Category Archives: God

Make Your Calling and Election Sure

Make Your Calling and Election Sure Elder Bruce R. McConkie Doctrinal New Testament Commentary, volume 3:323-355 Among those who have received the gospel, and who are seeking diligently to live its laws and gain eternal life, there is an instinctive … Continue reading

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John 14 – The Two Comforters

In John 14, Jesus speaks to the Twelve about the Comforter, the paraclete, calling it the Holy Ghost (see John 14:26). He also speaks of “another Comforter,” teaching that that “he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you” (see … Continue reading

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What is your name? Exodus 3 – Some ways to look at the text

In Exodus 3, Moses asks God what his name is. God tells Moses, And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me … Continue reading

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The Cosmic Myth

The Hymn of the Pearl and the Cosmic Myth The Cosmic Myth is a story that teaches of eternal truths even though it may or may not be totally historically accurate. 1 Thus, the traditional Cosmic Myth is familiar to … Continue reading

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The Probationary Test of Mortality

THE PROBATIONARY TEST OF MORTALITY Elder Bruce R. McConkie Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles Address given at the University of Utah Institute of Religion January 10, 1982 I’m very pleased and honored to have this opportunity to meet … Continue reading

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A Doctrinal Exposition by the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

The Father and the Son: A Doctrinal Exposition by the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles From Improvement Era, Aug. 1916, 934–42; capitalization, punctuation, paragraphing, and spelling standardized. In the early 1900s, some discussion arose among Church … Continue reading

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Monolatry in the Old Testament

Monolatry is all over the text of the Old Testament. This has to do with the idea of God in the Old Testament, an idea that there are many gods in the world of the Ancient Near East, but only … Continue reading

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