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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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More Blessed Are They Who Shall Believe in Your Words – 3 Nephi 12:1-2

1 And it came to pass that when Jesus had spoken these words unto Nephi, and to those who had been called, (now the number of them who had been called, and received power and authority to baptize, was twelve) … Continue reading

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I Would That Ye Should Be Perfect – 3 Nephi 12:48

48 Therefore I would that ye should be perfect even as I, or your Father who is in heaven is perfect. (3 Nephi 12:48) During His visit to the American continent following His death and resurrection, Jesus delivered a sermon … Continue reading

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