Category Archives: Book of Mormon

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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Could the Book of Mormon be an “E source” document?

Right now I am reading The Elohist and North Israelite Traditions by Alan W. Jenks. On page 22 he writes, “The use of this motif (dreams and prophecy), like that of the divine speech in a night dream, suggests that … Continue reading

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What are the sacrifices Lehi offers in 1 Nephi 2-7?

What Were Those Sacrifices Offered by Lehi? I have been asked before about the sacrifices made by Lehi while in the wilderness as recorded in 1 Nephi 2-7. While there are some things we do not know, there are many … Continue reading

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Lehi’s sacrifice in the wilderness and the Temple Scroll

I have been asked by students about Lehi’s sacrifice that he makes in 1 Nephi 2. How could Lehi have been allowed to do this when we read in the Bible about the command to only sacrifice in Jerusalem? While … Continue reading

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