Artist of the World"And behold, all things have their likeness, and all things are created and made to bear record of me, both things which are temporal, and things that are spiritual; things which are in the heavens above, and things which are on the earth, and things which are in the earth, and things which are under the earth, both above and beneath: all things bear record of me." ~ Moses 6:63 (from the Pearl of Great Price - translation of the Bible as revealed to Joseph Smith)
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Hello friendly readers! I’m pleased to announce that I have set up a small art print store on my art website! I have two LDS prints available, and if you don’t see the one you like, I am also always open to special print requests. Please check it out! The two set up right now are “Winter on the Smith Farm” and “On Top Hill Cumorah.”
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is spreading temples around the world faster than ever in this day and age. Many people have driven by them, walked around the grounds, or even live neighboring one. This is a sign of the furthering of the Lord’s work on the earth and the expanding of His kingdom. Every time a new temple is built, it seriously blesses the area around it, and the forces of evil in the world are weakened.
So what are temples? Well, they are considered the holy houses of the Lord where His spirit can reside without obstacles. It is not the same as a church building or chapel. We don’t meet for church in temples. We go there for very specific reasons – we go there for sacred ordinances. Ordinances can be a difficult word for people who did not grow up hearing it. Ordinances are sacred and formal acts performed by someone with authority from God. To learn more about what regular members of our church have said about the difference between church and temples, visit http://www.mormon.org/faq/church-and-temple.
PS – – – I AM a working artist and am happy to sell artwork to people. These are some gifts for others I did with graphite and watercolor. I can do commissioned work for you at a reasonable price such as these temples (do you have a favorite??). Please contact me for more information if you’re interested! I also can sell prints or originals of the other artwork on this site.
The Book of Mormon is actually a tragedy about the fall of a righteous, ancient civilization in America. They called themselves the Nephites, and over hundreds of years, they eventually all died out through warring. The scriptures teach that “inasmuch as ye shall keep my commandments ye shall prosper in the land” (see 2 Nephi 4:4), but the Nephites had fallen into transgression and evil ways.
This oil painting I did depicts the prophet Moroni – the last righteous Nephite to survive. He was also the last man to write in The Book of Mormon. This is supposed to be him in his final moments with the record before he buried it away. Mornoi’s story is sad for he witnessed the destruction of his people. When I read his account in the book of Moroni, my heart is filled with sympathy and gratitude for all that he suffered in order for us to have this blessed record today. I know this record is true, and I read from it every day.