Ezekiel 34 1 And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, 2 Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks? 3 … Continue reading Ezekiel 34: One of the most important prophecies of the last days
Jesus declared that we can recognize true and false prophets by judging their fruits. In addition to defining fruit as referring to what is commonly produced by trees and other plants, the 1828 Webster’s Dictionary defines fruit as production (what is produced), effect, or consequence. It is in this sense that the Savior referred to … Continue reading “By their fruits ye shall know them.” How to tell the difference between a true prophet and a false prophet? Part 2
As Latter-day Saints we believe in prophets. One of the core doctrines of the Church is that God speaks to His children through prophets. One of the most famous scriptures in the Church is Amos 3:7 where it says, 7 Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants … Continue reading “By their fruits ye shall know them.” How to tell the difference between a true prophet and a false prophet? Part 1
The prophet Nephi was shown a vision of the future. He was shown the state of the world in the latter days at the time of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon and the years that followed. Nephi stated: 1 And now, behold, my brethren, I have spoken unto you, according as the … Continue reading The Curse of Trusting in the Arm of Flesh Part 3
In the Book of Mormon, Nephi, who was a contemporary of Jeremiah, also warns us very strongly against putting our trust in the arm of flesh. Nephi declared: 34 O Lord, I have trusted in thee, and I will trust in thee forever. I will not put my trust in the arm of flesh; for … Continue reading The Curse of Trusting in the Arm of Flesh Part 2
Through the prophet Jeremiah, the Lord gives us a stern warning against putting our trust in the arm of flesh. 5 ¶ Thus saith the Lord; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord. 6 For he shall be like the heath in … Continue reading The Curse of Trusting in the Arm of Flesh Part 1
As documented in my last post, the scriptures do not allow for evolution. Rather the scriptures unequivocally uphold that the earth and all life thereon were created by God. According to both accounts of the creation found in Moses and Abraham, man was created before the plants and animals. Man was the first flesh upon … Continue reading Creationism vs. Evolution Part 3: What does the scientific evidence say?