Fruit That Will Satisfy the Conditions of Repentance; One Cannot Repent Without Knowing The Mysteries Part 2

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Before proceeding with Part 2, we encourage the reader to carefully study and ponder Part 1 which explains this mystery found in scripture and sets the stage for these concluding matters. Jesus and the prophets who knew the mystery of “fruit meet for repentance,” also understood the opposite condition in which many mortals will find themselves— barren of good fruit and unrepentant. They speak of the people who reject the Word of God, deny the mysteries, harden their hearts against these sacred things, and who deserve the awful future that awaits them. The prophets remind us of the straight and narrow way leading to eternal life; they sternly warn us against touching the evil fruit … Read More

Fruit That Will Satisfy the Conditions of Repentance; One Cannot Repent Without Knowing The Mysteries Part 1

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30 And now, my beloved brethren, for ye are my brethren, and ye ought to be beloved, and ye ought to bring forth works which are meet for repentance, seeing that your hearts have been grossly hardened against the word of God, and seeing that ye are a lost and a fallen people. (Alma 9) Alma understood a plain and precious concept that eludes modern readers of the Book of Mormon (BOM) because of the commandments of men in the church that deny the commandments of God recorded in scripture! The paradox and absurdity of this contradiction should be self-evident. Alma knew that repentance is directly related to one’s relationship with the Word of God … Read More

Awaken and Believe The Great and Marvelous Work or be Destroyed. This Prison is the End of the Line for Those Who Will Not Repent and Arise Part 2

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As I watched the sun rise over the mountains this morning and cast its warm glow across the earth, I was reminded again that this world is not what it appears to be on the surface. The earth is not a blissful abode for mankind; it’s quite the contrary! We are born and suddenly find ourselves immersed in whatever culture we happen to live in. Life with plenty of hard-times comes at us full speed from the start. We pass from day to day and follow the cycle of seasons making our rounds through life, trying to make sense of this senseless ordeal called mortality. Mortality then becomes complicated further with economic issues, wars, disease, … Read More

Awaken and Believe The Great and Marvelous Work or be Destroyed. This Prison is the End of the Line for Those Who Will Not Repent and Arise Part 1

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5 And it came to pass that the angel spake unto me, Nephi, saying: Thou hast beheld that if the Gentiles repent it shall be well with them; and thou also knowest concerning the covenants of the Lord unto the house of Israel; and thou also hast heard that whoso repenteth not must perish. 6 Therefore, wo be unto the Gentiles if it so be that they harden their hearts against the Lamb of God. 7 For the time cometh, saith the Lamb of God, that I will work a great and a marvelous work among the children of men; a work which shall be everlasting, either on the one hand or on the other—either … Read More

For Whom the Atonement was Wrought

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Throughout Christendom there are as many opinions regarding the atonement of Christ as there are pundits and authorities. Each promote their precepts within the restricted confines of their religious tradition, and seemingly ignore what the acknowledged voices of God’s chosen apostles and prophets in scripture have said. In the case of Mormonism this problem has been amplified many fold by those in leadership of each generation who have jockeyed for supremacy as the preeminent authoritative voice of church doctrine. There are many such men in church history and they couldn’t ever agree among themselves regarding the atonement and they proposed many self-serving philosophies. Mormon religious traditions surrounding the doctrine of Christ’s atonement have been carried … Read More