2 Nephi 28: 32

2 Nephi 28: 32

2 Nephi 28: 32: “Wo be unto the Gentiles, saith the Lord God of Hosts! For notwithstanding I shall lengthen out mine arm unto them from day to day, they will deny me; nevertheless, I will be merciful unto them, saith the Lord God, if they will repent and come unto me; for mine arm
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2 Nephi 28: 31

2 Nephi 28: 31

2 Nephi 28: 31:   “Cursed is he that putteth his trust in man, or maketh flesh his arm, or shall hearken unto the precepts of men, save their precepts shall be given by the power of the Holy Ghost.”   Now we move beyond the wo’s to cursing.  Cursing by one holding authority to
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2 Nephi 28: 30

2 Nephi 28: 30

2 Nephi 28: 30: “For behold, thus saith the Lord God: I will give unto the children of men line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little; and blessed are those who hearken unto my precepts, and lend an ear unto my counsel, for they shall learn wisdom; for unto
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2 Nephi 28: 29

2 Nephi 28: 29

2 Nephi 28: 29: “Wo be unto him that shall say: We have received the word of God, and we need no more of the word of God, for we have enough!”  This general principle is addressed first. Nephi will build on it in the following verses. But the first statement is the broadest. An
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Trivial Pursuit

Trivial Pursuit

I got a question which I’m going to interrupt and answer.  The question included the following: [After describing some personal stuff that’s mentioned in passing on the blog, it continues] “they are things that I would have steered away from because I truly believed that is what would please the Lord…I am seriously asking myself
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2 Nephi: 28: 28

2 Nephi: 28: 28

2 Nephi: 28: 28: “And in fine, wo unto all those who tremble, and are angry because of the truth of God! For behold, he that is built upon the rock receiveth it with gladness; and he that is built upon a sandy foundation trembleth lest he shall fall.” This is the constant problem. People
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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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