Notes on Letters from Jan 1760 to May 1766

(Letters 1 – 11) https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-01-02-0001 A brief letter at age 16 where Thomas Jefferson makes a very wise decision to go off to school to reduce on social calls to his present residence, and also decrease on the cost of attending to such guests. He seeks the council of one of his guardians, John Harvie, …

The Remission of Sins Bringeth Meekness

Moroni 8:24-30 (Moroni 8:24-30) I love this passage found at the end of this chapter, where Mormon concludes by explaining the doctrine in pure, matter of fact statements. I absolutely love this passage of scriptures! Deep reflection has brought me to this reality again! What is interesting is that work is not a visible component …

He Must Needs Have Charity

Moroni 7:44-48 (Moroni 7:44-48) (OH WOW! Where do I even begin to grapple with this world view of mine that was just shattered, so that I can be more in harmony with God!?) For the longest time, I have been reading wrong the latter part of verse 44. (I’ve memorized this set of scritpures twice, …

It Persuadeth Men to Do Good

Ether 4 (√Čter 4) Faith is at the crux of all things. Without faith, we do not progress spiritually. Without faith, we do not fulfill our purpose. We do not understand who Christ is without faith. Y para los fieles, hay grandes promesas si siguen fieles hasta el final. These verses are a hidden treasure …

Now This Is the Commandment: Repent

3 Nephi 27 I am sitting a lot with the thought that righteousness is neither piousness nor self-indulgence. The sinners and the pious do not approach heaven. It is only those that do the will of God. Doing good within myself and doing good externally with others are two different activities, but they shouldn’t be. …

Him Will I Raise Up

3 Nephi 15:1-10 At the end of the first verse, the Savior gives the promise of being raised up. The footnotes, show that this promise was reiterated by prophets throughout the scriptures, especial in the Book of Mormon and strongly ties obedience to the commandments of the Lord with the first Resurrection. The next nine …