Highlights from “Faith Crisis Vol. 1: We Were Not Betrayed,” Answering “Did the LDS Church Lie?” by Hannah & James Stoddard – Defending Progressive Historian Attacks on the Character & Teachings of Joesph Smith

Highlights from Faith Crisis Vol. 1: We Were Not Betrayed Answering: Did the LDS Church Lie? Defending The Character & Teachings of Joseph Smith from Attacks of The Progressive Historians By Hannah & James Stoddard     Highlights Compiled by Nate Richardson Published Free at RichardsonStudies.com 7.24.23     These notes are shared with permissionRead more

Joseph Smith Already Returned? Nov. 2021 Fireside Highlights

Notes on a (3hr) fireside found here: https://youtu.be/Ya9UvEOR3Po [Here are Micah’s videos giving more quotes and doctrine on Joseph Smith Returning, which lay the foundation:] [Part 1: (1hr)] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hmn8PLgtStQ&t=13s [Part 2: (2hrs)] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Op7jG1_RZ8Q [Another interesting short video by “Consider the Truth” on this subject can be found here: (10min)] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzW9FRUzs_c Much more on this inRead more

Hurlbut: The Corrupt Source of the Sources on “Magical Treasure Stone” Joseph Smith

Hurlbut was a robber murderer adulterer and was excommunicated. He then swore to wash his hands in Joseph Smith’s blood. He was also locked out of another Christian church for same reasons. He was jailed for the threats etc. He fled the country. Not a credible guy. Yet the modern church historians are giving credenceRead 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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