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...
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...
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...

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...

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...
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...

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...

God will never cease to be God! Searching the Scriptures Series

We will examine the expression, “God would cease to be God” (Alma 42:13b, see also Alma 42:25; Mormon 9:19). May I suggest that these expressions in the Book of Mormon are often misunderstood. There...

Husbands, Love your Wives

While each of us is responsible for our own happiness—a joy that grows as we increasingly become true disciples of Jesus Christ—there are many things that a husband can do to make his wife...

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...