Monthly Archives: December, 2019

Has God given his power to men?

And they deny the power of God, the Holy One of Israel; and they say unto the people: Hearken unto us, and hear ye our precept; for behold there is no God today, for the Lord and the Redeemer hath done his work, and he hath given his power unto men;

2 Nephi 28:5


Our Savior’s instructions for those brought before Church disciplinary councils


Matthew 10

[16] Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
[17] But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues;
[18] And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.
[19] But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.
[20] For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.

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Isaiah 51

[7] Hearken unto me, you that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear you not the reproach of men, neither be you afraid of their revilings.

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– Tom Irvine

An Apostolic Witness of the SCMC

Here is an excerpt from 2012 BBC interview featuring Michael Purdy and Elder Jeffrey R.  Holland.   The interview was criticized for its “gotcha” style.  However, the excerpt is of historical significance given that the SCMC is never mentioned in Ensign articles or General Conference.

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Tom Irvine