When Christ is King

There is a lot of misunderstanding regarding millennial government and the role Jesus Christ says He will play in world government after his 2nd Coming. I believe much of that confusion comes from our regular reference to Jesus Christ as King, especially during the millennium, as well as several verses of scripture. For example: For […]

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 […]

What is Liberal? What is Conservative?

I began studying this issue because my heart breaks when I see relationships fall apart because of political beliefs or wild accusations made about people without even knowing who they really are. I am a conservative who has learned to really appreciate the talents and strengths liberals have. Please consider what I have learned. What […]

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 do [xyz wicked things], 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 […]

Thomas Jefferson and the Danbury Baptists

Letter of the Danbury Baptists to Pres. Thomas Jefferson The address of the Danbury Baptist Association in the State of Connecticut, assembled October 7, 1801. To Thomas Jefferson, Esq., President of the United States of America Sir, Among the many millions in America and Europe who rejoice in your election to office, we embrace the […]

Speech: “Righteousness Exalteth A Nation” at the Provo Freedom Festival

Righteousness Exalteth A Nation Ezra Taft Benson Provo Freedom Festival Marriott Center Sunday, June 29, 1986, 7:30 pm   [Jacob’s note: As far as I can tell, the text of this speech is not on the internet anywhere in its entirety. I have only been able to find a few quotes from it. I used an OCR […]

Speech: “Socialism vs. The United Order” at BYU

AN ADDRESS GIVEN TO THE BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY STUDENT BODY ELDER MARION G. ROMNEY Member of the Council of the Twelve Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Mar 1, 1966 Listen here President Wilkinson, faculty members, students, brothers and sisters all. First I want to thank that choir. I am not sure it isn’t […]

Talk: “Socialism and The United Order” in General Conference

From: http://scriptures.byu.edu/gettalk.php?ID=1476 Socialism and the United Order ComparedElder Marion G. RomneyOf the Council of the Twelve ApostlesMarion G. Romney, Conference Report, April 1966, pp. 95-101 What I am going to give you now is a statement I have prepared in answer to the question, “Is Socialism the United Order?” Some of you may have already heard […]

Confidence in Voting

This has been a very interesting election, for all of us I’d imagine.  We can safely say that one theme of this election has been: “Must we vote for ‘the lesser of two evils’?”  Most say “Yes, in order to prevent the worse of the two evils from gaining an office of immeasurable power”, and […]