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Articles About Scriptures

Family Scripture Study

Family scripture study is an excellent way to unite your family in faith. It does not need to be lengthy, but reading scriptures together does need to take place regularly. Reading the words of God invites the Spirit of the Lord to be in your home, creating a haven from the world for you, your […]

Synoptic Gospels

The Gospels: The Best News of All In order to fully comprehend what constitute the synoptic Gospels, we must fully understand what the Gospels are. The English word “gospel” derives from two Germanic roots that have been concatenated together: “god”, meaning “good, unite, fit together, fitting, hold fast”; and “spel”, meaning “tale, story, talk, relate”. […]

Psalm 31

Psalm 31 is one of the songs attributed to King David, and talks about the strength we can find in trusting in the Lord. Crying Out to God in Times of Distress This psalm begins with the singer talking about the power of the Lord. He is more powerful than any enemy that might stand […]

My Words Which Are My Voice

Preparing to teach gave me a greater understanding of what the Lord means when He admonished us to pay attention to “my words, which are my voice.” In 1997 I gave a presentation to Mormon educators called “The Miracle of the Doctrine and Covenants.”  As I studied in preparation for this lecture, I typed the […]

What Mormons Believe

The thirteenth Article of Faith is an excellent overview of what Mormons believe. We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul-We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to […]

Good Citizens

The twelfth Article of Faith shows the stance of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) regarding being good citizens of our home countries. We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law. (Articles of Faith 1:12) This is the twelfth of the thirteen […]

Freedom of Worship

The eleventh Article of Faith speaks to the belief of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) that freedom of worship is essential in society: We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship […]

Preparing for the Millennium

The tenth Article of Faith provides a reason for all of us to be preparing for the Millennium. We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes; that Zion (the New Jerusalem) will be built upon the American continent; that Christ will reign personally upon the earth; and, […]

The Parables of the Lost Sheep, the Lost Coin and the Prodigal Son

In the fifteenth chapter of the Gospel According to Luke, the Lord Jesus Christ tells three parables about loss, together with the joy associated with recovering those things which seemed irretrievable: the Parable of the Lost Sheep, the Parable of the Lost Coin, and the Parable of the Prodigal Son. The chapter begins with our […]

Called of God

The fifth Article of Faith addresses the importance of being called of God. We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof. (Articles of Faith 1:5) The fifth article […]