The word Evil in the Bible [רַע] Searching the Scriptures Series

We have repeatedly said that it is an error to always translate the same word in the original language to the target translated language. All you have to do is open your English dictionary...
1. The Gathering of Israel: Nothing of greater consequence!

1. The Gathering of Israel: Nothing of greater consequence!

Read part 2 and part 3 to this series One of the primary foci of the Holy Scriptures, Hebrew Bible or Tanakh, as the Old Testament is called by the Jews, is the gathering. And...
Why Mormons get Isaiah 18

Are we among the Swift Messengers of Isaiah 18?

Are we to be counted among the swift messengers of Isaiah 18? President Russell M. Nelson has invited the youth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to be one of the swift...
Prayers that part the veil

Prayers that part the veil Part I: Then shalt thou call, and the Lord...

Would you like to consistently receive answers to your prayers? I hope the following remarks will strengthen your ability to perceive the whisperings of the Spirit; to discern the presence of the Holy Ghost...

A Nail in a Sure Place

We will here briefly look at three verses from Isaiah 22. Isaiah 22:23. “And I will fasten him a nail in a sure place; and he shall be for...

Isaiah 41 & Ministering in the Lord’s Way

"Fear not, I am with thee; oh, be not dismayed, For I am thy God and will still give thee aid. I’ll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand, Upheld by my righteous, upheld by...

Priestcraft in our Teaching?

We will first address the importance of continual learning. Then we will reflect on whether we are ever guilty of priestcraft in our teaching, class participation or social media sharing—and what we can do...

The Lord is our Stay and our Staff Isaiah 3:1

Isaiah 3:1 speaks of the (1) devastating punishment that would befall Judah for her disobedience. But our main focus will be on (2) how some translations and manuscripts coincide with the Inspired Version; and...

Our Eternal Abode Depends on the Decisions we Make in Mortality

Exegetes have suggested that Shebna was King Hezekiah's majordomo and treasurer (see especially Isaiah 22:15–19, quoted below). Shebna was one of the “bad boys” of the Bible and the Lord set him...

Here am I, send me: Covenants we made in the pre-existence

When we hear the words, “Here am I, send me” we think of our Redeemer, as He volunteered to be our expiator (Abraham 3:27). How sublime. How tender. How terrible the price...