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Why Look to “the Stick of Joseph” as a Standard – Chapter 5

Chapter 5: Choice Above All Other Lands The Book of Mormon provides us with an abundance of details[1] about Manasseh’s small remnant which God led out of the land of Jerusalem in 600 B.C. to an inheritance in the land blessed for them by Jacob and Moses.[2]  With these unique details come fresh insights into […]

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Linking Hebrew and Egyptian written languages in Jubilee year presentations

[printable copy] Dear family and friends, Three talks presented by Dr. Douglas Petrovich at a 2017 Is Genesis History? conference have recently been posted online.  As their individual titles indicate, this collection of presentations highlight various aspects of the author’s research into evidence that the house of Israel resided in Egypt during the lifetime of […]

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Why not go on unto perfection?

[printable copy] Let Us Go on unto Perfection The opening verses of the sixth chapter of the letter to the Hebrews present us with a divine calling: let us go on unto perfection. We find this charge prominently stated in a listing of the principles of the doctrine of Christ. Hebrews 6:1-3 1)  Therefore not […]

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Why We Believe: God is the God of the living

Note: Bible references included in this post are mainly from the King James Version. The intent in using this particular English translation is to show that the subject matter is clearly represented in commonly available and accepted scriptural texts. Jesus Christ declared:  God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. (Matthew […]

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Why ordinances and sacraments

When speaking to the members of His church in these latter days about ordinances and sacraments, the Lord has referred to ordinances as “mine” ordinances and to sacraments as “thy” sacraments. …and the day cometh that they who will not hear the voice of the Lord, neither the voice of his servants, neither give heed […]

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Bruce’s Hope

Bruce Stayton, a dear friend and family member, recently passed away.  For his memorial service held on July 16, 2016, I felt led to share the following about his hope to come forth in celestial glory in the resurrection of the just (cf. I Corinthians 15:39-42 and II Corinthians 12:1,2 with D&C 76:5).  As his health slipped away […]

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