We read from ancient scriptures that God has always sent prophets to warn the people, as they become wicked – living in a way that will bring destruction upon them. We think, perhaps, that people in these ancient times needed lots of prophets, becoming very wicked easily and quickly – especially when prosperous. We think, … Continue reading Prophets among us
When the young Joseph announced his experience in the woods, no-one except his family, who knew him well, believed him – he was just a young farmer’s boy; what would he know? Why would God reveal himself to a farmer’s uneducated boy and not a learned theologian? Pah! Continue reading The legacy of Joseph Smith
One morning recently I was reading in second Nephi, chapter 26, which contains Nephi’s prophecy about the destruction of his people in later centuries. Nephi writes about those who reject and kill the prophets and saints, prophesying that “they shall perish”, because “the cry of the blood of the saints shall ascend up to God … Continue reading As chaff that passeth away
I’ve been thinking about callings: the sort that heroes and prophets receive. An obscure boy or girl, going about their ordinary life, is suddenly caught up in a quest to save their nation or the world. They are joined by companions and a mentor, are attacked by evil, whether in the form of mythical beasts, … Continue reading Heroes, heroines, prophets… and me.