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What Is a High Priest?

After leading the children of Israel out of slavery, Moses consecrated his brother Aaron and Aaron’s sons to serve as priests. They were given special clothing to wear, but Aaron’s clothing was distinct from the others. He wore a vest … Continue reading

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What Does the Book of Mormon Teach About the Relationship Between Church and State?

Before the time of King Mosiah, religion and government were commingled in Nephite society. Mosiah’s father, King Benjamin, had served not only as the political leader but also as the spiritual leader of his people, and Mosiah had followed suit. … 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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What Is the Relationship Between the Family and the Church?

Elder D. Todd Christofferson has pointed out that the gospel was originally taught in families. The organization of the church came later: Beginning with Adam, the gospel of Jesus Christ was preached, and the essential ordinances of salvation, such as … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to Pour Out Your Soul to God?

Several times in the Book of Mormon, people pray with such intensity that they are described as “pouring out [their] whole [souls] unto God.” After Enos’s sins were forgiven, he “began to feel a desire for the welfare of…the Nephites.” … Continue reading

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What Does the Book of Mormon Teach About Forgiving Others?

Near the beginning of the Book of Mormon, Nephi’s brothers treat him very badly. As they travel with the family of Ishmael to their camp in the wilderness, the brothers become angry with Nephi, tie him up, and threaten to … Continue reading

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What Does the Book of Mormon Teach About Forgiving Others?

Near the beginning of the Book of Mormon, Laman and Lemuel feel remorse for something they have done to their brother Nephi. They plead with him to forgive them. Nephi tells us that he “did frankly forgive them all that … Continue reading

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