Writings by John144


I wrote a paper on what keys are. I discuss every reference to keys in the scriptures and in the speeches of Joseph Smith, and some quotes from contemporary authors. This paper also deals with the Mormon succession crisis, and who, if anybody, has inherited the right to run the modern corporation. Power in the Priesthood.

The Redemption of Zion   Download

The Restoration is far from complete. Joseph Smith was not the first, and he was not the last of the many messengers who will be sent from God to bring about the Restoration and prepare the world for the coming of Christ and for a golden age of peace and goodwill toward all mankind. This treatise explains what had happened up to this point, and what will yet happen before the coming “Great Day of the Lord”. This treatise takes the many diverse and confusing prophecies about the future, explains them, and puts them into a meaningful perspective.

Is the Book of Mormon True?   Download

Is the Book of Mormon true? What does it mean, anyway, to say that a book of “true”? How is the Book of Mormon true? How may the Book of Mormon not be true?

Come and See   Download

A modern-day disciple revisits the life of the Apostle John using a little “divine imagination”. Or, If the Apostle John could have written a modern novel, here’s how it might have read.

Articles of Faith Countdown Download

Considering the Articles of Faith in reverse order. Moving from concrete to abstract.

Be Still and Know Download

Do you really know God, or just know about God?

The Meaning of Holiness Download

We are commanded to be holy, even as God is holy, and perfect even as our Father in Heaven, or Jesus is perfect. God gives no commandments that He doesn’t expect us to obey, and provide a way for us to obey them. But, do we? Maybe the problem is not an obedience problem, but an understanding problem.

The Holy Relationship Download

The Gospel is all about relationships. We are defined by our relationships. What is a “holy relationship”, and how do you create one.

Try the Spirits Download

How can you detect true messengers sent from Father?

Psalms of the Restoration Download

We talk about “praising the Lord”, but do we actually do it? Praising the Lord gets you a jump-start on getting close to Him. But, it’s impossible to praise the Lord without Him greatly blessing you in return. So, it’s a win-win for everybody.

Same-sex Relationships Download

We know how the Lord feels about adultery and fornication. Do you think there are any exceptions? Do you think you know everything the Lord has had to say about same-sex relationships? Have you asked him? The Lord will answer our questions with personal revelation if we kneel before Him, consider ourselves fools before God, ask good questions, listen for the answer, and commit ourselves to obeying what He says.

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