Elder Holland, ladies and gentleman.
Archive for March, 2007
Posted by joespencer on March 31, 2007
Posted by Kevin Barney on March 18, 2007
My chapter entitled “The Facsimiles and Semitic Adaptation of Existing Sources” in Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant, ed. John Gee and Brian M. Hauglid (Provo: FARMS, 2005) is now available for free at the FARMS website here. This will save you the $40 or so it took to get access to the hard copy prior to this. My thanks to FARMS for making this article widely available.
Posted by Robert C. on March 16, 2007
Because of Joe and robf’s recent posts on the Holy Ghost, I started looking more at D&C 130:22-23:
The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s; the Son also; but the Holy Ghost has not a body of flesh and bones, but is a personage of Spirit. Were it not so, the Holy Ghost could not dwell in us. A man may receive the Holy Ghost, and it may descend upon him and not tarry with him. [emphasis mine]
As a testament to the usefulness of the wiki, I noticed that someone posted some relevant discussion and a link to the Book of Abraham project which is spearheaded by W. V. Smith at BYU. What is interesting is that according to William Clayton’s diary and another account thought to be recorded by Willard Richards, Joseph Smith taught that “a person cannot have the personage of the Holy Ghost in his heart” (emphasis mine; the wiki has links to these sources), contrary to what the D&C passage says, “were it not so, the Holy Ghost could not dwell in us.”
How are we to make sense of this?! Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by BrianJ on March 12, 2007
I’m hoping you can help me with a scripture I just don’t understand. Or maybe I understand it and I just don’t want to believe that it’s true—because then I don’t understand other things. Matthew 7:1-2: Read the rest of this entry »