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Why Do Quotes from the King James Version Appear in the Book of Mormon, Even Ones that Joseph Smith Later Altered in his Translation of the Bible ?

This question came from one of my daughters. She is well aware that some passages in the Book of Mormon (such as quotations from the Book of Isaiah) come from the same sources as the Bible. For example, the brass … Continue reading

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What Do We Know About God’s Love for Us?

Yesterday, I received a question about one of my posts, entitled Willing to Submit – Mosiah 3:19. Here is the question: God is love right? So how can love inflict when the term inflict has to do with punishment. Surely love … Continue reading

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How Can I “Always Abound in Good Works?”

We are all imperfect. We make mistakes every day, and we all wish we had more knowledge, more skill, and more wisdom. But even in our imperfect state, we are all capable of doing good works. After the people of … Continue reading

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How Can I Be More Hopeful?

Hope is an expectation of a positive outcome. When we have hope, we believe that good things will come. Hope empowers us to persevere when we encounter obstacles and to avoid discouragement. In daily conversation, the word “hope” often conveys … Continue reading

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Why Is It Important to Know That God’s Grace Is Sufficient?

While writing a history of the Jaredite people, the prophet Moroni experienced some self-doubt. “The Gentiles will mock at these things,” he protested to God. He described the awkwardness of his hands, and compared the words he had written to … Continue reading

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What Should I Do When I Feel Inadequate?

Nephi wrote poignantly about his failure to live up to his own expectations. “O wretched man that I am!” he said. “I am encompassed about, because of the temptations and the sins which do so easily beset me” (2 Nephi 4:17-18). … Continue reading

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Why Does God Command Us to Pay Tithing?

The first principle of the gospel is faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Faith is trust, and it is manifest in our decisions. We make choices based on trust, and the tangible evidence that we have done the right thing … Continue reading

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