What Is the First Resurrection?

The apostle John foresaw a thousand-year period in which Satan would be bound and Christ and His disciples would reign over the earth. This is what we call the Millennium. John said those who did not follow Christ would not "live again" until after the thousand year period was over. "This is the first resurrection,"... Continue Reading →

What Does It Mean to “Publish Peace?”

To publish something is to make it generally known, to make it public (Webster's Dictionary 1828). Isaiah described the joy people feel when a messenger with good news comes running over the mountains: How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of... Continue Reading →

What Is Zion?

Six generations after Adam, there was a man named Enoch. The Bible tells us that "Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him" (Genesis 5:24). In 1830, Joseph Smith learned additional information about Enoch. He had preached the gospel courageously, performed miracles, and led the people of God. Those people organized... Continue Reading →

Why Is Jesus Called the Great Mediator?

Mediation is the process of intervening in order to resolve a dispute or heal a broken relationship. To be successful, the mediator must have the trust of both parties and must be able to understand what is required to repair the breach between them. Isaiah prophesied that the Savior would come to earth, "[pour] out... Continue Reading →

What Are “Bowels of Mercy?”

In the scriptures, the word "bowels" is often associated with compassion or empathy. For example: The Apostle Paul encouraged the members of the church in Colossae to "put on...bowels of mercies" (Colossians 3:12). He pleaded with the saints at Phillipi, "if there be any...bowels and mercies," then they should be unified and kind to one... Continue Reading →

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