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January 20, 2022

Joseph Smith: Restorer of the Ancient Temple

I have heard my students express something like this, “I knew Joseph Smith revealed the temple and its ordinances, but I did not realize that it was a restoration of ancient temples!” As a matter of fact, the Prophet Joseph Smith restored the ancient truths, doctrines, and ordinances regarding God’s ancient temples. These truths are manifest in numerous ways in our modern temples, as I will discuss here.

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Narcolepsy and the Natural Man: Awake Unto God

As I sat in a temple endowment room waiting for the session to begin, a woman seated herself next to me and quietly asked for a favor. “I have narcolepsy,” she explained. “Would you mind nudging me if I doze off?” Though I had heard of narcolepsy--a chronic sleep disorder--I was not prepared for what I witnessed over the next ninety minutes.

What We Know of Enoch and How We Know It

As was the case with other Old Testament prophets, the information on Enoch was considered by many to be folklore for lack of corroborating archeological evidence. Until one remarkable discovery, there were rumors and a few fragments of a purported book of Enoch but nothing substantive.

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Narcolepsy and the Natural Man: Awake Unto God

As I sat in a temple endowment room waiting for the session to begin, a woman seated herself next to me and quietly asked for a favor. “I have narcolepsy,” she explained. “Would you mind nudging me if I doze off?” Though I had heard of narcolepsy--a chronic sleep disorder--I was not prepared for what I witnessed over the next ninety minutes.

What We Know of Enoch and How We Know It

As was the case with other Old Testament prophets, the information on Enoch was considered by many to be folklore for lack of corroborating archeological evidence. Until one remarkable discovery, there were rumors and a few fragments of a purported book of Enoch but nothing substantive.

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