Tag Archives: 2 Nephi 9

What Does It Mean to “Cast Out Devils?”

Twenty-four times in the New Testament we read about devils being “cast out” of people. All of these passages appear in the synoptic Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. The gospel of Mark even ends with the Savior promising that … Continue reading

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How Much Power Does the Devil Have?

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how to overcome temptation. A friend of mine asked me to consider the following question: How much power does the devil have over us? Does he have any power at all if we … Continue reading

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What Are Some Things That I Can’t Delegate?

My question today was inspired by the following passage, which I also quoted in yesterday’s post: The keeper of the gate is the Holy One of Israel; and he employeth no servant there; and there is none other way save … Continue reading

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Will We Be Judged by the Apostles?

During His mortal ministry, Jesus told His twelve apostles that they would one day “sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel” (Matthew 19:28). An angel explained to the prophet Nephi that the apostles would judge the tribes … Continue reading

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What Does the Book of Mormon Add to Our Understanding of the Resurrection?

References to the resurrection appear only a couple of times in the Old Testament: Job testifies to his friends, “Though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God” (Job 19:26). Ezekiel describes a … Continue reading

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Why Are We Blessed When We Are Reviled?

At the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus lists a number of unlikely scenarios in which we should consider ourselves fortunate. One of those goes like this: Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, … Continue reading

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Why Is It Important to Lift Up Our Heads?

As he looked forward to the temple which his son would build, King David wrote a psalm about the joy of welcoming God’s presence into that holy house. “Lift up your heads, O ye gates” he wrote; “and be ye … Continue reading

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