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Title: This%20is%20a%20review%20of%20the%20slides%20we%20used%20while%20discussing%20.%20.%20.%20%20%20Scriptures-%20The%20Power%20of%20the%20Word%20Religion%20221%20-%20Introduction%20Topic


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This is a review of the slides we used while
discussing . . . Scriptures- The Power of
the Word Religion 221 - Introduction Topic
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Book of Mormon Challenge Moroni 103-5
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Search the scriptures - search the revelations
which we publish, and ask your Heavenly Father,
in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, to manifest
the truth unto you, and if you do it with an eye
single to His glory, nothing doubting, He will
answer you by the power of His Holy Spirit. You
will then know for yourselves and not for
another. You will not then be dependent on man
for the knowledge of God nor will there be any
room for speculation. . . . Search the
scriptures, search the Prophets, and learn what
portion of them belongs to you (Teaching of the
Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 11-12).
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Seek not to declare my word, but first seek to
obtain my word, and then shall your tongue be
loosed then, if you desire, you shall have my
Spirit and my word, yea the power of God unto the
convincing of men (Doctrine and Covenants 1121).
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We love all of our missionaries who are serving
the Lord full time in the mission field. But
there is a difference in missionaries. Some are
better prepared to serve the Lord the first month
in the mission field than some who are returning
home after twenty-four months. We want young men
entering the mission field who can enter the
mission field on the run, who have the faith,
born of personal righteousness and clean living,
that they can have a great and productive
mission (The Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, p.
192).
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Jet Ski, Snorkeling, and Scuba Diving
Introduction to Scriptures 1 Approach
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Introduction to Scriptures 2a Purpose 2 Tim.
313-17
God uses the power of the word. . . as an
instrument to change people's lives (Ezra Taft
Benson, Ensign, May 1987, 84).
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Scripture Imagery
  • Liahona
  • Rod
  • Light
  • Manna
  • Living Water
  • Sword

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Scripture Imagery
  • Liahona
  • Rod
  • Light
  • Manna
  • Living Water
  • Sword

Lost Fall Dark Starve Thirsty Die
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Introduction to Scriptures 2b Purpose of the
Book of Mormon
  • Purpose is to . . .

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Introduction to Scriptures 2b Purpose of the
Book of Mormon
  • Purpose is to . . . 1) show the covenants made
    unto the fathers.
  • 2) convince us by manifestation that Jesus
    is the Christ

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It takes a prophet to understand a prophet. . .
Introduction to Scriptures 3 Process
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  • In the final analysis, there is no way
    absolutely none (and this cannot be stated too
    strongly!)-to understand any Messianic prophecy,
    or any other scripture, except to have the same
    spirit of prophecy that rested upon the one who
    uttered the truth in its original form. Scripture
    comes from God by the power of the Holy Ghost. It
    does not originate with man. It means only what
    the Holy Ghost thinks it means. To interpret it,
    we must be enlightened by the power of the Holy
    Spirit. . . . Truly, it takes a prophet to
    understand a prophet, and every faithful member
    of the Church should have "the testimony of
    Jesus" which "is the spirit of prophecy." (Rev.
    1910.) . . . This is the sum and substance of
    the whole matter and an end to all controversy
    where discovering the mind and will of the Lord
    is concerned (Bruce R. McConkie, The Promised
    Messiah, p.44).

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  • Do you read the Scriptures, my brethren
    and sisters, as though you were writing them a
    thousand, two thousand, or five thousand years
    ago? Do you read them as though you stood in the
    place of the men who wrote them? If you do not
    feel thus, it is your privilege to do so, that
    you may be as familiar with the spirit and
    meaning of the written word of God as you are
    with your daily walk and conversation, or as you
    are with your workmen or with your households.
    You may understand what the Prophets understood
    and thought--what they designed and planned to
    bring forth to their brethren for their good.
  • When you can thus feel, then you may begin to
    think that you can find out something about God,
    and begin to learn who he is (Brigham Young, JD
    7333).

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  • Immerse yourselves in the scriptures. Search
    them diligently. Feast upon the words of Christ.
    Learn the doctrine. Master the principles that
    are found therein. There are few other efforts
    that will bring greater dividends. . . There are
    few other ways to gain greater inspiration (Ezra
    Taft Benson, The Power of the Word, CR, Ensign,
    May 1986, p. 82).

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Immerse self in scriptures by. . .
  • 1
  • Searching
  • and
  • Feasting

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It is a paradox that men will gladly devote
time every day for many years to learn a science
or an art, yet will expect to win a knowledge of
the gospel, which comprehends all sciences and
arts, through perfunctory glances at books or
occasional listening to sermons. The gospel
should be studied more intensively than any
school or college subject (John A. Widtsoe,
Improvement Era, p. May 1943, p. 289).
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Immerse self in scriptures by. . .
  • 1
  • Searching
  • and
  • Feasting

2 Learn Doctrines
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Immerse self in scriptures by. . .
  • 1
  • Searching
  • and
  • Feasting

2 Learn Doctrines Types Shadows Patterns Symbols

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  • In the Book of Mormon we find a pattern for
    preparing for the Second Coming. A major portion
    of the book centers on the few decades just prior
    to Christs coming to America. By careful study
    of that time period, we can determine why some
    were destroyed in the terrible judgments that
    preceded His coming and what brought others to
    stand at the temple in the land of Bountiful and
    thrust their hands into the wounds of His hands
    and feet (Ezra Taft Ensign, Nov. 1986, 67).

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Immerse self in scriptures by. . .
  • 1
  • Searching
  • and
  • Feasting

2 Learn Doctrines Types Shadows Patterns Symbols
3 Master Principles
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Immerse self in scriptures by. . .
  • 1
  • Searching
  • and
  • Feasting

2 Learn Doctrines Types Shadows Patterns Symbols
3 Master Principles Revelation always
yields application
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2 Nephi 321-5 DC 761-19, 114-119
The Word
The Spirit
  • 1
  • Searching
  • and
  • Feasting

2 Learn Doctrines Types Shadows Patterns Symbols

3 Master Principles Revelation always
yields application
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Understanding/Conviction
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  • The Lords periodic whisperings to my mind.
    Over the years, these whisperings have guided me
    and reassured me. They give me, from time to
    time, in the words of the Prophet Joseph, sudden
    strokes of ideas and occasionally the pure flow
    of intelligence (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph
    Smith, p. 151). . . . These are inward things,
    often taking the form of a directing phrase. I
    have found that the Lord gives more instructions
    than explanations (Neal A Maxwell, Becoming a
    Disciple, Ensign, June 1996, p. 12-19).

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  • It is not wise to wrestle with the
    revelations with such insistence as to demand
    immediate answers or blessings to your liking.
    You cannot force spiritual things. Such words as
    compel, coerce, constrain, pressure, demand, do
    not describe our privileges with the Spirit. You
    can no more force the Spirit to respond than you
    can force a bean to sprout, or an egg to hatch
    before it's time. You can create a climate to
    foster growth, nourish, and protect, but you
    cannot force or compel you must await the
    growth. Do not be impatient to gain great
    spiritual knowledge. Let it grow, help it grow,
    but do not force it or you will open the way to
    be misled (Boyd K. Packer, The Candle of the
    Lord, Ensign, Jan. 1983, 51-56).

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  • A person may profit by noticing the first
    intimation of the spirit of revelation for
    instance, when you feel pure intelligence flowing
    into you, it may give you sudden strokes of
    ideas. . .thus by learning the Spirit of God and
    understanding it, you may grow into the principle
    of revelation, until you become perfect in Christ
    Jesus (Teaching of the Prophet Joseph Smith,
    151).

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  • When we have the scriptures in our heart and
    our mind and our soul, then we have a means of
    measuring all things we have a means of judging
    everything else. If we are soaked in the
    scriptures, we shant want to look at bad things
    on our walls or listen to bad music, because they
    wont fit. We shall intuitively reject them,
    just as we shall embrace what is good, because we
    shall have in minds a firm and sound sense of
    what is in good taste (Arthur Henry King,
    Abundance of the Heart, p. 129).

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The End. . .
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