Scripture

Avoiding Accumulating Scales of Darkness Over Our Eyes

Jul 7, 2020
2 min read

Nephi prophesies that the seed of his people will one day become a pure and delightsome people “and their scales of darkness shall begin to fall from their eyes;” (2 Nephi 30:6) One definition for scale in the The Webster’s 1828 Dictionary…

The Simplicity of Scripture: Information, Interpretation, and Inclination

Mar 18, 2018
7 min read

In Alma 37, Alma the Younger describes the meaning of certain relics to his son, Helaman who is about to come into possession of them. The Liahona, Interpreters, and Gold Plates were among the items placed in Moroni’s box that…

Scripture is a like a mirror

Dec 14, 2016
2 min read

There is a lot of repetition in religious life from rituals to ordinances, practices, and even scripture reading. Let’s take scriptures as an example and I’ll let you think about how the metaphor applies to other things. First, imagine you…

Hugh Nibley and the Miracle of Writing

Oct 16, 2016
3 min read

The following is taken from Hugh Nibley’s Teachings of the Book of Mormon: Semester 1, pgs. 6-7. I’ve had this book for a long time and I went back to it to find this quote because it made a big…

Famine

Jul 31, 2016
1 min read

“Behold, days are coming, declares the Lord God, When I will send a famine on the land, Not a famine for bread or a thirst for water, But rather for hearing the words of the Lord. People will stagger from…

Mosiah 1:4 – Teaching our posterity the language of scripture

Jan 14, 2016
4 min read

For it were not possible that our father, Lehi, could have remembered all these things, to have taught them to his children, except it were for the help of these plates; for he having been taught in the language of…

Fluidity of Scripture

Nov 16, 2015
1 min read

There’s something interesting in 3 Nephi where Jesus starts quoting Isaiah (for three verses) and then stops because the people aren’t getting it. He then heals them, institutes the sacrament, calls apostles and then says that he’s returning to Isaiah…

Building Upon the Rock of Christ in a Whirlwind

Dec 10, 2014
12 min read

“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…

Lectures on Faith.com is now LIVE!

Jul 8, 2014
0 min read

Well, today was like Christmas for me when I noticed that a domain that I have been wanting for quite some time had dropped! I’m now the owner of “LecturesOnFaith.com“! You can find the Lectures online, but the websites are pretty…