Posts Tagged ‘ prophet ’

The Prophetic Voice and Personal Revelation

June 25, 2015
The Prophetic Voice and Personal Revelation

Following the completion of this year’s programme, the seminary students in our ward were asked to speak in sacrament meeting. My daughter just turned 15, and this was her first year of seminary. I was so impressed by her talk that I asked her permission to post it here. I have been asked to give […]

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Posted in Doctrine, Education, LDS, Prophet, scriptures, seminary, Uncategorized | 13 Comments »

Bible Dictionary: Urim & Thummim

March 6, 2014
Bible Dictionary:  Urim & Thummim

The LDS Bible Dictionary says for Urim & Thummim “Hebrew term that means ‘Lights and Perfections.’….Using a Urim and Thummim is the special prerogative of a seer, and it would seem reasonable that such instruments were used from the time of Adam.  However, the earliest mention is in connection with the brother of Jared (Ether […]

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Posted in Joseph Smith, Mormon, Mormon Belief | 9 Comments »

What is a Prophet?

December 12, 2013
What is a Prophet?

Many people on the bloggernacle think that LDS prophets don’t act like biblical prophets. LDS prophets rarely give new scripture or perform dramatic miracles.  But is that a correct definition?  The LDS Bible Dictionary gives many roles for a prophet.  Here are some definitions (formatting changed) The work of a Hebrew prophet was to act […]

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Posted in Doctrine, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Prophet | 20 Comments »

Pope Retires; How about Apostles?

February 18, 2013
Pope Retires; How about Apostles?

Pope Benedict 16th stunned the world last week when he announced his resignation due to “lack of strength of mind and body.”  Geoff over at RationalFaiths modified the pope’s statement, writing if as if President Monson made a similar announcement, and then discussed the history of emeritus status in the LDS Church.  Geoff writes, In […]

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Posted in Mormon, Prophet | 45 Comments »

Nephi: Weekend Poll

October 27, 2012
Nephi:  Weekend Poll

We all know the Primary song.  What’s your view on Nephi? Discuss.

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Posted in Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Sunday School | 10 Comments »

Priesthood Ban Myths

March 5, 2012
Priesthood Ban Myths

On February 25, Scott Gordon president of the Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research (FAIR) sent out a newsletter to subscribers noting that February is Black History Month.  Gordon explained why black history matters, and explained 3 myths about the ban.  Just 3 days later, Professor Randy Bott created a stir when he tried to […]

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