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These FOOTNOTES are those that have a URL Link. The rest of the RESOURCES are found at the end of my book.

1. "Mind Matters News" - “James Webb Space Telescope Shows Big Bang Didn’t Happen?" Wait … by Physicist Eric J. Learner, founder, president, and chief scientist of Lawrenceville Plasma Physics, Inc. [Aug. 13, 2022]

Stanford researchers uncover patterns in how scientists lie about their data”. Nov 16, 2015" — ‘When scientists falsify data, they try to cover it up by writing differently in their published works.’ Also, see ‘The 7 biggest problems facing science, according to 270 scientists.

3. YouTube - Dr. Hugh Ross Conference Weekend // Session 3 //Cosmic Reasons to Believe in Christ

4. Philip Ball, “Is Physics Watching Over Us?” Nature, August 13, 2002, doi:10.1038/news020812-2.

5. Lawrence Kraus YouTube video – “A Universe from Nothing

6. “The Irrational Atheist: Dissecting the Unholy Trinity of Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens”” – A book by American writer and technology entrepreneur Vox Day, a weekly columnist on World Net Daily and member of the SFWA, MENSA and IGDA.

7. Wikipedia – New Atheism - - Also see the ‘about the four Horsemen” commentary on book titled “The Four Horsemen”, written by Christopher Hitchens and published by ‘Penguin Random House publishers – ‘At the dawn of the new atheist movement, the thinkers who became known as “the four horsemen,” the heralds of religion's unraveling—Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett 

10. See “School of the Prophets” on

11. See “What Is a Quorum?” on

12. See Bible Dictionary for definition of Death and Hell:

13. “The Grandeur of God” – A talk given by Elder Jeffrey Holland, October 2003 General Conference, Saturday Morning Session.

14. "The True Church" by Elder LeGrand Richard’s of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (See Sunday Afternoon Session of General Conference on April 9, 1972

15. "Choose to Believe" by Elder L. Whitney Clayton of the Presidency of the Sevent

16. First Vison Accounts – – Gospel Topics Essays

18. “What is Consciousness?” – Episode 1302 I Closer to Truth – Robert Kuhn and Dr. Sam Parnia

19. YouTube video titled “Genesis Impact (Full Movie)” – Genesis Apologetics

21. "The Church & BYU: An evolution" — of evolution by Rachel Keeler - July 30, 2019 (The Daily Universe)

22. YouTube video titled: “Evolution: Bacteria to Beethoven” – Stephen Meyer Presenter for PragerU

23. YouTube video Titled: “Why Scientists Cannot Disprove the Bible” – Answers in Genesis

25. See John 21:21-23 and do a search at for “Are John the Beloved and the Three Nephites actually still on the earth? If so, what are they doing?” 

26. See - “John, the Disciple Who Jesus Loved”, a talk written by Eric D. Huntsman 

27. “The True Nature of God”, by Jeffrey Holland – Doctrine & Covenants 130:22

28. “Earthly Governments and Laws” – Section 134, Earthly Governments and Laws,” Doctrine & Covenants Student Manual (2002), 344–47. See entire article at:  to ‘Earthly Governments and Laws”.

29. YouTube video titled: “We Will Witness What Nephi Saw in Vision (Parts 1 & 2)"

30. YouTube video titled: “Christians, Please Start Doing This” – Answers in Genesis – Ken Ham

31. A talk titled "Hear Him", by President Russell M. Nelson, April 2020s General Conference:

32. “We Will Prove Them Herewith” – A talk by Elder David A. Bednar, October General Conference, Saturday morning session:  

33. A talk title “I testify” by President Ezra Taft Benson in October 1988 Saturday morning:

34. “What is Secularism” by National Secular Society –

35. “Becoming Converted” by Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles:“ 

36. See YouTube video titled, “Bob Saget Talks About Life, Death, and Jesus”.

37. “Becoming Converted” by Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles –

38. “Knowing God” by Elder Bernard P. Brockbank, Assistant to the Council of the Twelve Apostles, at the April 1972 General Conference, Thursday morning session.

40. “The Millennium” – Joseph Smith Jr. – Essay at

41. Question: “Nephi states that God gives liberally to those who ‘ask not amiss’ (2 Ne. 4:35). See “What guidelines can help us pray in accordance with God’s will?” search on of Response given by Alan L. Wilkins, academic vice president of Brigham Young University, as well as “Prayer” 1977.

42. “All Things Shall Work Together for Your Good” by Susan W. Tanner Young Women General President (see

43. “Melchizedek Priesthood” –

44. “Healing the Sick” by Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: ..

45. You Tube video titled, “Does Science Prove God’s Glory? Dr. Hugh Ross, Regent University" 

46. YouTube videos on Near Death Experiences (NDE’s)

48. Joseph Smith HC 6:50

50. See – “Resurrection” – A doctrinal study overview.

51. See ‘Mysteries of Godliness’ – - For other references to God, see Heb. 1:1–3; Jacob 4:5; D&C 20:17, and also Holy Ghost; Jehovah in the Bible Dictionary.

52. Church Resources - “First Vision Accounts,” Gospel Topics,; First Vision Accounts videos,; Primary Accounts of Joseph Smith’s First Vision of Deity,; “Ask of God: Joseph Smith’s First Vision,”

53. See and do a search for “Why can’t we remember our premortal life as spirits, and when will those memories return?

54. Wikipedia – “Intelligent Design”; and “Center for Science and Culture”

55. YouTube – “5-Part Series: Science and God

56. YouTube - “What’s Wrong with Atheism?

57. “Roger’s Version” by John Updike; Requoted in Los Angeles Times by David Briggs in article titled “Science, Religion Are Discovering Commonality in Big Bang Theory: Creationism: New findings are seen by some as supporting belief that Earth was formed out of chaos by divine intervention”. 

58. HC 6:308-309, The King Follett Sermon; and “Spirit Children of our Heavenly Parents” 

59. “Intelligence, Intelligences” (A Guide to the Scriptures) –

60. See YouTube video – “The #1 Mistake Christians Make When Discussing Abortion”: @ 23:00 - comments on Psalm 139:13-17

61. See “Our Premortal Life” for an expanded discussion of ‘The doctrine of eternal progression’ or in today’s vernacular ‘deification’.

62. History of the Church, 5:340. – See also: “Lorenzo Snow Couplet: “As Man Now Is, God Once Was; As God Now Is, Man May Be”: “No Functioning Place In Present-Day Mormon Doctrine?” “A Response To Richard Mouw”: 

65. “Becoming Like God” – 

66. “The Cost of Discipleship”, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, 1963, p. 45).

71. Joseph Smith, Teachings, 345–46 – “The King Follett Letter”.

72. Bruce R. McConkie, “Our Relationship with the Lord,” in Brigham Young University 1981–82 Fireside and Devotional Speeches, 101.

74. “Objective Morality: Much Ado About Nothing”, by Terry Lewis, an American apologist for Cross Examined, headed up by Frank Terek, American apologist, author, public speaker, and radio host.

75. William Lane Craig’s website

76. “Infidelity Statistics (2022): How much Cheating is going On?” by Paul Brian 3/31, 2022 – Hack Spirit: 

78. “The True History of Moloch” by Marco Margaritoff, October 2, 2021 

79. “Quiet Slumber: Revelation through Dreams” by Ryan C. Jenkins

80. “Light, Visions, and Dreams” by Merrill J. Bateman, President of Brigham Young University September 19, 2000

81. The PEW Forum on Religion & Public Safety – PEW Research Center - “U.S. Religious Landscape Survey” – Religious Affiliation: Diverse and Dynamic – February 200

82. “God Will Yet Reveal”, by Elder Neil Maxwell – Do a search for this talk by Elder Maxwell at and scroll down until you see ‘Bible’.

83. “Doctrines of Salvation”, comp. Bruce R. McConkie, 3 vols. [1954–56], 2:311):

84. “Christ and the New Covenant” [1997], 169). Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles emphasized the importance of studying Alma 32–34 as a coherent whole.374 Conference Report, Oct. 2003, 104; or Ensign, Nov. 2003, 98). 

85. "Family Pecan Trees: Planting a Legacy of Faith at Home" [1992], 193–94). For more information and a diagram depicting the pride cycle, refer to “The Cycle of Righteousness and Wickedness” in the appendix (page 414).

86. President Ezra Taft Benson – "The Faces of Pride" – Excerpted from the April 1989 General Conference

93. “Of Seeds and Soil” by President James E. Faust, Second Councilor in the First Presidency until his death in 2007 - Conference Report, Oct. 1999, 61; or Ensign, Nov. 1999, 48). Commentary for Alma 30:15–16 on page 214; see also “The Candle of the Lord,” Ensign, Jan. 1983, 51–52). 

98. President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency – (In the Conference Report, Oct. 2001, 17; or Ensign, Nov. 2001, 16)

103. "We Believe in being Perfect – In Christ” – an Essay from

104. “Perfect” from the Bible Dictionary at

105. “Becoming Perfect in Christ” by Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: 

106. – “Evolution: Bacteria to Beethoven” by PragerU – Presenter - Stephen Meyer.

108. “A Mousetrap for Darwin: Michael J. Behe Answers His Critics Paperback” – November 17”; and “Irreducible Complexity”.

109. “Evolution: A Theory in Crisis” by Michael Denton; ISBN 979-8-218-12163-1; Released 4 of 1986; Publisher – Adler & Adler Publishers Inc.

110. “Evidence for Intelligent Design from Biochemistry” by Michael Behe, 1996b., a speech given at the Discovery Institute's God & Culture Conference, August 10, 1996, Seattle, WA. - 

111. “Evolution and the Problem of Non-Functional Intermediates” – “Evolution's Fundamental Flaw” by Casey Luskin; Non-functionality and Irreducible Complexity: In the Origin of the Species, by Charles Darwin

112. “Evolution and the Problem of Non-Functional Intermediates” – “Evolution's Fundamental Flaw” by Casey Luskin; Non-functionality and Irreducible Complexity: Origin of the Species by C. Darwin.

113. “Closing the Gap: A Scientist’s Response to the Gap Theory” by Dr. Hugh Ross –

114. “The Genesis Impact” – A You Tube Video that is an animated presentation explaining the Ruin Reconstruction interpretation of the Bible’s Genesis creation account.

115. “Closing the Gap: A Scientist’s Response to the Gap Theory” by Dr. Hugh Ross –

117. – "What is the difference between the anthropic principle and fine-tuning argument?" – Contributor John Cousins, June 25, 202

118. Discovery Science – “Scientists Speak Out About Evidence of Intelligent Design in Nature” – Scientists from around the world speak out about the convincing evidence of purpose and Intelligent Design they see in nature. Explore at:

119. “We Are Stardust”, by Neil DeGrasse Tyson – You Tube Video May 11, 2015.

120. “Genesis Impact (2020) Full Movie I Hannah Bradley I Reggie McGuire I Becky Emerick – You Tube

123. Talk given by President Russel M. Nelson, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints: April
2019 General Conference, titled “We Can Do Better and Be Better”.

124. See YouTube video titled “The Character of Christ” – by Elder David R. Bednar of the quorum of the Twelve Apostles

126. “The First Great Commandment” by Jeffrey R. Holland, at

128. “Gospel Topics” – ‘Doctrinal Study Scriptures’ at: The God Delusion, p. 297

129. “Noah and the Ark” – Search at

130. “What is the Law of Chastity?” – Do a search for this article’s title at 

131. Kasher, Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation, 2:128. Type “Genesis 12–17 -Abraham—Father of the Faithful” into the search bar:– (see Encyclopedia Judaica, s.v. “Sarah,” 14:866).

134. Search for “The Book Of Moses, Pearl of Great Price Student Manual (2000), 3-27

135. “The Great Plan of Happiness” by Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the First Presidency of the Church

136. Search for “The Fulness of the Gospel: The Fall of Adam and Eve – a Series Examining doctrines unique to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints  

137. Search – for “The Atonement of Jesus Christ, Part 1” by Hugh W. Nibley

138. YouTube video “Overview: Joshua” – Animated video regarding the Canaanite Question.

139. Joseph Smith - History of the Church, 1:245

140. See “Preparation for the Second Coming” by Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles by doing a search for this talk at the website:

141. Elder David A. Bednar, an apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, given at a devotional in the Cannon Activities Center in Laie, Hawaii, on Sunday, November 14, 2021.

142. Alternate Voices”, Ensign, May 1989, 29, by Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

144. “And Thus We See: Helping a Student in a Moment of Doubt” [an evening with Elder Henry B. Eyring, Feb. 5, 1993], 2–4, 6–7; a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles at the time of this talk.

145. “Official Statement: Same-Gender Attraction” by Elder Dallin Oaks and Elder Lance B. Wickman

146. Elder Bruce R. McConkie - “All Are Alike unto God” [CES symposium on the Book of Mormon, Aug. 18, 1978], 2;

147. President Gordon B. Hinkley, “Go Forward with Faith” by Sheri Dew, April 2, 2001, p. 47.

148. – “Same-Sex Marriage

149. Abortion: An Assault on the Defenseless” & “Reverence for Life” – Both by Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (See full talk at

151. Early Signs of the Apostacy” by Kent P. Jackson, an assistant professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University (Do a search at for the title of this talk).

152. “Preventing and responding to Abuse” – Current Church policies and guidelines on abuse:

153. Bible Dictionary, “Hell”; ‘Guide to the Scriptures’, ‘Hell’ – Scriptures.

154. “Sin and Suffering” – Elder Dallin H. Oaks, who is curretly the First Counselor in the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

157. “Of Rights and Responsibilities: The Social Ecosystem of Religious Freedom”, a keynote address by Elder Patrick Kearon, a member of the Presidents of the Seventy. At the Religious freedom Annual review at Brigham Young University on June 19, 2019

158. “Conversation, Conviction, and Civility: Sharing Religious Values in Schools and the Public Square” by Sister Joy D. jones, past Primary General President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

160. “The Reasonable Leap into Light: A Barebones Secular Argument for the Gospel” by Daniel C. Peterson, a former professor of Islamic Studies and Arabic in the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages at Brigham Young University (

161. “Euthanasia and Prolonging Life” –

162. “If We All End Up Dying, What’s the Purpose of Living?” by May Wang, postgraduate, writing and reporting fellow at Dumbarton Oaks.

163. The Sanctity of Life” by Elder James E. Faust (Ensign, Nov. 1974, p. 7.) “Jewish Views on Abortion” by Rabi Immanuel Jakobovits, Jewish Views on Abortion, p. 4

164. "Intimacy In Marriage" - Spencer W. Kimball – Ensign, Nov. 1974, p. 7

169. “The Worth of Souls is Great” by Kristin L. Matthews, associate professor of English and coordinator of the American Studies Program.
171. “Revelation” Go to: and search for “Revelation” a Doctrinal Study.808 “Personal Revelation” by Elder Terence M. Vinson of the Presidency of the Seventy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Go to: and search for “Personal Revelation”.

172. “Finding Answers to Gospel Questions” by Elder Bruce R. McConkie, a past Apostle in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, in an open letter, about 1980, Historical Department Archives, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

173. Stand Strong Against the Wiles of the World” by President Gordon B. Hinkley of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day


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