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Captain Moroni's Fortified Cities

By Rick Brunson The prophet Mormon stated: Captain Moroni If all men had been, and were, and ever would be, like unto Moroni, behold, the very powers of hell would have been shaken forever; yea, the devil would never have power over the hearts of the children of men (Alma 48:17). The purpose of this article is to take a closer look at this Captain Moroni—particularly his fortified cities—in hopes that we may better understand this impressive individual. Before we examine Moroni’s fortified…

A fossil find overturns the conventional wisdom that the earliest mammals were all rodent-sized and meek. One of the fossils was found with its last meal -- a young dinosaur -- still in its stomach. Prehistoric Dinosaurs, Dinosaur Fossils, Prehistoric Creatures, Dinosaur Skeleton, Extinct Animals, Vertebrates, Rocks And Minerals, T Rex, Natural Wonders

Understanding the Creation

By Rick Brunson How do we as Latter-day Saints explain the existence of dinosaurs? When we break it down, we are left scratching our heads. For example, our scriptures teach that there was no death on the earth prior to the fall of Adam. For example, Father Lehi stated: And now, behold, if Adam had not transgressed he would not have fallen, but he would have remained in the garden of Eden. And all things which were created must have remained in the same state in which they were after they…

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Abraham, Isaac & Rebekah

By Rick Brunson This article is no longer available. However, its contents can be found in my new book entitled, Christ as Bridegroom. To read more about this book, or to purchase a copy, please click on the image below. Christ as Bridegroom By Rick Brunson

Interesting narrative of Book of Mormon geography, including a map. Modern Names, Lds Church, Church Ideas, Book Of Mormon, Gulf Of Mexico, Latter Day Saints, Geography, Proposal, Spirituality

Book of Mormon Geography

By Rick Brunson Where did the Book of Mormon take place? Believe it or not, this question has actually caused some pretty intense debates in many LDS circles over the years, even to the point of contention in some cases.[1] But does that mean that there isn’t anything to gain from studying this topic? If you ask me, nothing could be farther from the truth. LDS author Joseph Allen agrees: “Of what value is Book of Mormon research? The answer is simple…the more we understand about the culture…

The Book of Mormon teaches us that we all lived before this life. We lived with God as His spirit children, and we all learned the plan of salvation and happiness. Jesus Christ is central to this plan. Pictures Of Christ, Jesus Christ Images, Bible Pictures, Jesus Christ Lds, Risen Christ, Braut Christi, Plan Of Salvation, Salvation Quotes, Padre Celestial

The War in Heaven

By Rick Brunson How was the war in heaven fought? This was a question that I had asked myself ever since I was a child and first learned about a war in heaven. Did we actually fight against Satan and his followers somehow? If so, wouldn’t this contradict logic? For example, Hugh Nibley once stated: God does not fight Satan: a word from him and Satan is silenced and banished. There is no contest there.[1] If Satan and his followers could be banished at a word, why call it a war? A war seems…

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Before the 2nd Coming

By Rick Brunson We know of many events that will occur before the Second Coming. But which of them will happen first? And which of them will happen last? One of the more difficult tasks when studying the second coming is determining the correct order in which these “signs of the times” are to occur. However, if in fact we are able to place these future events in their proper order, we will be better prepared for what lies immediately ahead of us. The purpose of this book is to therefore give…

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The Keeper of the Gate

Christ Stands at the Door and Knocks By Rick Brunson This portrait of Christ knocking at our door has always been one of my favorite paintings. Long has it been said that the author deliberately choose to not paint a doorknob on the outside of the door to suggest to us that the only way Christ can enter into our lives is if we let him in from our end. No doubt, the scene portrayed in this painting comes to us from the following verse in the Book of Revelation: Behold, I stand at the door…

By Rick Brunson According to the Book of Mormon, the sacrifice of Isaac by his father Abraham was done in “similitude of God an. Father Abraham, La Sainte Bible, Christian Apologetics, Religion, Bible Illustrations, God Will Provide, Templer, Bible Pictures, Biblical Art

Types of Christ in the Old Testament

By Rick Brunson The Lord revealed to the prophet Hosea that he often used the lives of many Old Testament prophets to act as “similitudes,” or “types,” of Christ. [1] What is a type? A type is a model that represents something else, something bigger. Perhaps the best example of a prophet being a “type of Christ,” is in the story of Abraham and Isaac. The sacrifice of Isaac by his father Abraham was a type for the future sacrifice of Jesus Christ. While the story of Abraham and Isaac is the…

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The 7 Prophetic Feasts of Israel

By Rick Brunson This article is no longer available. However, its contents can be found in my new book entitled, Christ as Bridegroom. To read more about this book, or to purchase a copy, please click on the image below. Christ as Bridegroom By Rick Brunson

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The Great Storm 3 Nephi

By Rick Brunson 3 Nephi chapters 8-10 contain a description of some of the most destructive natural disasters ever recorded by man. But exactly what type of natural disaster hit the Nephites at this time? Earthquake? Hurricane? Something else? Let us examine the text to see what information it gives us on the subject: And it came to pass in the thirty and fourth year, in the first month, on the fourth day of the month, there arose a great storm, such an one as never had been known in all the…

"We saw the Lord standing upon the breastwork of the pulpit, before us; and under his feet was a paved work of pure gold, in color like amber." D&C Jesus appears to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery in the Kirtland Temple Joseph Smith, Kirtland Temple, Lds Pictures, Church Pictures, Jesus Pictures, Images Of Christ, Doctrine And Covenants, Lds Art, Mormons

Roots and Branches

By Rick Brunson Around 400 B.C ., the Lord told the prophet Malachi that Elijah would be sent in the latter-days to “turn the heart o...

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Noah's Ark

By Rick Brunson The story of Noah's ark is one of the most famous Bible stories out there and yet, it is one of the least understood. To illustrate our point, we ask: how many of each animal did Noah bring with him into the Ark? Hint: two is technically incorrect. We read in Genesis that Noah actually took with him two of each unclean animal into the Ark, and seven of each clean animal. The scripture states, Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and…

The 10 Plagues of the Exodus - A War on Egypt’s Gods

The 10 Plagues of the Exodus - A War on Egypt’s Gods

By Rick Brunson Nile into Blood Most of us are familiar with the story of the Exodus. However, what many of us are unaware of is that each of the ten plagues associated with the exodus was a direct attack against one of Egypt’s Gods. For example, one of the most important Egyptian God’s was Osiris, who was the God of the Nile. It is no surprise therefore, to learn that the first plague preformed by Moses was the turning of the Nile into blood. This was more than just a statement made by…

Never before has the Earth been captured in such high resolution. Researchers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center recently uploaded an amazing series of composite pictures of our planet, named "Blue Marble," onto the photo sharing Web

The Three Creation Accounts

By Rick Brunson My Difficult Question For us Latter-day Saints, we have three separate creation accounts given to us from the Lord: The Book of Moses (also recorded in Genesis) The Book of Abraham The Temple Ceremony Have you noticed? The creation accounts that are recorded in our scriptures (Moses & Abraham), are very different from the creation account given in the temple ceremony. How different? For starters, nearly every event spoken of in the scriptures, occurs on a completely different…

The eagle warriors, or eagle knights as they are sometimes known, were a group of elite infantrymen in the army of the Aztec Empire. Those who belonged in this warrior society were either members of t Obsidian Blade, Aztec Empire, Aztec Warrior, Illuminated Manuscript, Ancient History, As You Like, Archaeology, Warfare, Catwoman

The Sword of Ammon

By Rick Brunson Truth be told, I have always been fascinated by swords. My sword collection began at the age of three when my parents bought me my first toy He-Man sword. It went everywhere with me; always tucked in my belt just in case. As I grew older, I began collecting real swords. Although my current sword collection may be impressive to some, I am afraid it will not be complete until I have a real lightsaber in my possession. Maybe one day. With this background, is it any wonder that…

By Rick Brunson We all know that the Liahona worked “according to the faith and diligence” of Lehi’s party Ne. But how di. Book Of Mormon, Scripture Study, Interesting Reads, Lds, Watercolor Paintings, Decorative Bowls, Art Projects, Diligence, Pointers

The Liahona

By Rick Brunson A note from the author: I wrote the below article on the Liahona several years ago, and at the time, the information contained inside reflected my current thoughts about what the Liahona might have been. However, since posting this article, I came across a study done by Timothy Gervais and John Joyce, entitled "By Small Means: Rethinking the Liahona," published by Interpreter, and located at:…