New Testament

WWJD? or WITWJ?

May 22, 2015
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We all are familiar with the acronym that poses the thoughtful question “What Would Jesus Do?” But in pondering Matthew 25:37-40, another question came to mind, “What if They Were Jesus?” In certain situations, it is certainly profitable to wonder…

John the Baptist: Locusts and Honey, Chaos and Blessing

Mar 14, 2015
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A friend of mine was interested in the symbolism of the beehive and bees so I sent him this article. We were talking about John the Baptist and how he ate locusts and honey and what that might have meant. Then…

Building Upon the Rock of Christ in a Whirlwind

Dec 10, 2014
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“And he hath power given unto him from the Father to redeem them from their sins because of repentance; therefore he hath sent his angels to declare the tidings of the conditions of repentance,which bringeth unto the power of the…

Leaven

Oct 5, 2014
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The dominion of God’s people upon the earth seems to have been numerically small throughout most of history. I’ve often heard people question why that is. Of the billions that have lived, very little have had access to God’s commandments…

The Power of Doctrine

Sep 22, 2013
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In his book Increase in Learning, Elder Bednar teaches that principles arise from doctrines. If we take any principle of the gospel such as faith, repentance, obedience, etc and ask the question, “Why is this necessary?” the answer will always…

The Tomb and the Grove

Jul 22, 2013
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The Tomb In the what is today the first book of the New Testament we have an interesting account at the very end of Matthew. Here, it appears that Matthew is attempting to debunk an anti-Christian rumor that was going…

What Does “Saved by Grace After All We Can Do” Mean?

Jul 18, 2013
14 min read

I’d like to thank my good friend Mike King for being the catalyst that inspired this article. The Bible verses are all from the New American Standard Version just for kicks, thanks, Andrew T.  There’s a verse in the Book…

Saved by Grace, Judged by Works?

Jun 17, 2013
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I was thinking about the whole grace/faith/works debate that seems to endlessly rage between the faiths. Now we all technically believe in salvation by grace, or in other words, salvation is impossible without grace through the atonement of Jesus Christ….

The size of your faith is not the issue…

May 21, 2013
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“The size of your faith or the degree of your knowledge is not the issue—it is the integrity you demonstrate toward the faith you do have and the truth you already know.” (Lord, I Believe, April 2013 General Conference) What…

Acts 10:38

Mar 15, 2013
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“…how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how he went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.” (Acts 10:38) I love this verse on…

Video: The Purifying Power of Gethsemane

Feb 1, 2013
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Yes! I’m glad that someone has finally uploaded to YouTube a decent version of Bruce R. McConkie’s last testimony in General Conference. I don’t quite know the full story behind this talk, but I do know that he did, in…

VIDEO: Mormonism and the Temple: Examining an Ancient Religious Tradition – UPDATED: Jan 23, 2013

Jan 6, 2013
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The following is taken straight from TempleStudy.com, thanks Bryce for putting these videos together in one place. The conference “Mormonism and the Temple: Examining an Ancient Religious Tradition,” which took place on October 29, 2012 in Logan, Utah, was filmed,…

Symbols of the Sacrament

Nov 28, 2012
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Don’t worry about tomorrow

Nov 12, 2012
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First off, let’s start with the word “worry”, it actually doesn’t appear anywhere in the King James Bible. In Matthew 6, however we see the phrase “take no thought” which is often translated as “don’t worry” or something along those…

Challenging some peculiar ideas about peculiar people

Feb 3, 2012
6 min read

What is most peculiar to me is how we each have our own peculiar understanding of what the word peculiar means? Are you one of those who thinks peculiar means ‘odd’ or ‘weird’? Think again.

The Everlasting and Eternal God

Jul 31, 2011
18 min read

Do we really understand what the scriptures say about the nature of God? Did Joseph Smith’s teachings of God contradict the Book of Mormon, the very book he said he translated by the gift and power of God?

Inserts: The Books of the New Testament Chronologically

Jul 18, 2011
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Did you know that the Books of the New Testament are not arranged in chronological order? Hey, you would be surprised how many people don’t know that. Either way, I think you’ll enjoy this insert to help you get everything all straightened out.

The Sower, the Tree of Life and the Degrees of Glory

Dec 27, 2010
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There are several similarities between the the parable of the sower, Nephi’s vision of the tree of life and the LDS doctrine of the degrees of glory, I’d like to point out a few.