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Newel Knight saw the Savior – 1830

During the last week in May I went on a visit to Fayette and was baptized by David Whitmer. On the first day of June, 1830, the first conference was held by the Church. Our number consisted of about thirty, … Continue reading

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John 20:17 Touch me not

The seeming refusal of Jesus to permit Mary to touch him, followed almost immediately by the appearance in which the other women were permitted to hold his feet, has always been the source of some interpretative concern. The King James … Continue reading

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Matthew 27:25 His blood be upon us and our children

This is a very difficult passage in the New Testament. My contention is that the earliest Christians were Jews, otherwise Christianity would not have evolved in the synagogues for the first decades of its existence. Christianity came out of the … Continue reading

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John 5:39 Search the Scriptures

Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me (John 5:39). From my reading of the text, Jesus disapproves of searching the scriptures while he addresses “the Jews” (John … Continue reading

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Matthew 24 – How to apply this text

I appreciate the verse in Matthew 24 when the Savior says, “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.” (Matthew 24:19) What is a great application of these passages? … Continue reading

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The Translation Process of the Book of Mormon

The Translation Process of the Book of Mormon Daniel C. Peterson wrote an excellent article in which he cites witnesses to the Book of Mormon translation process, giving modern readers insight into what eyewitnesses saw regarding how Joseph Smith translated … Continue reading

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The Book of Abraham

  The Book of Abraham What do we mean by “translation”? The Gospel Topics Essay on Abraham Why is the Book of Abraham not on the Joseph Smith Papryi? Kerry Muhlestein on the Book of Abraham – video Teaching the … Continue reading

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