Author Archives: Jonathan Whitcomb

Sacrament Hymn “Believe and Come to Him”

Today I finished the third (and probably final) verse of the following LDS sacrament hymn “Believe and Come to Him.” The tune is the old traditional one that has often been used for the text that begins “Dear Lord and … Continue reading

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Nonfiction Books for LDS Readers

With the Christmas gift-giving season approaching, I offer the following three nonfiction books that I have written, each of them about evidences for non-extinct pterosaurs, what many Westerners call “pterodactyls.” Before getting into the differences between these cryptozoology books, let … Continue reading

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The Truth About Living Pterosaurs

By the author of four nonfiction books on living pterosaurs: Jonathan D. Whitcomb Fireworks to be Avoided Last month I spent half an hour with two friends, Juan and Manuel, as we stood in a vacant lot in Draper, Utah, … Continue reading

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A New Sacrament Hymn

. Earlier this month, I wrote four verses of a hymn for which I altered an old hymn tune (I revised the text from August 18th-Aug 25, 2017). I consider the following to possibly be appropriate for use in an … Continue reading

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The Pteranodon Photo and Religion

An old photograph has been bouncing around the internet for quite some time, with many persons giving it a careless glance but very few indeed examining it closely and with an open mind. In the first few months of 2017, … Continue reading

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Easter Verses

These two verses (numbered #1 and #2) are actually the third and fourth verses of my hymn “Through my Savior.” Since they’re in the spirit of Easter, I submit them here: Verse 1 Now in the morning of shadow waning, … Continue reading

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Pornography Avoidance

The best approach to disease is to avoid catching it. Likewise our best choice regarding pornography is to avoid it as much as possible. In a world in which filth can sometimes invade our field of view, however, what about … Continue reading

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Forgiveness – A Song Verse Explained

During the past five years of occasional revisions of my song “Through my Savior,” the third verse I left alone. I felt that I could not improve it. The meaning of the first line, however, needs explaining. Here’s the verse: Now … Continue reading

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Adahmeve – The New Word For Marriage

On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled that same-gender couples have the constitutional right to be married. Most Americans probably failed to realize that this ruling impacted our language: With one little-known exception, no longer do we have … Continue reading

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Evolution and Religion

This relates to concepts about the “age of dinosaurs,” but let’s put aside that concept for the moment. Have you ever encountered a statement similar to the following? “Evolution is a proven scientific fact.” True scientific progress requires working with details, and “evolution” (meaning Darwinian … Continue reading

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