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“General Authorities information &

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints information” website

 (as well as a website containing several other intriguing topics)

Compiled by Michael Taylor of Provo, Utah

The main purpose of this website is to present interesting and instructional information about the General Authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (past and present), temples, missionary work, and growth of the church.  Several other topics, both church-related and non-church-related, are included, all of which are listed in the menu below.  Hopefully, this material will not only be informative, but uplifting, inspiring, and entertaining as well.

  1. This website is not sponsored by nor endorsed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Michael Taylor is solely responsible for its content. 
  2. To share a suggestion, comment, or correction, please send me an email at  [email protected] .  
  3. Click on a light blue topic listed below to navigate to a desired section.
  4. Clickable links found at the bottom of each page allow navigation of the website
  5. Please notice the “Entertaining Quizzes & Quips of the Month” section that follows the main menu.

                                                                         

                                                   * Main Menu, items listed alphabetically *

  • “Answers To Gospel Questions” — a guide to the doctrinal 5-volume set by President Joseph Fielding Smith, the 10th President of the Church
  • Basic LDS information and doctrine  — basic and general information about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its doctrine
  • Church growth — statistics regarding the growth and expansion of the church in this dispensation
  • Challenging questions — scriptural answers to challenging doctrinal questions, and “The Trial”
  • ‘Engravos’ — Description of and references to possible engraving errors found throughout the Book of Mormon
  • General authorities — facts and figures about our General Authorities of this dispensation
  • Glen L. Rudd Foundation — information about a wonderful charitable foundation honoring Elder Glen L. Rudd
  • “Jesus The Christ” and “The Life of Christ” vocabulary words — erudite words used by James E. Talmage and Frederic William Farrar in their landmark books
  • Missionary matters – stories, articles, and other material pertaining to missionaries and missionary work
  • Names, unique — unusual or uncommon names, of individuals and of family groups, that I have collected over the years
  • Our Savior  — various items and topics relating to the Lord, Jesus Christ
  • Personal items — my journals, books read, half-marathons run, astronomy, math problems, Spanish, English, KnoWhy index
  • Quizzes — entertaining quiz questions dealing with General Authorities, church history, and general topics, to test your acumen
  • Scripture chains — a wide-ranging collection of scriptures related by topic or doctrine, and organized into ‘chains’
  • Scriptures — commentaries, stories, scripture mastery verses
  • Stories, quotes, jokes, puns, sermons — entertaining stories, quotes, scripture jokes and puns, including knee-slappers and groaners; also talks
  • Talks, Classic — classic, timeless talks and sermons by our inspired General Authorities
  • Temples and Visitors’ Centers — varied interesting information about latter-day temples and numerous visitors’ center                   

                                                         
 **  Entertaining Quizzes & Quips of the Month  **
   (  January, February, and March of 2021 )
  • Scripture joke of the month:  Acts 19:8 — A church sermon that lasted THREE MONTHS??  It appears so.  This verse states that Paul “…went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months…”.  He obviously had a lot of doctrine he needed to share.   More scripture jokes can be found by clicking here.
  • Hymn joke of the month:  What is the favorite hymn of LDS weight lifters?  Hymn # 243 — “Let Us All Press On”.   More hymn jokes can be found by clicking here.
  • Engravo of the month:  Alma 40:2 — “..there is no resurrection – OR, I WOULD SAY, IN OTHER WORDS, that this mortal does not put on immortality, this corruption does not put on incorruption  – until after the coming of Christ.”  The clarifying statement which adds emphasis to the meaning of resurrection is fairly obvious in this verse.   More engravos (as well as an explanation of what an engravo is) can be found by clicking here.
  • Church history quiz of the month:
    • QUESTION: One of the apostles in this last dispensation was born on the 148th anniversary of the birth of the Prophet Joseph Smith.  Can you identify this apostle?
      ANSWER:
      Elder Gerrit W. Gong was born on the 148th anniversary of the birth of the Prophet Joseph Smith.  Joseph Smith was born on December 23, 1805 and Elder Gong was born on December 23, 1953.
  • Quote of the month:   “Work will win when wishy-washy wishing won’t.”  — President Thomas S. Monson
  • Vocabulary word of the month:  mendacious – prone to lie, deceive, or tell untruths  (684, 27).  This word is used by Elder James E. Talmage in his classic book “Jesus the Christ” on page 684, line 27.  More vocabulary words can by found by clicking here.
  • Unique girl name of the monthAhnestee.  This name is pronounced the same as ‘honesty’.  This is the first name of a little girl that we cared for at my place of employment.   These names are legitimate names encountered by the proprietor of this website. I am not passing judgement on the names. I simply consider them unique.  More unique names can be found by clicking here.
  • Unique boy name of the month: Appleton.  This is the first name of a young boy in Utah County. These names are legitimate names encountered by the proprietor of this website.  I am not passing judgement on the names. I simply consider them unique.  More unique names can be found by clicking here.