Remnant, part VI

Remnant, part VI

Another principle that must be included in the mix of understanding the prophecies concerning the remnant is timing and patience. When you speak of bloodlines and blessings, it is not possible to follow the details of interconnections across generations with any amount of accuracy. Even Joseph Smith, while certain of the remnant’s existence and importance,
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Remnant, part V

Remnant, part V

A few additional statements by Joseph Smith and others add weight to the identity of the existing American Indian population at the time of the prophecies given to Joseph Smith. When Joseph and Oliver went to seek answers about baptism on May 15, 1829, they explained the motivation for the inquiry. They report they were
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Remnant, part IV

Remnant, part IV

You should already be familiar with the history of the problems the Saints experienced in Missouri. Independence was hostile, and the Saints were driven away from Jackson County into surrounding areas.  By 1833 the possibility of building in Independence was lost. A revelation assured the Saints that the place for Zion was not moved. The
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Remnant, part III

Remnant, part III

To understand our own history and prophecies, we have to look at the events taking place during the time of the revelations. The composition of people and geography were dynamic, and changing. They were anything but static. So when you look at events at a specific moment in time, you have to look at the
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Remnant, part II

Remnant, part II

The first statement about the existence of the Book of Mormon in our day was made by Moroni to Joseph Smith.  Moroni stated, among other things: “he was a messenger sent from the presence of God to me, and that his name was Moroni; that God had a work for me to do; and that
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Remnant, part I

Remnant, part I

When I started, I doubted a blog was an appropriate venue to address a topic like the “remnant” of the Book of Mormon. This is still an experiment.  If you’re new to this blog, you need to go back and start reading sometime in April. Then you’ll have the foundation for understanding this topic as
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2 Nephi 33: 15

2 Nephi 33: 15

2 Nephi 33: 15:   “For what I seal on earth, shall be brought against you at the judgment bar; for thus hath the Lord commanded me, and I must obey. Amen.”   Another reminder of Nephi’s status. Not only does he preach the words of Christ, but he also has the authority and power to “seal
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2 Nephi 33: 14

2 Nephi 33: 14

2 Nephi 33: 14: “And you that will not partake of the goodness of God, and respect the words of the Jews, and also my words, and the words which shall proceed forth out of the mouth of the Lamb of God, behold, I bid you an everlasting farewell, for these words shall condemn you
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2 Nephi 33: 13

2 Nephi 33: 13

2 Nephi 33: 13: “And now, my beloved brethren, all those who are of the house of Israel, and all ye ends of the earth, I speak unto you as the voice of one crying from the dust: Farewell until that great day shall come.” When Nephi paraphrased Isaiah 29 in the 2 Nephi 27,
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2 Nephi 33: 11-12

2 Nephi 33: 11-12

2 Nephi 33: 11-12:“And if they are not the words of Christ, judge ye—for Christ will show unto you, with power and great glory, that they are his words, at the last day; and you and I shall stand face to face before his bar; and ye shall know that I have been commanded of
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