Category Archives: Book of Mormon

What’s going on with Moroni 10:4?

Moroni 10:4 Ask if these things are not true? Negative Questions in the Book of Mormon Ben Spackman Much research has been devoted to identifying and examining language patterns in the Book of Mormon that appear to reflect the book’s … Continue reading

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3 Nephi – Rebaptism in the Book of Mormon

3 Nephi – Saints Rebaptized in the Americas The prophet Nephi was preaching in the years preceding Christ’s visit to the Americas. He was an authorized servant of the Lord, as we read in Mormon’s abridgment. This is his description: … Continue reading

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The tragedy of abuse – Alma 50:30

Alma 50 tells the story of one Morianton, an enemy to the Nephites: Therefore, Morianton put it into their hearts that they should flee to the land which was northward, which was covered with large bodies of water, and take … Continue reading

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Natural is not always good

Ty Mansfield shared something that is worth consideration. He wrote an article in which he deals with some of the controversial attitudes about sexuality in the modern world. The idea that mankind may have natural feelings that need to be … Continue reading

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Inspiration and Incarnation

Scripture is both human and divine First, that in the Bible the divine and human are blended. We must not regard the Bible as an absolutely perfect book in which God is Himself the author using human hands and brains … Continue reading

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Nephi’s use of the word Church

What does Nephi mean when he uses the word Church? Nephi states, “Because of pride, and because of false teachers, and false doctrine, their churches have become corrupted, and their churches are lifted up; because of pride they are puffed up… But behold, that great … Continue reading

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2 Nephi 10 – The name of Christ is revealed to Jacob

The prophet Jacob testifies of Jesus Christ: Wherefore, as I said unto you, it must needs be expedient that Christ—for in the last night the angel spake unto me that this should be his name—should come among the Jews, among those who are the more wicked part of the world; and they shall crucify him—for thus it behooveth our God, and there is none other nation on earth that would crucify their God. (2 Nephi 10:3) 2 Nephi 10 and the revelation of the name of “Christ” One of the most significant aspects of Jacob’s discourse is that for the first time … Continue reading

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