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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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What are the sacrifices Lehi offers in 1 Nephi 2-7?

What Were Those Sacrifices Offered by Lehi? I have been asked before about the sacrifices made by Lehi while in the wilderness as recorded in 1 Nephi 2-7. While there are some things we do not know, there are many … Continue reading

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Lehi’s sacrifice in the wilderness and the Temple Scroll

I have been asked by students about Lehi’s sacrifice that he makes in 1 Nephi 2. How could Lehi have been allowed to do this when we read in the Bible about the command to only sacrifice in Jerusalem? While … Continue reading

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The Moses Birth Story and the Sargon Birth Narrative

Was the birth of Moses as found in Exodus based on the Sargon birth story? In movies today heroes destined for greatness usually start with humble origins. Think about Spider-Man, Star-Wars, and The Hobbit. In these films, the heroes are … Continue reading

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Treadeth Down and Teareth in Pieces

3 Nephi 20:15-16 15 And I say unto you, that if the Gentiles do not repent after the blessing which they shall receive, after they have scattered my people— 16 Then shall ye, who are a remnant of the house … Continue reading

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Is it okay to marry your sister?

A good question! (Genesis 20:12 vs Leviticus 18:11, 20:17) If we assume that the Bible is a perfectly orchestrated book, in the words of some believers, “infallible”, something that is error free, written by the pen of an author who … Continue reading

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The 120 year age limit

Does God limit the years that man can live to 120 years? If so, why do we have these variant textual traditions in the Bible? What is going on? (Genesis 6:3 vs Genesis 9:29, 11:10-26, 23:1, 25:7, 35:28, 47:28) “And … Continue reading

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