“Farewell… Until… the Pleasing Bar of the Great Jehovah”

Moroni 10:31-34 (Moroni 10:31-34) Here I am at the end of the record, and also at the end of a 16 year journey for me. I had not seen the significance of the parallels in my life with this study until just now. I have slowed down in the approach to my studies as I …

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, …

Redeemed from the Fall

Ether 3 (√Čter 3) Understanding the exchange that is recorded in this chapter is pivotal to conversion and life itself. The Lord is allowing the Brother of Jared to call the shots in finding a way to light the vessels within the ships that they have built to conduct themselves to the promised land. What …

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, …

He Knew that [He] Knew

Alma 55 Moroni at the start of this chapter is angry with Ammoron because he (Moroni) knows that Ammoron knows that he is not justified in his actions of war against the Nephites. This knowledge that Moroni now has, this assurance of Ammoron’s fraud, (which he already had, but now having it expressly presented to …