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Jesus Wept. But Why?

John 11:35 of the New Testament is one of the shortest verses of scripture: “Jesus wept.”  The scene was one where his dear friend, Lazarus, had died. Two days earlier, word had come to him from the town of Bethany where Lazarus and his sisters--Mary and Martha-lived, that Lazarus was on the verge of death, but for much of that time, Jesus pretended to no urgency to go to minister to Lazarus.


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Rudimentary Thoughts on Revelation Chapter 4

I spent a couple of hours studying chapter 4 of the Book of Revelation in the New Testament this morning.  Here are some of my notes.

"Five Truths": President Russell M. Nelson Devotional - September 17, 2019

Here are my notes from the devotional address given today at BYU by Russell M. Nelson, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

I Think There's a Good Reason for the King James Bible English in the Book of Mormon

Critics of the LDS Church think that phraseology from the King James Version of the BIble in the Book of Mormon indicates that it is a fraud. I disagree. Here's why.

Strait is the Gate of Baptism, But Many Can Find it in the Next Life Through Temple Service

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How Blacks and Other US Minorities are Systematically Disadvantaged: A Compendium of Articles

I put a lot of these articles into a Facebook post.  I'm putting them all together here, so that they'll be easier to find.

How Nephi's Hatred of His Brothers May Have Affected Entire Nations

We usually think that because Nephi in the Book of Mormon was the gallant Nephi that he never did anything wrong.  For example, we take at face value that his claim of having been inspired by the Lord to take the life of Laban, when in reality his passion may simply have overcome him.