Praying for Grace Against the Odds: Episode of a Man’s Deliverance from a Mental Hospital

I saw a man at the state mental hospital who was a praying man. To see such a man there was very rare. Almost no one seemed to pray there. Doing room checks I would catch him on his knees at his bedside. I also observed that he went to worship services when they wereRead more

The ‘God Loves All Lifestyles Equally’ Fallacy: A Letter to a Friend with Same Sex Attraction

Responding to the notion that being queer means you love all people, and that God loves you, and that is enough, including a justification of setting aside the church of God.   …I’m sure you’re dealing with people walking away from your friendship over this [declaration of being Queer]. I enjoy your company and wishRead more

The Law of the Gospel by Brad Wilcox – Full Text

From BYU Idaho Education Week, July 31, 2015 Text click here Video click here Over the last few days at Education Week we have learned much about the gospel, but what exactly is the gospel? The word comes from the Old English word godspell—god meaning good and spell meaning story or news. The gospel then means good news, butRead 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

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

Why Aren’t We “Raptured” Upon Conversion?

I heard a radio preacher this morning say this, and I’ll tell you why he is wrong: “we live in the world, as Jesus said we would. Why doesn’t got rapture us as soon as we are converted? Why isn’t it that when we say, “I am a sinner, Jesus Christ, I commit myself toRead 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

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

Yoga Pants and Freedom-To-Do-Whatever Debate

Video presentation of this article: part 1, and part 2 Responding to “What’s wrong with wearing yoga pants in public? Why not just let people live the way they want?” Includes discussion on public dress, privileges of religious societies, privileges of non-religious societies, the grace of Jesus not being a do-whatever-you-want-clause, US dress vs Islamic nations dress,Read more

The Imploring God of the New Testament: Scripture References on the need for Works, primarily from the New Testament

The Imploring God of the New Testament: Scripture References on the need for Works, primarily from the New Testament by Nate Richardson Updated 1-31-18 RichardsonStudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com Works are the other aspect of grace. If grace is what God does for us, works are what God asks us to do for him. This document is toRead more

His Grace is Sufficient by Brad Wilcox, notes

His Grace is Sufficient by Brad Wilcox notes by Nate Richardson richardsonstudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com ful text available at http://speeches.byu.edu/?act=viewitem&id=1966 For a sample of other messages by Wilcox, see my document “Wilcox Sampler” by clicking here or by using this URL: http://richardsonstudies.com/2018/01/17/brad-wilcox-sampler/ -the purpose of a child practicing the piano is for the child to change inRead more

Grace

Grace by Nate Richardson richardsonstudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com See also documents “Scriptures on Grace: What God Does For Us” and “Scriptures on Works: What We Do For God” -there is an exit as well as an entrance to hell and once the people have learned what they need there they will leave and there will be rejoicingRead more