American Scripture

American Scripture Here's an American Scripture: AND now Abinadi said unto them: I would that ye should understand that God himself shall come down among the children of men, and shall redeem his people. And because he dwelleth in flesh he shall be called the Son of God, and having subjected the...
American Scripture Political unrest, warfare, and economic chaos prevail in many parts of the world, and the plagues of pornography, drug misuse, immorality, AIDS, and child abuse become more oppressive with each passing day. The media busily satisfies an apparently insatiable appetite of audiences to witness murder, violence, nudity, sex,...
American Scripture The more we obey God, the more we desire to help others. The more we help others, the more we love God and on and on. Conversely, the more we disobey God and the more selfish we are, the less love we feel. Trying to find lasting love without...
American Scripture Great are the promises concerning this land of America. We are told unequivocally that it “is a choice land, and whatsoever nation shall possess it shall be free from bondage, and from captivity, and from all other nations under heaven, if they will but serve the God of...
American Scripture We learn a vital lesson from the example of Lehi in the Book of Mormon. Lehi responded in faith to prophetic instruction and warnings concerning the destruction of Jerusalem. He then prayed unto the Lord “with all his heart, in behalf of his people: Wherefore it came to pass...
American Scripture To ponder means “to weigh mentally, think deeply about, deliberate, meditate.” Moroni used this very term as he closed his record: “Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things … that ye would remember how merciful the Lord hath been unto the children of men...
American Scripture The story is told of a woman waving good-bye to one of her children as they were leaving for school, and calleld out, “Remember who you are.” As the child walked away, the friend asked, “Why does your mother always say that to you? What does she mean?”...
American Scripture Shortly after the appearance of Jesus Christ to the Nephites it is said about the power of His Disciples: And there were great and marvelous works wrought by the disciples of Jesus, insomuch that they did heal the sick, and raise the dead, and cause the lame to walk, and the blind...
American Scripture None of us will be on earth very long. We have a number of precious years which, in the eternal perspective, barely amount to the blink of an eye. And then we depart. But we have hope: Now, concerning the state of the soul between death and the resurrection—Behold, it...
American Scripture Regarding the Book of Mormon: It is different. God preserved it for a purpose in Himself. This book, called the Book of Mormon, is an abridgment prepared by one of the last prophets of the Nephites, under the command of God, that it might come forth in the...
American Scripture While abridging the prophet Ether’s words on faith, Moroni included some of his own testimony, counsel, and understanding about the subject. And now, I, Moroni, would speak somewhat concerning these things; I would show unto the world that faith is things which are hoped for and not seen; wherefore,...
American Scripture The Lord’s standard of morality commands that the sacred powers to beget life be protected and employed only between man and woman, husband and wife. To misuse this power is exceeded in seriousness only by the shedding of innocent blood and denying the Holy Ghost. If one transgresses...
American Scripture An ancient prophet gave the assurance that God would require nothing of his children save he provided a way for them to carry out his commandments. And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I will go and do the things which the Lord hath...
American Scripture We are here upon the earth to learn how to be happy eternally as we prepare for a glorious resurrection, because man is that he might have joy and we receive our blessings from him whom we list to obey. For every man receiveth wages of him whom he...
American Scripture The American Revolutionary Pastor John J Zubly once said: "To the generality of mankind he gave no written law, but yet left not himself without a witness among them; the words of the law were written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean...
American Scripture When preaching the gospel we should do so in all humility in all humility and meekness, and warn sinners to repent and come to Christ. And now, my beloved brethren, I would that ye should come unto Christ, who is the Holy One of Israel, and partake of his salvation,...
American Scripture It is one thing to look back upon the events of history. It is another to regard our own time. We have the Lord’s assurance that he will bless and prosper his people if they will keep his commandments and remember to look to him as the source...
American Scripture The most important attribute of Heavenly Father and of His Beloved Son and one that we should desire and seek to possess within our own lives is the gift of charity, “the pure love of Christ” ( Moroni 7:47). From this gift springs our capacity to love and...
American Scripture The ancient American King and Prophet, Benjamin, describes how by serving his fellow beings he was in the service of his God. And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings...
American Scripture The Lord was angry with the ancient Israelites for refusing to go up on the mount, to enter into the Lord's "rest" and see God (Exodus 20:19; Deuteronomy 9:22). The ancient American Prophet Alma expounded on this event: And now, my brethren, behold I say unto you, that if...