Nephites in Europe: Quest for the Nephite Remnant by the Joseph Smith Foundation – Documentary Notes

-Russel M Nelson said once we know our lineage, we will make better choices for our inheritance. -People of Iceland had a prince Nefi. A Danish Icelandic of Czech Book of Mormon, it spells Nephi as Nefi. -Japan, New Zealand, Europe, Nephites could have escaped to these places. -the Niflim family of Germany Switzerland etc.Read more

Hidden Bloodlines: The Grail & The Lost Tribes of the North by the Joseph Smith Foundation – Documentary Notes

-Joseph Fielding Smith said Jesus had marriage and children, but not to preach it, as we don’t cast pearls before swine. He said read your Book of Mormon, Mosiah 15 says the prophets are his seed. Literally. Many prophets and saints have the blood of Christ, descending from the posterity of Christ. -Joseph Smith wasRead more

A Few Notes on Joseph Smith

-To hear the prophet Joseph Smith speak at any time on any subject, Brigham Young always went, even when it meant hunger and poverty would result for himself and his household. -storekeeper, general, Mayer of Nauvoo, general in Nauvoo, Chief Judge in Nauvoo, store builder, service project leader, prophet, farmer, city founder, pioneer, employer, templeRead more

Joseph Smith & other Prophets on Recreation

“You must excuse me, but when I’m with the boys I make all the fun I can.” -Joseph Smith (see Truman G Madsen Joseph Smith lectures) For an excellent lecture on the personality and character of Joseph Smith by Truman G. Madsen, including his inclination to play sports and laugh with others: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVXkBX0JNjI -Joseph SmithRead more

Give an Answer to EVERY Man

“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:” (1 Peter 3:15) Give an answer about your hope to EVERY man? Let’s make a short list of who thatRead 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

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

The Prophet Joseph: More Than We Know by The Joseph Smith Foundation – Quotes Referenced

From this page of the JSF, click here Documents Referenced in Presentation Sermon by the Prophet Joseph Smith discussing Revelation 14 Angel, Messenger and Witness (Sermon delivered at Nauvoo temple grounds on Friday May 12, 1844) Statements Referenced in Presentation Joseph Smith “I shall read the 24th. ch of Matthew and give it a litteralRead more

Covenant on the Land by The Joseph Smith Foundation – Documentary Notes

-some think the signs of the times are dangerous and fanatical, but the Lord said in the D&C that the righteous will seek to know the signs. -Both America and Book of Mormon societies were founded on scripture. Pilgrims’ religion is what brought them to America, like Nephi’s religion is what him and his familyRead more

The Prophet Joseph Smith: More Than We Know by the Joseph Smith Foundation – Documentary Notes

For video of this presentation, click here. Key Points: The root of Jesse is Joseph Smith, he is the servant of Christ, the David of the latter days who will yet have political and ecclesiastical authority over all the earth, who will return in the flesh to lay out inheritances in Missouri the New Jerusalem,Read more

Unlocking the Mystery of the Two Prophets (Rev. 11) by the Joseph Smith Foundation – Documentary Notes

For a video presentation of this document, click here. for more visit JosephSmithFoundation.org/2prophets Overview: Joseph and Hyrum Smith are the 2 prophets spoken of in the book of Revelation which would prophecy in the last days before the coming of the Lord. Joseph Smith is the latter-day king David spoken of in the scriptures whoRead 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

Divinely Sanctioned Governments: Exploring the Prophetic Parallels in the Book of Mormon by the Joseph Smith Foundation – Documentary Notes

In the For Our Day Series -there is a painting “the apotheosis of Washington” of him surrounded by 13 women representing the colonies. Washington was found praying often during the war; there is plenty of evidence of the US as a Christian nation. Some historians call Washington a deist, but this is absurd, he consistentlyRead more

Power of the Restoration: A Firm Foundation of Faith: Finally! A Good Taste in our Mouths for Religion! Welcome to the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ

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. The restored Church of Jesus Christ is vastly different than any other church, so to you dissatisfied with religion in general, so are we, give thisRead more

The Presidents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Truman G Madsen – Lecture Notes

Madsen was a professor of Philosophy at BYU, and a Mission President, and has lead tours at Jerusalem, much Church History scholarship, many publications and films. -Under the title of each President, are things they said and did. At the end of the document are some assorted notes. -There are wonderful things here you probablyRead more

The Only True Church

  Here I demonstrate that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only true church. -“To possess a testimony of Jesus is to know that the Church, which He established in the meridian of time and restored in modern times is, as the Lord has declared, “the only true and living churchRead more

Teachings of the Presidents of the Church Manual: Joseph Smith – Book Notes

Though my notes on this text are unfinished, here are some interesting items: -revelation is here to remain p551 -to get to God we go through Jesus Christ like the ancients did. We do not go through the ancients. p166 -Celestial Kingdoms p531 -soon no peace but in Zion p186 -New Jerusalem come down outRead more

On Sacred Ground: Reflections on Joseph Smith by Truman G Madsen – Documentary Notes

  -when darkness happens, you can rejoice knowing light is about to come. Joseph Smith had such an experience just before his first vision, and when he heard one missionary had such an experience, he rejoiced knowing that soon the work would go forward well in that region. -At Joseph Smith’s first vision, he firstRead more

Joseph Smith brief note

Joseph Smith brief note compiled by Nate Richardson richardsonstudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com Topics: charity, service, martyr, recreation, flattery, Satan, obedience, countenance, -storekeeper, general, mayer of Navoo, general in Navoo, Chief Judge in Navoo, store builder, service project leader, prophet, farmer, city founder, pioneer, employer, temple builder, translator, student of languages, interpreter, reader of ancient texts, editor ofRead more

Ancient Rod of Aaron Used in Our Day by Oliver Cowdry: An Instrument of Revelation Testifying of Christ

  Thesis: How God has used physical objects as instruments of revelation to testify of Christ. Modern and ancient examples, including Aaron’s ancient rod which Oliver Cowdry used. -Truman G Madsen suggested that the reason the Book of Mormon characters had to carry the gold plates around in the desert with them in their travelsRead 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 – Lecture Notes

  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. Church leadership is white male American, how will you bring all to decisionRead more

A Marvelous Work and A Wonder by LeGrand Richards – Book Notes

  For a video presentation of this document, click here.   LeGrand Richard was a member of the quorum of the 12 Apostles, this book is a classic on fulfillment of scripture in the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ through Joseph Smith, and missionary work in these latter-days to prepare the world forRead 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