This is somebody crying in the depths of his heart who has had it. He is suffering, and has been patient in suffering. He sees the righteous suffer, and the wicked getting away with it. And, of course, that’s the big question, the same question asked by Job—“Why do righteous people suffer?”
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In the midst of all the challenges, trials, privations and difficulties the Saints experienced in Missouri, how is it that when the Church really needed the leadership of the Prophet Joseph, God allowed him to be put in an obscure and remote Jail, ironically called Liberty?
Come, Follow Me for Sunday School: “His Sacrifice Shall Be More Sacred unto Me Than His Increase” – Sections 115-120
In the early morning hours of April 26, 1839, seven Apostles and other Saints met quietly in the darkness of the prairie on an abandoned spot in western Missouri called Far West. Danger surrounded them every moment. Why had they put themselves in such peril?
What happened to the people who once lived in Far West and why is only silence left behind? How could it possibly be that a sitting governor could order an extermination order on a group of people? Here in America? Unthinkable. It’s a human, heart-breaking story that gives us context for today’s lesson.
Come, Follow Me Podcast #41: “I Will Order All Things for Your Good”, Doctrine and Covenants 111-114
As you begin this week’s reading assignment, and you don’t skip over the headnotes in Section 111, you realize this revelation was given in Salem, Massachusetts. Isn’t the central leadership of the Church in Kirtland, Ohio? What is the First Presidency doing in Salem nearly 650 miles to the east and a whopping 1,500 miles from Western Missouri?
Come Follow Me Podcast #40: The Spiritual Manifestations in a Holy House–Doctrine and Covenants 109-110
The building of the Kirtland temple marked a pivotal moment in the history of the earth, a time yearned for for centuries, when this key part of the covenant would be restored to the earth. That power was manifest in astonishing ways that we will talk about today.
Come, Follow Me for Sunday School: “It Is Thy House, a Place of Thy Holiness”, Doctrine and Covenants 109–110
One of the often-used skills in scripture study is to put yourself in the shoes of those who walked and lived the actual stories you read. So, what would it have been like to sit in the Kirtland Temple the day it was dedicated?