You can’t imagine how uplifting this class has been for me. I have ended with tears of joy and great inspiration in my heart to continue fighting. God bless you in your ministry as teachers of the gospel.
The Nephite War ethic is interesting because it is everything against the War ethic of Joseph Smith’s time. Joseph Smith was part of the post Napoleonic period which glorified attack attack attack. All influences at the time would have promoted that war ethic. The Nephite War ethic is unlike any I’ve ever encountered beint as defensive centric. Marvelous example they were a “peculiar” people. The Nephite nation crumbled when they violated that war ethic. Truly a unique civilization. Your instruction was very insightful into the more symbolic portion of this Book which was very well done.
Wonderful lesson about the past war that gives us guide in our daily endeavour what we are facing today yeah there is no one else we can trust only our God the living that we always put Him in the midst of everything.Thank you for this great lesson .God bless .
The point is that the phrase “auld lang syne” is not recognizable to English speakers because it is not an English phrase. Translated literally it means “old long since,” but the meaning is more like “old times” or “the olden days.”Jan 3, 2019…LOLOLOL, I’ve always wondered that too!!!
Thank you for the insights that you share! This particular lesson is very timely for me. The Book of Mormon really was written for our day. What we are reading are the very things that are happening right now. I have been feeling very frustrated and even angry sometimes about so many things that are going on, so I have been praying to Heavenly Father to help me to see things as He would have me see them . This video has been part of the answer to my prayers. I know that all things are in His hands, and that every promise He has made to us, He will keep. We need to keep our promises and covenants to Him so that we are worthy of the blessings that He wants to give us, and that we so desperately need at this time.I have been giving some thought about the war in Heaven and all of what is happening right now here on Earth. I recently shared with a friend that I think some of what we are feeling right now might be reminiscent of how we must have felt in premortal life when Lucifer wanted to take away our agency, and we needed to stand for agency, the Plan of Salvation; our liberty to choose. That is happening right now. There are people who are hungry for power and are stirring up many people to anger and make war so that they might strategically take away our God-given rights to liberty. In contrast, there are those of us who see what is going on and desire to defend our freedom to worship God as we desire, to enjoy the blessings of freedom, and defend the sanctity of home and family. The Book of Mormon truly has been written for our day, and testifies of Jesus Christ who is our Savior and Redeemer. May He give us the strength, courage, and resolve to stay true to Him and His Gospel, no matter the cost.
EXCELLENT LESSON. THANK YOU FOR YOUR GREAT LESSONS. i AM 82 AND A MEMBER FOR 50 YEARS, THIS IS TRULY THE RESTORED CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST. I KNOW IT AND I BAPTIZED MY MOTHER AND DAD AND WE BAPTIZED 14 MEMBERS OF OUR FAMILY THE 1ST YEAR. WE BOTH WERE BAPTIST MINISTERS. GOD BLESS YOU AND THE WORK YOU DO IN HIS NAME.
Look at the Ch 45 – 47. We were studying Ch 47, but the screen was showing Ch 46…as I was following your talk, i looked up & got confused…Don’t confuse me …. I’m old!!! LOLOLOL…But the screen showed Ch 46 & we were on Ch 47…am I confusing YOU!! sorry…I’m old…Thanks for the wonderful lessons…AGAIN…how do you know sooooo much?? Both of you just make it fun & a real blessing to study….& try to retain…
An interesting thing in this section is that Moroni is apologetic for using strategems to defeat the Lamanites. One would think that in a fight for national survival, any strategy outside cold-blooded murder is fair game. For example, in World War II, we used double-agents and other means to convince the Germans that the invasion of Europe would take place in Calais rather than Normandy. Or when the British used a corpse with fake papers to make the Germans believe that the Allies were going to invade Sardinia instead of Sicily.
Life (happiness) is not about waiting for the storm to pass; it is learning to dance in the rain. I am so grateful for the map you are using (I lovei t). It has helped me focus on what is happening and not on where it is taking place. Thank youSometime,when you might be looking for something to do, would you (I don’t know the right word) define, disect the word COMMAND. It is used so much in the BoM.
YAY!! I look forward to your lessons every week. I don’t think I have ever learned so much and had such enthusiasm learning about the Book of Mormon (and I have read it in its entirety so many times). It’s as though I have never read it before. You both make it a JOY to learn! THANK YOU.
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