Tuesday, January 31, 2017

LDS Author Challenges Dr. Lynn M. Hilton's Kolob Theorem

LDS author Ilyan Kei Lavanway challenges Professor Lynn M. Hilton’s long held Kolob Theorem with a simple onion, suggesting a much broader and deeper view of God’s infinitely many universes, and how they are organized, and how they are added upon.

This book is now available in paperback and Kindle at Amazon, and in multiple eBook formats through Smashwords. The Smashwords edition is permanently free. Amazon will not allow authors to list books free, but readers can request price matching through Amazon. Sometimes, but not always, Amazon will make the kindle edition free if there are sufficient price match requests.

For more information on this book and other books by the same author, please visit AskDavid.com.


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The Grandeur of Christmas and The Son of God by LDS Author Ilyan Kei Lavanway

This short book was originally written by LDS author Ilyan Kei Lavanway - Yours Truly - 12 December 2016 and presented 24 December 2016 as a Christmas devotional for the Victorias First Ward, Cadiz Philippines Stake.

It generated sufficient interest on social media that I felt it worthy of publishing in print and eBook formats in order to reach a wider audience.

This book is now available in paperback and Kindle at Amazon, and in multiple eBook formats through Smashwords. The Smashwords edition is permanently free. Amazon will not allow authors to list books free, but readers can request price matching through Amazon. Sometimes, but not always, Amazon will make the kindle edition free if there are sufficient price match requests.

The Grandeur of Christmas and The Son of God presents a deep yet simple view of our relationship with our Heavenly Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ, and with the Holy Ghost. It illustrates how important we are to our Heavenly Parents, and that for us are all creations made by Jesus Christ under his Father's direction.

This book invites readers to contemplate eternal patterns spanning endless generations of eternal families. It brings to mind how blessed we are to learn that all the galaxies, stars, and planets are created for some purpose to accommodate the bringing to pass the immortality and eternal life of God's children.

For more information on this and other books by the same author, please visit AskDavid.com.


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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Can We The People Draw a Line Somewhere?

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Can We The People Draw a Line Somewhere?
by Ilyan Kei Lavanway​
7 December 2016 (Pearl Harbor Day)

I have often asked myself: How should we, as Christians, respond to the atrocities perpetrated in our own lands by many of the Syrian refugees that are now flooding into Europe and the United States?

While we are generally obligated to help the poor and the needy and the strangers among us, are we required to stand idle while those same refugees force themselves into our homes and rape and beat our wives and children, and beat our brothers and fathers (and maybe rape them, too) and steal our food and destroy our property, and roam our streets in gangs bent on harassing, raping, and molesting our neighbors? I realize this does not happen everywhere. Yet. But it does happen.

Our governments do not stand up for us. Do we have the right to stand up for ourselves? Even if we must resort to violence and the inflicting of death upon our enemies to preserve our own lives and our families and our homes and the peace and security of our neighborhoods?

I feel like taking a lesson from Captain Moroni

See Alma 43:45-50

See Alma 44:1-23

See Alma 46:11-21

See 3 Nephi 4:13

See Alma 60 (this best applies to cleaning up our federal government and then going after terrorists who pose as refugees)

I think neighborhoods should set up organized watches composed of citizens who are armed and trained to use firearms and knives and bats and any other object useful as a weapon (SureFire flashlights are designed with a handy bezel that works great for peeling a face off a skull), and patrol in shifts day and night.

Those not trained or not physically capable of wielding a weapon or engaging in hand-to-hand combat could operate in surveillance and intelligence roles. Drones are now affordable consumer products. Let's start deploying them to defend ourselves.

Little Free Libraries are a recent trend popping up across America. These could easily double as covert communications networks, avoiding the obvious vulnerabilities of electronic communications. Even kids can help with this. In fact, kids can be far more effective at passing encrypted messages coded in books through this venue than adults.

If refugees are witnessed initiating violence in any manner, use decisive, lethal force, without hesitation. Make the refugees understand they are guests in our land, and we will not roll over and let them rape us and beat us and rob us and force their will upon us.

Of course, we should first offer them peace and kindness. We should never go looking for trouble, and we should never provoke a confrontation. Picking a fight and then using self defense as an excuse to kill makes us as bad or worse than our enemies.

And yes, I believe many of the Syrian refugees are our enemies. The are not our friends. They do not want to be our friends. They show no gratitude whatsoever for the hand of fellowship extended to them. They bite the hand that feeds them. They curse the heart that blesses them.

And if they are so distressed, where are their women and children? Why are thousands of strong, combat-ready, young men, in their prime, flooding across our borders with no families in tow?

Makes me wonder if perhaps they have killed or abandoned their women and children, like the wicked priests of King Noah (see Mosiah 19:11-12) and then blamed that on the Western war machine!

If they cannot or will not understand the language of peace and kindness, then speak to them in the only language they get: Death! Self defense is not a crime. Did not the Lord deliver them into our hands?

These are just my personal thoughts at this moment.

Here is what Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said in an address on religious freedom at Oxford University:

"Governments have an overriding interest in preserving the security of their national borders and defending the health and safety of their citizens. They obviously have the right to insist that all organizations, including religions, refrain from teaching hate and from actions that can result in violence or other criminal acts toward others. No country need offer sanctuary to organizations that promote terrorism. Religious freedom is no barrier to government power in any of these circumstances."


Friday, October 14, 2016

Filmmaker Darin Southam to all Americans before Election Day


Friday, October 7, 2016

Man-made Man-guided Storm or Coincidence?

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In a video shown on the Weather Channel, 6 October 2016, around 10:00 PM Eastern Standard Time in the USA (a video which I can no longer find), Meteorologist Ari Sarsalari, tracking Hurricane Matthew, observed:

"The unique thing about this storm that we haven't really seen with any other storm in the modern era is this track where the eye wall is likely to just buzz saw all the way up the coast of Florida ... and then same deal for parts of the Georgia coast and the South Carolina coast."

He later stated that Hurricane Matthew may loop back around and hit Florida a second time.

And, this is not all. Look at Hurricane Nicole
, now a Category-2 storm off the east coast of the USA. Is this another weaponized formation of meteorological mayhem?

I wonder if Hurricane Matthew, at least, is a man-made storm being used as a weapon. Notice the timing and the location of the track. It skirts right up the coastline of several conservative states, but conveniently turns out into the Atlantic Ocean and either dies or loops back on Florida for a second attack, being steered away from the more liberal states and Washington DC.

Timed just a month before the U.S. presidential election. Someone wants to derail the Trump Train and ensure a win for Hillary. And if Hillary dies or does not win the election, Obama wants to be sure he retains power as the sitting president in a time of national emergency. Inciting riots is not working on the scale he had anticipated. Why?

Because most Americans do not want to go out in the streets and get hurt and get arrested and cause trouble. They want play with their kids, go shopping, or sit at home, eat their favorite food, and watch television.

After decades of the government putting fluoride in the public water systems to make Americans more docile, guess what. They are.

But now, suddenly the government wants Americans to get angry and riot and act out violently. A few do. But many are docile, complacent, and lazy. Just the way the government wanted them.

The government shot itself in the foot, so to speak. It made a docile populous, and now wants that populous to become violent on a national scale. It's not working.

So, new technology and ancient sorcery are being deployed to manipulate weather and induce geological activity to wreak havoc.

Then, man will try to take credit for it, boasting of this great power he seems to command. But, God will unleash upheavals the likes of which man has never anticipated. And men will be afraid. Very afraid.

I know. Sounds ludicrous. But it's not.


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

How can we help refugees and defend our families and homes at the same time?

From the Facebook group, Prepare to Take America Back:
"In Our Opinion: What is happening in Europe is terrifying for the citizens and their government is covering it up and placing the welfare of the refugees above the people who are being raped, assaulted and murdered.

This video is a wake-up call for Americans that this is what Obama, Hillary, Soros and the UN are planning for the United States! This is the uncensored truth! THIS IS THE CONTROVERSIAL VIDEO THAT OBAMA AND HILLARY DO NOT WANT YOU TO SEE! This video has rarely been seen and was removed from YouTube several times.

This is the blueprint of what the UN has begun in Europe and currently has underway here in the United States. We located this highly controversial, 20 minute short documentary, and have made it available because we feel it is our duty to reveal the truth - even when NO ONE ELSE WILL!

Please SHARE this and HELP IT GO VIRAL! Americans MUST know what is REALLY GOING ON IN GERMANY! God Bless the United States of America, as well as you and your family! VOTE DONALD TRUMP TO PROTECT THE UNITED STATES!!

~JCR & ~Roxy Ladie III%"

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Muslims and Lamanites - Book of Mormon Parallels

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Has anyone noticed the parallels between the Lamanites of Ancient America and the Muslim extremists of our day? The Book of Mormon, written for our day, is filled with examples and warnings. Take a look at these references. There are many more. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ, a second witness to the Bible, and specifically written for all people living in the latter days. It is the most correct of any book ever written on Earth.

The conflict between two major civilizations in the Book of Mormon, namely the Nephites and the Lamanites, in many ways parallels the conflict between Christians and Muslims today. The Nephites were once a freedom loving, industrious, Christian people. The Lamanites were a bloodthirsty, primitive people, taught by the backward traditions of their fathers to hate the Nephites. The Nephites were promised divine protection from the Lamanites as long as they would obey God. The Nephites were repeatedly warned by prophets that if they ceased to serve God, the Lamanites would gain power over them and destroy them.

1 Nephi 2:24
"And if it so be that they [the Nephites] rebel against me, they [the Lamanites] shall be a scourge unto thy seed, to stir them up in the ways of remembrance."

Americans (and the rest of the free world) are warned to not rebel against God or they (the terrorists) will scourge the people. When the free world promotes socialism, abortion, and homosexuality, are we rebelling against God? What can we expect?

2 Nephi 5:25
"And the Lord God said unto me [Nephi]: They [the Lamanites] shall be a scourge unto thy seed, to stir them up in remembrance of me; and inasmuch as they will not remember me, and hearken unto my words, they shall scourge them even unto destruction."

Americans (and the rest of the free world) are warned to not turn away from God, or God will stand by and watch while terrorists wreak destruction.

Many ask: Why does God allow so much suffering?

One answer is that men reject God. God will not force himself into our lives. So, if we reject him or ignore him, how can we expect him to step in and protect us? If we tell him to go away, he will.

But what about all the good and innocent people who suffer? Where is God for them?

One answer is that the suffering of the innocent assures the innocent eternal life with God, and allows the innocent to stand with God as witnesses against the wicked at the last day.

Remember Alma and Amulek:

Alma 14:8-11
"8 And they brought their wives and children together, and whosoever believed or had been taught to believe in the word of God they caused that they should be cast into the fire; and they also brought forth their records which contained the holy scriptures, and cast them into the fire also, that they might be burned and destroyed by fire.

"9 And it came to pass that they took Alma and Amulek, and carried them forth to the place of martyrdom, that they might witness the destruction of those who were consumed by fire.

"10 And when Amulek saw the pains of the women and children who were consuming in the fire, he also was pained; and he said unto Alma: How can we witness this awful scene? Therefore let us stretch forth our hands, and exercise the power of God which is in us, and save them from the flames.

"11 But Alma said unto him: The Spirit constraineth me that I must not stretch forth mine hand; for behold the Lord receiveth them up unto himself, in glory; and he doth suffer that they may do this thing, or that the people may do this thing unto them, according to the hardness of their hearts, that the judgments which he shall exercise upon them in his wrath may be just; and the blood of the innocent shall stand as a witness against them, yea, and cry mightily against them at the last day."

Consider Alma 9:17-20, and Alma 9:23-24
"17 And at some period of time they [the Lamanites] will be brought to believe in his word, and to know of the incorrectness of the traditions of their fathers; and many of them will be saved, for the Lord will be merciful unto all who call on his name.

"18 But behold, I say unto you that if ye persist in your wickedness that your days shall not be prolonged in the land, for the Lamanites shall be sent upon you; and if ye repent not they shall come in a time when you know not, and ye shall be visited with utter destruction; and it shall be according to the fierce anger of the Lord.

"19 For he will not suffer you that ye shall live in your iniquities, to destroy his people. I say unto you, Nay; he would rather suffer that the Lamanites might destroy all his people who are called the people of Nephi, if it were possible that they could fall into sins and transgressions, after having had so much light and so much knowledge given unto them of the Lord their God;

"20 Yea, after having been such a highly favored people of the Lord; yea, after having been favored above every other nation, kindred, tongue, or people; after having had all things made known unto them, according to their desires, and their faith, and prayers, of that which has been, and which is, and which is to come;

"23 And now behold I say unto you, that if this people, who have received so many blessings from the hand of the Lord, should transgress contrary to the light and knowledge which they do have, I say unto you that if this be the case, that if they should fall into transgression, it would be far more tolerable for the Lamanites than for them.

"24 For behold, the promises of the Lord are extended to the Lamanites, but they are not unto you if ye transgress; for has not the Lord expressly promised and firmly decreed, that if ye will rebel against him that ye shall utterly be destroyed from off the face of the earth?"

Ponder Mormon 4:5
"But, behold, the judgments of God will overtake the wicked; and it is by the wicked that the wicked are punished; for it is the wicked that stir up the hearts of the children of men unto bloodshed."

Back all this up with Ether 2:9 and Ether 2:12
"9 And now, we can behold the decrees of God concerning this land, that it is a land of promise; and whatsoever nation shall possess it shall serve God, or they shall be swept off when the fulness of his wrath shall come upon them. And the fulness of his wrath cometh upon them when they are ripened in iniquity.

"12 Behold, this is a choice land, and whatsoever nation shall possess it shall be free from bondage, and from captivity, and from all other nations under heaven, if they will but serve the God of the land, who is Jesus Christ, who hath been manifested by the things which we have written."