Bible

June 02, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
Recently, while watching BYU Women’s Conference, a single sentence from Elder Ronald A. Rasband’s address brought back a memory from when I was a student at BYU’s Jerusalem Center.
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November 20, 2020 05:47 PM MST
There is a giant set of doors on the Church’s Motion Picture Set in Goshen, Utah, and one Friday last month, those doors were the only thing separating me from the action. I knew that just behind those doors, a crew was filming scenes from the pool of Bethesda, and I longed to get a glimpse of what it would’ve been like in Jerusalem. I didn’t know if Jonathan Roumie, the actor portraying Jesus, was behind those doors or not, but I just wanted to see him. I know he’s not really Jesus, but I also knew this might be the closest I would ever get in this life to witnessing Christ’s miracles, and all that was obstructing my view of him was that big set of doors. I think I felt if I could only see him, even if it was just an actor playing Him, it would do something for my heart.
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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:
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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.
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September 03, 2018 11:37 AM MDT
Despite whatever heartaches and trials we face, we can find comfort and personalized answers through the scriptures.
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August 08, 2018 09:11 AM MDT
The scriptures can speak to us personally in times of trial, anguish, and even joy. Whenever we read the scriptures, we can feel and experience first hand the truth that these are words written for His children. These are words written to help guide us in our lives. These are words written especially for us.
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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.
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April 14, 2018 07:00 AM MDT
Imagine a 365-year-old city—disappeared. All the inhabitants—gone. All the buildings—gone. All the homes—gone. Everything was gone without a trace. This is what happened to the City of Enoch.
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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?
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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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January 17, 2018 12:37 PM MST
The account of Noah’s Flood in Genesis 6–8 has long fascinated readers of the Hebrew Bible (or the Christian Old Testament). Additionally, Latter-day Saints benefit from restored details of Noah and the flood contained in the Book of Moses in the Pearl of Great Price (Moses 8). But there are still many questions about the flood that readers of the Bible (Latter-day Saint or otherwise) have raised and grappled with. Here are five such questions that are worth pondering as one encounters this remarkable myth.*
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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.
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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 02:10 PM MDT
I had never thought about the flood in this way before. Number nine really surprised me and got me thinking. It's encouraging to see that even in the midst of natural disasters, God is always merciful and loving.
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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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December 26, 2015 09:54 PM MST
The story of young Jesus teaching in the temple is special in many ways. It is the only story we have about the Savior beyond His infancy and before His adulthood. It helps us see that even when He was as young as 12, He had an understanding of His life’s mission.
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December 18, 2015 02:54 PM MST
Mary, the mother of Jesus: Little is known about this remarkable woman who was called to carry and raise the Son of God. All we have in our scriptures are four lines spoken by this strong woman; four lines that show her humility, her faith, and her love of the Lord.
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December 12, 2015 08:53 PM MST
“And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen” (John 21:25).
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November 21, 2015 05:00 PM MST
MR says: Learn how a letter written by the brother of Jesus Christ influences every Mormon today and how, without it, our Church would not exist in the first place.
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Fun
November 13, 2015 03:00 PM MST
MR says: With so many amusement and theme parks based on movies, comics, and pop culture, it's refreshing seeing one open based on a popular story from the Bible.
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Fun
November 09, 2015 10:06 PM MST
Did you know that the people of Zarahemla were also known as the Mulekites? Or that there was a difference between the Lemuelites and the Lamanites? There are so many things we didn't know about the "ites" of the Book of Mormon that we just had to check out the book ites: An Illustrated Guide. Containing all sorts of fascinating details about our favorite prophets, disciples, and bad guys, we thought it would be fun to test our knowedge—and yours. See how many questions you can get right in our Book of Mormon "ites" quiz!
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October 26, 2015 04:20 PM MDT
In 1999, Tim Sullivan called himself on a mission. A truck driver by trade, Tim wanted a chance to share his beliefs in God. "I went through much of my life thinking the existence of God to be a myth or fable of sorts," he told former CES employee Thomas Olmstead. "But after several experiences that seemed to involve divine intervention, I began to think otherwise."
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September 16, 2015 01:46 PM MDT
On September 15, 2015, the First Presidency announced the publication of a new LDS edition of the Holy Bible in Portuguese that is now available online and will be published for worldwide distribution in the spring of 2016.
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August 28, 2015 04:30 PM MDT
The Codex Sinaiticus, the world's oldest Bible, will soon be on display in the British Museum, providing the public with a rare chance to view one of the world's most sacred and important texts. The codex contains the earliest complete manuscript of the New Testament and was the prototype for every subsequent Bible.
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August 21, 2015 03:04 PM MDT
MR says: We know that the Bible can provide us with answers to any question in our life. But what does this sacred work have to say about fantasy football and gambling?
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August 18, 2015 03:34 PM MDT
MR says: Find out how living the Bible helped one agnostic man change his life and his views on faith.
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