Category Archives: Student questions

Dating the death of Jesus Christ

In December 2010, BYU Studies published a study by Jeffrey R. Chadwick entitled “Dating the Birth of Jesus Christ.” It presented historical and scriptural evidence showing that Jesus was not born in April of 1 BC, as popular Latter-day Saint … Continue reading

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Were the Nephite Disciples Apostles?

Were the Nephite Disciples Apostles? It seems that they were not. President Smith says that they “were virtually apostles to the Nephite race” but that their authority was subject to the 12 Apostles of the Old World. Here is his … Continue reading

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Missouri Myths

Missouri Myths By Graham Doxey Accessed from LDS.org on 2.10.17 Missouri from the time of the settlement of Adam-ondi-Ahman has been a place dear to the Saints’ hearts, a place important in our history and important in our future. But … Continue reading

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How did the Atonement work for people who lived before it actually happened?

How could the gospel be in effect before the Savior actually performed the Atonement? In Mosiah, we read the following from King Benjamin: And the Lord God hath sent his holy prophets among all the children of men, to declare … 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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The Fall of Adam and Eve

Understanding the Fall brings a deeper appreciation for the Atonement of Christ One cannot fully appreciate the need for medication until he is aware of a malady. One does not pant after the cooling draught until he has nearly died … Continue reading

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