We are Wicked as Sodom – Prophet Quotes

-“…when I review the performance of this people in comparison with what is expected, I am appalled and frightened. Iniquity seems to abound. The Destroyer seems to be taking full advantage of the time remaining to him in this, the great day of his power. Evil seems about to engulf us like a great wave,Read 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

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

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

Reasons for God having his people kill others

Reasons for God having his people kill others perhaps even women and children By Nate Richardson Updated 1-27-18 RichardsonStudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com Examples of it in the texts: Joshua bringing Israel into Canaan. There are really no other examples than this of God’s people being asked to kill whole societies including their younglings and women.In the oldRead more

Book of Mormon & Pearl of Great Price Lectures by Hugh Nibley, notes

Book of Mormon & Pearl of Great Price Lectures by Hugh Nibley notes by Nate Richardson richardsonstudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com Topics: philosophy, repentance, forgiveness, honesty, emotion, faith, war, time, creation, Adam, practicality/conservationalism, Satan, we are liable to fall, gifts, prophecy, joy, visions, vocation Notes principally taken from his Book of Mormon and Pearl of Great Price courses.Read 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

The Cave of Montesinos from Cervantes’ Don Quijote, Analysis

The Cave of Montesinos from Cervantes’ Don Quijote Analysis by Nate Richardson 2014 rrnmailbox@gmail.com richardsonstudies.com The Cave of Montesinos is about how in Quijotes inner self he sees himself as something very different than an old commoner who, yet intellectual and likes to tead, is just a man like the rest of us. The encouragementRead more

Becoming a Disciple By Elder Neal A. Maxwell, Full text

Becoming a Disciple By Elder Neal A. Maxwell Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles Full text Original article from https://www.lds.org/ensign/1996/06/becoming-a-disciple?lang=eng He who bore the atoning yoke has asked us to “take my yoke upon you and learn of me.” Indeed, the taking of Jesus’ yoke upon us is what constitutes serious discipleship. How gratefulRead more

An Unlikely Mormon: The Conversion Story of Glenn Beck, summary

An Unlikely Mormon: The Conversion Story of Glenn Beck summary by Nate Richardson updated 1-16-18 rrnmailbox@gmail.com richardsonstudies.com -I have been stocked by God my whole life -God has been relentless with me -God had a baptismal rifle, “Hold it, hold it, almost….!” -Growing up my life got more screwed up as I grew older whenRead more

The Atonement: ‘After All We Can Do’ By Brad R. Wilcox, full text & audio

His Grace Is Sufficient by Brad Wilcox of the Sunday School General Board July 12, 2011 • Devotional Text video & audio from https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/brad-wilcox_his-grace-is-sufficient/: Full text: I am grateful to be here with my wife, Debi, and my two youngest children—who are currently attending BYU—and several other family members who have come to be withRead more