Lehi Sees a Vision of the Tree of Life | 1 Nephi 8 | Book of Mormon

Sam…Sam. My sons, wake up. Come to my tent. Is it even dawn yet? I have dreamed a dream; or, in other words, I have seen a vision. And because of the thing I have seen, I have reason to rejoice in the Lord because of Nephi and also of Sam; I have reason to […]

How Does “Fictive Kinship” Help Us Understand The Book of Mormon? (Knowhy #382)

The practice of claiming to have a family connection to someone else, even though they are not closely related, is known as “fictive kinship” and it was a common practice in the ancient world. For example, in the Bible, the Israelites were divided into twelve tribes. However, there were more people in ancient Israel than […]

The Kirtland Safety Society

At the latter end of 1836, many Mormon converts had gathered in Kirtland, Ohio. As a result of Kirtland’s increased population, land prices increased greatly. While the Mormons held considerable real estate, they needed liquidity to repay outstanding loans. In order to provide for the credit needs of the church, the growing population, and ongoing […]

Nephi Is Led by the Spirit to Obtain the Plates of Brass | 1 Nephi 3–5 | Book of Mormon

Father? Yes, Nephi, come in. Come in; sit with me. The Lord hath commanded me that thou and thy brethren shall return to Jerusalem. Laban hath the record of the Jews and also a genealogy of my forefathers, and they are engraven upon plates of brass. Thou and thy brothers should go unto the house […]

Lehi Testifies of the Importance of Scripture | 1 Nephi 5:10–22 | Book of Mormon

They contain the five books of Moses! And an account of Adam and Eve, our first parents. Also, the prophecies of the holy prophets. Yes, and more. Look! The genealogy of my fathers. I am a descendent of Joseph, even that same Joseph who was the son of Jacob, who was sold into Egypt. The […]

Nephi Commits to Obtain the Sacred Records | 1 Nephi 3:1–8 | Book of Mormon

Which of us shall go? Laman, as the eldest, you have always claimed the right and privilege of being the first among us. We will cast lots. As I said … We await word of your success. -Oh, please, sit, sit. -Thank you … Zoram, fetch this man some wine. that will not be necessary. […]

Laman Attempts to Obtain the Sacred Records | 1 Nephi 3:9–13 | Book of Mormon

Seems you did not fare so well. At least I am alive. He called me a robber and threatened to slay me! Now what shall we do? We return to our father in the wilderness. We will not go down to our father in the wilderness until we have accomplished the thing which the Lord […]

What is the Mormon Religion?

Hello! Do you have a moment to talk about the Church of Jesus Christ… of latter day saints? Didn’t I already make this joke? *checking phone* yes I have… well sh- Today we’re going to talk about Mormonism, a religion that very much marches to its own tune, and given a peek at what kind […]

60 Mormon Beliefs in 60 Seconds | Mormon.org

[MUSIC PLAYING] We’re rolling. We’re rolling! [INTERPOSING VOICES] Quiet, please! Testing, [INAUDIBLE]. Rolling. Scene 7, take 1, marker. [CLAPPING NOISE] God. Jesus Christ. The Holy Ghost. Agency. Making mistakes. Forgiveness. Grace. Mercy. Love. Unconditional love. Repentance. Redemption. Resurrection. Scriptures. The New Testament. The Old Testament. The Book of Mormon. Old prophets. Living prophets. Inspiration. Baptism. […]