In the Old Testament, people were often warned that if they did not repent, they would die and their bodies—instead of being properly buried—would be devoured by wild animals. Such a fate was seen by many ancient peoples not only as a tragedy, as it would be today, but a disgrace and an indication of divine judgment.
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"Comparison is the thief of joy." This is a truth we may acknowledge on paper, but forget about in our real lives. Even Moroni struggled with comparing himself to others. Hear how this lesson applied in his day and ours in this latest Come, Follow Me video.
When you think of the great scenes and lessons from the Book of Ether, this particular person's name may not leap to mind. In fact, how much have you ever known about Com? Though Com may not be someone you remember well, his life teaches us a powerful principle that is important to understand and apply.
Throughout the Book of Mormon, secret combinations are frequently associated with the pursuit of wealth and power, often described simply as getting “gain.” Words like “get” and “gain,” when used in the context of secret combinations, seem to be clear allusions to Cain, who conspired with Satan to kill his brother Abel.
For many, this year has been very challenging and disheartening as the world has struggled with economic instability, civil unrest, and a global pandemic. Thanksgiving is an important time to pause and reflect upon all the many blessings God has given. The Book of Mormon has quite a few lessons on gratitude (and even feasting!) that can help us truly enjoy this Thanksgiving season.
Though there are many concepts worth exploring from this week's miraculous Come, Follow Me chapters in Ether, this particular concept may be a bit confusing to some. So, why does He say it? And what does it mean?
Regarding the significance of a sacred encounter with the Brother of Jared, Jesus declared, “never have I showed myself unto man whom I have created, for never has man believed in me as thou hast”. This statement has perplexed many readers and scholars of the Book of Mormon. Does it mean that none of the righteous men and women who lived before the brother of Jared were visited in person by Jesus Christ?