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What Does the Book of Mormon Teach About the Creation of the Earth?

It’s so easy to have a narrow perspective. Our brains have finite capacity, and we all have tasks that must be done today. Focusing on the here and now may seem to be imperative. But provincial thinking can result in … Continue reading

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What Does the Book of Mormon Teach about Sacrifice?

Early in the Book of Mormon, the concept of sacrifice appears. Lehi and his family had certainly given up much to follow the Lord’s command, abandoning their comfortable living in Jerusalem to travel in the wilderness. But Lehi’s son Nephi … Continue reading

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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 Can I Tell the Difference Between Promptings from the Holy Ghost and My Own Thoughts?

Yesterday, I wrote about the importance of learning to recognize the Holy Ghost. Today, I’d like to explore a related question: How can I tell the difference between the Holy Ghost and my own thoughts? Elder David A. Bednar and … Continue reading

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How Can I Be Healed?

Jesus Christ is the Master Healer. After the destruction which coincided with His death and resurrection, while the people mourned their lost loved ones, they heard the Savior’s voice announcing all of the cities which had been destroyed. After enumerating … 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 Is the Day of Burning Spoken of by Malachi?

Malachi prophesied that a day would come when the unrighteous would be destroyed by fire: For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and … Continue reading

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