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Month: May 2016

How Beautiful Are the Feet

How Beautiful Are the Feet

Throughout the Book of Mormon the prophets quote from the great prophet Isaiah. One of the central themes of these quotes is summarized in the title of this post. In fact this verse is originally found in Isaiah 52:7 which reads as: How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! The first time this verse…

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Sermon at the Temple – Part 1

Sermon at the Temple – Part 1

After Christ arrives in the Americas and he finishes teaching the Nephites about baptism he delves straight into what is called the sermon at the temple. I believe that comparing this sermon with the very similar sermon at the mount as found in the New Testament provides meaningful insight into the teachings of Jesus Christ. Since both sermons comprise three chapters and 109 verses of rich content, I cannot do adequate justice to this topic in just one post. Therefore…

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The Promised Land

The Promised Land

The Book of Mormon shares some very interesting insights into the nature of the land of promise where the Nephites ultimately live. What I especially appreciate is the clear teaching that the Book of Mormon encompasses all of the Americas. At the end of the book of Alma, we see a period of peace where the people begin to spread north. It begins with a company of 5,400 men, with their women and children, which means somewhere around 20,000 people…

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A Sacred Record

A Sacred Record

Throughout the Book of Mormon, we learn about the importance of record keeping. The following snippets are writings of Book of Mormon prophets who discuss the importance of keeping and maintaining the record: Nephi – 1 Nephi 9:3¬†Nevertheless, I have received a commandment of the Lord that I should make these plates, for the special purpose that there should be an account engraven of the ministry of my people. Jacob – Jacob 1:2¬†And he gave me, Jacob, a commandment that…

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A Father’s Blessing

A Father’s Blessing

In 1st Nephi we meet the family of Lehi, who is a prophet and who is inspired to lead his family out of Jerusalem to a promised land. By 2 Nephi they arrive in the promised land, but not long after Lehi recognizes that old age will soon overcome him. So he begins to offer his final words to his posterity and includes in the process a father’s blessing to each of his children. In chapter 1 of 2 Nephi…

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