3 Nephi 11: 24-25

3 Nephi 11: 24-25

3 Nephi 11: 24-25: “And now behold, these are the words which ye shall say, calling them by name, saying:  Having authority given me of Jesus Christ, I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.” Christ prescribes the exact words to be used in
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3 Nephi 11: 23

3 Nephi 11: 23

3 Nephi 11: 23: “Verily I say unto you, that whoso repenteth of his sins through your words, and desireth to be baptized in my name, on this wise shall ye baptize them—Behold, ye shall go down and stand in the water, and in my name shall ye baptize them.” The candidate for baptism must first
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3 Nephi 11: 22

3 Nephi 11: 22

3 Nephi 11: 22: “And again the Lord called others, and said unto them likewise; and he gave unto them power to baptize. And he said unto them: On this wise shall ye baptize; and there shall be no disputations among you.” Space was limited and the mechanics of writing was difficult for Mormon. Therefore,
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3 Nephi 11: 21

3 Nephi 11: 21

3 Nephi 11: 21: “And the Lord said unto him: I give unto you power that ye shall baptize this people when I am again ascended into heaven.” Notice the Lord does not touch Nephi. He speaks the words. The Lord’s word is sovereign. If the Lord speaks it, it is so. It is not
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3 Nephi 11

3 Nephi 11

3 Nephi 11 I have always wanted to do something with Christ’s sermons to the Nephites. It seems to me that we’ve been running through prophecies and warnings which serve one purpose, and leaving another one neglected. Balance requires us to return to another important purpose of the Book of Mormon. Namely, testifying that Jesus
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Remnant, part X

Remnant, part X

First, a slight detour because of comments or complaints. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is the only church I have ever joined. I owe to that church my knowledge of the truth. If you’ve read my original explanation of this blog, you would know that already.
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Remnant, part IX

Remnant, part IX

The interplay between the latter-day gentiles and the remnant has been illustrated repeatedly in the Book of Mormon prophecies. We have seen Nephi’s prophecies of the event, and Christ’s affirmation and expansion on the event. Gentiles would be offered the fullness and would reject it. Then the gentiles would take the gospel to the remnant who would
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3 Nephi 20: 27-28

3 Nephi 20: 27-28

3 Nephi 20: 27-28: “…unto the pouring out of the Holy Ghost through me upon the Gentiles, which blessing upon the Gentiles shall make them mighty above all, unto the scattering of my people, O house of Israel.  And they shall be a scourge unto the people of this land.  Nevertheless, when they shall have
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3 Nephi 20: 25-27

3 Nephi 20: 25-27

3 Nephi 20: 25-27: “And behold, ye are the children of the prophets; and ye are of the house of Israel; and ye are of the covenant which the Father made with your fathers, saying unto Abraham: And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.  The Father having raised me up
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3 Nephi 20: 24

3 Nephi 20: 24

3 Nephi 20: 24: “Verily I say unto you, yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have testified of me.” The Lord chose and established Israel. He would remain committed to them, although they went whoring after other gods. Moses held the fullness of the
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