the file cabinet
This site contains information, texts, and sources sometimes used during classes and presentations based on the scriptures of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Bruce H. Porter. The Scriptures are the standard by which all truth should be judged, and they should be used in determining the value of the material found here. This site is always in a state of improvement as articles and research papers are being added on a continual basis.
The "file cabinet" is a place where material and information has been compiled and presented for reading and research and is not meant to be a doctrinal cafe where all information should be considered pure and perfect. It is assumed that the reader will have adequate knowledge and understanding of Latter-day Saint scripture and doctrine sufficient to separate and strain false opinion and error from the truth found in the Standard Works. Many of the concepts contained herein may conflict with the learning, understanding, beliefs, and interpretations of the student or reader, based on their knowledge and education and the 'filters' through which they view their religion, doctrine, and scripture.
This research section will contain scripture references, articles, and varying commentaries on different passages of scripture and subjects for the student and readers' review and consideration. There will be found here many documents and texts used in the classes as reference materials, as well as research compilations by different individuals and scholars. These may be downloaded and copied for personal use and study and may not be used for sale, profit, or financial gain.
The concepts and commentaries presented within this site do not represent "Official Doctrine" of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The information, organization, and presentation of these materials are the sole responsibility of B. H. Porter as an individual and not as any church official or priesthood leader. It must be kept in mind that many of these articles are not written by Latter-day Saints and therefore may not reflect L.D.S. thinking or doctrine on a given subject or scripture. The material is presented only for additional points of view, opinion, and individual research.
It should also be kept in mind that many of the articles or commentaries by L.D.S. authors may, or may not, agree with current doctrines, philosophies, opinions, traditions, or interpretations of or by the general membership or priesthood leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Once again it should be stressed that all articles contained herein are to be used for personal research and study and not for financial gain. The material compiled and found here does not necessarily represent the opinion or beliefs of Bruce H. Porter, nor do the written statements of any author that may be included in this site or in any article, imply his endorsement or support, as truth and doctrine. The 'file cabinet' is like a library where; good, bad, true,false, awesome, unbelievable and extraodinary thoughts might be found.