You may encounter this idea about Captain Moroni: that although a stalwart warrior, the text does not show him to be a particularly religious man. Here's how we know that isn't true.
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In this Essay, we will explore how William Blake’s masterpiece describes Satan in his original glory. One can see in his perverse appropriation of the symbols of kingship not only his selfish aspiration to God’s own power, but also an anticipation of his ignominious fall from grace.
While there were certainly many complex factors that contributed to the difficulties Latter-day Saints had with their neighbors in Missouri, it is hard to argue with the orchestrated results. “It is an undisputable fact, that key Missourians involved in the Mormon expulsion immediately seized a financial reward.”
A brief review of the symbolism of the “sacred center” in ancient thought will help clarify the important roles that the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge played “in the midst” of the Garden of Eden.
The Bible, Book of Mormon and various histories do not leave much room for dispute that the ten+ tribes of Israel were taken captive and sent north. The dispute is often -- how far north did they go, and eventually how many countries did they disperse to?
Doctrine and Covenants 88, sometimes called “The Olive Leaf,” is one of Joseph Smith’s most eloquent and expansive revelations. It opens with eternal vistas on multiple topics: Jesus Christ, the light of the universe, and degrees of glory, to name a few. Following that soul-stretching introduction, the Lord asks His people to remember God’s ultimate promises.
In the new video, “The Book of Mormon Explained in 5 Minutes,” gospel scholar and educator John Hilton III utilizes a simple and straightforward method for introducing people to the Book of Mormon. A method that can be easily shared in this video, but also replicated using your own understanding and testimony of the Book of Mormon.