“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.
- 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.
- Click here to leave a suggestion, comment, or correction.
- Click on a light blue topic listed below to navigate to a desired section.
- Clickable links found at the bottom of each page allow navigation of the website.
- 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
- Difficult questions — scriptural answers to difficult doctrinal questions
- ‘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” vocabulary words — erudite words used by Elder Talmage in his landmark book, for the edification of all
- ‘Miracle of Forgiveness’ scripture chains — scripture chains from President Kimball’s classic book, dealing with repentance
- 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 I’ve read, half-marathons I’ve run, astronomy, math problems, Spanish, English
- 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 — uplifting, edifying and entertaining stories, quotes, scripture jokes, and scripture puns, including knee-slappers and groaners
- Temples and Visitors’ Centers — varied interesting information about latter-day temples and numerous visitors’ center
** Entertaining Quizzes & Quips of the Month **
( July, August, and September 2019 )
- Scripture joke of the month: The first mention of tennis in the Bible? See Genesis 39:4. This verse states that Joseph served in Pharoah’s court. (Submitted by Dan Bates) More scripture jokes can be found by clicking here.
- Hymn joke of the month: Favorite hymn of LDS air freshener salesmen? Hymn # 140, “Did You Think to Pray?”, because it contains the words “Did you air the room you left this morning”, or something similar. More hymn jokes can be found by clicking here.
- Engravo of the month: Alma 50:32 — “Now behold, the people who were in the land Bountiful, OR RATHER MORONI, feared that they would hearken to the words of Morianton”. This is another classic engravo. The engraver simply engraved the wrong place, and corrected the misprint with an additional phrase. 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: What temple was dedicated on the 158th anniversary of the martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith (June 27, 2002)?
- ANSWER: Fittingly, the temple that was dedicated on the 158th anniversary of the martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum is the Nauvoo Illinois Temple. More quizzes can be found by clicking here.
- Quote of the month: — by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland. “I testify that the living God is our Eternal Father, and that Jesus Christ is His living and Only Begotten Son in the flesh. I testify that this Jesus, who was slain and hanged on a tree, was the chief Apostle then and is the chief Apostle now, the Great High Priest, the great chief cornerstone of His church in this last and greatest of all dispensations. I testify that He lives, that the whole triumph of the gospel is that He lives, and because He does, so will we. On that Resurrection Sunday, Mary Magdalene first thought she saw a gardener. Well, she did – the Gardener who cultivated the Garden of Eden and who endured the Garden of Gethsemane, the Gardener who gave us the rose of Sharon, the lily of the valley, the cedars of Lebanon, and the tree of life.”
- Vocabulary word of the month: convivial – cheerful and friendly; jovial. This word can be found on page 257, line 26 of Jesus The Christ, by Elder James E. Talmage. More vocabulary words can by found by clicking here.
- Unique girl name of the month: Genesses (yes, pronounced the same as Genesis). 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: Edge. Theses 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.