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Matthew 24:40 Then shall two be in the field – the one shall be taken and the other left

These words can be used in a dual way. They can be applied to the destruction of the wicked in the day of burning, when only the righteous abide the day, or they can be applied to the gathering of … Continue reading

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During the Millennium people of all faiths and denominations will be on the earth

Those living a terrestrial life will be on the earth during the Millennium. Many prophets have spoken about this idea, that people of all faiths will be on the earth during the reign of the Savior Jesus Christ. Brigham Young … Continue reading

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The baptism of Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery

Recently I had this question brought to me from one of my online students: I’ve always found the baptisms of Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery to difficult to understand how it all happened, is there someplace you’d recommend going to … Continue reading

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The Miraculous Feeding of the 5,000 and the 4,000 in the Gospels

Recently I was asked about the feedings of the multitudes in the text of the Gospels. What do the two feedings mean? Is there some symbolism here? I have read some commentaries from writers that get into the numbers and … Continue reading

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I AM – John 18.5

Notice how Jesus identified himself to his enemies in John 18.5. He told them, “…I am he….” The he in this sentence is italicized, meaning that it was not in the original Greek text. The Greek text simply says “I … Continue reading

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On the other side of Jordan

Deuteronomy begins with the statement “These be the words which Moses spake unto all Israel on this side Jordan in the wilderness” (Deuteronomy 1:1, KJV) – something that can be confusing to readers. Why does it say “this side Jordan” … Continue reading

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Two World Capitals During the Millennium

The Two World Capitals During the Millennium Isaiah 2:3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach … Continue reading

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