One God

In his final testimony, Mormon emphasizes that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost are "one God" (Mormon 7:7). This echoes the testimony of Nephi: And now, behold, this is the doctrine of Christ, and the only and true doctrine of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, which is... Continue Reading →

Cumorah

Mormon was 73 years old when he gathered his people for their final battle (Mormon 6:5). He had begun leading Nephite armies nearly 60 years earlier, at the age of 15 (Mormon 2:2). He had seen a lifetime of battles, and he knew the likely outcome of this conflict, but he believed that his people's... Continue Reading →

“Swallowed Up in Christ” – Mosiah 16:8

I've been thinking today about Abinadi's testimony that "the sting of death is swallowed up in Christ" (Mosiah 16:8). Abinadi was likely familiar with Isaiah's prophecy that the Lord would one day "swallow up death in victory" (Isaiah 25:8). He knew that this passage referred to the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Because of His resurrection,... Continue Reading →

Who Is the House of Israel?

The word Israel appears 213 times in the Book of Mormon, almost always preceded by the word "of." Here are the phrases in which it most commonly appears: Phrase # Appearances house of Israel 122 Holy One of Israel 40 God of Israel 11 children of Israel 8 tribes of Israel 6 What is the... Continue Reading →

What Should I Do When I Feel Guilty?

Today, I spent some time looking at the passages in the Book of Mormon that talk about guilt. Here is what I learned: There is a human tendency to suppress feelings of guilt. We know intuitively when we have done something wrong, but because feelings of guilt are unpleasant, we often ignore or deny them... Continue Reading →

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