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Title: This is a review of the slides we used while discussing ' ' ' An Enduring Faith Alma 3235


1
This is a review of the slides we used while
discussing . . . An Enduring Faith Alma
32-35
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Faith in the Lord Jesus ChristAlma 32-35
  • Step 1 Experiment upon word.
  • Step 2 What seed can produce through
    endurance or by an eye of faith
  • Step 3 How to nourish and exercise the
    seed of faith.
  • Step 4 When to start process-- Law of the
    Harvest.

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Experiment Upon the WordAlma 32
4
...seek learning, even by study and also by
faith DC 88118
5
LAWSunto every kingdom is given a law and
unto every law there are certain bounds also and
conditions DC 8836-38
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  • A law is an invariably consistent rule,
    independent and irrevocable in its existence.
  • Consequences always follow the observance of, the
    breaking of, even the ignoring of a law.
  • Laws govern the physical universe with such
    constancy and precision that once man has
    discovered them, he can demonstrate their
    existence, generally by their effect, with
    unfailing accuracy. Laws do not change. A law,
    like truth, abideth and hath no end. (DC
    8866). (Boyd K. Packer, The Law and The Light,
    Book of Mormon Symposium, BYU, 30 October 1988.)

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  • Would you be surprised that natural law exerts
    a very positive influence on my testimony? I
    believe that temporal laws have profound
    spiritual value. In their own way, physical laws
    attest to a durable interdependence between the
    physical and the spiritual in man. (Boyd K.
    Packer, The Law and The Light, Book of Mormon
    Symposium, BYU, 30 October 1988.)

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  • Gospel learning is usually initiated by study
    and reason, but so far as I can observe,
    intellectual methods, standing alone, are not
    effective in transmitting abiding faith and deep
    spirituality from one person to another or from
    one generation to another. (Dallin H. Oaks,
    Nourishing the Spirit, Ensign, December 1998, p.
    9)

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  • Intellectual methods -- study and reason -- are
    essential to our progress toward eternal life,
    but they are not sufficient. They can prepare
    the way. They can get the mind ready to receive
    the Spirit. (Dallin H. Oaks, Nourishing the
    Spirit, Ensign, December 1998, p. 13)

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Scientific Method
Hypothesis
Experiment
Conclusions
(Theory)
(Observation)
(Outcomes)
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Scientific Method
Hypothesis
Experiment
Conclusions
(Theory)
(Observation)
(Outcomes)
KEY is Replication
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  • This, then, is the supreme assurance for the
    honest in heartto know by personal revelation
    from God that the Book of Mormon is true.
    Millions have put it to that test and know, and
    increasing millions will yet know.
  • (Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, p.59-60)

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The Book of Mormon is True
Hypothesis
(Theory) Moronis Promise
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The Book of Mormon is True
Hypothesis
Experiment
(Theory)
(Observation)
15
  • The Book of Mormon was designed by Deity to
    bring men to Christ and to His church. Both we
    and our non-member friends may know that the Book
    of Mormon is true by putting it to the test which
    Moroni proposed. (See Moroni 103-5.)
  • (Ezra Taft Benson, A Witness and A Warning, p.
    51)

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Alma 3228 You will see and feel a . . .
  • 1) Swelling within your breast. (Spiritual) see
    Luke 2432
  • 2) Enlarged soul. (Behavioral)
  • 3) Enlightened Understanding. (Intellectual)
  • 4) It will be delicious to you. (Appetite)

17
The Book of Mormon is True
Hypothesis
Experiment
Conclusions
(Theory)
(Observation)
(Outcomes)
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Alma 3230, 34 Outcomes . . .
  • I know!

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  • Every Latter-day Saint has the responsibility to
    know for himself or herself with a certainty
    beyond doubt that Jesus is the resurrected,
    living Son of the living God (President Gordon B.
    Hinckley, Ensign, Jan. 2000, p. 2)

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  • This, then, is the supreme assurance for the
    honest in heartto know by personal revelation
    from God that the Book of Mormon is true.
    Millions have put it to that test and know, and
    increasing millions will yet know.
  • (Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, p.59-60)

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  • If you do not receive this assurance, this
    testimony, it is your fault. The Lord is most
    anxious to give it to you through the Holy Ghost
    when you have really humbled yourself and paid
    the price in reaching, fasting, praying,
    studying, pondering, and cleansing and purging.
    You have spent years of intense study to gain
    your professional knowledge. Half as much
    devotion to your spiritual knowledge with the
    other requisites would have made your faith
    invincible, and you would not now be floundering.
  • (The Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, p. 65)

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What seed or word can produce through
endurance or by an eye of faith Alma 3241-43
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  • Man has a dual nature one, related to the
    earthly or animal life the other, akin to the
    Divine. Whether a man remains satisfied within
    what we designate the animal world, satisfied
    with what the animal world will give him,
    yielding without effort to the whim of his
    appetites and passions and slipping farther and
    farther into the realm of indulgence, or whether,
    through self mastery, he rises toward
    intellectual, moral, and spiritual enjoyments
    depends upon the kind of choice he makes every
    day, nay, every hour of his life (David O.
    McKay, Gospel Ideals, p. 347-348).

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How to nourish and exercise the seed of
Faith
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Endurance
Nourishment

Exercises
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Endurance
Nourishment
Nourish by much, great care. . . 1-Faith
2-Diligence 3-Patience
4-Long-suffering see Alma 3237-43
Or neglect by. . .
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Endurance
Exercises
1-Prayer (Alma 333-11) 2-Scriptures Prophets
(Alma 3312-20) 3- Plant the life and mission of
Christ (Alma 3321-23) 4- exercise faith unto
repentance (Alma 3414-17) 5- Charity (Alma
3428-29)
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Step 4 Law of the Harvest. . . the purpose of
mortality (Alma 3430-35)
  • Alma 3431-32 - Prepare to meet God Plant
    Seed
  • Alma 3432 - Perform their Labor Grow
    Tree
  • Alma 3433- Prepare for Eternity Produce
    Fruit

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The End. . .
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