Why Does Jacob Describe God as a Divine Warrior? (Knowhy #277)
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Why Does Jacob Describe God as a Divine Warrior? (Knowhy #277)

Modern readers may be confused by Jacob’s description of God as a Divine Warrior ready to fight for his people. In modern Christianity, a kind, almost docile God is a common perception of the creator of heaven and earth, so the perception of a more vengeful or violent God doesn’t …

The Happiness Letter – A Reading
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The Happiness Letter – A Reading

Happiness is the object and design of our existence, and will be the end thereof, if we pursue the path that leads to it; and this path is virtue, uprightness, faithfulness, holiness, and keeping all the commandments of God; but we cannot keep all the commandments without first knowing them, …

What is the Mormon Religion?
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What is the Mormon Religion?

Hello! Do you have a moment to talk about the Church of Jesus Christ… of latter day saints? Didn’t I already make this joke? *checking phone* yes I have… well sh- Today we’re going to talk about Mormonism, a religion that very much marches to its own tune, and given …

What Can We Learn From People Exhausted by Powerful Spiritual Experiences?  (Knowhy #460)
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What Can We Learn From People Exhausted by Powerful Spiritual Experiences? (Knowhy #460)

The Book of Mormon, reports certain occasions where people’s spiritual experiences drain their strength, leaving them completely exhausted. After Lehi had a profound vision, he was similarly, overcome with the Spirit and fell on his bed. A Lamanite King Lamoni, fell to the earth as though he were dead, yet …

Joseph Smith & the Recovery of ‘Eternal Man’ – Robert L. Millet
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Joseph Smith & the Recovery of ‘Eternal Man’ – Robert L. Millet

People who need no introduction usually get a fairly lengthy one, and we have such a speaker this evening. Most of you know Brother Millet by reputation, through his work, or in other ways. Robert L. Millet was born in Baton Rouge– was it Louisiana? Did I get that right?–and …

Joseph Smith Lecture 4: Joseph Smith and Trials | Truman G. Madsen
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Joseph Smith Lecture 4: Joseph Smith and Trials | Truman G. Madsen

Early in this dispensation, a revelation was given in which the Prophet was addressed as follows: “Be patient in afflictions for thou shalt have many,” Near the end of his life, the Prophet wrote: “I have become accustomed to swim in deep water,” In the same epistle, he said, “The …

Joseph Smith Lecture 2: Joseph’s Personality and Character | Truman G. Madsen
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Joseph Smith Lecture 2: Joseph’s Personality and Character | Truman G. Madsen

Let us now do a close-up of the personality and character of the Prophet Joseph Smith. May I begin with the comment of the late Sidney B. Sperry, who was perhaps the Church’s most knowledgeable Hebraist. He studied years ago with some of the world’s renowned scholars at the University …

The Meaning of Gethsemene   The Book of Mormon Lecture 03 by Hyrum Andrus
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The Meaning of Gethsemene The Book of Mormon Lecture 03 by Hyrum Andrus

It’s a thrill to be with you folks today. I was here on an Education Week program years and years ago, and I’ve always had fond memories of the great spirit that you folks have, and the wonderful way you treated us then. I look forward to a pleasant opportunity …

Joseph Smith Lecture 6: Joseph Smith as Teacher, Speaker, and Counselor | Truman G. Madsen
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Joseph Smith Lecture 6: Joseph Smith as Teacher, Speaker, and Counselor | Truman G. Madsen

Joseph Smith as teacher, speaker and counselor. I begin with a glimpse of three principles of teaching which one can find in principle and in practice in the School of the Prophets. Even before the completion and dedication of the Kirtland Temple, the Lord commanded that a teacher be appointed …

Parallel Prophets: Paul and Joseph Smith | Richard Lloyd Anderson
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Parallel Prophets: Paul and Joseph Smith | Richard Lloyd Anderson

Where is the clear voice of authority on right and wrong? Divided and drifting churches supply religious philosophers but not prophets. Yet Latter-day Saints testify that Joseph Smith and his successors were called to rescue a world adrift in its own conceits and problems. Such a claim can be tested …