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The Higher & Lower Laws
'In the beginning god created the heavens and the earth.' The gospel is built heavily around this principle and the prophets often play on this theme. Creation, priesthood, sacrament, etc. Learn More
Temple Imagery & Drama
Much of the scriptures are written based on a template of the temple experience and an ancient temple drama. Once you recognize it, you will better understand the scriptures. This is one of the richest of all Cwic Interpreters. Learn More
What is the author's message and purpose? What is the environment that he is reacting to? What is the author's background? What major experiences have left impressions on the author? Learn More
The Nehor Principle
The only negative Interpreter. It is not the principle of atheism but the tendency in history and in human nature to diminish or remove the Doctrine of Christ. Nehor was very successful with his philosophy. Learn More
What is the story of the Triumphal Entry really about? Was this planned? What did it mean? Why the "palms" and the donkey? What was Jesus doing? This event should be seen as a Royal Procession. A ritual referred to often in the scriptures. It helps us understand "Prepare ye the way" and the "Second Coming" of Jesus Christ. Learn More
This is an Interpreter highlighted by the Savior Himself. He submits to the Father while ruling over us. The concept also applies to each of us. We can all enter the Fluid Hierarchy with humility and ascend while others above us and below us can also do the same. Of course, because of agency, we can also descend in the hierarchy. The positive and negative attributes of Charity, Envy and humility play major roles with this Interpreter as does the Interpreter "Charity" (Relational Covenant). Learn More
Values Hierarchy is about what we as individuals, families, groups, and institutions hold most valuable. Often times we refer to this as 'values'. But adding the qualifier 'Hierarchy' clarifies that there is a hierarchal structure beyond just 'good' and 'bad'. We create our Values Hierarchy based on the agency we use through opposition from our mortal experience. Learn More
4 Phases of the Priesthood
There are two Phases in the Aaronic Priesthood and two Phases in the Melchizedek Priesthood. Phases 1-4 start in the Aaronic Priesthood and end in the Melchizedek Priesthood. As I see it, the Aaronic Priesthood is the priesthood of the individual and the Melchizedek Priesthood is the Priesthood of the Group. Learn how the 4 Phases of the Priesthood guide us through and administer the Plan of Salvation. Coming Shortly
Several of our scriptures are accounts of visions given to the prophets. These include the Creation Story and the Garden of Eden Story. We should read them as such. These visions were likely adopted and used as temple liturgy. Visions are delivered in symbolic, spiritual language. Therefore, as with the parables of Jesus, we should be careful as to what we take as literal and what we take as symbolic. Understanding this Interpreter helps us glean the principles and truths being related by the prophets. Coming Shortly
The Spiritual Economy
Just as the world's economies function by certain laws such as supply and demand, the Spiritual Economy works with similar principles. Payment, debt, transactions, borrowing and lending, investment; all play a part in the Spiritual Economy. Coming Shortly
Charity (Relational Covenant)
The word, 'Covenant' comes from the Latin, 'convenire' which means, 'to come together'. This principle not only plays a part in our relationship to deity, but with each other. In fact, it is the principle by which we participate in His plan. All things are first divided, then brought together again. Coming Shortly
"And as all have not faith, seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith." - D&C 88:118
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