Monthly Archives: September 2015

Genesis 10-11 The beginning of differences

These chapters show how the nations were formed, and how the people of this time period broke into groups, each speaking a different language. Chapter 10 outlines the people that descended from the sons of Noah, and chapter 11 details … Continue reading

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Moses 7: Enoch’s city translated and taken to heaven

Moses 7:18 The Lord called his people Zion Zion we build will pattern after the ideals of its inhabitants. To change men and the world we must change their thinking, for the thing which a man really believes is the … Continue reading

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Moses 6:62 This is the Plan of Salvation

Like the Book of Mormon, Enoch’s teachings are straightforward and simple. “Adam fell that men might be” (2 Ne. 2:25) was followed by doctrines that are so simple they would have been earth shattering to the sectarians of 1831 when … Continue reading

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Moses 6:61 the Comforter [teaches] the truth of all things; that which quickeneth all things

Elder Keith K. Hilbig When it comes to drawing upon the promptings and the blessings which flow from the Holy Ghost, we often “live far beneath our privileges.” In the Pearl of Great Price, Moses recorded that Adam, having been … Continue reading

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Moses 6:55 Children conceived in sin?

According to Christ’s original doctrine as restored through Joseph Smith, the Fall made both possible and necessary the Savior’s atoning for our sins. Human nature is neither inherently evil nor inherently good. We become evil or good based on interaction … Continue reading

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Moses 6:54 The Son of God has atoned for Original Guilt

Bruce R. McConkie What is original sin? This is the false doctrine that the sin of Adam passes upon all men and that, therefore, all men-infants included-must be baptized to be saved. It is, however, a fundamental principle of true … Continue reading

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Moses 6:53 I have forgiven thee thy transgression in the Garden of Eden

God has forgiven Adam, but many of his children have not. They have blamed Adam for the curses of mortality, for death, and even for their own sins. There is a grand irony in the fact that God has forgiven … Continue reading

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Moses 6:48-54 Because that Adam fell, we are

There is an interesting contrast between Enoch’s teachings and Lehi’s. Both declare that Adam fell so that mankind could experience mortality. But consider the doctrine that follows: Lehi: Adam fell that men might be, and men are that they might … Continue reading

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Moses 6:40 Tell us plainly who thou art, and from whence thou comest?

This question is intended to delegitimize the prophet. In essence, the question is “Who do you think you are?” “Who made you a prophet over us?” The Savior was asked the same thing. Jesus was asked, “Who art thou?… If … Continue reading

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Moses 6:36 A seer hath the Lord raised up unto his people

A seer is greater than a prophet… a seer is a revelator and a prophet also; and a gift which is greater can no man have, except he should possess the power of God, which no man can; yet a … Continue reading

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