"21 And the angel said unto me: Behold the Lamb of God, yea, even the Son of the Eternal Father! Knowest thou the meaning of the tree which thy father saw?
"22 And I answered him, saying: Yea, it is the love of God, which sheddeth itself abroad in the hearts of the children of men; wherefore, it is the most desirable above all things." (1 Nephi 11: 21-22)
For me staying at the tree and partaking of the fruit this semester became about me keeping and making covenants differently than I have in the past.
Throughout the Book of Mormon, we learn about the joy people can feel living the gospel of Jesus Christ. The people of Nephi are example of this in 2 Nephi 5:27: "And it came to pass that we lived after the manner of happiness". These and...
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- The purest, simplest description of the Book of Mormon is that it is literally, “another testament of Jesus Christ,” given to mankind so that they may know how to become like Him. Yet sometimes, if only the surface of the Book of Mormon is studied, it is easy to loose sight of Christ in between pages after page of wars and contentions, kings and judges, journeys and trials and prophecies. If we diligently study the Book of Mormon, we will find that Christ is on every page, and we will come to a better understanding of his divine purpose and character.... [tags: Jesus, God, Christian terms, God in Christianity]
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- Alma is one of the most faithful prophets in the Book of Mormon. From dealing with Korihor and the mission with the Zoramites, he continues to love God and pursue his mission of spreading the everlasting gospel. It is interesting because there would be a completely different story of Alma if an angel never appeared to him. Sometimes man just needs to be given the truth right in front of their face in order for their faith to change. Throughout the scriptures of Alma, we are taught detailed information about Alma’s humble prayer, Alma’s counsel to his sons, and the plan of happiness.... [tags: Jesus, Christianity, God in Christianity, Trinity]
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- A Study In Scarlett Well I 'm sure most of you have heard of the Sherlock Holmes, am I right. Raise your hand if you have read a Sherlock Holmes novel or seen a film adaption. Just as I had deduced. The famous logician has been played by many actors such as Basil Rathbone (my mum 's personal favourite), Robert Downy Jr, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. Recently I have reread my favourite Holmes novel, 'A Study in Scarlet ', which is the first instalment in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 's detective series.... [tags: Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes]
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- In this modern age with our very busy lives it is often hard to find time to do some of the most important things. One of those things is studying the scriptures. The people and customs that we learn about in the scriptures seem so far away and foreign to us that we often have a hard time understanding their value. The Book of Mormon is easier to digest but the Bible is full of a lot of weird things that our society doesn’t understand and often doesn’t know how to decipher. The Pearl of Great Price also has a lot of symbolism and is from the same time period as the beginning of the Bible making it just as difficult to decipher at times.... [tags: God, Bible, Jesus, Good and evil]
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- The Twilight Saga tells the story of a young woman named Bella Swan and her love interest, Edward Cullen. Stephenie Meyer has said that the idea for the Twilight Saga came from a dream she had. In her dream, Meyer had a vision of an unbelievably perfect male being and an average teenage girl (cite). The odd pair, obviously in a state of infatuation with each other, was sitting in a small, round meadow when all of a sudden; the male reveals himself to the young woman as a vampire (Sykley 262).The dream served as the inspiration for the entire Twilight Saga.... [tags: Mormon beliefs, vampire analogues]
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- Book of Mormon by Joseph Smith The 1830 publication of the “Book of Mormon” by Joseph Smith, officially established the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ believe that Smith, under divine guidance, translated a set of golden plates into the Book of Mormon. This was the first of several literary works that were said to contain proper doctrine of the beliefs and views of the Mormon religion. Throughout the development of the Church, several aspects of the Mormon religion have caused many of its members to be persecuted by outside parties.... [tags: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints]
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- History and Analysis of Mormonism in America Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was officially organized by Joseph Smith in Western New York on April 6, 1830, and by 1978, spread to more than seventy nations. One uniqueness of the Mormon religion is that it was the first church to have begun in the United States. Following the revivals of the 1800's, religion entered a temporary decline in Western New York, reawakened in 1807-1808, then declined again because of the military excitement The Chnts of 1812.... [tags: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints]
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- A ‘new religion’ is hard to define because scholars have not come up with a true definition of what a religion is. There are many different definitions of religion and what elements a practice must have in order to be defined as a religion. Along with new religions come sects and cults. Sects are movements where the people strayed away from the primary religion in order to create a new form that was seen to be “purer form of the faith,” according to A Concise Introduction to World Religion (Oxtoby Segal 573) These sects would normally be stricter than the primary religion and try to set themselves apart.... [tags: religion, LDS, Joseph Smith]
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