Lehi’s Dream in Mexico?

In 1941, Dr. Matthew W. Stirling, a non-LDS schalor,  headed a joint expedition of the Smithsonian Institution of Washington and the National Geographic Society in the exploration of several archaeological sites of southern Mexico, including Izapa. At this ruin he discovered 20 carved stone monuments, to each of which he gave a num­ber. The one […]

Reddick Allred

When it was discovered that the Martin and Willie Handcart Companies were in trouble, Brigham Young immediately called upon the members of the church to provide assistance during the morning session of General Conference.  There was no time to prepare.  Men, women, and children were starving, freezing, and dying on the plains.  Women stood up […]

‘Brethren’? What about the women?!?

How many of you readers of the Book of Mormon have ever thought, ‘Hey! What about the women!’?  This is a legitimate question.  After all, each prophet throughout the book constantly refers to his audience as his ‘brethren’.  In fact, the word ‘brethren’ or ‘brother’ is used 632 times throughout the Book of Mormon while […]

Hastening the Work

Is the Saviors Prophecy Coming True Right Before Our Eyes? You will remember the parable Jesus taught referred to as the “Parable of the Ten Virgins”.  The parable, found in Matthew 25: 1-13, tells the story of ten women who took their lamps and went to a wedding festival.  While waiting for the bridegroom, the […]

God Gave America to be Free

Faced with the death penalty for high treason, courageous men debated long before they picked up the quill pen to sign the parchment that declared the independence of the colonies from the mother country on July 4, 1776.  For many hours they had debated in the State House at Philadelphia, with the lower chamber doors […]

Mayan and Nephite Traditions

Mayan Traditions vs Nephite Traditions – Are the similarities too great to go unnoticed? The history, culture, customs, and religious beliefs of the ancient Mayan people are strikingly similar to those of the Nephites.  Considering that the Book of Mormon is not a history of a people or civilization, but rather for ‘the convincing of […]

Could Haun’s Mill Been Prevented?

Mobs, those who were antagonistic toward the Mormons, were “heard in every direction” throughout Missouri. The mobs burned houses and crops, rustled cattle, unlawfully detained members of the church, and threatened the Saints with death. On October 25, 1838, Joseph Smith advised all Saints in outlying areas to move to Far West for safety. Unwilling […]