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LDS Leaders Share Secrets to a Successful Welfare Program with President Trump

Today President Donald Trump met with the first presidency, president Russell M. Nelson, presiding Bishop Gérald Caussé, and General Relief Society President Jean B. Bingham. Church leaders gave the president a tour of welfare square and sat down to discuss religious liberty. President Trump praised the LDS Church “The job you’ve done is beyond anything you could think of—180 countries, …

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Arnold Friberg – The Artist Behind the Muscular Book of Mormon Paintings

You can’t walk through an LDS church without noticing paintings depicting abnormally muscular Book of Mormon characters.  The late Arnold Friberg is the artist behind these paintings.  Friberg is also well known outside of the church for his paintings for the Hollywood film “The Ten Comandments” and is most famous for his 1976 work “The prayer at Valley Forge” Early …

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Why Most Mormons Support the 2nd Amendment

Pioneer Culture One of the major factors in Mormons’ support of guns is the pioneer culture.   Many Latter Day Saints are proud descendants of pioneers who crossed the plains and settled in the Salt Lake Valley over 150 years ago.  Pioneers are held in high esteem for the sacrifices and hard ships they endured to build Zion.  Latter day sermons …

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3 Problems With Modern Society The Book of Mormon Exposes

My patriarchal blessing tells me that I was born in a time of calamities and turbulence in the world and the older I get the more I see those calamities increase.  Some may consider me paranoid or a conspiracy theorist but as I read the more I read the Book of Mormon the more I am thoroughly convinced that there are secret combinations all …

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The Gift of Faith

“By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death…By faith Noah…prepared an ark to the saving of his house… and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith…By faith the Israelites passed through the Red sea as by dry land…And what shall I more say? For the time would fail me to tell…of the prophets: Who through …

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What is the priesthood?

What is the Priesthood? The priesthood is God’s power and authority given to man to act in his name according to his will.  Jesus Christ gave authority to his apostles in the New Testament Mark 3: 14-15 “And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, And to have power …

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What is a priesthood blessing?

What is a priesthood blessing? In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, we administer to the sick in the same way that the apostles of Christ did in the New Testament. James 5: 14-15 “Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with …

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Why is there an anointing for blessings of healing?

Earliest Bible Reference Anointing has always been a part of Judao- Christian beliefs.   Jesus Christ was referred to as the Mesiah in Hebrew which means “The anointed one” In fact the very name Christ comes from the Greek word Christos which also means anointed one. Moses The use of olive oil in blessings dates to the old testament and was …

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Why is olive oil used for the anointing and blessing of the sick?

Purity                 In ancient times olive was the clearest and cleanest of all animal and vegetable oils, in this way it represents purity.  It was also the brightest burning and longest lasting.  “We find through all the prophetic writings that olive trees and olive oil are emblems of sacredness and purity.” Joseph Fielding Smith, Jr. Possible symbolism of the olive …