Tag Archives: 3 Nephi 12

How Can I Heal a Relationship with Someone Who Doesn’t Want the Relationship Healed?

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post about healing a broken relationship. I focused particularly on the Savior’s counsel in the Sermon on the Mount that we should take the initiative to be reconciled with other people before … Continue reading

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How Can I Heal a Broken Relationship?

In the Sermon on the Mount, the Savior taught an important principle: Our relationship with God is heavily influenced by our relationships with other people: Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother … Continue reading

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What Is A Contrite Spirit?

Contrite means “crushed.” The English word descends from the Latin word contritus, which means literally “worn out” or “ground to pieces” (“contrite,” Online Etymology Dictionary). When the word appears in the King James Version of the Bible, it is a translation … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to Be “Baptized with Fire?”

John the Baptist testified of the mission of the Savior by telling the people that he was not worthy to carry the Savior’s shoes. He said, “I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but…he shall baptize you with the … Continue reading

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How Does the Savior Invite Us to Come Unto Him?

I mentioned yesterday that the phrase “come unto Christ” appears only five times in the scriptures. In contrast, the Savior says “come unto me” 39 times in the scriptures: once in the Old Testament, six times in the New Testament, … 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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Whosoever Is Angry with His Brother – 3 Nephi 12:21-22

21 Ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, and it is also written before you, that thou shalt not kill, and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment of God; 22 … Continue reading

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