Category Archives: New Testament

John 5 – Superstition about the waters at Bethesda

John 5 The moving of the water “…tThis pool [was] evidently a mineral spring of some sort whose waters bubbled intermittently as escaping gases broke the surface…No doubt these waters had-as hot mineral springs do in our day-some curative and … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 7 – Was Paul married?

Was Paul against marriage in general? It doesn’t seem so. This chapter seems to be answering a question about missionary service and marriage. Should missionaries be married? It seems as if Paul is counseling missionaries if they are unmarried, to … Continue reading

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John 20:22 He Breathed on Them

John 20:22 “He breathed on them” President Harold B. Lee said the following about this statement: “He ‘breathed on them and said unto them, receive ye the Holy Ghost,’ (John 20:22) which in all likelihood was the confirmation and the commission … Continue reading

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Luke 2:47 All that heard were astonished

Luke 2:47. “All that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers” The Prophet Joseph Smith taught the following about Jesus Christ’s youth: “When still a boy He had all the intelligence necessary to enable Him to rule and … Continue reading

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Signs of the Times

Signs of the Times “Our loving Heavenly Father and His Son, Jehovah, with a knowledge of the end from the beginning,3 opened the heavens and a new dispensation to offset the calamities that They knew would come. The Apostle Paul … Continue reading

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Blasphemy Against the Holy Ghost

Matthew 12:31–32. “Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost” The Prophet Joseph Smith explained how someone commits the sin of blasphemy against the Holy Ghost: “He must receive the Holy Ghost, have the heavens opened unto him, and know God, and then … Continue reading

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The Supremacy of the Book of Mormon

A Comparison of Book of Mormon, Bible, and Traditional Teachings on the Doctrines of Salvation Joseph F. McConkie Joseph F. McConkie was an associate professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University when this was published. This paper will compare … Continue reading

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