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Idaho Falls Temple Dedicatory Prayer (1945)

Dedicated 23–25 September 1945 by George Albert Smith O Thou great and eternal God, Father of our spirits, Creator of the heavens, the earth and all things therein; before whom all things are present, whether past or yet to come; full of mercy and love, guided by wisdom, judgment and justice in their perfection; in […]

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Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple Dedicatory Prayer

Dedicated 18 September 2016 by Henry B. Eyring O God, our Heavenly Father, Thou Great Elohim, in the name of Thy Beloved Son, Jesus Christ, we come before Thee in love and humility to dedicate this holy house. We are grateful for the blessings that have been showered upon us. First and foremost, we remember […]

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Salt Lake, Utah Temple Dedicatory Prayer

Dedicated 6–24 April 1893 by Wilford Woodruff Our Father in heaven, Thou has created the heavens and the earth, and all things that are therein; Thou most glorious One, perfect in mercy, love, and truth, we, Thy children, come this day before Thee, and in this house which we have built to Thy most holy […]

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Idaho Falls Temple Rededicatory Prayer (2017)

From: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865681491/Idaho-Falls-temple-rededicatory-prayer.html Following is the prayer offered by President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency, on Sunday, June 4, to rededicate the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple. Almighty Father, Thou great Elohim, we come before Thee in love and humility, in the name of Thy Beloved Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. We are assembled […]

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President Thomas S. Monson at Cleon Skousen’s Funeral – Excerpts

From: latterdayconservative.com http://www.latterdayconservative.com/audio/monson-skousen-funeral-talk-excerpts.mp3   At the funeral of author W. Cleon Skousen, Thomas S. Monson recited, from memory, a passage found in The First 2,000 Years (by Skousen). President Monson said that he had previously quoted this to a man who had asked about Skousen’s character: “Often the wisdom of God is foolishness to men, […]

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Manti Temple Dedicatory Prayer

Dedicated 21–23 May 1888 by Lorenzo Snow Almighty and Eternal Father, Creator of heaven and earth, and all that they contain, Thou who art the God and Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and of the spirits of all living; to Thee, Thy believing children here present bring our offering and beseech Thee […]

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Thomas Jefferson on the Restoration of Christ’s True Church

On November 4, 1820, Thomas Jefferson wrote a letter to the Reverend Jared Sparks. He stated: "I hold the precepts of Jesus, as delivered by Himself, to be the most pure, benevolent, and sublime which have ever been preached to man.  I adhere to the principles of the first age; and consider all subsequent innovations […]

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Free Agency vs. Moral Agency

I often find myself in conversations with people who advocate against legislating morality in an attempt to "preserve the agency" of others. They say, "I would never ________, but it’s not my place to make it illegal for others to do it. We should preserve their agency and let them choose on their own whether […]

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The Political Kingdom of God

[This essay is not yet finished, but it will likely be an ongoing project for many more weeks. Enjoy what is available so far!] I’m writing this article in an attempt to clear up a prominent misunderstanding regarding the kingdom of God seen in dream by King Nebuchadnezzar and in vision by the young prophet Daniel […]

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The "Decreed End of All Nations"…?

Last Days Prophecy When I teach about prophecy of the last days, I have learned to take a very optimistic perspective. I believe in the "Jonah Principle," the idea that some prophecy is very conditional and its purpose is to cause us to change our behavior so that the prophecy actually doesn’t come true.  It’s […]

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