Category Archives: Knowledge

Is It Possible to Know Something but Not to Know That You Know It?

In 1880, a young church leader, Heber J. Grant, was challenged by Joseph F. Smith, one of the apostles. Heber had just stated in a sermon that he “believed” the gospel was true. Following the meeting, Joseph asked him, “Don’t … Continue reading

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What Is the Relationship Between Faith and Knowledge?

The authors of the Book of Mormon were comfortable declaring their knowledge of the truthfulness of their message: In the first chapter of the book, Nephi says, “I know that the record which I make is true; and I make … Continue reading

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What Should I Do When There Are Questions I Can’t Answer?

Knowledge does not exist in a vacuum. Concepts and facts relate to one another, and understanding a concept in isolation is likely of limited value. Isaiah taught that some knowledge has prerequisites: Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Savior’s Visit to the American Continent

I finished the year of studying types of content in the Book of Mormon by studying the visit of Jesus Christ to the American continent following His death and resurrection as recorded in 3 Nephi. I learned the following principles … Continue reading

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He Did Loose Their Tongues – 3 Nephi 26:14-16

14 And it came to pass that he did teach and minister unto the children of the multitude of whom hath been spoken, and he did loose their tongues, and they did speak unto their fathers great and marvelous things, … Continue reading

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This Is the Law and the Prophets – 3 Nephi 14:12

12 Therefore, all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them, for this is the law and the prophets. (3 Nephi 14:12, Matthew 7:12) After teaching the principle which we commonly call … Continue reading

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They Searched the Scriptures – Jacob 7:23

21 And when the multitude had witnessed that he spake these things as he was about to give up the ghost, they were astonished exceedingly; insomuch that the power of God came down upon them, and they were overcome that … Continue reading

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