John 5:39 & 40
In the KJV, verse 39 is translated as a direction: Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. The French 1901 translation gives it a different meaning:
You search the scriptures, because you think that in them ye have eternal life: it is they which testify of me.
And you will not come to me to have life(!) Continue reading Gatherings
I’ve heard about Al Fox/Carraway – a woman who joined the LDS church several years ago, and was famous either because she had heaps of tatoos, or some other reason. I don’t go for the famous and popular in the Church (or elsewhere, really) but today when I looked at her blog, I just liked … Continue reading Change and overcoming (wisdom from Al Fox)
Moroni 7:33 says that if we have faith in Christ, we will have power to do everything that is expedient in Him. So how do we know what’s expedient? D&C 88:64 tells us to ask the Father, in Christ’s name (whatever we ask) and what is expedient for us will be given to us. Verse … Continue reading “Power to do whatsoever thing is expedient in [Christ]”
In religious terms, meekness and hope are both powerful concepts necessary to elevation of character in this life and eternal joy. Outside this sphere though, these words seem to have lost their power, becoming meaningless and worthy only of pity for those who profess to seek them. Dictionary.com defines meekness as (a) humbly patient or … Continue reading The Power of Meekness
When I hear the parable of the lost sheep, in my mind I connect that sheep with either former members of the Church, or those who’ve become less-active in their worship, or with someone who’s heard the Gospel message and rejected it. The parable describes the Saviour leaving the “ninety-and-nine” – the faithful who continue … Continue reading One of the ninety-and-nine