2 Nephi 28: 26

2 Nephi 28: 26

2 Nephi 28: 26: “Yea, wo be unto him that hearkeneth unto the precepts of men, and denieth the power of God, and the gift of the Holy Ghost!” Now we return to Nephi’s theme. Don’t listen to the “precepts of men.” This warning is not for the teachers or leaders. Nephi is not saying to them:
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2 Nephi 28: 24-25

2 Nephi 28: 24-25

2 Nephi 28: 24-25:   “Therefore, wo be unto him that is at ease in Zion!  Wo be unto him that crieth: All is well!”   The word “therefore” ties all that went before to this warning about “Zion.” The threat of damnation, the pronouncement of “wo’s,” and the cautions about false teachers spreading false teachings
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Constitutional Forum 2

Constitutional Forum 2

I will participate again at the American Heritage School in a Constitutional Law forum.  The format is a panel discussion.  It is at 7:00 p.m. this Thursday, the 5th.  American Heritage School is located across the street from the Timpanogos Temple in American Fork. This panel will be discussing First Amendment freedom of speech issues.  
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2 Nephi 28: 23

2 Nephi 28: 23

2 Nephi 28: 23: “Yea, they are grasped with death, and hell; and death, and hell, and the devil, and all that have been seized therewith must stand before the throne of God, and be judged according to their works, from whence they must go into the place prepared for them, even a lake of
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2 Nephi 28: 22

2 Nephi 28: 22

2 Nephi 28: 22:   “And behold, others he flattereth away, and telleth them there is no hell; and he saith unto them: I am no devil, for there is none—and thus he whispereth in their ears, until he grasps them with his awful chains, from whence there is no deliverance.”   How can the
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2 Nephi 28: 22

2 Nephi 28: 22

2 Nephi 28: 22:   “And behold, others he flattereth away, and telleth them there is no hell; and he saith unto them: I am no devil, for there is none—and thus he whispereth in their ears, until he grasps them with his awful chains, from whence there is no deliverance.”   How can the
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2 Nephi 28: 21

2 Nephi 28: 21

2 Nephi 28: 21: “And others will he pacify, and lull them away into carnal security, that they will say: All is well in Zion; yea, Zion prospereth, all is well—and thus the devil cheateth their souls, and leadeth them away carefully down to hell.” Now we have reached a point where the audience becomes
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2 Nephi 28: 20

2 Nephi 28: 20

2 Nephi 28: 20:   “For behold, at that day shall he rage in the hearts of the children of men, and stir them up to anger against that which is good.”   One of the most effective ways to end thought or discussion is to get angry. Lawyers use anger as a tool to
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2 Nephi 28: 18-19

2 Nephi 28: 18-19

2 Nephi 28: 18-19:   “But behold, that great and abominable church, the whore of all the earth, must tumble to the earth, and great must be the fall thereof. For the kingdom of the devil must shake, and they which belong to it must needs be stirred up unto repentance, or the devil will grasp
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2 Nephi 28: 16-17

2 Nephi 28: 16-17

2 Nephi 28: 16-17:   “Wo unto them that turn aside the just for a thing of naught and revile against that which is good, and say that it is of no worth! For the day shall come that the Lord God will speedily visit the inhabitants of the earth; and in that day that they
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