Category Archives: God – Love

What Is the Significance of the Name “Immanuel?”

Immediately after describing how the Lord called him to be a prophet, Isaiah tells the story of an assignment he received from the Lord. He was to deliver a message to Ahaz, the king of Judah. The Lord told him … Continue reading

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What Are the “Tender Mercies of the Lord?”

In the first chapter of the Book of Mormon, Nephi describes a series of revelations which his father Lehi received. Lehi learns that his city, Jerusalem will be destroyed, and he attempts to warn the people of the city. In … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to Be “Long-Suffering?”

The word “longsuffering” (without a hyphen) appears 17 times in the King James Version of the Bible. The word “long-suffering” (with a hyphen: the modern spelling of the word) appears 17 times in the Book of Mormon. What does it … Continue reading

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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 Is the Tree of Life?

Near the beginning of the Book of Mormon, the prophet Lehi described to his family a spiritual dream he had experienced. The central object in this dream was a tree “whose fruit was desirable to make one happy” (1 Nephi … Continue reading

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Why Do the Scriptures Use the Phrase “Your Father, Which,” Instead of “Your Father, Who?”

Note: This is the third in a series of blog posts about the meaning behind unusual words or phrases in the Book of Mormon. Because Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon into King James English, biblical passages which appear … Continue reading

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Why Is It Important for People to Hear the Gospel in Their Own Language?

After quoting thirteen chapters from the book of Isaiah, the prophet Nephi began to write some of his own teachings. He acknowledged that many of his people found the words of Isaiah to be cryptic. He disagreed, saying that they … Continue reading

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