The early Christians were different than what people see Christians as today. They were pacifists, they enjoyed communal living, and their focus was on love. One might say they embodied the spirit of ubuntu.
"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works." -2 Timothy 3:16-17
Joseph Smith Jr. taught that "to obtain this sealing is to make our calling and election sure which we ought to give all diligence to accomplish."
The First Endowment of the Ministry is the Endowment of the Deacon, every Deacon and Teacher in the Fellowship of Christ should receive this Sacrament as it was given to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
The Kirtland endowment ceremonies consisted of preparatory washings, at first administered in the homes of the Saints.
This article will not be an exhausting look at Kabbalah by any means. However, it is the hope of the author to help readers and students better understand Mormon Kabbalah in light of other types of Kabbalah.
Shelosh-'Esreh Middot HaRakhamim is known in English as the Thirteen Attributes of Mercy. These are Divine Attributes taken from Exodus 34:6–7 and tell us that that God governs the world, according to Kabbalah and Judaism.
As we practice lishmah we are in the Shekinah, the Presence of God; and we are the Shekinah, the congregation.
Shem HaMephorash, or the 72 Names of God, are not literally the names of God. Rather, they are powerful meditations designed to help us focus and use the gifts of the Spirit.
With the raising awareness, there has been much written about the chakras and the reason and purpose for being in our bodies. There is a lot of good and accurate information as well as a lot of teaching on the subject of the chakra system that misses the mark. In this article I will begin to clarify and bring into your awareness a better understanding of this topic.
There is a feedback mechanism that G-d knows every thing going on. It is revealed that G-d is everywhere and in everything. There is a way knowing. “By knowing himself he knows all things.”
I am writing this mostly to understand myself better. I know there are nuts and bolts that apply to Lishma. Some of those I know what they are, many I do not know and can only learn as I participate or observe others who experience the condition called lishma.