Category: church history
VIDEO: “And the walls come tumbling down:” The Temple Square South Visitors’ Center and portions of the square’s south wall being demolished
The Temple Square South Visitors’ Center and portions of the square’s south wall are being demolished to give construction crews access to excavate around the Salt Lake Temple for the significant four-year-long renovation of the historic building.Read More
How a soggy newspaper used to wrap fish led to the first temple in the Chinese realm (Taipei, Taiwan)
What does an old newspaper used to wrap fish, a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp, and the Taipei temple have in common? More than you’d think . . .Read More
THE FIRST VISION podcast (a six-episode miniseries) launches! The Joseph Smith Papers starts off the bicentennial of Joseph Smith’s 1820 vision
Released in the bicentennial year of Joseph Smith’s vision of God the Father and Jesus Christ, the podcast recreates the world in which Joseph Smith was seeking answers to the pressing questions of his soul. Listeners will be invited to understand the First Vision from the perspective of historians.Read More
FREE EXCLUSIVE: Download the Book of Mormon redaction chart to show the structure of the golden plates
Book of Mormon Central presents Zander Sturgill; he created a quick explanation video of the Book of Mormon plates structure.
You can download this chart for free!Read More
1 Nephi 1: Nephi begins the record of his people—Lehi sees in vision a pillar of fire and reads from a book of prophecy—He praises God, foretells the coming of the Messiah, and prophesies the destruction of Jerusalem—He is persecuted by the Jews. About 600 B.C.
1 Nephi 2: Lehi takes his family into the wilderness by the Red Sea—They leave their property—Lehi offers a sacrifice to the Lord and teaches his sons to keep the commandments—Laman and Lemuel murmur against their father—Nephi is obedient and prays in faith; the Lord speaks to him, and he is chosen to rule over his brethren. About 600 B.C.
1 Nephi 3: Lehi’s sons return to Jerusalem to obtain the plates of brass—Laban refuses to give the plates up—Nephi exhorts and encourages his brethren—Laban steals their property and attempts to slay them—Laman and Lemuel smite Nephi and Sam and are reproved by an angel. About 600–592 B.C.
1 Nephi 4: Nephi slays Laban at the Lord’s command and then secures the plates of brass by stratagem—Zoram chooses to join Lehi’s family in the wilderness. About 600–592 B.C.
1 Nephi 5: Sariah complains against Lehi—Both rejoice over the return of their sons—They offer sacrifices—The plates of brass contain writings of Moses and the prophets—The plates identify Lehi as a descendant of Joseph—Lehi prophesies concerning his seed and the preservation of the plates. About 600–592 B.C.
1 Nephi 6: Nephi writes of the things of God—Nephi’s purpose is to persuade men to come unto the God of Abraham and be saved. About 600–592 B.C.
1 Nephi 7: Lehi’s sons return to Jerusalem and invite Ishmael and his household to join them in their journey—Laman and others rebel—Nephi exhorts his brethren to have faith in the Lord—They bind him with cords and plan his destruction—He is freed by the power of faith—His brethren ask forgiveness—Lehi and his company offer sacrifice and burnt offerings. About 600–592 B.C.Read More
COME, FOLLOW ME LESSON AIDS: Book of Mormon Lesson 1: December 30–January 5 “Another Testament of Jesus Christ” Title page of the Book of Mormon; Introduction to the Book of Mormon; The Testimony of Three Witnesses; The Testimony of Eight Witnesses; The Testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith
This is post 2 of 9 in the series “Come Follow Me 2020” CLICK HERE to join our...Read More
PODCAST: ‘Mormon Land’: A look back at a year of change — from temples to teens, missions to weddings, women to LGBTQ members
Blogger Jenny Dye, co-host of the “Mormon News Report” podcast, has been tracking and commenting on 2019 Church developments. She joins this week’s show to talk about the deluge of church adjustments, announcements, & reforms.Read More
A new exhibit of items that belonged to some of Utah’s prominent Latter-day Saint suffragists, along with historical documents associated with suffrage legislation, is now open to the public at the Church History Museum.Read More
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