Insights & Ramblings

Some of my thoughts and rambling about different things I’ve been reading and thinking about. Mostly articles giving different perspectives on LDS beliefs and mystic philosophical slants on traditional doctrines.
arch_pamp_logo Restoration Texts

A restoration text (or restorationism text) is a text which has arisen as part of the restorationism movement These religious texts are often ancient texts which have been hid up in the earth or passed down through the hands of an esoteric organization for the sole purpose of being revealed during the present dispensation. They can also be ancient text restored through direct revelation or completely new spiritual revelations re-revealing ancient wisdom…
Scriptural Science

Scriptural Science is a phrase coined to describe a new way to conduct modern scientific research (or perhaps a return to the true way in which scientific research has been conducted since the beginning). The basis is simply that science and religion are both man’s search for truth and knowledge and as such have the same aims. Although religion tends to embody man’s search for truth through revelation from higher realms through…
Zion Communities

In short, a Zion Community is a Utopian community or society. In the bible Zion is used to describe both Jerusalem and Israel in general, which John’s book of Revelation makes clear is a type for the heavenly city of God, or archtypical “heaven” where the righteous will dwell with God. Joseph Smith along with many other restorationalists were taught that America was a “Zion”, or choice land reserved by God as a refuge and inheritance for the righteous of the world. In fact one…
Prophesy: Ancient & Modern

In D&C 52:14 we are told that God has given us “a pattern in all things, that ye may not be deceived”. One type or pattern that is supernally helpful in understanding the role of the Gentile Christian Church in relation to Israel and the Great Apostasy and…