A House of Prayer

Through the prophet Isaiah, God made the following promise to all those who reverence sacred things: "Them I will bring unto my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer" (Isaiah 56:7). Years later, the prophet Jeremiah stood at the doorway to the temple and denounced the wickedness of the people, who... Continue Reading →

“With One Voice”

When King Benjamin called his people together at the end of his life, he had a receptive audience. They loved and respected him because of the way he had served them for many years. That collective love and respect led to unity. After he reminded them of their need to have their sins forgiven, "they... Continue Reading →

Immersion

The word "baptism" comes from the Greek word baptisma (βάπτισμα), which refers to dipping or submerging something. Jesus instructed His disciples on the American continent how to perform baptisms. They should stand in the water with the person being baptized, call the person by name, pronounce some specific words, and then "immerse them in the water,... Continue Reading →

“I Inquired of the Lord” – Moroni 8:7

When Mormon learned that there was some disputation in the church relating to baptism, he was concerned. When the Savior had visited the American continent, He had emphasized the importance of unity in the performance of baptisms. "Thus shall ye baptize," He had said. "And there shall be no disputations among you, as there have... Continue Reading →

One God

In his final testimony, Mormon emphasizes that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost are "one God" (Mormon 7:7). This echoes the testimony of Nephi: And now, behold, this is the doctrine of Christ, and the only and true doctrine of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, which is... Continue Reading →

“Hear Him” – 3 Nephi 11:7

It takes effort to listen well. Listening is not a passive activity; it's not something that just happens to us. Some time after the destruction which coincided with the death of Jesus Christ, a large number of people were gathered at the temple in the land of Bountiful on the American continent. I can imagine... Continue Reading →

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