“General Authorities information &
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints information” website
(as well as a website containing several other intriguing topics)
Compiled by Michael Taylor of Provo, Utah
The main purpose of this website is to present interesting and instructional information about the General Authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (past and present), temples, missionary work, and growth of the church. Several other topics, both church-related and non-church-related, are included, all of which are listed in the menu below. Hopefully, this material will not only be informative, but uplifting, inspiring, and entertaining as well.
- This website is not sponsored by nor endorsed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Michael Taylor is solely responsible for its content.
- Click here to leave a suggestion, comment, or correction.
- Click on a light blue topic listed below to navigate to a desired section.
- Clickable links found at the bottom of each page allow navigation of the website.
- Please notice the “Entertaining Quizzes & Quips of the Month” section that follows the main menu.
* Main Menu, items listed alphabetically *
- “Answers To Gospel Questions” — a guide to the doctrinal 5-volume set by President Joseph Fielding Smith, the 10th President of the Church
- Basic LDS information and doctrine — basic and general information about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its doctrine
- Church growth — statistics regarding the growth and expansion of the church in this dispensation
- Difficult questions — scriptural answers to difficult doctrinal questions
- ‘Engravos’ — Description of and references to possible engraving errors found throughout the Book of Mormon
- General authorities — facts and figures about our General Authorities of this dispensation
- Glen L. Rudd Foundation — information about a wonderful charitable foundation honoring Elder Glen L. Rudd
- “Jesus The Christ” vocabulary words — erudite words used by Elder Talmage in his landmark book, for the edification of all
- ‘Miracle of Forgiveness’ scripture chains — scripture chains from President Kimball’s classic book, dealing with repentance
- Missionary matters – stories, articles, and other material pertaining to missionaries and missionary work
- Names, unique — unusual or uncommon names, of individuals and of family groups, that I have collected over the years
- Our Savior — various items and topics relating to the Lord, Jesus Christ
- Personal items — my journals, books I’ve read, half-marathons I’ve run, astronomy, math problems, Spanish, English
- Quizzes — entertaining quiz questions dealing with General Authorities, church history, and general topics, to test your acumen
- Scripture chains — a wide-ranging collection of scriptures related by topic or doctrine, and organized into ‘chains’
- Scriptures — commentaries, stories, scripture mastery verses
- Stories, jokes, puns — uplifting, edifying and entertaining stories, scripture jokes, and scripture puns, including knee-slappers and groaners
- Temples and Visitors’ Centers — varied interesting information about latter-day temples and numerous visitors’ center
** Entertaining Quizzes & Quips of the Month **
( March and April 2019 )
- Scripture joke of the month: Ruth 4:13 — What kind of a man was Boaz before he married? Ruth-less! More scripture jokes can be found by clicking here.
- Hymn joke of the month: Favorite hymn of LDS weight lifters? Hymn # 243 — “Let Us All Press On”. More hymn jokes can be found by clicking here.
- Engravo of the month: Alma 24:19 — “..and thus we see that they buried their weapons of peace, OR THEY BURIED THE WEAPONS OF WAR, for peace.” This is one of my favorite engravos in the Book of Mormon. It seems clear that the engraver had a momentary lapse of concentration and engraved the word “peace” when he meant to engrave “war”. His explanatory correction makes his meaning clear, but also accentuates the “engravo”. More engravos (as well as an explanation of what an engravo is) can be found by clicking here
- Church history quiz of the month: QUESTION: Who baptized Emma Smith, the Prophet Joseph Smith’s wife?
ANSWER: Oliver Cowdery baptized Emma Smith. In June of 1830, a dam was made across a stream near the farm of Joseph Knight. Oliver baptized thirteen people in this make-shift font, including Emma Smith, Joseph Knight, and Polly Knight (Joseph’s wife). More quizzes can be found by clicking here.
- Quote of the month: “Avoid confessing other people’s sins.” — President Wilford Woodruff
- Vocabulary word of the month: cogent – clear, logical, and convincing. This word can be found on pages 410, 456, and 737 of Jesus The Christ, by Elder James E. Talmage. More vocabulary words can by found by clicking here.
- Unique girl name of the month: Amayzee Mayhem (first and middle names) . These names are legitimate names encountered by the proprietor of this website. I am not passing judgement on the names. I simply consider them unique. More unique names can be found by clicking here.
- Unique boy name of the month: Justin Time (first and middle names). Theses names are legitimate names encountered by the proprietor of this website. I am not passing judgement on the names. I simply consider them unique. More unique names can be found by clicking here.