Is Death Part of the Plan?

By Eric R. My grandpa had been sick with cancer for some time. As a young boy I hadn’t noticed the deterioration in his health. He tried to hide his declining health from us kids. He was always cheerful. He never seemed to be down or unhappy—that's how I remember him. I was about 10 years old, when my grandpa passed away from pancreatic cancer. I have many fond memories of when I was younger and was around my Grandpa Rowbury. I remember going to his and Grandma's home up in Idaho on severa...
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What happens when you die?

When I was younger, I was scared of anything that had to do with the end of life, and the afterlife. In church, I often heard talk of eternal life in heaven after death. I’ll be super honest, as I understood those concepts, I did not want to be in heaven, or have eternal life. I mean, what in the world would I do for… an unlimited amount of time? I had only heard stories about a lot of clouds, and everyone wearing the same outfit of robes and a halo. I could not find meaning in these description...
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Does God Know Each and Every One of Us?

By Tyler C. My best friend was my cousin Sarah when we were little children. We would do anything we could together in the short time we were able to spend, being that I lived in Washington and she lived in Utah. We loved running around the yard and making up whatever games we could think of. We giggled together and did what we wanted, not caring anything else about the world. One evening, my dad received a distressed phone call from my aunt. They had been on a trip heading back from Californi...
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Is There a Heaven?

By Logan Earlier this month I posted some thoughts about the Mormon perspective on the existence of Hell. My thoughts were inspired by a NY Times article that decried the increasing belief in heaven without hell. The author argued that the notion of good without evil and its consequences strips human beings of their agency and robs mankind of any moral victories he may hope to claim. I think the author’s claims were valid. If you believe in one, justice necessitates the other. But what if we ...
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