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When times are hard, the scriptures are a great place to turn for moral support and good attitude role modeling. Not only can you find people who are facing much greater trials than your own, but you can see how they coped with those trials. While they sometimes briefly faltered, they always rallied and learned how to face their trials with faith and gratitude. Read more
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When people attempt to argue Mormonism, they usually begin with some commentary on proof. They want proof—physical, tangible, and scientific—that it is true. When science or history discovers something that might help to “prove” an aspect of Mormonism, Mormons are generally interested, but these things don’t strengthen their testimonies. They are merely interesting.
If you’ve been reading the Book of Mormon along with me, you’ve reached the end of the Book of Jacob. You may have been startled by the last word in the chapter.
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In 1 Nephi 22, Nephi tells his brothers that someday, far in the future, gentiles would take over the land his family had settled into, scattering the remnants of his family. Nothing in the Book of Mormon says the family came to an empty land, and so, given sociological studies of population growth, we understand Lehi’s family mingled and intermarried, converted and warred with those who were already here. His family, and the others who came from other places, would find themselves overtaken by the gentiles who would come.
Yesterday, I talked a little bit about the ways in which the Mayans first knew, and then corrupted the gospel of Jesus Christ. Today, I’ll talk about how this came about. It’s a story of sacred records that starts in Jerusalem.