Selected Images from David Hocking’s Annotated Book of Mormon: Overwhelming Evidence for the North American Setting

These images are not to be used for profit and are shared with permission of the author. Please visit www.beaconlightbooks.com for more information. These are a small sampling of the wonderful pictures charts and text you’ll find in his books, be sure to get copies of these landmark works! He identifies the Nephites as the HopewellRead more

On the Doctrinal Validity of Joseph Smith Papers, Journal of Discourses, “Saints” Histories, Etc.

Brigham Young taught that his sermons and those of his brethren were to be taken as scripture, just as much as those in the standard works. This of course is true when it holds true to the doctrines established in the standard works. Living oracles are indeed more important than written scripture, as relying onlyRead more

March 2021 CURRENT EVENTS: THE RICHARDSON STUDIES GAZETTE

Satanists sue for religious right to ritual abortions – Washington Times https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/mar/6/satanists-sue-for-religious-right-to-ritual-aborti/ Reaction to COVID-19 Vaccine Caused Man’s Skin to Peel Off: Doctors …“We ruled out all the viral infections, we ruled out COVID-19 itself, we made sure that his kidneys and liver was okay, and finally we came to the conclusion that it wasRead more

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February 2021 CURRENT EVENTS: THE RICHARDSON STUDIES GAZETTE

US ‘Mysteriously’ Sees Lowest Flu Season On Record During COVID Pandemic However, as we previously highlighted, other health experts have suggested that flu cases are so dramatically low because influenza cases are being falsely counted as COVID cases — ZeroHedge Amazon Under Fire For Blocking An Anti-Transgender Book Amazon appeared to deplatform Ryan Anderson and his best-sellingRead more

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The Beatles: a Fulfillment of the Anti-Christ

There are other dual fulfillments of the antichrist, but this bands epic anti-Christ impact around the world as well as the Paul death coverup fulfill apocalyptic scripture. Sections: 1 OF 4 BEASTS DIES, IMAGE REVIVED: PAUL MCCARTNEY SUBLIMIMAL MESSAGES BACKWARD LYRICS, DEMON POSESSION CHRISTIANITY WENT DOWN CALLED THEMSELVES GOD ANTI-FAMILY ANTI-RELIGION JUST A POP BANDRead more

Topical List of Best Books to Re-Read Through Life

Sections: Scriptures Religious Doctrine Life of Joseph Smith Religion Manuals Religion & Temples in Antiquity End Times Prophecy Marriage & Parenting Education Government Conspiracy History Economics From the Reformation Classical Literature Poetry Science Nutrition Psychology Philosophy Scriptures: -The Holy Bible -The Book of Mormon -The Doctrine and Covenants -The Pearl of Great Price -Semi-Annual GeneralRead more

Lecture Notes on “Revelation 12 Sign on September 23, 2017 is NOT what we thought” by Kevin Prince of the Gospel Lessons YouTube Channel

    Lecture notes based on this video: https://youtu.be/MFwwgYbdlRA As usual see the full lecture for much more detail than is presented here! The September 23 Virgo sign in the sky happened just after the Jewish New year around September 22 1827 is the only other year where the Revelation 12 sign in the skyRead more

Lecture Notes: “Fasten your Seatbelts for the Second Coming v 2” by Followers of Jesus Christ YouTube Channel

Notes from https://youtu.be/mLkUwmPMv-Y. Much more was said than are here in the notes so be sure to review the entire presentation!   Screenshot from the presentation: The 2017 solar eclipse was on a holy day which means it’s a sign from God The X can also significant signify a crossroads or a division Upon my houseRead more

Latter-day Saint Traditionalist University: Prominent Voices of Truth

Introductory Notes: *The following are traditionalist (not progressive) authors & teachers among the Latter-day Saints who have made significant contributions to the righteous education of the saints. *Some of these have written at length on the subjects they’re mentioned in, others are people in positions of authority who have made strong traditionalist statements in theRead more

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November 2020 Current Events: The Richardson Studies Gazette

  Parler Becomes Most Downloaded App As Conservative-Driven Revolt From Twitter Intensifies Lately, Republican social media users, who have been censored or de-platformed, have embarked on a great migration to a new platform, that is, Parler, bills itself as a Twitter rival with “an unbiased social media focused on real user experiences and engagement.” — ZeroHedge NHSRead more

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October 2020 The Richardson Studies Gazette: Current Events & Analysis

EXCLUSIVE SOURCE: Biden Daughter’s Diary Details ‘Not Appropriate’ Showers With Joe As Child National File has obtained what a whistleblower has identified as a copy of the complete diary of Ashley Blazer Biden, the 39-year-old daughter of Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden, dating from during the 2020 presidential campaign. National File also knows the reportedRead more

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Apocalyptic Mentions of The 2020 October General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

  Disclaimer: These are my notes and do not represent a balanced summary of the author’s work. I have selected portions of the text which were relevant to me and placed them here in my own words, in an abbreviated fashion. Though this article introduces some main ideas from the text, it is bias towardRead more

May 2020: The Richardson Studies Gazette: Current Events & Analysis

Deep State Profiles Coronavirus Protesters as Domestic Terrorists The deep state is demonizing protesters who are taking to the streets because their livelihoods are being destroyed as a domestic terrorist threat — Big League Politics Harvard professor wants to ban homeschooling because it’s ‘authoritarian’ .. “She is concerned with families having this power, while IRead more

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70+ Signatures & Many Stories: Dear President Worthen, Stop Teaching Evolution at BYU

I compiled and sent the following to BYU President Worthen June 15, 2020: President Worthen,  Please consider my story about evolution being taught at BYU, signatures of those who feel similarly, & stories of others as presented below. I am a 2019 BYU graduate. During my wonderful time at BYU, I took many science classesRead more

The Effects of Family of Origin on an Individual’s Attachment Preferences

The Effects of Family of Origin on an Individual’s Attachment Preferences Kourtney Hernandez, Katelyn Louder, Michael Kezele, Nate Richardson SFL 290 – Brigham Young University Professor Draper   Abstract   The family an individual is raised in can change their entire schema, perception, and trajectory of life. This study seeks to understand whether the sizeRead more

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The 25 Mistakes LDS Parents Make and how to Avoid Them by Randal A. Wright, PhD

The author is a long-time social scientist and church member who has worked teaching in the CES program.   Home environment Quality time The crossroads Family traditions Children’s friends Peer pressure Television Music Movies Parental example Expressing love verbally Physical affection Support Marriage Family fun Discipline Worldy heroes Teaching correct principles Human intimacy Steady datingRead more

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Emergency Preparedness: Basic Equipment List

Table of Contents: Documents Communication Electronics Finance Food Medical Security & Armory Shelter & Clothing Transportation   Documents   -passwords -passports -bank account numbers -key phone number & email & address contacts (don’t depend on social media as your only way to contact someone; use social media to collect needed contact info in case ofRead more

Baseline Rules for Righteous Parenting

DON’T:   -don’t inflict physical harm -don’t yell -don’t instill fear -don’t expect immediate obedience -don’t withhold meals & snacks -don’t isolate -don’t humiliate/ridicule/belittle/mock -don’t selectively enforce rules -don’t make threats & rules you aren’t willing to follow through on   DO:   -out of control children should be kept near a parent until theyRead more

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Joy: The Key to Learning

Here are ways to ensure that any training has joy at its center, so the learner remains motivated and rewarded for his efforts. We will look at just a few subjects:     Language: Teach speaking skills so some even if small communication can take place, long before details of grammar, conjugations, declensions, etc. areRead more

Homeschool Forums

-Large Family Homeschoolers (626 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/230225423659316/ -Large Family Homeschoolers (another group, 38 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/1627937923988768/?ref=br_rs -LDS Homeschooling & Unschooling of Northern Utah (201 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/LDSHSUSNUtah/ -Utah County Homeschoolers (712 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/548091715279811/ -Utah Homeschool Mentors (2,358 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/293628930774982/ -Utah Homeschoolers Network (1,140 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/UtahHomeschoolersNetwork/ -Large families of 4+kids – Homeschooling (280 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/137692863532395/?ref=br_rs -Utah LDS Homeschoolers (634Read more

Educational Resources

Library Resources:   -britannica.com -Online Liberty Library – free pdf etc. – oll.libertyfund.org -librivox.org – free public domain audiobooks -archive.org – free public domain texts, movies, audiobooks -survivorlibrary.com (public domain PDF book downloads on many topics) -openculture.com/freeonlinecourses – Free Online Courses from Top Universities (movies, eBooks, audiobooks, textbooks, language lessons, business courses, K-12 Ed, etc.) -DeseretRead more

Modesty Forums

-Promoting Modesty for Christians on Facebook! (2,718 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/117788312305/ -Promoting a culture of life through modesty in dress (507 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/804891312881104/ -Modern Modesty (WOMEN ONLY GROUP) (5,432 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/119982558198502/ -Modern Modesty Movement Community (WOMEN ONLY GROUP) (29 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/1604163189862418/ -Marylike Modesty in the Modern World (WOMEN ONLY GROUP. PRIMARILY CATHOLIC.) (275 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/333745833373471/ -Modesty forRead 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

Possible Hebrew Meaning of Genesis 3:1

The scriptures treating Eden say that Satan was the most subtle, above all the beasts of the field (Gen. 3:1). Subtle can be translated to naked in Hebrew. It also uses that word to describe Adam and Eve, stating that they were naked. Later we read of being clothed with coats of skins. One possibleRead more

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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

Dr. Joel Fuhrman & The Nutritarian Diet – Lectures Highlights

These are my notes & commentary and do not represent a balanced summary of the author’s work. I’ve selected portions of the text which were relevant to me and placed them here in my own words, in an abbreviated fashion, with occasional added commentary. Though this article introduces some main ideas from the text, itRead more

Physical Exercise Importance – Quotes of the Prophets

“I would not want you to neglect your body. It deserves daily care. Physical conditioning through regular exercise requires self-mastery too. I marvel at Elder Joseph Anderson, now in his ninety-sixth year. For decades, the strength of his spirit over his body has induced him to swim regularly. But his motivation has never been toRead more

Grow Where You Are Planted: Why to Stop Moving Everywhere

Grow Where You Are Planted   Elder Stanley G Ellis spoke of this in a conference report not long ago, suggesting that wherever we are, we should grow, rather than be always looking to leave and live somewhere else, living reserving ourselves to give more fully in some more comfortable location or something.   IRead more

Priesthood

To heal. To help. To persuade. To reveal the future in such clarity in all it’s brightness so as to gain the confidence of your friends and lead them along to it in the bravery if sacrifice. To show them self-care in the midst of care of others. To initiate them in all things inRead more

The Way of The True Man

There is a way of manhood, of the true man, even God our father, and we becoming like him, shed various things which are not compliant with the standard of his character (and there is a female counterpart hidden presently from view for sacred protection which pertains to our trial; we know she exists butRead more

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Emulating God Through Health: Make Time, Eliminate Excuses, Develop the Taste for Zion, & A Few Things Healthy People Do

Sections: Emulating God Through Health Time for Health Eliminating Health Excuses Developing a Taste for Zion Culture Things Healthy People Do Why They Do It Emulating God Through Health Brigham Young said of the kingdom of heaven, how each person there is as breathtakingly beautiful as the next. That one would gasp and per adventureRead more

Joining The Church: Salvation, Alcohol, & Sexual Chastity

List of questions: Why would you go to heaven and not me? I’m a good religious person. What about those who never got a passport but were good people? Can they enter God’s city? If I am a good person just not a member of the church, why would I have to live with murderersRead more

The Ideal Classroom, Why we don’t Give Graded Homework, and Gospel Analogies

The following link is to a summary recent educational research supporting my claim of the minimally helpful or even hindering role graded homework can play is found here: click here Note though graded homework can be negative, feedback on assignments is still critical. Assignments aren’t tests, they are about learning, and thus ought not toRead more

The Condemnation of Modern Mental Health Science, & a Gospel Based Family Oriented Alternative to Our Perpetually Broken System

First, I acknowledge that much good can come of mental health treatment, and mental issues are often real and needing serious attention like we would give to physical illness (as taught by Elder Holland in his address “Like a Broken Vessel” https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2013/10/like-a-broken-vessel?lang=eng). Any opportunity to serve others in a genuine way is of the Lord. IRead more

Video Game Philosophy: Disadvantages & Advantages

I polled opinions from forums of homeschoolers and large families to see their feelings on video game usage, what follows is a synthesis of those opinions which highlighted the possible drawbacks of gaming. Then I show a synthesis of comments regarding possible benefits video games can cultivate.   Disadvantages -Beware the virtual reality effect, whichRead more

They Sold Their Soul for Rock & Roll & Hollywood’s War Against God: Documentaries by Good Fight Ministries

They Sold Their Soul for Rock & Roll & Hollywood’s War Against God: Documentaries by Good Fight Ministries (from GoodFight.org) Here we have a documentary on the evils of rock music historically and today. We also have short films about the same. Finally we have a documentary about Hollywood’s use of Gnostic undertones to teach rebellionRead more

Jordan Peterson Videos & Notes

Peterson isn’t right on everything but who is. There are interesting insights from his lectures on psychology, sociology, government, etc. Peterson is a Christian, but his lectures can be meaningful to a broad audience.   Jordan Peterson: Why not just be childless and happy? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z6k81PNySM ——————– Jordan Peterson – best comebacks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZ0ln8gKvDI -the politically correctRead more

Little Sleep: What to Expect, How to Stay Awake, Polyphasic Sleep, Morning Routines

“My life like my shoes, worn out in the service of God.” -President Spencer W. Kimball -when much is at stake, you must lose the calendar, and just go full throttle. This means you sleep when you must, not when a clock says something. And when you must sleep, you do so incrementally, then getRead more

Questions for the 1 Verse per Day Scripture Enthusiasts

Questions for the 1 Verse per Day Scripture Enthusiasts: By Nate Richardson, editor@richardsonstudies.com ———————————————————————————————————————— Have you heard it said that we should “read at least a verse a day in the scriptures”? In this article, I will teach why such an idea is not consistent with the gospel plan by posing a series of questions,Read more

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4 Excuses People Use To Claim The Second Coming of Christ Is Distant

4 Excuses People Use To Claim The Second Coming of Christ Is Distant by Nate Richardson, editor@richardsonstudies.com “The World is Not Bad Enough Yet” “The Lord’s People aren’t ready yet” “Much Prophecy Needs to Be Fulfilled Before He Comes (“wars, gatherings, meetings and stuff”)” “Past Prophets Thought It Was Soon, but We’re Still Waiting” Note: ForRead more

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The God of Individualized Contracts

The God of Individualized Contracts by Nate Richardson, editor@richardsonstudies.com -Read the prequel to this article titled Life is a Pickle Video presentation of this article -long have people made “deals” with God, promising actions for rewards -God has many generalized contracts with man, wherein we obey foreordained laws, and receive predetermined rewards based on lawsRead more

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Life is a Pickle

Video presentation of this article: click here For the part 2 of this article, read The God of Individualized Contracts: click here SECTION 1: Mortality is like a perpetual scenario of Adam and Eve: struggling to decide what to do to please God when it seems there is no easy way out. We must choose between hardRead more

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Objective Beauty

A popular theme in pop entertainment & media is that “anything goes” when it comes to sexuality, health, and beauty. Well, anything doesn’t go. This essay takes apart the argument that all bodies are equally beautiful, that there is no standard of beauty, and that beauty is wholly subjective. With all due respect to those whoRead more

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Universal Tolerance Debunked: Earning Respect & God’s Universal Standards by Joel Skousen

Universal Tolerance Debunked: Earning Respect & God’s Universal Standards -an excerpt from Joel Skousen’s World Affair Brief From the World Affairs Brief by Joel Skousen, November 9, 2018 (worldaffairsbrief.com)   “Utah replaced compromising Republican Orrin Hatch with former presidential contender Mitt Romney, who is already showing signs of playing up to the establishment. In his postRead 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

Recreating the Holidays: Culture Shift: HOLINESS TO THE LORD: Why Christ & Santa aren’t Compatible – And an Analogy of the Plan of Salvation as told by Holidays

Christmas is a holy week like Hanukkah. No man can serve 2 masters: help the children understand it is Christ, not Santa, that is to be thanked for their gifts.   “Jesus Christ is the source of every blessing we receive” said President Henry B. Eyring. Teach the children that gifts are from people whoRead more

The Forgotten Dream of Family Life

Fight for Your Dreams, But Dream Righteously It’s been said that you can accomplish about anything you put your mind to. Oft is heard the rallying cry toward students, salesmen with lofty monetary goals, and others, that you can win if you really focus, if you’re willing to sacrifice, etc. Then you ask yourself, “so,Read 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

Forgiveness & Tolerance

Forgiveness & Tolerance: Compiled by Nate Richardson, editor@richardsonstudies.com -“Bless our enemies. Help us to understand them, and them to understand us.” This was an oft repeated phrase in President Kimball’s prayers. (“Spencer W. Kimball: A True Disciple of Jesus Christ” by Elder Marvin J Ashton, Gen. Conf. April 1985) -Holding a grudge is rejecting Christ, and bringsRead more

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The Doctrine of Opportune Moments: Priorities of a Successful Saint

    It seems to me that there are certain ideal or opportune moments wherein if we act, we will succeed. Consider the following evidences:   (A somewhat related note: Truman G Madsen speaks of how apparently women have a particular sense of timing, they know things before men, they can discern things spiritually andRead more

Weight Loss Keys

-Mega Weight Loss from Epic Running: I heard of a man who lost over 100 pounds, I think it was 150 pounds, in 3 months by running 5 miles a day and changing his eating. I threw this in here as a hopeful thing to remember when nothing else seems to work. And running 5Read more

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Saving the Human Race by Family Centered Life Plans: A Guide for the Aspiring Charitable Heart

Saving the Human Race by Family Centered Life Plans: A Guide for the Aspiring Charitable Heart by Nate Richardson, September 2018 editor@richardsonstudies.com Topics here include a look at social work and therapists as being secondary to fathers and mothers. We compare homes to treatment centers and rehabilitation facilities. We look at balancing our desires toRead more

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Give me a State of Refuge! The Dangers of Federal Homosexuality Laws

Excerpts from my comments in a debate over laws espousing homosexuality and enforced accommodation of homosexual lifestyles in places of business. Treated are the notions that the homosexual rights movement is erasing gender from society, and that I, having a religious view of the importance of gender, should be allowed to practice my religion inRead more

Thou Shalt Keep a Journal – A Prophetic Mandate

Consider these evidences that the most important reason to learn to write is so that you can keep a journal (it’s also a good way to learn to write).   -“Although I was tired, I took out some paper and began to write. And as I did, I understood the message I had heard inRead more

A Great Terror: Decreasing Sabbath Observance & Scriptural Awareness

-“it has been frightening to me to see the churches closed, boarded up, with weeds growing in the yard, or open but empty. We face the frightening thought of a generation raised without any contact with scripture.” ((Elder Boyd K. Packer, ‘The Only True and Living Church’, Conference Report, Oct. 1971 https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1971/10/the-only-true-and-living-church?lang=eng&query=only+true+church#watch=video) -“When a communityRead more

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Childbearing

  -4 Nephi 1:10 One of the marks of a righteous civilization is that they “multiply exceedingly fast”. They love each other and know what they have should be promulgated throughout the earth every way possible. Have children, lots of them, and don’t wait around about it. This “multiplying exceedingly fast” is recorded just beforeRead more

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On Conspiracy & Staying in The Church: Responding to Christian Markham’s Two Churches Only Vol. 2

This is my response to the author of “There Are Save Two Churches Only” Christian Markham, a latter-day saint author now parted from the church. I very much enjoyed vol. 1 which showed political conspiracy, I did not enjoy vol. 2 which suggested the church is a part of that conspiracy. In some correspondence withRead more

Family Mission Plan Example

Introduction: Every family has a mission. Work together to discover this mission. Part of that mission will of course be spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ.   Categories: Memorize Learn Be Friendly Pray Finance   Memorize The 10 commandments The Beatitudes (9) The Articles of Faith (13) The “Doctrinal Mastery” Passages (100) Learn these inRead more

Developmental Outline Sketch for Raising Children

Themes herein are early autonomy via accountability, home education, empowerment with adult roles / responsibility, attention to family creation, vocation, independence, & respect. Use revelation from God to you to fine tune your personal developmental family outline.   Introduction The children need to know what blessings and expectations we have in store for them. ThisRead more

Strict Parenting

Administering Justice as a Parent in Zion While Avoiding Abuse For my companion document showing another side about Parenting with Gentleness While Avoiding Overly Enabling: Parenting with Gentleness While Avoiding Overly Enabling (*Note, spanking or other physical harm is likely never ok, and prophets have taught it likely does more harm than good, and thatRead more

Gentle Parenting – Quotes of the Prophets

Administering mercy as a parent in Zion While Avoiding Overly Enabling   (Evidences for Authoritative preferred to Authoritarian parenting) (For my companion document showing another side Parenting with Strictness While Avoiding Abuse http://richardsonstudies.com/2018/08/09/parenting-with-s…e-avoiding-abuse/ ) -““When ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.”3 That concept isRead more

Keeping a Latter-day Saint Marriage Alive: Q&A

Excerpts from a conversation with a friend which have broad application.   Topics:   Disclaimer: Limitations of and Suggested Sources for 3rd Party Marriage Advice “My spouse wants to change me” “My partner says I’m not giving my best effort since we got married” “My partner complains that I’m a stay at home mom, saysRead more

Biblical Context of Latter-day Saint Doctrine, a House Divided Principle, & The Achilles Heel of Preferring Past Prophets to Modern Prophets

Debate with a Protestant   Protestant: LDS take scriptures out of context for their doctrines. Nate (Latter-day Saint): “Ultimately it boils down to this. The LDS interpret the bible differently than other faiths. We will never agree on bible interpretation. Thank God for the Book of Mormon to clarity bible doctrine, and thank God forRead more

Q&A On Exalted Persons being served by their children, and The Eternal Ownership of a Parent to its Child

Q&A On Exalted Persons being served by their children, and The Eternal Ownership of a Parent to its Child By Nate Richardson 7-6-18 These are questions from various readers and brief responses with links to further reading. Question: Why do you say children will serve their parents in eternity? (Referring to document “Children an inheritanceRead 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

Why Satan does what he does based on Intelligence and Physics, excerpt from Hiding in Plain Sight by Ken Bowers

WHY SATAN DOES WHAT HE DOES BASED ON MATTER AND INTELLIGENCE AND PHYSICS: Excerpt from “Hiding in Plain Sight: Unmasking the Secret Combinations of the Latter-days” by Ken Bowers Compiled by Nate Richardson RichardsonStudies.com After the Amalekites and Amulonites rejected the true gospel they still built synagoges and attempted to worship God. So we seeRead more

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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

Hope of Israel: Youth Battalion of the Lord in the ‘Very Latter Days’ by President Nelson, 2018 – Lecture Notes

Full text click here Calling The Youth Battalion of the Lord in The Very Latter Days by President and Sister Nelson Worldwide Devotional to the Youth, June 2018, “Hope of Israel” Topics: For the Strength of Youth standards, giving up idle time, gathering Israel as most important event of earth at this time, your lifeRead more

Be One: Celebrating Priesthood for Africans – Lecture Notes

June 2018 Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Revelation on the Priesthood   Members of African Descent Receiving Temple and Priesthood Blessings   The Lord’s plan is not equal outcomes for everyone, but equal opportunities for everyone. The Lord often does not reveal reasons for his commandments. When Elder Oaks prayed about the reasons beingRead more

God’s People are His Glory

God’s People are His Glory by Nate Richardson RichardsonStudies.com 5-13-17 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 hisRead more

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Scripture References from “Preach My Gospel: A Guide To Missionary Service”

Scripture References from “Preach My Gospel: A Guide To Missionary Service” These are the scripture references from PMG, no more, no less. Compiled by Nate Richardson PreachMyGospelScriptorian.com RichardsonStudies.com For PDF version with better formatting: PMG Refs, complete Introduction D&C 88:77 Ch 1 What Is My Purpose as a Missionary? Your Commission to Teach the RestoredRead more

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Presentation: A Necessary Evil for the Sake of The Student: How and Why to Sell your Message

How and Why to Sell your Message Tools discussed: fitness, video, brevity, & lists.   -WHY BOTHER WITH PRESENTATION: Though I hate the idea ‘dressing for success’ and all the dogmas so closely following it, including the flowery bubbly presentation which delivers minimal information, presentation is nevertheless important. Why? Because our message is so important,Read more

JRR Tolkien Literature: The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King – Quotes

The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King The Hobbit   “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit   “ItRead more

Homeschool video clips from Blimey Cow

Homeschool video clip selections by Blimey Cow “Messy Mondays” (Jordan Taylor) Seven Lies about Homeschoolers: Seven Annoying Questions Homeschoolers Get Asked Seven more Annoying Questions Homeschoolers Get Asked: Seven Annoying Questions Homeschool Moms Get Asked: 10 Types of Homeschoolers: Homeschool or Regular School: The 12 Types of Homeschool Moms: ONLY Homeschoolers Will Understand These WordsRead more

Orson Scott Card Literature: Enders Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind – Quotes & Take-Home Messages

Enders Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind Enders Game A more through list could be made but here are some things to remember: Push your trainees, push yourself 2. Be smart 3. Why > what 4. THE PRESENT IS THE BATTLE, NOT THE FUTURE. Your life’s ‘ministry’ / ‘impact’ isn’t somethingRead more

Psychotropic Drugs create Violence & Suicide, report by Citizens Commission on Human Rights International, March 2018, full text pdf

Psychotropic Drugs create Violence & Suicide A public interest report published by Citizens Commission on Human Rights International A Mental Health Industry Watchdog March 2018 https://www.cchrint.org/pdfs/violence-report.pdf violence-report psychotropic drugs

National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI) Facts

It is known that homeschooled children perform 15-30% better on the ACT/SAT exams, and lack nothing, yea even excel in peer competence including leadership abilities and community service (see https://www.nheri.org/research-facts-on-homeschooling/). The following link shows the research to support these claims: NHERI research facts on homeschooling   What a great joy for father and mother toRead more

Celestial Education – Homeschooling in the Restored Church of Jesus Christ by Michelle Stone – Lecture Notes

Full lecture click here. See also her book.   -we don’t hate on public ed teachers, they are often very dedicated wonderful contributors -printing press, people got bible, main purpose of school was to study the bible. Libraries had sermons. -school was a very family centered thing -Joseph Smith was not as prone to perusalRead more

Public Education Fraud by Joel Skousen – World Affairs Brief Excerpt

The following is an excerpt from the World Affairs Brief by Joel Skousen dated 4-27-18   The entire world of both military and educational standards are falling as both public institutions succumb to political correctness and fail to support good judgment and discipline that are the key to success in every aspect of real life.Read 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 the Universe

-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 the children beyond the bounds of home for the sole purpose ofRead more

Principles of Priority Family Creation as being Analogous to The Fall and Atonement

-Here we define “Family Creation” as 1. marriage and 2. childbearing -We often speak of the Fall of Adam & Eve as a fall “forward”. It was a good thing. That is a core doctrine of the restored gospel. They were stuck and the only way to advance was to fall forward, and praise GodRead more

Fruits of the Romantic Evolution of Marriage: 21st Century Turmoil

PDF Version: The Post-Romantic Evolution of Mating Introduction & Thesis Pre 1900 Marriage (1000-1900 a.d.) was marriage with community friendly values. Community friendly values are values which support a strong community. Post 1900 marriage was individualistic. Individualistic marriage is any mating arrangement which is calculated to bring immediate individual satisfaction at the expense of allRead 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

Taking Care of Others Before Yourself: Excerpts from “Fear Not to Do Good” By Henry B. Eyring

Oct. 2017 General Conference https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2017/10/fear-not-to-do-good?lang=eng   -D&C 6:33 “Fear not to do good” -The Lord told His leaders of the Restoration, and He tells us, that when we stand with faith upon His rock, doubt and fear are diminished; the desire to do good increases. As we accept President Monson’s invitation to plant in ourRead more

Morality in Exchange for Equality: Ironic Feminism

Topics: modesty, feminism, cohabitation, rights, morality, premarital sex, the existence of right and wrong, rape, gun rights, out of marriage childbirth rates in 1950 vs now It seems strange to me that often women speaking for women’s rights are the ones who parade in the semi-nude in public, with extravagant amounts of cleavage, the mostRead more

The Need to Defend Truth by Elder Christofferson to Religious Educators – Lecture Notes

Full text at: https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/elder-christofferson-addresses-growing-need-defend-truth?cid=HP_TH-1-2-2018_dPFD_fMNWS_xLIDyM_   – “It has always been important not only to teach but to defend truth, and in our time that need seems to be growing,” -truth is unaffected by our preference or opinions or lobbying, it is a fixed reality -moral relativism doesn’t work if we are to have a justRead more

Ministering: Friendly Missionary Work – A Joy, A Cross, A Time Travel Analogy, & Going Beyond Servitude

Sections: Befriending Others Time Travel: The Privilege and Cross of the Saviors To Minister: Not Just a Servant, But a Friend       Befriending Others -befriend those different than you. Travel from your planet to another’ to investigate the alien species, to learn to love it and help it rise with you. Each personRead more

A House Full Of Females: Plural Marriage And Women’s Rights In Early Mormonism by Laurel Ulrich, Notes

-This book doesn’t have all its facts and stories right, but here are some interesting things from it. These notes are not a through summary of all topics treated in the text. -The current church policy is that anyone practicing polygamy is excommunicated. I do not advocate for the practice of polygamy, but rather forRead more

Point-Blank Accountability

Here we argue that our character is our fault, regardless of external forces and situations we’re placed into in life, leaving us before God in a state of point-blank accountability. We will also consider how Christ is merciful and takes into account our circumstances, though we do not excuse ourselves. -2 Ne. 28:23 this verseRead more

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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

Should we Limit our Studies to General Authorities & Conferences?

A rebuttal: This is a response to a letter from a friend. I had sent him several of my compositions on gospel and social issues and theories (including information on the dangers of the CSE (Comprehensive Sex Ed program), and some resources on how to combat it with a better/appropriate method.). The friend seemed concernedRead more

Consequences of Rejecting the Prophets, Including Less Access to the Word of God

One reason General conference is different now than it was 20 years ago is because times change, and new needs arise. This is obvious. This is why we even have a church today and not rely on the bible for all our guidance. This is what sets us apart in our faith. But this doctrineRead more

You can find me in the garden: Analysis of Voltaire’s Candide

  This essay is divided into 2 sections: The Pococurante Episode and Cultivating Our Gardens. Candide is a social critique satirical book.   Pococurante Episode:   The Pococurante episode draws much from its name- Pococurante in French means someone who attains or possesses. The character Pococurante had it all. The episode illustrates how that’s notRead more

Visions of the Latter Days by Kevin Kraut (A compilation of futuristic visions of LDS prophets), Full Text

Visions of the Latter Days by Kevin Kraut (A compilation of futuristic visions of LDS prophets) http://ogdenkraut.com/Visions%20of%20the%20Latter%20Days.htm This is copyrighted material. It may be duplicated for educational purposes only. And, only in it’s entirety. Kevin Kraut Visions of the Latter Days Pioneer Press P.O. Box 201 Santaquin, UT 84655 September 1983 Behold, I sent youRead more

The Science and Skepticism Behind the Vaccine War by PBS & Frontline Journalism – Documentary Notes

-small pox, polio, diphtheria, etc. are gone from vaccines -many parents don’t want autism risks from vaccines, they would rather have measles. -within 6 years a child gets 36 inoculations -they prevent 16 diseases by vaccines -Heb B vaccine is an STD, and some say they don’t want such in a baby -babies today getRead 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 Perfect Law of Liberty by Marion G. Romney – Lecture Notes

https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1981/10/the-perfect-law-of-liberty?lang=eng   -Joseph Smith though captive in almost every other way, enjoyed the liberty of the soul. He was persecuted like Paul. -Don’t rely on the government to take care of you. Use your own skill and industry to become independent. -Ancient Israel in the Book of Genesis failed to use their own thrift andRead 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

Oneness of God, Fall of Adam, & Atonement of Christ

(Some of these things are from Robert Millet’s book/lectures Doctrines of the Book of Mormon, they are all based on scripture and modern prophets. More about Millet: he is professor of ancient scripture and emeritus Dean of Religious Education at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah. Millet is a Latter-day Saint author and speakerRead more

The Majesty of God’s Law: It’s Coming to America by W. Cleon Skousen – Book Notes

DISCLAIMER: These are my notes & commentary and do not represent a balanced summary of the author’s work. I’ve selected portions of the text which were relevant to me and placed them here in my own words, in an abbreviated fashion, with added commentary. Though this article introduces some main ideas from the text, it isRead more

The Holy Ghost as taught by the Prophets

  –“The gift of the Holy Ghost … quickens all the intellectual faculties, increases, enlarges, expands and purifies all the natural passions and affections; and adapts them, by the gift of wisdom, to their lawful use. It inspires, develops, cultivates and matures all the fine-toned sympathies, joys, tastes, kindred feelings, and affections of our nature.Read more

The Great and Abominable Church of the Devil (Communism) by H. Verlan Andersen (Seventy, Lawyer, Professor) – Book Highlights

DISCLAIMER: These are my notes & commentary and do not represent a balanced summary of the author’s work. I’ve selected portions of the text which were relevant to me and placed them here in my own words, in an abbreviated fashion, with added commentary. Though this article introduces some main ideas from the text, itRead more

Doctrine & Covenants Commentary

Doctrine & Covenants Commentary by Nate Richardson Updated 1-31-18 RichardsonStudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com – *We hear the voice of Jesus Christ in our day. -This must be read from time to time so insight may be gained pertaining to the current needs. Section 6: -7wisdom is riches -13: salvation is greatest gift -22-3 further insight, recall peaceRead 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 Book of Revelation: A Chronology of Events

Based on a simple reading of the text in the order it’s presented. -Christian martyrs (Rev. 6:11) -6th seal opens (Rev. 6:12) -great earthquake (Rev. 6:12) -stars (appear to) fall like fruits from a tree in great wind (Rev. 6:12) -moon appears as blood (Rev. 6:12) -sun blackened (Rev. 6:12) -islands and mountains flee (Rev.Read more

Do’s and Don’t of Pre-Marital Dating Touch

Do’s and Don’t of Pre-Marital Dating Touch The (behavioral) chastity line: affection before passion: by Nate Richardson April 2017 RichardsonStudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com trailing thoughts from Dr. Jason Carroll, BYU In dating we wonder, “what is the chastity line? The line when we are in trouble? The line where I must go talk to my bishop ifRead more

Technology to Tell the World of A Savior by Elder Stevenson, Summary

Women’s Conference Address May 5 2017 Images here were used in the original presentation: -President David O. McKay began speaking of things to come, things which would spread the knowledge of a Savior throughout every nation, kindred, tongue, and people. Listen to these prophetic words about scientific discoveries that “stagger the imagination” and further: “DiscoveriesRead more

Swear Not At All: Considering Home and Vocational Duties

Swear Not At All: Considering Home and Vocational Duties by Nate Richardson 5-13-17 RichardsonStudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com On 5-5-17, I considered the scripture that says to swear not at all, but let your communication be yea, etc.: when we swear to do something, our name is damaged if we don’t comply. Things get in the way thatRead more

Studio C Comedy Sketch Favorites

I don’t suggest all of their stuff as some of it gets rude but I quite enjoy these: Manly – effeminate Provo boys Wedding Roar Ditching Darby Fail – testing center Provo, UT Girls Cougars Mormon Misunderstanding – not strange yet strange I’m Batman – failing sidekick disguises The Revenant: Back from the dead –Read more

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Stop Normalizing Homosexuality in Media: A Heroic Example

A (privately owned) drive-in theater operated by a Christian refused to show the new Beauty and the Beast movie due to it normalizing homosexuality. One inactive latter-day saint was saying that it’s silly that some people don’t want to show a film with a homosexual partnership in it, a child’s movie with such… She hasRead more

Spirituality and Sorcery by Ann Tracy, Executive Director, International Coalition for Drug Awareness

Spirituality and Sorcery (full text) March, 2008 by Ann Tracy Executive Director, International Coalition for Drug Awareness As John received revelation upon revelation sitting exiled upon the Isle of Patmos he issued a very strong warning to us in our day. He told us that our entire world would be deceived (lied to) through theRead more

Disarming The Devil’s Lies about Sex

Disarming The Devil’s Lies about Sex (The Why and How to not lust, and create meaningful relationships) by Nate Richardson 4-15-17 RichardsonStudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com We will here see how important the body is now and forever, and how the Devil warps this truth to deceive us. The Doctrinal background for and suggested application in living withRead more

Snoop Dogg: Targeting Kids for Delinquency, another recent episode, Mock Shooting The President

Snoop Dogg: Targeting Kids for Delinquency, Mock Shooting The President another recent episode by Nate Richardson May 5 2017 RichardsonStudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com Snoop Dogg put out a video of him holding a gun to someone who looks like Trump. Snoop targets young boys who never had a dad, and men who live in their parents’ basement,Read more

Sex-Ed “Bean Up The Nose” Reaction

Sex-Ed “Bean Up The Nose” Reaction From Slight Hope to Despair: How Public Schools Supplant Parents and Wire kids for Fornication by Nate Richardson 2-1-17 RichardsonStudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com Some schools are pushing detailed surveys on regular and irregular sex practices in middle schools; there is much equalization going on among their peers, forcing all students withoutRead more

Prophetic Council Regarding Scripture Study

-Studying one verse of scripture for 45 minutes is often the most enriching form of scripture study. (Elder Neil A. Maxwell of the 12 Aposltes; ask Stake President Chad R. Wilkenson of Saratoga Springs for the reference) -“Perhaps you may ask me why I dwell on this . . . subject. In answer, why didRead more

Scriptural List of the Abominations of Babylon

Scriptural List of the Abominations of Babylon I don’t recall where I got this list but it’s brilliant. Brought to you By Nate Richardson Updated 1-27-18 RichardsonStudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com –incest (Lev. 18:6-16, 26-27); -homosexuality (Lev. 18:22); -idolatry (Deut. 7:25; 12:29-31; Mal. 2:11); -impure sacrifices to God (Deut. 17:1); -human sacrifice (Deut. 18:10, 12); -using practitioners ofRead more

Emphasize service, brotherhood, & grass-roots-education; de-emphasize careerism, status seeking, & hoop-jumping

Emphasize service, brotherhood, & grass-roots-education; de-emphasize careerism, status seeking, & hoop-jumping Balance of Vocational and Religious Duty Another Episode in the School of the Prophets by Nate Richardson 4-17-17 Topics: service, vocation, education It occurred to me today or yesterday one of the two, that it doesn’t matter so much that I use all myRead more

Religious Freedom and homosexuality: Battles Won & Lost

Religious Freedom and homosexuality: Battles Won & Lost The SB-100 Bill By Nate Richardson Updated 1-27-18 RichardsonStudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com The SB-100 Bill I spoke of earlier asking people to help that bill not get passed because it adds gender identity to the list of protected rights; scientists classify every other creature as either male or femaleRead more

Sabbath is Not for Commerce or Sport: PMG Standard

Sabbath is Not for Commerce or Sport: PMG Standard -“When a community or nation grows careless in its Sabbath activities, its religious life decays and all aspects of life are negatively affected. The blessings associated with keeping the Sabbath day holy are lost. We should refrain from shopping on the Sabbath and participating in otherRead more

We face the frightening thought of a generation raised without any contact with scripture -Boyd Packer

We face the frightening thought of a generation raised without any contact with scripture -Boyd Packer Brought to you By Nate Richardson Updated 1-27-18 RichardsonStudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com -“it has been frightening to me to see the churches closed, boarded up, with weeds growing in the yard, or open but empty. We face the frightening thought ofRead more

Relationship accountants forgetting how to fall in love by Dr. Jason Carroll, BYU

Relationship accountants forgetting how to fall in love by Dr. Jason Carroll, BYU brought to you by Nate Richardson Updated 1-27-18 RichardsonStudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com We have a generation now which is forgetting how to fall in love! We become relationship accountants, weighing everything exactly! Yes there is danger in marrying too soon, you want to doRead more

Reasons why we do Scripture Study in the MORNING

Reasons why we doscripture study IN THE MORNING Compiled By Nate Richardson Updated 1-27-18 RichardsonStudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com -“As a new General Authority, Elder Marion G. Romney (1897–1988) felt inadequate in fulfilling his important calling, so he sought advice from his friend Elder Harold B. Lee (1899–1973) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. The counsel offeredRead more

Why God Sometimes Instructs His People To Kill

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 old testament, there are symbols. Everything is a symbol. In fact the Book of Mormon in Alma 34 says thatRead more

You are True Millennials by President Russell M. Nelson, 2016 – Lecture Quotes & Notes

Young Adult World Wide Devotional 2016 Full discourse video & transcript: click here In this talk he says that we are living in “the latter part of the latter-days” and that alludes that we will see the Millennium begin: he says this generation is Millennials but in a more bigger sense that the statisticians know,Read 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 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 of the key problems is that modern Christians rejectRead more

Joseph Campbell Literature: Message of Myth, First Storytellers, Love & The Goddess, Hero’s Adventure, Sacrifice & Bliss, Masks of Eternity – Documentary Notes

From documentary series “The Power of Myth” with Bill Moyers – a Winstar Fire Video       The Message of Myth   -Campbell says don’t be interested in things merely because they are said to be important but get a proper introduction to them and you may find indeed that they are very important.Read more

Political View Brief

Political View Brief by Nate Richardson Updated 1-24-18 RichardsonStudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com -“The solution of the great world problems is here in the Church of Jesus Christ. Ample provision is made not only for the needs of individuals, but also for the nation and groups of nations” (Elder Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, InRead more

Parent

Parent by Nate Richardson Updated 1-24-18 RichardsonStudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com -“There is not a young man in our community who would not be willing to travel from here to England to be married right, if he understood things as they are; there is not a young woman in our community, who loves the gospel and wishes itsRead more

Paired dating stage

Paired dating stage by Nate Richardson trialing thoughts from Jason Carroll Dr. at BYU Updated 1-24-18 RichardsonStudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com In our culture, we explore relationships 1 at a time, skipping the paired dating stage of going on dates with lots of people, and jumping to the exclusive dating stage. It’s not developmentally the ideal because youRead more

Fascinating Science Videos

Space size scales BioChem How deep the ocean is How Deep Humans have dug Inside a black hole Einstein made an unbelievable prediction 100 years ago Einstein’s unique way of thinking contributed to his genius – imagination more important than knowledge Creationism Vs Evolution Debate Ken Ham And Bill Nye 2014[Full] (Ham is associated withRead more

Mass Academic Corruption: APA Homosexual Parenting “Research” & Beyond

Topics: Sandra Scar, Bill Clinton, effect of mothers working outside the home, etc. Dr. of Marriage and Family Studies Jason Carroll told me about something called “heterodox academy” http://heterodoxacademy.org which shows that the social sciences are increasingly bias toward liberal views… not publishing conservative stuff, etc. It was 1/3 in the field were conservative, nowRead more

Modesty as Taught by the Prophets

-“Do not underestimate the important symbolic and actual effect of appearance. Persons who are well groomed and modestly dressed invite the companionship of the Spirit of our Father in Heaven and are able to exercise a wholesome influence upon those around them. Persons who are unkempt and careless about their appearance, or adopt the visualRead more

Missions: Commanded to Go: Full-Time Service is Not Just Wise Council

For a video presentation of this article, click here. Naturally young women aren’t commanded to serve missions as they often have the higher work of family creation to participate in. However, for young men, it is a clear duty, just as binding as the law of the sabbath, or the law of tithing, on theirRead more

Millennium Study Resources

Millennium Study Resources by Nate Richardson Updated 1-24-18 RichardsonStudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com List and Links to Books and articles the Millennium and other future events -Free book compiling what the prophets have said about the events of the last days called “LDS Last Days”: at RichardsonStudies.com -Visions of the Latter Days by Kevin Kraut; this is aRead more

Marriage and Dating

Topics: marriage, dating, timing, polygamy, church policy, missionary force   -“If I were a lady I should be careful whom I married: I should want to be pretty sure that the man tried to live his religion as revealed to us. Young folks generally marry because they love, sometimes because they are pretty. It isRead 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

D&C 8:6-9 “Now this is not all thy gift” to Oliver Cowdry, referring to the rod he used to get revelation. Joseph Smith Papers: original D&C 8 (then known as the Book of Commandments, 1833 edition): speaks of the “gift of Aaron” which Oliver Cowdry has as being a “rod of nature” and “sprout”. SeeRead more

Instant Insanity Drugs by W. Cleon Skousen – Lecture Notes

DISCLAIMER: These are my notes & commentary and do not represent a balanced summary of the author’s work. I’ve selected portions of the text which were relevant to me and placed them here in my own words, in an abbreviated fashion, with added commentary. Though this article introduces some main ideas from the text, itRead more

Increased Accountability and Expectation of the Latter-day Saints: Extra-Biblical Scripture & Exaltation (Theosis)

Response to a Friend   Firstly, we the Latter-day Saints believe we have more truth. Since truth is power, the old adage applies “with great power comes great responsibility” For instance, you are a Christian. Since you know about the motivating love of God, and the need to avoid hell, and the need to followRead 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

Vocation analysis by Hugh Nibley from BofM/PoGP Lectures

Vocation analysis by Hugh Nibley from BofM/PoGP Lectures compiled by Nate Richardson richardsonstudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com These are some of my notes from Nibley’s Book of Mormon and Pearl of Great Price classes taught at BYU. Not all of these ideas are specifically about vocation, but allude to such. For my document with more notes on thoseRead more

On Sleep: Wisdom & Courage from Prophets & Other Inspired Individuals

Let us remember that not only scientific laboratories but wisdom from the ancients and insight from inspired individuals can give us information on matters of importance. To ignore historical and prophetic wisdom at the expense of focusing on the laboratory, or the opposite, to leave the laboratory to just listen to leaders and wise men,Read more

Approaching Zion: To Our Glory or To Our Condemnation by Hugh Nibley – Lecture Notes

(these notes are on a lecture, not the full book bearing this title)   Topics: economics, environment, Satan, Babylon, Zion, paradise, academics, money, career, beauty, Eden, guide -Jewish legend that Adam was only allowed to the parts of the earth that he worked in. That he tilled and cared for. -There is a difference betweenRead more

Hiding In Plain Sight: Unmasking the Secret Combinations of the Last Days by Ken Bowers – Book Notes

 I share these notes with permission of the author. Video presentation of these notes, click here.   *Throughout the book, there are citations and quotes from renown and original sources, this document however is a summary of the message of the text. My hope is that you’ll get a taste here and then go readRead more

A Little Gun Control History by Harrison Lapahie

(THIS SHOWS THE HISTORICALLY PROVEN IMPORTANCE OF HAVING GUNS TO AVOID TYRANNICAL DICTATORSHIPS)   In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defendRead more

Grace

-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 rejoicing welcoming him into a better state. –James E. Talmage, CR, April 1930, 97 (granted serious consequences exist for ignoring God in this life, like dropping downRead more

Tax Cuts for the Big Do Help the Little, & Government Welfare Doesn’t

Concerning Trump’s 2018 Tax Cut Debate: Joel Skousen, several attorneys & I defend lowering taxes. Getting away from non-constitutional federal government welfare (forced redistribution of wealth)   Topics: tax, constitution, SSI, states’ rights, federal system, 10th amendment, deficit, government welfare as forced redistribution of wealth, inflation as government thief I commented on tax cuts forRead more

Parenthood: The Eternal Fountain of Glory

Parenthood: The Eternal Fountain of Glory by Nate Richardson 5-13-17 richardsonstudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com Topics: Exaltation, Parenthood, Plan of Salvation 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. ProphetsRead more

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Female Privilege Exists

Topics: Gender roles, modesty, accountability, pornography, addiction, sexuality, secret combinations/conspiracy, I argued with a professor that there is such a thing as female privilege (she about flew to pieces when I suggested this!), the idea that women show their bodies however they want without respect for the modest feelings of others in society, and aRead more

Self-Mastery by Elder Russel M Nelson – Lecture Notes

General Conference Oct 1985   Topics include health, exercise, word of wisdom, addiction, chastity For audio and video of this message, click here or use this URL: https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1985/10/self-mastery?lang=eng -FASTING & CRAVINGS: “Fasting gives you confidence to know that your spirit can master appetite… Fasting fortifies discipline over appetite and helps to protect against later uncontrolled cravings 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

Events Preceding the Second Coming as Taught by Modern Prophets

For video of this presentation: click here   -For other critical quotes on the subject, see also document “Second Coming Timing, LDS Quotes” (click here) -key books for more research on the subject: “Prophecy: Key to the Future” by Dwayne S. Crowther (click here); “Understanding the Signs of the Times” by Donald Parry (click here).Read more

Different Religions Have their own Camps in Heaven?

Different Religions Have their own Camps in Heaven? Different Religions Have their own Camps in Heaven / All Roads Lead to Rome Theory Debunked True vs False Religions Prophets VS Mystics Why Your Choice Matters by Nate Richardson editor@richardsonstudies.com On my mission I heard lots of people say that they didn’t need to join theRead more

One is not the Same, Differences allowed in Togetherness and Marriage

One is not the Same Differences allowed in Togetherness and Marriage by Nate Richardson April 2017 richardsonstudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com It’s couples who deal with differences well that succeed (not couples that have a small amount of differences) (the scientists are showing us this left and right). Some differences stay around the entire life span, but theyRead more

Deficiency of the Bible as Solo Compass & the Executive Officer Metaphor

A Response to a Friend.       Here is treated a few items of disputation among Christians, and the resolution thereto as authoritatively and decisively declared by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the only true and living church on the face of the earth: On account of deleting the word ofRead more

Daughters in My Kingdom: Relief Society – Book Highlights

View full text of this book, click here.  https://www.lds.org/relief-society/daughters-in-my-kingdom?lang=eng -Jesus Christ is the greatest champion of womanhood -Elder Talmage -Don’t let children in your home play with toy firearms or act out dying and to have pleasure in such acting. -Don’t worry if you are only a humble leader (humble here meaning poor, etc.). 85%Read more

Courageous Faith

-See also article Great Expectations of Young People in the parenting section of my family book. -See also the “Torch Lighter” series, an animated video series of courageous Christians throughout the world and persecutions they’ve been through. -See also the group “Voice of the Martyrs”. They have a FREE magazine and charts showing where ChristiansRead more

Emotional before Passionate Intimacy

Emotional before Passionate Intimacy by Nate Richardson April 2017 richardsonstudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com trialing thoughts from Dr. Jason Carroll, BYU Family Studies Counterfeit intimacy: putting the cart before the horse: Passionate vs Affectionate Intimacy Counterfeit intimacy is sexual/passionate intimacy before emotional and affectionate intimacy. Emotional intimacy means security, trust, safety, being open with each other, understanding eachRead more

Communist Leader (Melbourne Man) VS LDS Missionary, Full Text

Communist Leader VS LDS Missionary Marion Law’s Confrontation with the “Melbourne Man” (This is from the book “Two Churches Only” by Christian Markham. I advise his first book ONLY.) Marion Albert Law worked in the LDS Church Educational system for many years. He worked with BYU President Wilkerson in the 1960’s and 70’s, and oftenRead more

Rebuttal to a Closed Cannon of Scripture Argument: It’s Open! God’s Words Never Cease

Response to Article about closed cannon of scripture “The Canon of Scripture (Wayne Grudem)” from https://www.biblicaltraining.org/library/canon-scripture-wayne-grudem as well as a few other questions about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and their doctrine. See also other compilations of mine on the subject: Continuing Revelation from God at https://richardsonstudies.wordpress.com/category/continuing-revelation-from-god/ ; and see The OnlyRead more

Religious Freedom Presentation by the Church, 2013 – Lecture Notes

https://www.lds.org/media-library/video/2013-11-1030-preserving-religious-freedom?lang=eng These are my notes & commentary and do not represent a balanced summary of the author’s work. I’ve selected portions of the text which were relevant to me and placed them here in my own words, in an abbreviated fashion, with added commentary. Though this article introduces some main ideas from the text, itRead more

First Presidency Christmas Devotional 2014 – Lecture Notes

#ChristmasDevo See https://www.lds.org/broadcasts/watch/christmas-devotional/2014/12?lang=eng&vid=3929047363001 These are my notes & commentary and do not represent a balanced summary of the author’s work. I’ve selected portions of the text which were relevant to me and placed them here in my own words, in an abbreviated fashion, with added commentary. Though this article introduces some main ideas from theRead more

Restored Social Principles

Excerpts from a letter to a friend.   Topics herein treated include role of sex on earth and in heaven, the importance of marriage and reproduction on earth and in heaven, role of drugs, feminism, LDS leaders, homosexuality, Millennium, and some essential differences between the restored church of Jesus Christ and contemporary Christian churches (ProtestantsRead more

Low Budget Library

Low Budget Library by Nate Richardson updated 1-16-18 rrnmailbox@gmail.com richardsonstudies.com -for more specific sources see also Book Library, Movie Library, and Music Library for links etc. -“Books and Things” outlet of Cedar Fort Publishing; see scratch and dent section for books around 3-25$, 60% usual price; at 2373 W. 700 S. Springville -Deseret Industries booksRead more

The Book of Revelation by Richard D. Draper – Lecture Notes

For video of this presentation, click here. Author of several books on the Book of Revelation etc. good Greek insight and Hebrew etc. published a handful of books very good -the crown Jesus wears is stephanos, meaning wreath, that which symbolizes victory more so than political power (not to undermine the political power he willRead more

Book List and Price Excerpt

Book List and Price Excerpt by Nate Richardson rrnmailbox@gmail.com richardsonstudies.com –God’s law of finances by Stephen Palmer; a free book on what LDS leaders have said about finances. See at http://stephendpalmer.com/gods-laws-finance/ -“Eve Out of the Garden” blog at http://www.deilataylor.com/free-hugh-nibley-sources/hugh-nibley-mp3-audio/ has free audio of Hugh Nibley’s Book of Mormon class, Pearl of Great Price class, andRead more

Appreciating Other Faiths, & Some Thoughts on Joining the Church

  principally excerpts/highlights from http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/respect-for-diversity-of-faiths -for official church doctrine see lds.org or ldsnewsroom.org or mormon.org –Current church leaders words trump former church leaders’ words -When we come across something potentially offensive from what an LDS church leader has said, it’s helpful to get a background knowledge about why they are saying what they are, andRead more

Dangers of Anti-Depressant Drugs by Anne Tracy – Lecture Notes

Tracy is the International Drug Awareness President Tracy raises awareness about potentially harmful effects of SSRI anti-depression medications. Tracy has documented over 5,000 cases of violent crimes related to SSRI drug usage. She has training on how to come off of SSRI’s, but admonishes this to be done very very slowly! She wrote “Prozac: PanaceaRead more

An Unlikely Mormon: The Conversion Story of Glenn Beck – Lecture Notes

DISCLAIMER: These are my notes & commentary and do not represent a balanced summary of the author’s work. I’ve selected portions of the text which were relevant to me and placed them here in my own words, in an abbreviated fashion, with added commentary. Though this article introduces some main ideas from the text, it isRead more

Dinesh D’Souza: America, Imagine a World Without Her, 2016 Obamas America, & Brandeis University – Lecture & Documentary Notes

DISCLAIMER: These are my notes & commentary and do not represent a balanced summary of the author’s work. I’ve selected portions of the text which were relevant to me and placed them here in my own words, in an abbreviated fashion, with added commentary. Though this article introduces some main ideas from the text, itRead more

The Gospel of Consumerism: Babylon’s Replacement for Christ

The Gospel of Consumerism: Babylon’s Replacement for Christ (including beauty products & fashion as an alternative redemption) by Nate Richardson Updated 1-15-18 editor@richardsonstudies.com -For more critical info about this, see the film “The True Cost: Who Pays the Price for Our Clothes?” about the sweat shops which suffer for us to have cheep nice clothes.Read more

A Love Greater than Terminal Illness by Ensign Magazine – Full Text

  For official text and audio of this article at the church website, see by clicking here or by using this URL: https://www.lds.org/ensign/2017/10/young-adults/a-love-greater-than-terminal-illness?lang=eng A Love Greater Than Terminal Illness by Laura Welkes, Ensign Magazine 10-2017 Megan and Nate Richardson will tell you that happiness doesn’t come from your circumstances—it comes from your faith. A fewRead more

400 Questions & Answers about the New Testament by Susan Easton Black – Book Notes

DISCLAIMER: These are my notes & commentary and do not represent a balanced summary of the author’s work. I’ve selected portions of the text which were relevant to me and placed them here in my own words, in an abbreviated fashion, with added commentary. Though this article introduces some main ideas from the text, it isRead more

The Gathering of Israel by Joseph F. McConkie – Lecture Notes

2008 BYU Education Week Watch the full lecture: click here Here are some key points of this excellent lecture: -lost in that they don’t know about the covenant of Abraham, not geographically -gathering occurs first in belief in truth second in baptism third to promised lands -temples are for people to covenant to be God’s people. -we gatherRead more

Why We Need a Savior: God’s Plan vs. Lucifer’s Tyranny by Elder D. Todd Christofferson (“A Message at Christmas” 2017 BYU Devotional)

Excerpts from BYU Devotional on Dec. 12, 2017 titled “A Message at Christmas” –For the official summary of the lecture by BYU (supposedly going to be updated in the near future to the full text of the speech), and the full audio and video recordings, use this URL: https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/d-todd-christofferson_a-message-at-christmas/  This is a brilliant lecture includingRead more

Medical Marijuana recipients required to turn over firearms

Medical Marijuana recipients required to turn over firearms They class you as mentally unstable and use it to take your firearms when you receive medical marijuana. No wonder the left is pushing legal pot. In 3rd world countries they’ve used food shortage as leverage, saying trade in your firearms for food. This is similar. PotRead more

We All Bleed The Same: Healing America Version by Alex Boye, Music Video

We All Bleed The Same: Healing America Version by Alex Boye, Music Video brought to you by Nate Richardson rrnmailbox@gmail.com richardsonstudies.com updated 1-1-18 This video is a fun way to express that we should practice acceptance of people who look believe and act differently than we do. Alex Boye is a member of the MormonRead more

Creation Without Evolution: Words of the Prophets

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

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