Posted in Our Heritage

Welcome, to the Understanding and Application of Plain Precious Truths

I glory in plainness, in the glory of the Lord, and keeping his commandments and my commitment covenants. It is He who has set upon me the love of knowledge, wisdom and favor.

May we all find the Lord in His true church upon the earth, and enter in, through faith, repentance, baptism by immersion by one holding the proper priesthood authority, and then being confirmed a member of His church upon the receipt of the Gift of the Holy Ghost.

I love being a son of God with full access to the atonement of His Son Jesus Christ. I love the church and kingdom of God on the earth. It is burning with the glory of the redeemer of the world in the darkest night.

We can all be a light to the world around us. May these insights help you find your way, and better your walk with our Lord Jesus Christ.


Posted in Grace, Salvation

Grace & Salvation

The true reality about grace and our salvation, is that we indeed need to act in righteousness, yet this is only accomplished by the means and use of grace in the first place. We can do no good without Christ through His atonement, even if we don’t acknowledge Him as the source.

This applies to those who have the law of Christ, and know and understand the principles of life in Christ. Those who do not have the law or know Christ, will eventually be presented with the gospel at one point or another, in either this life or the next.

All will be fairly judged according to what they did have and know in this life, and will eventually be given the opportunity to accept the gospel, and move forward unto a glorious future, whether or not they ever were presented the gospel in this life.

God makes a way for all His children, fair and perfect. They will have the atonement take  perfect effect for them and their circumstance.

Baptism, Confirmation, and all other Priesthood Ordinances, including a marriage sealed for all eternity, will all be available to everyone who never had the opportunity to provide these saving ordinances for themselves while here. These ordinances are done by proxy, usually through a descendant of the person, who takes their genealogical information to the Houses of the Lord known as Holy Temples.

This method of proxy is not new to Christianity, for even the atonement itself is an act in behalf of someone else, or proxy.


Posted in Atonement, The Fall

Adam and Eve and Us: Part Two

Note: A lesson as is geared towards younger children.

Adam & Eve are our first parents. They were created by God in a state similar to how children like you are, except that they looked like grown up adults.

They lived in a beautiful garden called after the name of our mother earth: Eden.

They were very pure and also very smart like adults can be, but they didn’t understand that there was such a thing as bad. They were innocent and good.

God told them about a tree called The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, and said that they shall not eat of it, and that in the day they do, they shall surely die.

God wanted to introduce them to a way in which they could learn and become like Him. This could only happen if they were to know what bad was, and experience it as an opposite to their good.

Eve thought and thought, and was even tempted by an unwise evil spirit, who had fallen out of the presence of Heavenly Father for rebelling against Him. He was sent to earth to tempt us here to do wrong, but Adam and Eve could do no wrong until it was introduced to them, and they were to disobey their Father.

Adam never would have eaten the fruit, which fruit was a called a fig, except that God had commanded Adam and Eve to stay together, and God had told them that they would be cast out, if they had eaten of the fruit. Eve was very thoughtful, and realized that they would need something to change for them, if they were to become like their Heavenly Father. She partook of the fruit, and Adam then partook, so that he could stay with His wife Eve, as Heavenly Father had commanded him to.

Their bodies soon changed after they partook of the fruit, which was not good for them, and they began to die. This was also disobeying their Heavenly Father, and was wrong.

Once Adam and Eve were knowingly introduced to this plan of Happiness, in which they would understand from their experiences the difference between good and bad, they had to work their best to always do what is good, for this is what will help us all to be happy. In this way, they could appreciate good, and understand it better.

Let’s consider a song that will help us understand that we are here from God, to also learn from our experiences, as Adam and Eve did. I Am a Child of God (Page 301, LDS Hymnal)

Adam and Eve were introduced to this fruit by a bad spirit whose name is Lucifer.

Soon after Eve and Adam partook of the fruit, their bodies started to fall unto death through this unhealthy fruit, and their spirits also for disobeying their Heavenly Father, who they knew and loved. The atonement literally is what keeps them alive, both spiritually and physically.

With this change, their spirits now had to fight to do good things, for their bodies now wanted and craved things that were not right or healthy.

This dying of their bodies, and disobeying of our Father is what is called The Fall, which happened during the earth’s Fall season of existence, and caused them to no longer have their spirits and bodies in unison, meaning that before the fall, what their spirits perceived and thought, is what their bodies experienced also.

From that time forth, their bodies would want to do bad. Adam and Eve would see and comprehend things with their body’s natural senses, thoughts and feelings, and would now have to fight for their spirits to be the ones in control.

This condition is what is known as having a veil placed over our spirits, so that we don’t remember God, His presence, or what His love feels like. Our bodies are our veil.

As children, we can have a better understanding and love for God, but as we grow older, we need to rekindle that love and affection for God, by learning of His great love, merciful plan to live with Him again, and return to having our spiritual hearts and minds as our understandings in life, similar to as Adam and Eve did before their bodies fell, except that we won’t fully remember God or His love because of the veil, and we are also learning about good and evil, as they had to once they partook of the fruit.

We can choose to become better and better like God every day, and understand that good is different than bad, and we can choose the good because we love God and happiness.

It is because of the atonement of our Savior Jesus Christ, that we can do this good. This is what is called agency, or, the ability to do good, even when we are fallen.

The light of Christ, which is a fruit of the atonement, is in them and us, and is what keeps us all alive, so that we can learn to repent and do good.

We will all die, as was said by Heavenly Father, but Jesus Christ will make us all live again, through His own resurrection. 

We can be made whole spiritually and physically again, this time having the ability to progress like unto our Father in Heaven, because of our earthly experiences.

As we always repent and follow our Savior Jesus Christ and keep His commandments, we can be happy and have joy, and ultimately become like our Savior and our Father in Heaven, who is our true Father. This will happen long after we have been resurrected and live with Them, for they will personally teach us how to be like Them.

Jesus is the Christ. He is the Great Mediator and Head of The Plan of Salvation for the children of our beloved Father in Heaven who cherishes us. We are here because of Him. We will return because of Him. We will one day be like Him because of Him. What blessing our redeemer is. May we honor Him and love Him by keeping His commandments. I know we can all do this, and I bare my testimony that we will all do this and return in glory to be an eternal family with our Father in Heaven. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.


Posted in Freedom, Religion

Freedom For Religion

As in the days of our founding forefathers, we must take steps to provide and create an existence and safeguard for religious freedom. “We do ordain and establish…a more perfect union…” [for the establishment and safeguard of our society’s leaven and wellbeing, or in other words, religious freedom.]

Families are strengthened by the principles taught in these institutions, and individuals are taught skills and practices needed, to be successful and profitable in their contributions for the good of society.

Whereas we have from our forefathers the protection of religious freedom, where such blessings and morals are taught and strengthen the families and homes in society, were this right to be taken from our nation, or any, other things devastating would soon take its place. For where there is an actual need, it can either be filled with something righteous and healthy, or eaten away by means of lust or hatred, intolerance etc.

I would give it as my understanding, that we not only fight for religious freedom, but as religion promotes freedom, we fight the war for freedom, when we fight for religious freedom. History would illustrate this in it’s chronicles, and a clear mind would ascertain this wisdom.

May we be educated in our pursuit of excellence, and honor that God who grants us the laws which protect us from our very own upheaval.


Posted in faith, Peace, Priesthood Power

Calming the Storm: Part One

The Lord boarded the ship with the Twelve apostles, on their way to minister and preach. The apostles were new to their call, learning much from the Lord about what He was about, and what His church should be made of. It was easy for them to have disputes common among them, about the words Jesus told them in private, intimate gatherings with Him. Often, the Father would use object lessons to help them with their learning, as Jesus did His part to minister to and teach them.

On this occasion, as they sailed to the shore of their destination, Jesus, weary from His constant travels and travails over His learning disciples, lay down for a brief respite. It wasn’t long, before, while out of His ear of hearing, His disciples disputed among themselves, concerning the many teachings they received, most of which we do not have record of in the sacred Bible text.

As the disputes turned to anger and contention one with another, over principles which required proper faith to understand and enjoy the correct enlightenment, the Father used a lesson of urgency, to enlighten the duly called twelve apostles, who were to be charged to take the gospel to all the world.

Their actions and tempers were then reflected in the actions and tempest of the climate around them. As apostles they were not to behave this way. When they finally gathered their wits about them, by way of need, and feeling guilty about their unruly quarreling, they awoke the Lord, whom they knew was their only source of help for anything.

It was at this time, that the Lord, following through with the Father’s lesson, told them, “Why are ye so fearful? How is it that ye have no faith?” These words were spoken in love and chastisement. Our Lord loves His disciples, and will never just rebuke those who are truly trying to follow Him.


Posted in faith, Religion, Science

Religion & Science: A Conversation

A scientist is at a dinosaur dig site, and is approached by a young man of 40 years in age. The young man begins to ask the scientist questions about the dig site, the dinosaur species and science in general. The young man then says –

Young Man: This science is your religion?

Scientist: Religion? No. This is science. My views are not closed in by religion.

Young Man: But Sir, according to definition, religion is a set of beliefs, attached to a specific field. Is this not so?

Scientist: I suppose, but with science, I work with evidence to answer questions and find truth about the earth and universe.

Young Man: True, but can it not also be said that science is your religion?

Scientist: No, I don’t believe so. Religion keeps man in ignorance.

Young Man: Well then, let me ask you this question. If I were a foolish youth, who looked at you and your work and said, “You weren’t there millions of years ago. How in the world can you know anything about the dinosaurs? This is utter nonsense!” And when you tried to explain such things to me as the scientific method and other truths and research, I denied and walked away saying, “Sounds far fetched!” What would you say?

Scientist: I would say that you are not open minded and foolish, but you can’t get rid of the evidence.

Young Man: Great response! Now this is your religion. A system of beliefs, wherein you can research, ask questions and get results.

Scientist: When you put it that way then yes.

Young Man: OK. So it is with other types of religion. You may look at them and say, “This is far fetched!” But you can’t get rid of the evidence. The only difference between you and the foolish youth, is that he scoffed at science, and you scoff at religion. You may think you are being open minded, but you deny looking into the reasonings, methods and steps of religion, just as the foolish man didn’t want to explore or even listen to your religion of science. We could ALL stand to be a little more open minded, whatever the religion.

Sometimes even evidence isn’t enough.


Posted in Atonement, faith, Patience

Walking With The Savior

For the Past Two Months I have been unemployed. As I have stretched myself through this learning and growing experience, I came across a video by Elder D. Todd Christofferson, in which I came to know that there is a reason for this particular time and experience in my life. It is not only a test of my faith to learn to rely on the Lord, but my Savior Jesus Christ has set up and implemented this time and season, so that He could draw and grow closer to me. A time and a means that would allow and help me to understand that He is literally reaching out to bring me closer to Him.

As I fully experience my time with my Lord, and His taking the world out of me, and giving me His eternal world and kingdom instead, I can take my place as one of His special subjects, and become His steward. As I prepare in His manner for the job He has for me, I will be the man He makes of me, even as He.

I bear my testimony, that as we access the atonement of our Savior, through our relationship with Him, we will become like Him, and become as He is in the eternities.