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Baptisms for the Dead

Nathaniel Ryan Robinson

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On Saturday, I was able to baptize my brother for the dead in the temple. It was my first time baptizing. I was also able to confirm him for the dead, along with other kids that were there. As I was doing this I could feel the Spirit really strongly. I knew that the spirits of those who my brother was being baptized and ordained for (they were family names) were with there watching. This is very special and important, for now they have an opportunity to join the Church, an opportunity they did not have when they were alive. Continue reading

A Light Unto the World

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
-Matthew 5:14-16 (KJV)

Last night, I went to a young service missionary (which I am) devotional. The speaker was John Bytheway, a well known speaker among Latter-day Saints, who is very funny as well as being spiritual.mw-with-john-bytheway
Before he spoke, they had some young service missionaries share their testimonies. One sister missionary was talking about how we “glow” as servants of Christ. This inspired him to change his talk. Fortunately, since he speaks at many devotionals and firesides, he had multiple slides set up. Continue reading

Happy Easter 2014

I hope that everyone is having a good Easter. I would like to write about what Easter means to me. Easter to me is a time where I ponder what the Lord has done for me, though His atonement (I should be thinkinggoogle_img20140414-26831-morg5 about it everyday). I know that He lives. I know that He suffered for our sins, died for us, and was risen the third day. I know that because, part of me was there when Jesus accepted His call, and that the Spirit of God testifies that it is true. He did lay down His life for us, but then  He took it back. He did suffer all the pains of the world, so that if we repent, we can return to Him and our Father in Heaven.

In this post I have included photos and videos put together by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Continue reading

Religious Freedom: An Oxymoron?

During this time when religion is being treated as a fad that is long gone, and the end of religious freedom is at the doorstep, I have heard many comments about this issue. One person said that religious freedom is an oxymoron. Many people think that God’s laws are restrictive. They do not know they are actually protecting us from true bondage. Here is a picture to illustrate:

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