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Nephi’s Temple Experience on the Mountain

If you have not had the opportunity to read David Bokovoy’s inaugural article in the new Interpreter journal, I recommend it. It discusses Nephi’s experience in 1 Nephi 11 when he was caught away to “an exceedingly high mountain” where he had a question and answer exchange with the Spirit of the Lord, and thereafter […]

The Seal of Melchizedek – Part 5

(Continued from Part 4) It’s been a long time coming, since September 2008 to be exact, and I’d like to finally complete this series of posts on the seal of Melchizedek.  It is probably one of the most trafficked series of posts on this website.  It’s drawn a lot of attention, and may have even been […]

Seeing the Face of God in the Temple – Part 2

(Continued from Part 1) In the last part of this post we explored what it means to see the face of God in the temple.  Seeing the face of God is promised to us in the scriptures, and as we showed, it was one of the foremost purposes of the prophet Joseph Smith in building […]

Who were the Shepherds in the Christmas Story?

The Christmas story from Luke 2 reads in part: And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the […]

Two Egyptian Questions at the Gate of Heaven

I saw the movie The Bucket List last night, and it was very inspirational.  I thought the following scene was particularly poignant and familiar. http://www.tubechop.com/watch/22170 Carter: You know, the ancient Egyptians had a beautiful belief about death. When their souls got to the entrance to heaven the gods asked them two questions. Their answers determined […]

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