Archive for the 'General Gospel Topics' Category

Depression in Utah

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

Sorry it’s been so long. I really don’t get a lot of visitors here anyway, so it’s no big deal. However, I did have three comments on the same day recently, and I really appreciate that feedback. But I do have an interesting topic to bring up today. Studies have shown that Utah leads the […]

Politics and the Church

Friday, February 17th, 2006

I need to keep my articles shorter.  Writing a long one takes a while for me to get around to, and by the time it’s done, it could better serve as an essay for my brother’s and my common blog. Lately, the political situation of the nation and the world has been rather nerve-wracking.  I, […]

Falls, Sins, Transgressions, Commandments

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

A couple of weeks ago, we had an interesting lesson on the Fall of Mankind. A number of things were brought up that interested me. One was the difference between sin and transgression. The way I see it, a transgression is the breaking of a law, while sin is knowingly breaking the law and willfully […]

God the Son, with a capital “G”

Friday, January 20th, 2006

A couple weeks ago at church, another issue that bothers me came up. We were discussing the Book of Moses, reviewing the first chapter. There, we find the story of Moses speaking with God, and learning that he is a son of God. The person speaking asked who was speaking. The answer was Jesus Christ, […]

The Priesthood Ban

Thursday, January 19th, 2006

I have never understood the priesthood ban. Why, for so many years, were black members of the Church restricted from holding the priesthood? Why would a race that has already suffered to such great extents be forced by the hand of the Lord to undergo further repression? Though I know it is unwise to question […]

Not Christian?

Saturday, January 14th, 2006

It seems to me that if there is more concern with keeping our religion down, and less with actually instilling a proper understanding of what they hold to be salvation-necessary doctrine.

Eternal nature

Friday, January 13th, 2006

How can we be both eternal/uncreated, and yet be created children of our Heavenly Father?

Analogies of the Atonement

Sunday, January 8th, 2006

Today at church, something was said that sort of bothered me. Truth be told, I’ve been bothered by this before: numerous analogies of the nature of the Atonement have been put forth, and I often find them to be flawed in a way that just grates my spiritual nerves. Understanding that no analogy is perfect, […]

Cornering the market

Friday, January 6th, 2006

Recently, in our blog, I wrote an essay on the virtues of Brigham Young. The only comment I received was some off-topic anti-mormon criticism of Joseph Smith. I rebutted his comment, and pointed out that I am not an unstudied or unintelligent person. I encouraged him to check out my brother’s site. Today, I […]

Climbing Together

Monday, January 2nd, 2006

My name is Jonathan. My brother, Matthew and I are followers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We have a shared blog, where we write essays on the Gospel. Here, however, is more of a blog for you to share with me. I will bring up ideas, share my views, and ask for feedback on […]

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