Notwithstanding the Signs and the Wonders

Helaman 16 The first thing that stands out to me in this chapter is that the same preaching caused some people to repent and others to become angry. Helaman 16 (in Spanish) ¿Cuales son los propósitos de los señales? No pueden violar el albedrío del hombre. En este capítulo también tenemos otra racionalidad de los […]

Repent and Prepare the Way of the Lord

Helaman 14 Samuel the Lamanite starts this chapter with a prophecy or sign of the Savior’s coming: …For behold, there shall be great lights in heaven…And behold, there shall a new star arise…And behold this is not all, there shall be many signs and wonders in heaven. vs. 3,5,6 I have only focused on the […]

Restored Unto Grace for Grace, According to Their Works

Helaman 12 The doctrine of change, the doctrine of repentance, brings about the purposes of God and reason for our existence. Second morning, I am going back and reviewing the references at the beginning concerning prosperity: 10 Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon […]

Ripening Again for Destruction

Helaman 11 I’ve been reading this passage of scripture for 3 days now. What have I been missing in my readings? The Lord and the proactive nature of the work of prophets. It is not normal for the Lord to intervene in the external affairs of man, but here is a prophet of God is […]

The Wickedness and Abominations Which Are Among You

Helaman 9 In very dynamic fashion, Nephi demonstrates that prophets are fully aware ” of the wickedness and abominations which are among you. ” Suddenly my respect and appreciation to God for calling prophets in our day has increased. That their guidance and council keeps us safe from those influences that would destroy us is […]

Rebelled Against Your Holy God

Helaman 8 Contentions arise among the people concerning the validity of Nephi’s statements. Nephi responds by appealing to Moses for support. …and also the words which were spoken by this man, Moses, who had such great power given unto him, yea, the words which he hath spoken concerning the coming of the Messiah. Verse 13 […]