Do Ye Even So To Them

3 Nephi 14:12 (See also Matthew 7:12) The footnotes in Matthew are more abundant than in 3 Nephi. This single verse is known as “the golden rule” and is an injunction to kindness. But the wording is such, that the Lord doesn’t just say “be kind,” but rather “all things whatsoever ye would that men […]

Judge Righteous Judgments

3 Nephi 14:1-5 (See also Matthew 7:1-5; JST, Matthew 7:1-8) The start of this chapter is altered significantly in the Joseph Smith Translation. It reads: Now these are the words which Jesus taught his disciples that they should say unto the people. Judge not unrighteously, that ye be not judged; but judge righteous judgment. JST, […]

If Ye Will Come Unto Me Ye Shall Have Eternal Life

3 Nephi 9 Judgment is the Lord’s. This chapter contains accounts of that judgment in action. Christ has power to stop the wicked in their wickedness, mercifully, so that a further judgment or condemnation may not be required at their hands. The Lord is waiting (patiently) for me to start producing (stop consuming) media messages […]

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 […]