Category Archives: Temptation

Why the Other Accounts of the First Vision Shouldn’t Challenge Your Faith

Why the Other Accounts of the First Vision Shouldn’t Challenge Your Faith Meridian Magazine – Mark A. Mathews · October 16, 2016 On the morning of a beautiful, clear day, early in the spring of 1820, God the Eternal Father and … Continue reading

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The Unpardonable Sin – Joseph Smith

The Unpardonable Sin – Joseph Smith I have a declaration to make in relation to the provisions which God made for every creature from before the foundation of the world to suit the conditions of man. What has Jesus said? … Continue reading

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Jesus Had to Overcome the Veil

Jesus Had to Overcome the Veil When Jesus was born, “the veil of forgetfulness common to all who are born to earth, by which the remembrance of primeval existence is shut off” was cast over him. (Talmage, Jesus the Christ, p. 111.) In … Continue reading

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Alma 46-48 The Power of One

We read in Alma 48:17 that if all men had been like Moroni, the powers of hell would be shaken forever. Since Moroni is an important protagonist in these chapters, it is good to analyze what he did and how his … Continue reading

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Alma 39 – The Law of Chastity

Alma does an excellent work in his communication with his son Corianton in this chapter. He doesn’t just correct his son, he helps him to see that his actions had consequences, and shows him how to guard himself in the … Continue reading

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Is Satan necessary?

Occasionally I find myself in a conversation with those that ask the question, “Is Satan essential for the Plan of Salvation to work?” While I do not think this question is one of the more vital gospel questions we may … Continue reading

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