Category Archives: Charity

What Are “Bowels of Mercy?”

In the scriptures, the word “bowels” is often associated with compassion or empathy. For example: The Apostle Paul encouraged the members of the church in Colossae to “put on…bowels of mercies” (Colossians 3:12). He pleaded with the saints at Phillipi, … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to Be “an Hungered?”

Note: This is the second in a series of blog posts about the meaning behind unusual words or phrases in the Book of Mormon.  Alma was badly mistreated in the city of Ammonihah. Despite his dedicated efforts on behalf of … Continue reading

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Lessons from Sermons to Modern Readers

Some of the chapters in the Book of Mormon are addressed directly to us, the modern readers of the book. Moroni wrote, “I speak unto you as if ye were present, and yet ye are not. But behold, Jesus Christ … Continue reading

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Mormon’s Sermon in the Synagogue – Moroni 7

Setting Near the end of the Book of Mormon, Moroni quotes a sermon his father, Mormon, delivered in a synagogue on the topic of “faith, hope, and charity” (Moroni 7:1). This sermon was delivered to a group of believing church … Continue reading

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I…Had Loved Them – Mormon 3:12

12 Behold, I had led them, notwithstanding their wickedness I had led them many times to battle, and had loved them, according to the love of God which was in me, with all my heart; and my soul had been … Continue reading

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Many of the Lamanites…Were Desirous to Join the People of Ammon – Alma 62:27-28

27 Now it came to pass that many of the Lamanites that were prisoners were desirous to join the people of Ammon and become a free people. 28 And it came to pass that as many as were desirous, unto … Continue reading

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They Were Moved with Compassion – Alma 27:4-5

4 Now when Ammon and his brethren saw this work of destruction among those whom they so dearly beloved, and among those who had so dearly beloved them—for they were treated as though they were angels sent from God to … Continue reading

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