There are times where God has commanded even His prophets to not tell the full truth, such as when God commanded Abraham to tell Pharaoh that Sarah was his sister and not his wife. There are other times, however, when telling a small lie to start a conversation can come back to bite you in the end...
Whenever I have thought about the narrow neck of land in the Book of Mormon, I have thought about a narrow area with water on both sides. The other day, on Reddit, I came across an image that has made me change my mind about it.
This was the question posed to me by one of our amazing sister missionaries last night at after a tasty meal (#FeedMySheep), and it caused me to really think about the blessings of the Gospel in my life, but what would be the greatest blessing...
The Book of Mormon was written for our day, and serves as a warning against the Secret Combinations™ of the Gadianton Robbers. Why did Mormon, and later Moroni, spend so much of the precious space on the plates with the records of the Jaredites, specifically their secret combinations, and then the Gadianton Robbers?
Now ye may suppose that this is foolishness in me; but behold I say unto you, that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass; and small means in many instances doth confound the wise.
Doctrine and Covenants Section 87 outlines the wars that are about to be poured out upon the world, starting with the American Civil War, but as always, the Lord provides us with a way to pass through and overcome those calamities.
What can we learn from the parable of the Prodigal Son about how we are to act with our brothers and sisters that have gone astray?
A friend asked me a while ago about my opinion on the seven signs mentioned in the Book of Revelation, and where we are in the process. Some new thoughts...
Written by Jared on Wednesday July 22, 2015