The Ancient of Days

With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.Job 12:12 There are many reasons for us to love and respect Adam and Eve. As the first man and woman on the earth, they pioneered the way for us, learning by experience so many things which we take for granted.They made our mortal experience possible, making... Continue Reading →

The Conversion of the Lamanites – Helaman 6

In Helaman chapter 6, we see the results of the conversion of the Lamanites through the preaching of Nephi and Lehi. Throughout the chapter, Mormon contrasts the Lamanites' faithfulness with the Nephites' depravity: LamanitesNephitesTheir righteousness did exceed that of the Nephites, because of their firmness and their steadiness in the faith (Helaman 6:1).There were many of the... Continue Reading →

What Is Authority?

authority The power or right to give orders, make decisions, and enforce obedience. A person or organization having political or administrative power and control. The power to influence others, especially because of one's commanding manner or one's recognized knowledge about something. (Oxford English Dictionary) The Book of Mormon speaks about authority in multiple ways, some... Continue Reading →

What Are Secret Combinations?

I wrote yesterday that responding to guilt appropriately is essential for our eternal happiness. Anything which encourages us to ignore our feelings of guilt is harmful to us in the long run. As Alma warned his son Corianton, "Ye cannot hide your crimes from God; and except ye repent they will stand as a testimony against... Continue Reading →

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