Jacob 2:16

March 10, 2011

16  O that he would rid you from this iniquity and abomination. And, O that ye would listen unto the word of his commands, and let not this pride of your hearts destroy your souls!

How do you keep the pride of the heart from destroying the soul?

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John 1:6-10

November 21, 2010

6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.

8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of the Light.

9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

Today I find it interesting that the true Light–or the light of Christ–lights every man that comes into the world. To me, this means that all of us, at some point, have the ability to know right and wrong. This is probably dependent on our realm of knowledge and experience, but I like that it points out that every man that has been born has some glimmer of this light. It seems that philosophical and political trends that want make all decisions subjective would here find a stopping point. If all people can know right and wrong, true good motives are possible to define, and ethical decisions can be made as we seek both the inner light of humanity that He gave us and the guidance of the Holy Ghost in the teachings of the gospel.


2 Nephi 25:26

May 29, 2010

And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins.

Thus, we have revived this blog for our children. Here we can write some of our spiritual experiences so they can read them in the future.


Matthew 10:16

September 21, 2006

Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

This scripture can seem strange coming from the mouth of the Savior. Should we be like sperpents? Isn’t the serpent a symbol of deceit, of evil, of the devil? Well… not really. The serpent has a dual nature in the scriptures. It is both good and evil; it represents birth and death. The symbol of the serpent has been seared into our minds negatively because of our cultural baggage. Nevertheless in those old days the serpent was more than what we think of today. Just food for your thought.

P.S. have you seen the serpent on the cross on ambulances and in drug stores… has that something to do with its ancient meaning?


Colossians 2:16-18

August 3, 2006

16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:
17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.
18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

These two scriptures are super interesting. Verse 16 is interesting because it tells the members of the church to not be offended when others will judge them in regards to things they do different. Meat, drink holidays, new moons and the sabbath seem to be some of these things they do differently. The interesting comment here is that the sabbath was different. That infers that they did not keep the sabbath on the seventh day, but on another, and we assume it is the first day of the week (Mark 16: 2, 9; Acts 20: 7).
Verse 18 is interesting also because it seems to be a prophecy about the decay of the doctrines of Christ. Apparently some will come and beguile the members of the church to believe that worshipping angels is fine. Worshipping angels, saints and other things is idolatry. The members of the Godhead (God, Jesus, and the Holy Ghost) should be the only ones worshiped.
Comment if you agree or not.


Colossians2:8

August 2, 2006

Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”

This is fairly straight forward. I love this scripture because it is so clear on what we are not supposed to do; follow the philosophies of men and their vain deceit. The world is filled with much crap that is supposed to make our life better. Many philosophies of life just take us away from Christ. He should be the center of our life… not what the TV says.

Amen


2 Peter 1:3-7

April 28, 2006

3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and evirtue:

4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;

7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

COMMENTS

I love this passage. It is so sublime. I love that it gives us a way to better know how to progress in this life. Charity is the pure love of Christ and it's the ultimate goal. All these qualities are important in this life because they will make us more receptive to the promptings of the Holy Ghost. Once we have the Holy Ghost with us we can feel guided and feel that the choices we make will be good ones.