Tag Archives: 2 Nephi 25

Why Are Ordinances Important?

Yesterday, I wrote that to be ordained is to be set in order. An ordinance is the mechanism used to create order. It is an action that is formally prescribed by God which we perform to show our devotion to … Continue reading

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What Does the Book of Mormon Teach About Diligence?

Today, I studied all 56 passages in the Book of Mormon which use some form of the word “diligent.” To be diligent is to “[show] care and conscientiousness in one’s work or duties” (Oxford English Dictionary). The word also carries … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to Be Saved by Grace “After All We Can Do?”

grace – the free and unmerited favour of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings (Oxford English Dictionary) Are we not all beggars? (Mosiah 4:19) After quoting a sermon by his brother Jacob, followed … Continue reading

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What Is the Spirit of Prophecy?

While the children of Israel traveled in the wilderness toward the promised land, an incident happened which demonstrated Moses’s understanding of prophecy. Moses held a council at the tabernacle with the seventy elders who had been selected to govern the … Continue reading

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Why Did the Nephites Keep the Law of Moses?

The apostle Paul told the saints in Galatia that the law of Moses had served as a “schoolmaster” to help them develop faith in Jesus Christ. After they developed faith, they didn’t need the schoolmaster any more (Galatians 3:24-25). The … Continue reading

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What Can We Learn from the Brass Serpent?

As Moses led the Israelites to the promised land, they came to a place where there were “fiery serpents.” Many people were bitten by the snakes and died. God told Moses to make a snake out of brass and place … Continue reading

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How Can Recognizing Parallelisms Help Me Understand Isaiah?

After quoting thirteen chapters in a row from the Book of Isaiah, Nephi concedes that the words of Isaiah were “hard for many of my people to understand.” Why was that? Because “they know not concerning the manner of prophesying … Continue reading

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