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Mormon Bible: The veil is not far

The following article was written by an anonymous student currently attending Brigham Young University. BYU (Brigham Young University) is operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often mistakenly called the “Mormon Church.” BYU students take nearly a semester of spiritually uplifting, stimulating religion classes. In this series (see below), students enrolled in scripture study classes have shared their thoughts,...

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Mormonism: BYU Student Reflects on Remembering Jesus Christ‏

As a college student at BYU, I have noticed that the power and confidence that I need to make every day decisions comes through trying to live a life centered on the teachings of Jesus Christ. This message is everywhere—in every volume of scripture. When hardships or trials come, the source of power that is needed to cope with them comes through remembering the Savior Jesus Christ. These lessons are described throughout...

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Translation Book Of Mormon

The exact process by which the Book of Mormon was translated is known only to Joseph Smith.  He described it as through the “gift and power of God,” and attributed the Urim and Thummim as a vehicle for translation.  From contemporary accounts of others, including his wife, Emma, Oliver Cowdery, and Martin Harris, all whom acted as scribes during the translation, it is possible to piece together some idea of the process. Joseph Smith...

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Seer Translation

The Book of Mormon is a translated document, originally written in a language which Joseph Smith Jr. described as Hebrew, written in “Reformed Egyptian” characters.  As Joseph Smith was not well educated, even in English, how was he able to translate it?  The Lord provided him with seer stones, also called the Urim and Thummim. They are described as “instruments prepared by God to assist man in obtaining revelation and in...

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Doctrine And Covenants

The Doctrine and Covenants is the compilation of revelations received primarily by Joseph Smith Jr, but also by other early prophets of the Mormon Church, during the Church’s Restoration on the earth. The Doctrine and Covenants was originally known as the Book of Commandments. It contains divine instruction from the Lord on how to organize His Church once again on the earth. Mormons believe that, although most of the instructions and...

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Pearl Great Price

As described in its “Introductory Note,” The Pearl of Great Price is a “selection of choice materials” relative to aspects of faith and doctrine of the Mormon Church. Much of this material was received by Joseph Smith Jr. through revelation.  Some of the material was translated from ancient writings. The Book of Moses is the first part of the Pearl of Great Price.  It is an extract from the book of Genesis, from Joseph Smith’s...

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