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Joseph Smith Foundation is an organization focused on supporting and contributing to projects founded in the words of Jesus Christ. Our motto is “Vision in Light of the Restoration”. We offer hundreds of free online resources from videos, maps, articles, audio, ebooks and more! Learn more: http://www.josephsmithfoundation.org/inspira/

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  • Defending the Prophet Joseph (Guardians of an Altar)
    Defending the Prophet Joseph (Guardians of an Altar) In this recording, Guardians of an Altar centers on reading and discussion certain quotations from Rough Stone Rolling and other biographies of Joseph Smith and the Restoration by authors claiming to be LDS. We discussed whether these books are in harmony with accurate history, the scriptures and the inspired statements of Latter-day prophets.
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  • Halloween (Guardians of an Altar Youth Discussion)
    Halloween (Guardians of an Altar Youth Discussion) Recording from October 23, 2015 discussion. We feel it is important to discuss the true nature of Halloween and the duty we have as Christians with access to the Priesthood, to combat the literal forces of Lucifer. This life is a battleground, NOT a playground. This sobering topic cannot be discussed in fear, discouragement or intimidation. We must remember that the Lord’s power is greater than even the overwhelming strength of satanic forces. Halloween: Trick or Treat: http://www.zionvision.com/movies/ziontube/halloween-trick-or-treat/ This film exposes the current events and rituals that occur leading up to and on Halloween. NOTE: If you are in your younger teens, you may want your parents to preview the video first and decide whether they would like you to watch the film or just discuss the content with you. Satan & the Occult FAQ compilation of statements from Presidents of the Church: http://www.josephsmithforum.org/research/faqs/satan-the-occult/ Complimentary resources for additional study: (Note: These are optional and included for those who want to explore the topic further.) Excerpts from Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith: Joseph Smith on Discerning Spirits http://www.guardiansofanaltar.org/files/Joseph_Smith_on_Discerning_Spirits.pdf Satanists and the Occult Desecrate Holy Symbols: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vjWD6P7ZA0 Good Fight Ministries Expos’e: Harry Potter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2aUXXeRfkc
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  • Communist Christian Persecution (Youth Discussion)
    Communist Christian Persecution (Youth Discussion) Recording from September 11, 2015 discussion. We received permission to upload, share and discuss the movie, The Printing. The Printing tells the story of faithful Christians in Soviet Russia who continued to print and smuggle Bibles in spite of being relentlessly hunted, imprisoned, tortured and killed. Would you be willing and able to lay down your life, if necessary, for the faith? Are you willing to lose your worldly life (vices, popularity or conformity to social norms) for the Gospel? We also discussed the first four chapters of The Heavenly Man. The Heavenly Man is the autobiography of one prominent leader in the underground Chinese house church movement. Did you know there are millions of dedicated Christians in Communist China who risk everything for the sake of their faith? In spite of the book recounting the horrific tortures and brutal persecutions, the book is an uplifting, inspiring account of miracles and deliverance. Visit http://www.GuardiansofanAltar.org to learn more! See discussion material here: http://www.guardiansofanaltar.org/forums/topic/communist-christian-persecution-september-18-2015-meeting/
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  • Amusements and Fashions (Youth Discussion)
    Amusements and Fashions (Youth Discussion) Recording from August 28, 2015 discussion. This discussion was based on Chapter 17 from Gospel Doctrine by President Joseph F. Smith. http://www.guardiansofanaltar.org/amusements-and-fashions/ What is the duty of parents in regards to amusement? How should true Latter-day Saints interact with their neighbors? How do we serve those who are “weak” and “erring”? Is it possible to have too high of a standard? How early in our life should we consecrate our services to God? What common thread do the greatest prophets and leaders have? What does this have to do with amusement and recreation? What are some examples of how amusements lead to life and salvation based on President Smith’s principles? Visit http://www.GuardiansofanAltar.org to learn more! See discussion material here: http://www.guardiansofanaltar.org/forums/topic/amusements-and-fashions-discussion/
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  • Hollywood & Movies (Guardians of an Altar)
    Hollywood & Movies (Guardians of an Altar) Recording from June 26, 2015 discussion. Discussion material: Hollywood’s Most Despised Villain (MP3) – Presentation by Geoff Botkin on film, culture and the history of Marxism and Hollywood. He primarily focuses on the history of Hollywood’s attack on the patriarchal father or “Hollywood’s most despised villain.” He also discusses the responsibility of Christians to take back the culture of film/art for Christ. Our Philosophy on Movies (Article) – This short article on movie standards outlines some basic principles when it comes to the entertainment and media. http://www.guardiansofanaltar.org/our-philosophy-on-movies/ “Culture is religion externalized and made explicit.” (Henry Van Til) Visit http://www.GuardiansofanAltar.org to learn more! See discussion material here: http://www.guardiansofanaltar.org/forums/topic/movies/
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  • Believing Christ: Salvation & Grace (Youth Discussion)
    Believing Christ: Salvation & Grace (Youth Discussion) LDS youth review the book Believing Christ by Steven E. Robinson and discussing true doctrine on salvation, grace, perfection and so forth. The “theme quote” for this discussion was the following statement made by the Prophet Joseph Smith: “Our heavenly Father is more liberal in His views, and boundless in His mercies and blessings, than we are ready to believe or receive; and, at the same time, is more terrible to the workers of iniquity, more awful in the executions of His punishments, and more ready to detect every false way, than we are apt to suppose Him to be.” (History of the Church, Vol. 5, p.134-136, See also “The Letter of the Prophet, Joseph Smith to Miss Nancy Rigdon,” Joseph Smith Collection, LDS archives) Visit http://www.GuardiansofanAltar.org to learn more! See discussion material here: http://www.guardiansofanaltar.org/forums/topic/january-22nd-2016-believing-christ/ Is the Parable of the Bicycle accurate? Why or why not? Will our good and evil deeds be weighed in the balance at the Judgment? Will the Lord reward us according to our merits? Can imperfect people be saved and allowed to dwell in the presence of God? What does it mean to become “one” with God? How is Christ “one” with the Father? How is the truth different than advocated by Believing Christ? When the Lord commands us to be perfect, is that an “impossible commandment”?
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  • House of Israel & the Constitution (Youth Discussion)
    House of Israel & the Constitution (Youth Discussion) Recording from July 10, 2015 discussion. Who is Israel? What does it mean that the Constitution will be saved? Why is it important that we understand the identity of literal blood Israel? How does America fit into the Last Days? How do we fulfill our responsibility to build the Kingdom of God? Listen as LDS youth discuss the answers to these questions and more! Visit http://www.GuardiansofanAltar.org to learn more! See discussion material here: http://www.guardiansofanaltar.org/forums/topic/july-10-2015-house-of-israel-the-constitution/
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  • Sanctity of Life/Abortion/Birth-Control (Youth Discussion)
    Sanctity of Life/Abortion/Birth-Control (Youth Discussion) Recording from June 26, 2015 discussion. We live in a culture that greatly devalues children. As one man said, “The Bible calls debt a curse and children a blessing. But in our culture we apply for a curse and reject blessings. Something is wrong with this picture.” This discussion centered the motion picture, Come What May and statements from presidents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) on abortion, birth-control, modern family planning methods and the sanctity of life. Visit http://www.GuardiansofanAltar.org to learn more! See discussion material here: http://www.guardiansofanaltar.org/forums/topic/june-26-2015-sanctity-of-life/
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  • Literature (Guardians of an Altar Youth Discussion)
    Literature (Guardians of an Altar Youth Discussion) Recording from June 11, 2015 discussion. What makes a pure novel, a true classic of Zion? Why can novels be dangerous? The world has it’s own list of “classics”, what should our standard be? How do we discern between the novels prophets have warned against versus those that inspire us to become more like Christ? Visit http://www.GuardiansofanAltar.org to learn more! See discussion material here: http://www.guardiansofanaltar.org/forums/topic/june-11-2015-discussion-on-classics/
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  • Solutions for Apathetic Youth (Hannah Stoddard KTALK 630)
    Solutions for Apathetic Youth (Hannah Stoddard KTALK 630) On January 13, 2016, Hannah Stoddard joined Juleen Jackson and Kris Kimball on the Liberty Lineup (KTALK 630) to discuss solutions for apathetic youth in our day. L. Hannah Stoddard is the producer of the documentary video, For Our Day: Divinely Sanctioned Governments and the director of the videos For Our Day: Covenant on the Land and Statesmen & Symbols: Prelude to the Restoration. In 2015, she worked as producer in the release of the new doculecture series The Prophet Joseph: More Than We Know. http://www.josephsmithforum.org/research/papers/l-hannah-stoddard/ Learn more about Joseph Smith Foundation projects! http://josephsmithfoundation.org/
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