Light and Truth contains lectures delivered by one with authority to teach and with one purpose in mind. That purpose is to teach gospel truth and to spread light, that all who receive might gain knowledge through the exercise of individual faith. Comprehension of the Doctrine of Christ is not based on command of a vocabulary or mastery of an argument. It is, instead, based on gathering light. Light is gathered by heed (obedience) and diligence alone. By following the light one has already received, one grows in light. This process leads to the “perfect day,” where the light has chased away all darkness. This is how men and women, like Christ, can grow from grace to grace, until they receive a fullness. By subordinating the will of the flesh to the will of the spirit, you gain light and truth. Do it to understand it. Once you understand, you will be able to tell when someone speaks with the power of the spirit, words of eternal life.
Without the truth it is impossible to repent. In order to take people captive, all that is required is for people to be content with their ignorance. The greatest threat to salvation does not come from teaching false doctrine but instead comes from ignoring doctrine altogether.
Faith was always intended to grow into knowledge. Knowledge comes from contact with Jesus Christ. This is the knowledge that saves and nothing else. The idea that knowledge of Christ — through His personal appearance to each person — is now unavailable is an old sectarian notion and is false. “Knowing God is Christ’s definition of Eternal life and salvation. Joseph Smith clarified this does not mean to learn something about Him. Rather, it is to meet Him. It is to have Him minister to you, face to face, as one man speaks to another.” Since this is life Eternal, to know Him, would it be a simple and plain, but most precious teaching to urge people to part the veil of unbelief and behold their Lord?
These lectures are aimed at the humble followers of Christ who seek Him and his truth. They offer an opportunity to grow in light and truth and understanding, that all who receive may grow to have a “perfect day”.
To the Wise, Noble, Virtuous and Pure in Heart
This talk was given live in Hildale, UT, Saturday, August 20th, 2022, at the Holm Heritage Center. I’ve got this talk to give [placing a large pile of papers on […]
An Interview with an Evangelical
Denver sat down and shared his story with Steven Pnyakker. The discussion took place on July 8, 2022. Steven Pynnaker: Welcome to Mormon Book Reviews: “Where an Evangelical Encounters the Restoration.” […]
The following comments by Denver were given at an end of year Seminary gathering in Centerville, UT on May 15, 2022 I was thinking about MY parenting: A voice comes […]
The Power of Godliness
The following comments by Stephanie were given at an end of year Seminary gathering in Centerville, UT on May 15, 2022. Stephanie Snuffer: Good morning. Okay, I’m working on the […]
These comments by Denver and Stephanie Snuffer were delivered on Sunday, April 3, 2022 from Sandy, UT to a live online audience. Denver Snuffer: …I had just turned 12 at […]
Hear and Trust the Lord
The following extemporaneous remarks were shared in Lexington, KY on Saturday March 26, 2022, as part of the “Hear and Trust the Lord in the Storm” general conference.
Thank you for putting these in podcast form