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Forgiveness

If the Devil Applies for Baptism Some years ago a prominent man was excommunicated from the Church. He, years later, pleaded for baptism. President John Taylor referred the question of his baptism to the apostles, stating [in a letter] that if … Continue reading

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Herod the Great and the Herodian Family Tree

From Lawrence Mykytiuk’s BAR article identifying real New Testament political figures Lawrence Mykytiuk   •  01/10/2019 As found on Bible History Daily In “New Testament Political Figures Confirmed” in the September/October 2017 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, Purdue University scholar Lawrence Mykytiuk … Continue reading

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Followers of the Way

From a close reading of the text of the New Testament, evidence suggests that the first followers of Jesus had a name not many are familiar with. Early followers of Jesus had many names, and one of the names used … Continue reading

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The Beautiful feet of Isaiah 52

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; … Continue reading

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What is the Documentary Hypothesis? A Short Introduction

Simply put, the Documentary Hypothesis is an explanation used in Biblical scholarship that helps to explain the difficulties experienced in the Old Testament. Evidence exists in the Old Testament that shows that the first five books in the Bible are … Continue reading

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Slave Laws in the Old Testament

Slave Laws in the Old Testament A comparison of Exodus 21, Deuteronomy 15, and Leviticus 25   Biblical law concerning slaves was similar to that of other Near Eastern nations. Slave labor was used for domestic service and thus made … Continue reading

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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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