Just the commandments

Just the commandments

According to the Moses account of the creation, at the time the commandment was given to “not eat of” the tree of knowledge of good and evil, the woman had not been created.  (Moses 3: 15-17.)  It was after giving Adam this commandment that the woman was created.  (Moses 3: 21-23.)   Eve’s knowledge of
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Pollutions

Pollutions

The great latter day “pollutions” referred to by Mormon in Mormon 8: 31 are the behaviors of men; not environmental waste.  Mormon identifies what those “pollutions” are:  “murders, and robbing, and lying,  and deceivings, and whoredoms, and all manner of abominations.”    Those are harsh indictments.  But it becomes even more harsh when Mormon identifies
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General Conference

General Conference

April General Conference is upon us.  I’m hoping to be able to see or hear some of it while at an out-of-state baseball tournament set for this weekend.     We have a tradition of attending General Priesthood meeting at the BYU Marriott Center.  I’m worried that I won’t be back in time for that session. 
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The Lamb and the Lion

The Lamb and the Lion

There is only one place in scripture where the Lord is identified as both the “Lamb” and the “Lion” in successive verses.  You can find it in Revelation 5: 5-6.  In verse 5 He is referred to as “the Lion of the tribe of Juda.”  In verse 6 He is called “a Lamb as it
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The Lamb and the Lion

The Lamb and the Lion

There is only one place in scripture where the Lord is identified as both the “Lamb” and the “Lion” in successive verses.  You can find it in Revelation 5: 5-6.  In verse 5 He is referred to as “the Lion of the tribe of Juda.”  In verse 6 He is called “a Lamb as it
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The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl

The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl

When I was in 9th grade the teacher asked me to read a short story aloud to the class while she went to the office.  She asked that I do it because the class would likely listen if I were the reader, but if I were not then they would be out of control.  Mostly
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“dried up with thirst”

“dried up with thirst”

Isaiah prophesied about the effect of losing knowledge about God.  He wrote: “Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.”  (Isa. 5: 13.)   This is an apt description of people when they are not “fed” with truth
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God of Truth

God of Truth

I was asked about the meaning of the statement in scripture that “God cannot lie.”  It is an important concept and it has a highly specific application.  I have dealt with it at length in the book Beloved Enos.  I would suggest reading the discussion there. If there are still questions, send me another inquiry.

Cycles

Cycles

I’ve been impressed with Isaiah the last few weeks.  His words are timeless.  He describes patterns which recur whenever people seek to follow God.  It is little wonder Nephi chose to adopt many of Isaiah’s words to describe what he (Nephi) had seen in vision. I’m struck by how often one prophet will adopt the
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Spring baseball

Spring baseball

Alta lost to Lone Peak in a snow flurry on Friday.  They have a another game set for Tuesday at Alta. It is supposed to rain.  It will be interesting to see how much different snow and rain make the game.   There was one pop-up in the infield by Lone Peak which went “major
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