Monday, November 2, 2009


Most of my writings offered herein consists of various studies and papers produced upon diverse subject matter, mostly for the Latter-day Saint (Mormon). They embrace subjects concerning where the reader’s faith lies in relation to Jesus Christ and His gospel of liberty and agency (free will) for all mankind.

It is my hope that these studies will provide a little substance upon which the reader can mentally and spiritually chew. Isaiah wrote: “Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.” (Isa. 28:9); and the Apostle Paul said: “For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.” (Heb. 5:12-14). These studies are presented to help the reader put on their thinking cap and reason with the Holy Spirit as their guide, contemplating a fuller commitment of his or her life to Jesus Christ.

It will be noted that the studies are not presented necessarily in any particular order. So feel free to pick and choose which ones you wish to consider first.

And as you consider some of the subjects presented, take a look at this very short story entitled, the “Sunday School Picnic,” by the late Bob Benson, Sr. Though actually an ordained elder, Bob Benson was best known as a lay preacher at retreats and other gatherings. Bob was well known for his ability to communicate the deepest truths of the gospel in simple, family-oriented ways. Benson was an author having penned many successful titles, among them being, Laughter in the Walls, from which this insightful little gem is taken. I believe it has something harmonious to offer relevant to the other subjects discussed below.
— Joseph Grammer