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January 2019
Christmas Nativity Scene by bf87 via Adobe Stock. Derivative work by Book of Mormon Central.
This week’s Come Follow Me material is particularly special because members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints get to study the birth of Jesus Christ yet again after the Christmas season. The birth of Jesus Christ is a revered tradition among many Christian faiths. However, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has additional insight into the birth of Jesus Christ thanks...
Ancient oil lamp on open bible. Image by R. Gino Santa Maria via Adobe Stock
In the Articles of Faith, we are told that the Bible is “the word of God as far as it is translated correctly” ( Articles of Faith 1:8 ). As you’ve read the New Testament, have you ever wondered if a word or phrase was translated correctly? Have you ever wished that you could understand more about the original language of the New Testament? The BYU New Testament Commentary is holding a conference...
The Book of Mormon Study Edition.by Grant Hardy
The Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at BYU recently teamed up with Latter-day Saint scholar Grant Hardy to produce The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ, Maxwell Institute Study Edition , co-published with Deseret Book and the Religious Studies Center at BYU. This new edition of the Book of Mormon uses (with permission) the official 2013 version of the...
Mary, Joseph, and Jesus via LDS Media Library
According to Matthew, when the angel Gabriel appeared to Joseph, he said that Mary’s conception, and the birth of Jesus “was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet,” and quoted Isaiah: “Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel” ( Isaiah 7:14 ; cf. Matthew 1:22–23 ). Gabriel’s point was to show that Jesus was the long-...
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The temple is seen as the holiest place on earth, the sacred house of the Lord. Patrons can receive revelation and inspiration there, and they can find a peaceful refuge amidst a chaotic world. However, it can sometimes be difficult to feel the inspiration of heaven when confronted with unfamiliar or confusing symbols. These beautiful and multifaceted symbols of the temple are perfect for deep,...