Argument In Support of Anti-Abortion Laws & Prosecution

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Not sure government should be able to force a woman to carry an unwanted child?

Well, I argue that government is an institution of God, for the protection of, among other things, human life; and that our Creator included an instruction in our DNA to excrete a hormone that effectively forces a woman to carry a child ‘to term’, therefore government has an obligation to enact and enforce anti-abortion laws and procedures that do mandate a woman carry the baby until it can be safely developed outside the womb, and that the baby then be kept alive.

A baby in the womb is not simply a passive object being built by the mother’s body. From the moment of conception, the pregnant woman’s body is, in great measure, under the control of the baby by design.

Most foreign objects in the human body are destroyed and/or ejected by our natural immune system. A pregnant woman’s body notices and should destroy or eject a new baby within only a couple of the baby’s first cell divisions. The reason it does not is because our DNA includes the instruction for those first cells to excrete substances that suppress the woman’s immune response.

Specifically: “A hormone produced by the earliest cells after fertilization travels in mom’s bloodstream back to her ovary. Ovarian cells detect that hormone and respond by producing progesterone—the very important hormone that will calm the uterine contractions for nine months and maintain the pregnancy. Later, the placenta will produce progesterone at even higher concentrations.” -Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D. “All-Or-Nothing Unity In The Human Body” from the book “Creation Basics & Beyond An In-Depth Look at Science, Origins, and Evolution” (2013) p. 108.

A right is a just claim, or privilege, endowed by God. From the moment of conception, we have the right to live, and it is the will of God that we do. If government were an institution of mankind, for instance to replace God, it would have no rights at all, only the privileges granted to it by its constituents, or its people. But government is an institution of God, so it does have some just claims, or privileges, endowed by God. Namely the right to enact and enforce laws that: 1) protects mortal, human life; and 2) redress for our grievances according to the will of God.

Because of Judeo-Christian teachings, which is the basis of most, if not all, modern civilization, we know the will of God is for us to “multiply”, that is, to have babies; to procreate. In fact, it is a commandment of God and we are forbidden to murder; to kill another human (see Genesis 1:28 & Exodus 20:13). Whether or not a woman wants to be a mother, or to have the responsibility of carrying a baby to term, it is the will of God that she does. Regardless of the circumstances of the conception, or fertilization, God wills it.

So what rights, if any, does the pregnant woman have? Well she does have the right to abort the baby, or to hire someone to perform an abortion, in the same way we all have a right to murder, or to hire someone to kill for us. That is to say, she has the right to choose to follow the will of God or to kill the baby. To end the life of a developing baby is just as against the will of God as any other murder is, and it should be against the law just as any other killing is, and it should be prosecuted just as any other killing is.

The Deflation of the 1800s & Fall of the U.S. Dollar in the 1900s

Today’s Ron Paul Liberty Report was particularly clear and precise, so much so, I want to share it with you.

As I watched the harvest of the neighboring fields around my home, this year, I couldn’t help but wonder how it is that shelves are so empty around the country and even the world. Today, I am feeling hopeful; I understand better that this continued production isn’t being sucked up into a mysterious void, but is being stockpiled against the collapsed dollar. Hopefully, this time around, farmers won’t be persuaded to plow in their crops, as they were in the 1930’s to ensure continued inflation.

This video represents my first optimistic glimpse of a future where God has indeed blessed us with what I have been praying for, nearly every prayer, since April 4, 2020, that, among other things, “the economy [may be] strengthened and life normalized.”

Fed-created inflation and government-created shortages…It doesn’t have to be this way. Many of our American ancestors lived under much more favorable monetary conditions. For almost an entire century, the dollar would consistently purchase more goods and services, not less! Standards of living rose as a result of sound money. We can return to such circumstances once again. All that is needed is the will. -RonPaulLibertyReport

Chris Rossini’s first comments:

“I wanted to talk about a time period, in our history, that is totally unfamiliar to to what we’re used to, and that is after napoleon was defeated, in the early 1800s, all the way up until world war one and when the fed was created. During that time money would consistently buy more, instead of less.

“See, we’re used to our money constantly losing value, people are gambling in the stock market, they can’t make money in the banks, there’s inflation. They’re constantly creating new money. Well it wasn’t always this way. There was a time in our history where money was more, it was sounder than it is today, wasn’t perfect, uh because bankers and politicians have always been creating trouble, they will always create trouble, but compared to today, money was sound and we have no conception of how to live like this.

“You know, we have increases of money whereas they had increases of goods, not money. They didn’t care about how much money was being created, their money bought more, there was increases of goods. Today we have a government that pays people not to work, to produce vaccine mandates, (which, people are being fired and let go, again it’s going to hurt production) backed up ports, lockdowns, and at the same time, the Fed is creating trillions of dollars. It’s totally upside down. It’s a bizarro monetary system. It will end very badly.

“We just have to have enough people, enough influential people, to know what to do when that happens.”

Ron Paul continues the history through the 1900’s and why the greedy have led to the collapse of the U.S. dollar we are experiencing today.

Please watch the video and feel free to leave your comments below.

Are Mormons Required To OBEY Church “Leaders”?

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Apparently, there is a growing number of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who are confused about what a prophet is and isn’t. Because of this whole world-wide coronavirus pandemic, many of these members are claiming that “the prophet” has told us to wear masks, and other such nonsense claims. These people are sowing dissension within the church and even going as far as declaring that the members, like me, who refuse to wear the mark of the beast to enter meeting houses, are actually tares and should be removed from callings and the church.

So, I have collected a couple videos to help illustrate my argument that “a prophet is only a prophet when speaking prophetically”. In other words, if he, the president of the Church is not saying ‘sayeth the Lord’, or equivalent, he is just giving his opinion. For instance, when President Russel M. Nelson announced changes to the priesthood structure, shortly after being named president, he in fact claimed the change were divinely revealed. He was acting as a prophet.

This is a video released by the Church of Jesus Christ itself that teaches us exactly what a prophet is:

This second video is produced by a member of the Church by the name of Scott Woodward. I’m sharing it because it explores the doctrine of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints concerning the words church presidents say and whether they are meant to be obeyed or whether they are simply the opinion of the man who said them.

Please watch and share them with your member friends and family.


Timcast IRL – Largest Teacher’s Union APPROVES Teaching Marxism, CRT, In Schools w/Asra Nomani

This is pretty scary stuff here. If you have school age children, keep them out of the public school system.

Released From Church ‘Callings’, Is Excommunication Next?

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My ward conference was two weeks ago. I was barred from attending in-person, but watched it live via the private YouTube stream. When the members were asked for any opposing votes to the offices of Stake President, Bishop, and Priests Quorum President, I raised my hand, even though I was in my home alone.

The at home members were then instructed to notify the stake president if we had an opposing vote. So I immediately wrote a short and sweet email to the stake president, whom I was opposing, notifying him of my opposition to those callings.

Fast forward to Saturday May 1, 2021, and I come home to a voice message from the bishop, whose callings I voted opposed to. Telling me that my own callings had to be “switched out” to someone else the following day, because I wasn’t attending.

Attending what?!!!

I tuned in the fallowing day to my ward’s sacrament stream on YouTube, and sure enough, I was release with a vote of thanks, presumably. (The camera never shows the congregation, despite the fact that I personally programmed it’s ability to do so, it’s the operators decision.) My callings weren’t specifically mentioned, but I consider it a valid release.

Anyway, I am an open book, so here is my official response I offered to the bishopric via an email with the subject line “Thank You For “Releasing Me” LOL”:

“Hi Bro. Carter. I just want you to know that I have received the voice mail you left me. Thank you for “releasing” me from these callings. I now know, without any doubt, that you are in fact releasing people as a personal vendetta and penalty for opposing you, even when we are 100% compliant, as I am. I had suspected, but now I have the proof.

“First of all, I need to point out that I do not oppose my release. After-all, I did ask to be released a few times since November 18. It’s pretty obvious I cannot perform the duties of either of those callings if I am forbidden to enter the premises.

“For my release, I say thank you.

“I do contest your decision to do so without consulting me in person, and for the excuse you used to release me. In the voice mail you claimed that if I wasn’t going to attend, I needed to be switched out.

“Attend what? I have literally been attending every meeting and activity that I have been made aware of and am permitted to attend. I have even been hosting the Aaronic Priesthood zoom meetings, of which I have been the only attendee since you allowed in-person meetings, even though those meeting are supposed to accessible also through Zoom, which they have been, I know because I have been hosting them.

“What else was I supposed to “attend”? Neither you nor the stake presidency have rescinded or retracted your unrighteous requirement to wear a mask inside the Holbrook meeting house, yet. As soon as you or they, or your replacement, or their replacements, do start to allow all members to enter the meetinghouse without a mask, I will be attending in person.

“Our current instruction from the stake presidency, and you personally, is that masks are required in Malad Idaho Stake meetinghouses, and those who attend in-person meetings inside meetinghouses without a mask are disrespecting those who do wear the mark.

“As unrighteous and evil as that directive is, I am compliant with it. Since I will not wear the mark of the beast, I comply with your, and the stake presidents, instruction by “participating from home”.

“You are penalizing me for doing exactly what I have been told to do.

“As you are 100% well aware, your position, and that of the stake “leaders”, on this matter, directly opposes and contradicts the instruction, direction, counsel, and guidelines provided by president Russell M. Nelson, the first presidency, the apostles, and the general authorities of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, issued clear back in May of last year.

“Which are as follows:
“If you are sick, stay home. If you have to leave while sick, wear a mask. To avoid getting sick, avoid people who are coughing and sneezing.

“Anything more than that comes from the devil, anything less of that comes from the devil.

“Repent now before it’s too late. Invite us all to enter the meetinghouse of our Lord and Savior, who invite ALL, members or not, mark or not, to come unto him, whether we wear a mask or not.

“I remind you, yet again, that no other man on Earth has authority to dictate what other people have wear in order to hear the words of Christ, or partake of his holy sacrament.

“Come back unto Christ. Stand once more in the holy places of the spirit of Christ and the true gospel and doctrine of Jesus Christ and his rightful Church.

“Eventually, the meetinghouses will once again be opened to in-person meetings. At this point, the question isn’t will it happen, but whether God has to release you to get it done. If you are up-to-date with your Come, Follow Me lessons, then you will learn this week that you should have never cast any of us out from our meetings, especially the sacrament meeting.

“Please make amends with all of us whom you have wronged, by the requiring of the mark of the beast in order to enter into the Lords house, by publicly apologizing and formally rescinding and retracting the requirement to wear a mask in the Lord’s meetinghouse in Holbrook, and invite all of us, who you’ve cast out, to return, with or without a mask, to partake of the sacrament and of His words, and declare that it is not disrespectful to others to not wear a mask.

“I leave you with one final request, please watch and read Dieter F. Uchtdorf’s speech titled “What Is Truth” from his Church Educational System devotional of Jan. 13, 2013.


“The speech covers many of the false doctrine and snares that you and the other stake leaders have fallen for this past year.

“Remember, you can always repent, change your eternal course back to Jesus Christ and truth.

“You may also find this video from the Church helpful, it’s titled “What is Revelation”:

“Hopefully it will help you recognize false claims of prophecy and the false prophets who make them.

“It is my testimony that David Jensen is not a prophet, and he is not receiving revelation for the Church, as it is recorded that you have wrongfully claimed.

“When the Holbrook meetinghouse is once again open to everyone, as God has always wanted it, I will once again attend in-person meetings, and I’ll see you there.”

I truly hope he repents.

What is Truth

Truth is being removed and ignored in the world today. This speech was given nine years ago, and speaks to today’s trials like prophecy. This is a master class of the doctrine of Jesus Christ. It has a long reach across many of the most important modern day concerns.

Here is the transcript as hosted at

My beloved brothers and sisters, my dear young friends, I am grateful for the privilege to be with you today. It always lifts my spirits to be surrounded by the young adults of the Church, and you inspire me to declare, “Let Zion in her beauty rise.” As you are living all around the world, you represent in a beautiful way the future and strength of the Church. Because of your righteous desires and your commitment to follow the Savior, the future of this Church looks bright.

I bring you the love and blessing of President Thomas S. Monson. The First Presidency prays for you often. We always ask the Lord to bless, keep, and guide you.
The Blind Men and the Elephant

Well over one hundred years ago, an American poet put to rhyme an ancient parable. The first verse of the poem speaks about

six men of Indostan
To learning much inclined,
Who went to see the Elephant
(Though all of them were blind),
That each by observation
Might satisfy his mind.

In the poem each of the six travelers takes hold of a different part of the elephant and then describes to the others what he has discovered.

One of the men finds the elephant’s leg and describes it as being round and rough like a tree. Another feels the tusk and describes the elephant as a spear. A third grabs the tail and insists that an elephant is like a rope. A fourth discovers the trunk and insists that the elephant is like a large snake.

Each is describing truth.

And because his truth comes from personal experience, each insists that he knows what he knows.

The poem concludes:

And so these men of Indostan
Disputed loud and long,
Each in his own opinion
Exceeding stiff and strong,
Though each was partly in the right,
And all were in the wrong!1

We look at this story from a distance and smile. After all, we know what an elephant looks like. We have read about them and watched them on film, and many of us have even seen one with our own eyes. We believe we know the truth of what an elephant is. That someone could make a judgment based on one aspect of truth and apply it to the whole seems absurd or even unbelievable. On the other hand, can’t we recognize ourselves in these six blind men? Have we ever been guilty of the same pattern of thought?

I suppose the reason this story has remained so popular in so many cultures and over so many years is because of its universal application. The Apostle Paul said that in this world the light is dim and we see only part of the truth as though we are looking “through a glass, darkly.”2 And yet it seems to be part of our nature as human beings to make assumptions about people, politics, and piety based on our incomplete and often misleading experience.

I am reminded of a story about a couple who had been married for sixty years. They had rarely argued during that time, and their days together passed in happiness and contentment. They shared everything and had no secrets between them—except one. The wife had a box that she kept at the top of a sideboard, and she told her husband when they were married that he should never look inside.

As the decades passed, the moment came that her husband took the box down and asked if he could finally know what it contained. The wife consented, and he opened it to discover two doilies and $25,000. When he asked his wife what this meant, she responded, “When we were married, my mother told me that whenever I was angry with you or whenever you said or did something I didn’t like, I should knit a small doily and then talk things through with you.”

The husband was moved to tears by this sweet story. He marveled that during sixty years of marriage he had only disturbed his wife enough for her to knit two doilies. Feeling extremely good about himself, he took his wife’s hand and said, “That explains the doilies, but what about the $25,000?”

His wife smiled sweetly and said, “That’s the money I got from selling all the doilies I’ve knitted over the years.”

Not only does this story teach an interesting way to deal with disagreements in marriage, but it also illustrates the folly of jumping to conclusions based on limited information.

So often the “truths” we tell ourselves are merely fragments of the truth, and sometimes they’re not really the truth at all.

Today I would like to speak of truth. As I do, I invite you to ponder a few important questions.

The first question is “What is truth?”

The second, “Is it really possible to know the truth?”

And third, “How should we react to things that contradict truths which we have learned previously?”
What Is Truth?

What is truth? During the closing hours of His life, the Savior was brought before Pontius Pilate. The elders of the Jews had accused Jesus of sedition and treason against Rome and insisted that He be put to death.

When Pilate came face to face with the Man of Galilee, he asked, “Are you a king?”

Jesus replied, “For this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.”3

I don’t know what kind of man Pilate was, nor do I know what he was thinking. However, I suspect that he was well educated and had seen much of the known world.

I sense a certain weary cynicism in Pilate’s reply. I hear in his words the voice of a man who may once have been an idealist but now—after a great deal of life experience—seems a little hardened, even tired.

I don’t believe Pilate was encouraging a dialogue when he responded with three simple words: “What is truth?”4

To amplify, I wonder if what he really was asking was “How can anyone possibly know the truth?”

And that is a question for all time and for all people.
Can Anyone Know the Truth?

Now, can anyone know the truth? Some of the greatest minds that have ever lived on this earth have attempted to answer that question. The elusive nature of truth has been a favorite theme of history’s great poets and storytellers. Shakespeare seemed especially intrigued with it. The next time you read one of Shakespeare’s tragedies, notice how often the plot turns on a misunderstanding of an important truth.

Now, never in the history of the world have we had easier access to more information—some of it true, some of it false, and much of it partially true.

Consequently, never in the history of the world has it been more important to learn how to correctly discern between truth and error.

Part of our problem in the quest for truth is that human wisdom has disappointed us so often. We have so many examples of things that mankind once “knew” were true but have since been proven false.

For example, in spite of one-time over­whelming consensus, the earth isn’t flat. The stars don’t revolve around the earth. Eating a tomato will not cause instant death. And, of course, man actually can fly—even break the sound barrier.

The scriptures are filled with stories of men and women who misinterpreted “truth.”

In the Old Testament, Balaam could not resist “the wages of unrighteousness”5 offered him by the Moabites. So he convinced himself to believe a new truth and helped the Moabites get the Israelites to curse themselves through immorality and disobedience.6

The apostate Korihor, after leading many away from the truth, confessed that the devil had deceived him to the point where he actually believed that what he was saying was the truth.7

In the Book of Mormon, both the Nephites as well as the Lamanites created their own “truths” about each other. The Nephites’ “truth” about the Lamanites was that they “were a wild, and ferocious, and a blood-thirsty people,”8 never able to accept the gospel. The Lamanites’ “truth” about the Nephites was that Nephi had stolen his brother’s birthright and that Nephi’s descendants were liars who continued to rob the Lamanites of what was rightfully theirs.9These “truths” fed their hatred for one another until it finally ­consumed them all.

Needless to say, there are many examples in the Book of Mormon that contradict both of these stereotypes. Nevertheless, the Nephites and Lamanites believed these “truths” that shaped the destiny of this once-mighty and beautiful people.
Human Nature and Truth

In some way we are all susceptible to such strange thinking.

The “truths” we cling to shape the quality of our societies as well as our individual characters. All too often these “truths” are based on incomplete and inaccurate evidence, and at times they serve very selfish motives.

Part of the reason for poor judgment comes from the tendency of mankind to blur the line between belief and truth. We too often confuse belief with truth, thinking that because something makes sense or is convenient, it must be true. Conversely, we sometimes don’t believe truth or reject it—because it would require us to change or admit that we were wrong. Often, truth is rejected because it doesn’t appear to be consistent with previous experiences.

When the opinions or “truths” of others contradict our own, instead of considering the possibility that there could be information that might be helpful and augment or complement what we know, we often jump to conclusions or make assumptions that the other person is misinformed, mentally challenged, or even intentionally trying to deceive.

Unfortunately, this tendency can spread to all areas of our lives—from sports to family relationships and from religion to politics.
Ignaz Semmelweis

A tragic example of this tendency is the story of Ignaz Semmelweis, a Hungarian physician who practiced medicine during the mid-nineteenth century. Early in his career, Dr. Semmelweis learned that 10 percent of the women who came to his clinic died of childbed fever, while the death rate at a nearby clinic was less than 4 percent. He was determined to find out why.

After investigating the two clinics, Dr. Semmelweis concluded that the only significant difference was that his was a teaching clinic where corpses were examined. He observed doctors who went directly from performing autopsies to delivering babies. He concluded that somehow the corpses had contaminated their hands and caused the deadly fevers.

When he began to recommend that doctors scrub their hands with a chlorinated lime solution, he was met with indifference and even scorn. His conclusions contradicted the “truths” of other doctors. Some of his colleagues even believed that it was absurd to think that a doctor’s hand could be impure or cause sickness.

But Semmelweis insisted, and he made it a policy for doctors in his clinic to wash their hands before delivering babies. As a consequence, the death rate promptly dropped by 90 percent. Semmelweis felt vindicated and was certain that this practice would now be adopted throughout the medical community. But he was wrong. Even his dramatic results were not enough to change the minds of many doctors of the day.
Is It Possible to Know the Truth?

The thing about truth is that it exists beyond belief. It is true even if nobody believes it.

We can say west is north and north is west all day long and even believe it with all our heart, but if, for example, we want to fly from Quito, Ecuador, to New York City in the United States, there is only one direction that will lead us there, and that is north—west just won’t do.

Of course, this is just a simple aviation analogy. However, there is indeed such a thing as absolute truth—unassailable, unchangeable truth.

This truth is different from belief. It is different from hope. Absolute truth is not dependent upon public opinion or popularity. Polls cannot sway it. Not even the inexhaustible authority of celebrity endorsement can change it.

So how can we find truth?

I believe that our Father in Heaven is pleased with His children when they use their talents and mental faculties to earnestly discover truth. Over the centuries many wise men and women—through logic, reason, scientific inquiry, and, yes, through inspiration—have discovered truth. These discoveries have enriched mankind, improved our lives, and inspired joy, wonder, and awe.

Even so, the things we once thought we knew are continually being enhanced, modified, or even contradicted by enterprising scholars who seek to understand truth.

As we all know, it is difficult enough to sort out the truth from our own experiences. To make matters worse, we have an adversary, “the devil, [who] as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.”10

Satan is the great deceiver, “the accuser of [the] brethren,”11 the father of all lies,12 who continually seeks to deceive that he might overthrow us.13

The adversary has many cunning strategies for keeping mortals from the truth. He offers the belief that truth is relative; appealing to our sense of tolerance and fairness, he keeps the real truth hidden by claiming that one person’s “truth” is as valid as any other.

Some he entices to believe that there is an absolute truth out there somewhere but that it is impossible for anyone to know it.

For those who already embrace the truth, his primary strategy is to spread the seeds of doubt. For example, he has caused many members of the Church to stumble when they discover information about the Church that seems to contradict what they had learned previously.

If you experience such a moment, remember that in this age of information there are many who create doubt about anything and everything, at any time and every place.

You will find even those who still claim that they have evidence that the earth is flat, that the moon is a hologram, and that certain movie stars are really aliens from another planet. And it is always good to keep in mind that just because something is printed on paper, appears on the Internet, is frequently repeated, or has a powerful group of followers doesn’t make it true.

Sometimes untrue claims or information are presented in such a way that they appear quite credible. However, when you are confronted with information that is in conflict with the revealed word of God, remember that the blind men in the parable of the elephant would never be able to accurately describe the full truth.

We simply don’t know all things—we can’t see everything. What may seem contradictory now may be perfectly understandable as we search for and receive more trustworthy information. Because we see through a glass darkly, we have to trust the Lord, who sees all things clearly.

Yes, our world is full of confusion. But eventually all of our questions will be answered. All of our doubts will be replaced by certainty. And that is because there is one source of truth that is complete, correct, and incorruptible. That source is our infinitely wise and all-knowing Heavenly Father. He knows truth as it was, as it is, and as it yet will be.14 “He comprehendeth all things, . . . and he is above all things, . . . and all things are by him, and of him.”15

Our loving Heavenly Father offers His truth to us, His mortal children.

Now, what is this truth?

It is His gospel. It is the gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is “the way, the truth, and the life.”16

If we will only have enough courage and faith to walk in His path, it will lead us to peace of heart and mind, to lasting meaning in life, to happiness in this world, and to joy in the world to come. The Savior is “not far from every one of us.”17 We have His promise that if we seek Him diligently, we will find Him.18
Our Obligation to Seek for Truth

But how can we know that this “truth” is different from any other? How can we trust this “truth”?

The invitation to trust the Lord does not relieve us from the responsibility to know for ourselves. This is more than an opportunity; it is an obligation—and it is one of the reasons we were sent to this earth.

Latter-day Saints are not asked to blindly accept everything they hear. We are encouraged to think and discover truth for ourselves. We are expected to ponder, to search, to evaluate, and thereby to come to a personal knowledge of the truth.

Brigham Young said:

I am . . . afraid that this people have so much confidence in their leaders that they will not inquire for themselves of God whether they are led by him. I am fearful they settle down in a state of blind self-security. . . . Let every man and woman know, by the whispering of the Spirit of God to themselves, whether their leaders are walking in the path the Lord dictates.19

We seek for truth wherever we may find it. The Prophet Joseph Smith taught that

Mormonism is truth. . . . The first and fundamental principle of our holy religion is, that we believe that we have a right to embrace all, and every item of truth, without limitation or . . . being . . . prohibited by the creeds or superstitious notions of men.20

Yes, we do have the fulness of the everlasting gospel, but that does not mean that we know everything. In fact, one principle of the restored gospel is our belief that God “will yet reveal many great and important things.”21

The Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ came about because of a young man with a humble heart and a keen mind seeking for truth. Joseph studied and then acted accordingly. He discovered that if a man lacks wisdom, he can ask of God and the truth really will be given unto him.22

The great miracle of the Restoration was not just that it corrected false ideas and corrupt doctrines—though it certainly did that—but that it flung open the curtains of heaven and initiated a steady downpour of new light and knowledge that has continued to this day.

So we continually seek truth from all good books and other wholesome sources. “If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.”23 In this manner we can resist the deceit of the evil one. In this manner we learn the truth “precept upon precept; line upon line.”24 And we will learn that intelligence cleaves unto intelligence, and wisdom receives wisdom, and truth embraces truth.25

My young friends, as you accept the responsibility to seek after truth with an open mind and a humble heart, you will become more tolerant of others, more open to listen, more prepared to understand, more inclined to build up instead of tearing down, and more willing to go where the Lord wants you to go.
The Holy Ghost—Our Guide to All Truth

Just think about it. You actually have a powerful companion and trustworthy guide in this ongoing search for truth. Who is it? It is the Holy Ghost. Our Heavenly Father knew how difficult it would be for us to sift through all the competing noise and discover truth during our mortality. He knew we would see only a portion of the truth, and He knew that Satan would try to deceive us. So He gave us the heavenly gift of the Holy Ghost to illuminate our minds, teach us, and testify to us of the truth.

The Holy Ghost is a revelator. He is the Comforter, who teaches us “the truth of all things; [who] knoweth all things, and hath all power according to wisdom, mercy, truth, justice, and judgment.”26

The Holy Ghost is a certain and safe guide to assist all mortals who seek God as they navigate the often troubling waters of confusion and contradiction.

The Witness of truth from the Holy Ghost is available to all, everywhere, all around the globe. All who seek to know the truth, who study it out in their minds,27 and who “ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, [will know] the truth . . . by the power of the Holy Ghost.”28

And there is the additional, unspeakable Gift of the Holy Ghost available to all who qualify themselves through baptism and by living worthy of His constant companionship.

Yes, your loving Father in Heaven would never leave you alone in this mortality to wander in the dark. You need not be deceived. You can overcome the darkness of this world and discover divine truth.

Some, however, do not seek for truth so much as they strive for contention. They do not sincerely seek to learn; rather, they desire to dispute, to show off their supposed learning and thus cause contention. They ignore or reject the counsel of the Apostle Paul to Timothy: “Foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do [generate contention].”29

As disciples of Jesus Christ, we know that such contention is completely inconsistent with the Spirit upon whom we depend in our search for truth. As the Savior warned the Nephites, “For verily . . . I say unto you, he that hath the spirit of contention is not of me, but is of the devil, who is the father of contention.”30

If you follow the Spirit, your personal search for the truth inevitably leads you to the Lord and Savior, even Jesus Christ, for He is “the way, the truth, and the life.”31 This may not be the most convenient way; it will probably also be the road less traveled, and it will be the path with mountains to climb, swift rivers to cross, but it will be His way—the Savior’s redeeming way.

I add my witness as an Apostle of the Lord, that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. I know this with all my heart and mind. I know this by the witness and power of the Holy Ghost.

I ask you to spare no efforts in your search to know this truth for yourself—because this truth will make you free.32

My dear young friends, you are the hope of Israel. We love you. The Lord knows you; He loves you. The Lord has great confidence in you. He knows your successes, and He is mindful of your challenges and questions in life.

It is my prayer that you will seek the truth earnestly and unceasingly, that you will yearn to drink from the fount of all truth, whose waters are pure and sweet, “a well of water springing up into everlasting life.”33

I bless you with confidence in the Lord and a deep-rooted desire to rightfully discern truth from error—now and throughout your life. This is my prayer and my blessing, in the sacred name of Jesus Christ, amen.

Revelation From God

Just three weeks ago, the man, who was called of God to be the bishop of the ward I attend, stood up before the congregation and declared that another man, holding the position of stake president, was receiving revelation for the church and the ward, and pledged his sustaining support.

This is a serious transgression. My local church leaders are deceived and leading members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints astray.

We believe there are only two forms of revelation, prophetic revelation and personal revelation. Heavenly Father speaks to us through a living prophet, or directly to us individually. In fact, the Doctrine and Covenants, a compilation of modern scripture revealed to us through living prophets, of the Church of Jesus Christ, teaches, particularly in section 28, that only prophets, presidents of the Church, have authority to receive revelation for the church.

All members of the Church can receive personal revelation, but that revelation is personal and private to the individual to whom God has given it. While bishops and stake presidents, as members of the Church, are able to receive personal revelation, the way they manage the affairs of their respective callings, or positions in the Church, are limited to inspiration and faith in accordance with the gospel and doctrine of Jesus Christ.

The timing of the release of this video is, to say the least, impeccable. I would say miraculous.

Two Pertinent Speeches From 10 Years Ago

Yesterday, I watched a talk by the living apostle Dallin H. Oaks from 2011 titled, “Truth and Tolerance”, which I found quite pertinent to the situation unfolding in the Malad Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I’ll link it below. Today, I was presented with another, “Healing the Sick”, also presented by the same apostle.

You may not be particularly interested, at this time, in these topics, but I still want to share them. They are posted on the Church’s YouTube channel.

Healing the Sick – 2010
Truth and Tolerance – 2011

Why Do My Local LDS Leaders Refuse To Declare The Gospel Of Jesus Christ?!!!

Are my local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints “leaders’ possessed by demons?

This is a copy of the intent to sue that I sent my local bishop. Not only did he refuse to assert ANY of these statement, he actually declared the Malad Stake president local prophet, and pledged his sustaining support!!!

“Greetings Brother Carter. This is Brother Campbell.

“This is my notice of intent to sue you through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint’s processes. You may all ready be aware that I will be suing Brothers Jensen, Ward, and Sperry of the Malad Stake presidency.

“You and your bishopric will not be excluded from those proceeding unless I see specific public repentance from you this Sunday, March 7, 2021.

“You will need to declare, from the pulpit, ward-wide email, and signed bulletin board affidavit that will stay posted in the meeting house lobby for the remainder of your tenure as bishop, that:

“(1) You renounce any and all authority to deny entry and/or participation to any child of God into sacrament meetings, Sunday school classes, and other ward meetings and meetinghouse gatherings;

“(2) All children of God are welcome to attend Holbrook Ward meetings and gatherings effective immediately;

“(3) Masks are not required at any Holbrook Ward meeting, gathering, or other activity, both inside the meeting house as well as outside;

“(4) You apologize for your fear mongering toward the Holbrook Ward by allowing masks (the mark of the beast) to be required in the house of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and insinuating that such masks have the power/ability to keep the members safe from sickness and/or death;

“(5) You apologize for your refusal to teach and preach faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who has the power and authority to protect us from any and all infirmities if we just have the faith to allow him to do so, since this global pandemic started;

“(6) It is not disrespectful to ward members and other meeting attendees, in any way, for unmasked members and other children of God to attend the same meetings, gatherings, et cetera;

“(7) The Holbrook ward is a sanctuary for the whole community to come and learn of Jesus Christ and His healing attributes, both physically, mentally, and spiritually;

“(8) The Holbrook Ward priesthood should stand ready and willing to receive the sick, the afflicted, the infirm, the fearful, et cetera, to lay hands upon them and administer the miracle of healing, so that no member of our community, near and far, should fear their mortal afflictions or the eternal well-being of their souls;

“(9) You will never allow the doctrine of the adversary to infiltrate the Holbrook Ward causing fear and division, as it did this past year, ever again;

“(10) You apologize for the division and contention that you sewed into the fabric of the Holbrook Ward.

“You know, all the things you should have been declaring since the most recent coronavirus scamdemic began over a year ago.

“I know you have the potential to be a good man again. I have a testimony of receiving the same promptings, during blessings, ver batum, as the words you spoke. I know you are capable of receiving personal revelation. You have been lead astray, and I know you know it.

Come back to the fold.

“The remedy I will seek is excommunication. There’s no hope for Brothers Jensen and Ward of the Malad Stake presidency, but I do have hope that you, and the rest, will do the right thing, finally, and work to bring unity to the Holbrook Ward, through your repentance (changing your course toward Jesus Christ), that the Holbrook Ward may shine as a light and a beacon to the other wards in the stake, and the world.

“The crimes the Holbrook bishopric and the Malad Stake presidency have committed against me and other members of the Holbrook Ward particularly, are beyond ample to warrant the excommunication I seek, but correcting your eternal course back to Christ and His doctrine this Sunday, I’m sure, will go a long way to exonerate you in the inevitable investigations that will ensue.

“You didn’t “release” me from my callings, so that is commendable. At least it seems that you still recognize that callings come from God, and are not executive decisions that can be denied or released by men holding leadership positions. Lesser men, would have fallen to Satan’s temptation of “releasing” those of us who were clearly complying with the stake presidency, as wrong and unjust as we all know it to be. At least you didn’t stoop that low. Thank you for that hope.

“Please restore faith and unity to the Holbrook Ward. Please restore my (our) trust in you and the office of bishop.

“Please choose the right.

“I hope this letter of intent may be recorded as a similitude of Captain Moroni’s letter to Pahoran, censuring, but faith affirming and alliance building. If not, I worry Holbrook loose more than a wayward bishop.

“You are not currently listed as defendant in my case(s) against the stake presidency, but if you refuse to declare the statements and take the actions requested in this letter of intent by the end of Sunday’s YouTube stream, I will proceed with my charges against you, and the rest of your bishopric.

“I recommend beginning your fast, if you haven’t all ready.

“Also, if you are not going to make these changes, I recommend seeking the church equivalent to legal counsel, and directing your correspondence to me through them.

Brother Campbell”

This was not the first request I made for him to preach the gospel of Jesus to the ward, I have admonished him to do so several times since November 18, 2020, when the stake presidency officially announced that non-mask wearers were ‘disrespectful’ and no longer welcome in sacrament meetings, and other church activities, in both email and telephone conversations.

Well, what’s done is done. It’s up to the real prophet now. I only hope that when the First Presidency acts, it will be more favorable to the teachings of the Church and Jesus Christ.

For all you members of the Holbrook Ward, and Malad Stake, who have been sitting on your own letters of concern, and charges, send them. I know the struggle. I sat on mine for 3 months, but then I was reminded of the story of the little girl whose brother had set a trap to catch a bird. Her father heard her earnest prayer for God to save the birds. Later that night the father approached her to explain that sometimes God doesn’t answer prayers the way we expect him to, etc. The girl expressed her confidence that her bother would not catch a bird. When the father questioned her faith on the matter, she informed him that after her prayer, she had gone out and smashed the trap herself.

I for one will be doing all that I can to smash this false, anti-Christ, doctrine of fear and the false God of health and safety the local bishop and stake president have unleashed in the local Church of Jesus Christ.

I’ll keep you informed as each stage of the coming process unfolds. If you wish to help, get your letters to the First Presidency.