the stages of existence called “The Plan of Salvation”. For that, see official resources of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For example, this link is to an LDS manual on the several kingdoms of heaven: https://www.lds.org/manual/doctrines-of-the-gospel-student-manual/chapter-33-kingdoms-of-glory-and-perdition?lang=eng.   This document proposesRead more