Bible

March 01, 2022 09:15 AM MST
How can the gospel of Jesus Christ help heal our fallen world and provide answers in an age characterized by “wars and rumors of wars” when “the love of men shall wax cold”?
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February 16, 2022 11:53 AM MST
Despite whatever heartaches and trials we face, we can find comfort and personalized answers through the scriptures.
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January 31, 2022 10:00 AM MST
Was the flood really the "baptism" of the earth? And how does the Joseph Smith Translation help us understand the flood?
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January 28, 2022 12:10 PM MST
It’s encouraging to see that even in the midst of natural disasters, God is always merciful and loving.
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June 02, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
The fact that His Atonement is a testament of our divine identity as children of God is powerful and nothing short of miraculous to me.
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November 20, 2020 05:47 PM MST
After standing by a replica of the pool of Bethesda on the Church's Motion Picture Set, I learned that the healing that people sought at Bethesda is still available to us—and in some cases, through us.
5 Min Read
August 31, 2019 03:21 PM MDT
I knew something was wrong when my friends started marking themselves “safe” on Facebook. I remember thinking, “Safe? From what?” Then the message from my brother: “Did you hear about the shooting back home?”
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June 10, 2019 09:37 AM MDT
President Russell M. Nelson issued the following challenge to the youth of the Church in 2017:
4 Min Read
May 31, 2019 01:01 PM MDT
The signs of the times can sometimes have us feeling gloomy or despondent. But the Savior’s promise can give us hope and optimism.
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By  LDS Living
May 30, 2019 07:20 PM MDT
The parable of the 10 virgins is one that has been shared over the pulpit at general conference on multiple occasions, and it's often been the focus of our Sunday School classes. But what does the olive oil in this parable symbolize, and how can we apply these teachings to our life? Book of Mormon Central recently released a video that answers these questions and delves a little deeper into this parable.
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By  LDS Living
May 21, 2019 02:36 PM MDT
Many of us have heard the parable of the two sons recorded in the New Testament, maybe even on multiple occasions. While this parable illuminates principles of humility and repentance, it can also teach us about the divine role of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Book of Mormon Central recently created this thought-provoking video detailing how this parable reflects the pre-existence.
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May 16, 2019 03:52 PM MDT
Has the Lord ever had reason to ask of us, "Are you envious because I am generous?" Often we live our lives fixating on comparison, even if unintentionally. We may hear of blessings other Church members receive as a result of fasting, prayer, service, keeping the Sabbath day holy, etc. and become frustrated or confused when our similar obedience doesn't yield the same result. Is the Lord fair in how He distributes blessings? Does He love others more than He loves us?
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May 10, 2019 04:12 PM MDT
There is nothing that communicates the compassion, mercy, and redemptive, eternal love of God like the parable of the prodigal son. A recent video by Book of Mormon Central details this powerful parable and shares the ways the story of Alma the Younger can illuminate how this story applies to each of us.
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March 11, 2019 01:20 PM MDT
The following has been republished with permission fromtaylorhalverson.com.
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January 19, 2019 01:47 PM MST
Matthew wrote his gospel for a Jewish audience. He did so in a way that mirrored Moses and the Torah (the Five books of Moses: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy).
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January 05, 2019 01:00 PM MST
How did we get the New Testament Gospels? As it turns out, the process was quite complicated, but very interesting. Here are a few important things you should know about how the New Testament Gospels came to be.
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November 15, 2018 09:54 AM MST
The stories from the Old Testament Book of Daniel have been celebrated for over two millennia. Daniel in the lion’s den and the fiery wrath of Nebuchadnezzar against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego are staples of biblical learning. They have been integral in the shaping of Judeo-Christian culture. Their examples are used in teaching firmness and faith, trusting in God, and building moral character. Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of the great statue and the stone cut without hands is also a classic and familiar mosaic. It is frequently quoted by modern prophets as a sign foretelling the establishment of the Kingdom of God that will fill the whole earth in the latter days (Dan. 2:44). These stories are uplifting and we have grown to love them.
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October 29, 2018 07:05 PM MDT
Though some sections of the Bible can be difficult for us to make sense of in our modern age, there's still much they can teach us.
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Fun
October 19, 2018 06:08 PM MDT
“The thing is, each family Bible has a story,” Joseph Kerry says. Learn more about his incredible work returning Bibles back to the families whose genealogy is recorded inside.
1 Min Read
August 08, 2018 09:11 AM MDT
Though all scriptures are powerful and inspired, some of them stand out for their poetic language and use of imagery. Here are just 30 of our favorite, beautiful lines from scripture.
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July 31, 2018 09:27 AM MDT
Latter-day Saints use the King James Bible along with other scripture to learn the will and word of God. But while you may know your Bible verses, you might not know these things about the King James Version of the Bible.
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May 14, 2018 02:52 PM MDT
This amazing thing happens in 1st Nephi:
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April 26, 2018 09:24 AM MDT
Many Latter-day Saints know the Hebrew word Elohim is used frequently in the Bible to reference God. But did you know this sacred title was also used to reference the pagan gods and spirits worshipped during biblical times?
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April 23, 2018 02:02 PM MDT
Suppose you were teaching a class of Israelite youth in biblical times and posed the question: “What is a covenant?” Would they have responded that a covenant is a two-way promise? Probably not. Ancient Israel didn’t claim to be the Lord’s “two-way promise” people. They were the Lord’s covenant people and understood covenants in terms of a sacred relationship. Our modern definition of covenants as two-way promises between God and man misses the very heart of covenants. Covenants can create the most binding relationships possible.
5 Min Read
April 14, 2018 07:00 AM MDT
For thousands of years, people have wondered: Where did it go? Who lived there? And where is it now?
6 Min Read
February 06, 2018 02:12 PM MST
What are the deeper messages we can find in the story of the Tower of Babel? And how does the Book of Mormon account of the Brother of Jared change our understanding of this event?
1 Min Read
February 02, 2018 02:22 PM MST
What fascinating insights that will change how you understand the story of Noah and the Flood in the Bible.
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October 18, 2017 01:09 PM MDT
For far too long people of faith have seen the destruction of Sodom as merely a cautionary tale against immorality, particularly in terms of homosexual relationships. Not only does this mindset create an “us-vs-them” mentality towards LGBTQ persons, it causes us to miss the true lesson: the sins of Sodom were many, and we all have need to repent of them.
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September 22, 2017 09:02 AM MDT
James E. Talmage wrote his groundbreaking book Jesus the Christ more than 100 years ago, and the powerful truths it contains continue to strengthen and inspire Latter-day Saints around the world. Here are a few things every Church member should know about this iconic work.
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September 18, 2017 05:51 PM MDT
At a devotional in Logan, Utah, President Nelson invited young adults "work on a project" with him, one we should all be working on.
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Fun
August 09, 2017 09:00 AM MDT
The Bible is filled with famous bad guys like Cain, Goliath, and Pharaoh who are classic examples of how not to act. But there are plenty of other lesser-known bad guys in the pages of the Bible who have powerful lessons for us as well. See if you recognize some of these bad guys in our world today.
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Fun
By  LDS Living
July 04, 2017 02:00 PM MDT
With the season of summer barbeques now in full swing, it's hard not to have food on the brain. At this very moment, hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken and steaks are smoking on grills all around the world.
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May 22, 2017 01:27 PM MDT
Editor's note: Though Chris Pratt was seen more than 10 years ago wearing a BYU shirt, we are not claiming he is Mormon with the publication of this article. We simply want to celebrate the way this celebrity publically shares his Christian beliefs and the good that comes from it.
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February 04, 2017 02:02 PM MST
Why are differences so crucial to all of us, both inside and outside of the Church?
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August 20, 2016 12:30 PM MDT
Religion and God have played a prominent role in this year's Olympics, mainly because of the faith and examples of the athletes who have competed in them.
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July 11, 2016 03:30 PM MDT
A new burial site recently unearthed could shed more light on the Bible story of David and Goliath we know so well.
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July 09, 2016 11:54 AM MDT
Mormon.org recently released a "Mormon Beliefs" section on their YouTube channel that shares short videos tackling difficult questions, like what is the purpose of family, what is the Book of Mormon, and what happens after we die.
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Fun
July 04, 2016 12:01 PM MDT
Which of these Bibles do you find most fascinating?
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June 07, 2016 03:27 PM MDT
On and on the Bible goes, offering story after story about fathers with shortcomings and failings. But that can be comforting, really.
1 Min Read
May 10, 2016 12:00 PM MDT
It's not unusual to find a video game inspired by a science-fiction or fantasy novel, but finding a Bible video game created by 14-year-old? That is unusual.
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April 12, 2016 06:57 PM MDT
When the American Library Association published its list of the 10 Most Challenged Books in 2015, something unprecedented happened. Appearing on the list with titles like Fifty Shades of Grey was one sacred book all Christian families, including the Latter-day Saints, are familiar with: The Holy Bible.
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Fun
March 24, 2016 05:32 PM MDT
Adam and Eve's experience wasn't all paradise. There were a lot of bumps, awkward moments, tears, and even laughs along the way. A new film series from an LDS couple dives deeper into these moments, showing how love and living are often imperfect, even for Adam and Eve.
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March 18, 2016 04:40 PM MDT
Things get doubly serious when God is the one giving people another name. He puts his seal on their hearts and writes their names on his palms. You better be ready for all that awaits you, [for He has given you a new name, the name of His Only Begotten]. The stakes are high.
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March 17, 2016 01:45 PM MDT
Would you have the strength to stand for your faith despite ridicule and persecution?
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Fun
March 14, 2016 09:00 AM MDT
We've all heard certain phrases repeated over and over again in Church meetings, usually claimed to be scripture. But how many of these phrases are actually just nice thoughts that have come to be accepted as scripture over time? Can you recognize the difference between which quotes come from the scriptures and which do not? Test your knowledge with the quiz below!
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Fun
March 03, 2016 04:59 PM MST
Each word is about 170 times thinner that a strand of your own hair, so it might not be easy to read, but you can have a copy of the Bible with you anytime, anywhere.
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February 22, 2016 06:30 PM MST
After a car swiped a 2014 Jeep Laredo on Tennessee State Route 385, the Jeep spun out of control, sliding off the highway and colliding with a pole.
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February 16, 2016 07:58 PM MST
What a beautiful quote: "The menstrual Laws, like all the Laws of Judaism, imbue us with a constant consciousness of the miracles which comprise our daily existence. We certainly do not view the menstruation cycle as disgusting, or even as routine and ordinary. Rather, these Laws enable us to recognize the awesome potential of life as it regenerates itself within our very own bodies."
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January 13, 2016 05:41 PM MST
This last quote from the article sums up perfectly our feelings on the subject: While we do not and probably never will know how accurate these accounts are, it is interesting to examine where Jesus possibly could have been during th[e] missing years [before his ministry]. . . . What we do know is that Jesus considered us His sheep and Himself our shepherd. He called Himself the sacrificial lamb who gave up His life for us. If that’s not love, I don’t know what is. And for now, that’s enough.
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January 13, 2016 04:59 PM MST
Two and a half weeks before terrorist attacks on Paris, the First Presidency issued a letter, read over Sacrament meeting pulpits, encouraging Latter-day Saints to continue contributing to refugee relief.
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