Category Archives: Jesus Christ

John 6:67 Will ye also go away?

Jesus asks his twelve disciples, “Will ye also go away?” (John 6:67) Peter gives the answer when he says, “to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.” (John 6:68)  Peter realizes that there is no other place, … 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 Sermon as an Ancient Temple Text

Toward an Understanding of the Sermon as an Ancient Temple Text John W. Welch This article is taken from the book Illuminating the Sermon at the Temple & the Sermon on the Mount, Neal A. Maxwell Institute, 1999, Chapter 4. … Continue reading

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Jesus – The Misunderstood Messiah in the Gospel of Mark

One of the themes throughout the gospel of Mark is that Jesus is the Messiah, and that those who meet Jesus do not understand this fact. Who knows that Jesus is the Son of God? Clearly God the Father knows … Continue reading

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Matthew 5:39 Whosover shall smite thee on the right cheek, turn to him the other also

Retaliation & Violence I believe that when we examine what the scriptures teach about resistance to evil, that the Savior does not teach that we should lie down and take it.  Certainly there are times in the scriptures when the … Continue reading

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What is going on in Revelation 7:2-4 with the 144,000?

Revelation 7:2-4 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the … Continue reading

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Seeing the composition of the Gospel of John

Possible Constructions of The Gospel of John According to Marie-Émile Boismard, the Gospel of John may have gone through four hypothetical stages of composition. Each stage is intricately involved with the life of the Johannine community: Document C. This was … Continue reading

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