Gospel Posts

David R. Crockett
Saratoga Springs, UT
crockett@byu.edu

Contents


Preface

NOTE: The opinions expressed in this book are entirely the author's opinions and are subject to change at any time. The quotations from other sources are intended to be accurate, but at this point there may be many transcribing errors. Readers should attempt to verify the quotations before using.

Second Edition (February 1995)

(c) Copyright David R. Crockett 1995. All rights reserved.

This book may not be copied to a public location on the internet without first obtaining permission from the author.


Introduction

In early 1994, I started actively participating on various internet lists that discuss topics relating to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These internet discussion lists include hundreds of members of the church all over the world. A 'post' is a submission to the list which is then sent to every subscriber to that list. This book contains a collection of many of the posts that I have submitted to these internet lists, as we have discussed various gospel topics.

I decided to compile them into a single source because of the many hours that I have invested in this activity. I did not want to lose the research and study that I have participated in. I also wanted an easy reference to use for future use since many of these topics are discussed over and over again on the internet LDS lists.

The majority of these posts were originally submitted to the ZION list. Others were submitted to the following lists: JOSEPH, LDS-NET, ALMA-L, and SCRIPTURE-L.

I hope the reader will find some value in reading these posts. I freely admit that mistakes have been made. At times, my logic may be flawed. I haven't always presented both sides of an issue, but sometimes may only present the support for the opinion that I have on the issue.

You will find the character ">" preceding several comments. These are anonymous comments from other people or are comments that I inserted into the text to help the reader understand the context of the discussion.

I'm grateful to my friends on the internet for the stimulating discussions that have generated all of these posts. I would also be very ungrateful if I didn't recognize that the Spirit has played an important part in many of the writings contained in this book.


Contents

Accountability
Adversity
Alma's Church
Apostates
..Criticism
..Excommunication
..False Doctrine
..Ignore them?
Apostolic Blessing
Atonement
..Christ's suffering
..Free Gifts
..Suffer for sins
..Vicarious Suffering
Apostles
..Early LDS
..Nephite
..Paul
Baptism
Baptism for Dead
Bishops
Book of Mormon
..Geography
Brother's Keeper
Card Playing
Cherubim
Cleave
Councils
Covenants
Cowdery, Oliver
Danites
Discouragement
Doctrine and Covenants
Evolution
Fall of Adam
..Sin or Transgression
Firstborn
Foreknowledge
Forgiveness
..Nonmembers
Fulness of the Gospel
Guardian Angles
Gathering
Genealogy
Gifts
God
..Attributes
Godhead
..Oneness
Holy Ghost
..Tesifier
Honesty
Jesus Christ
..Father
Joy
Kindness
Last Days
..Great Day of the Lord
..Tribulation
..Separate
Laying on of Hands
Light of Christ
Litigation
Marred One
Marriage
..Leverite
Martyrdom
Mighty and Strong
Millennium
..Satan Bound
Miracles
Missionary
..Alma and Ammon
..Every Young Man
..Experience 1
..Experience 2
..Experience 3
..Friendshipping Families
..Last Day
..Member Referrals
Moses
Mount of Transfiguration
Mulek
Mysteries
Nothingness
Perfection
Persecution
Plan of Salvation
Prayer
Prayer
..Kneeling
Pre-existence
..War in Heaven
Priesthood
Priesthood Offices
Progression
Prophets
..Ancient
Racism
Reason
Repentance
..Sins of Omission
Resurrection
Revelation
Reverence
RLDS Church
Sacrament
..Renewal of Covenants
Salamanders
Satan
Scripture Margins
Scripture Study
Sealed Portion
Second Coming
Service
Smith, Joseph
Solemn Assemblies
Sons and Daughers of Christ
Sons of Perdition
Spirit World
..Marriage
Stewardship
Sustaining Leaders
Telestrial Kingdom
Temple Covenants
Temple Work
..Elijah
..Lamanites
..Malachi's Prophecy
..Millennium
..Ordinances
..Sacred
..Sealings
Temptation
Terrestrial Kingdom
Ten Virgins
Testimony
Tithing
Translated Beings
..John
Translation
..Language
Truth Seeking
..Scholars
Urim and Thummim
Visions
..Personal