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Sunday February 14th 2016

‘American Scripture’

Astronauts, Space, and Faith

Astronauts, Space, and Faith

American Minute with Bill Federer On JULY 20, 1969, Astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon, stating: "One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." Neil Armstrong, along with Colonel Buzz Aldrin, landed their lunar module, the "Eagle," and spent a total of 21 hours and 37 minutes on the moon's surface [...]

A God Of Miracles

A God Of Miracles

American Scripture The ancient American Prophet Moroni stated that God is a God of Miracles. Yet, even further, that since He is an unchangeable God, He is still a God of Miracles. And if there were miracles wrought then, why has God ceased to be a God of miracles and yet be an unchangeable Being? And behold, I say unto you he changeth [...]

The Delicious Fruit of the Word of God

The Delicious Fruit of the Word of God

American Scripture The ancient American Prophet Alma had this to say regarding the word of God: Now, we will compare the word unto a seed. Now, if ye give place, that a seed may be planted in your heart, behold, if it be a true seed, or a good seed, if ye do not cast it out by your unbelief, that ye will resist the Spirit of the Lord, [...]

Alexander Hamilton Shot in a Duel

Alexander Hamilton Shot in a Duel

American Minute with Bill Federer He intentionally fired into the air, but his political rival, former Vice-President Aaron Burr, took deadly aim and fatally shot him in a duel JULY 11, 1804. Born in the West Indies, he fought in the Revolution and was aide-de-camp to General Washington. He helped write the Constitution and convinced [...]

Alma Counters Falsehood: “All Things Denote There Is A God!”

Alma Counters Falsehood: “All Things Denote There Is A God!”

American Scripture There are many false philosophies prevalent in the world today. Indeed there are many Anti-Christ creeds taught from classroom to the workplace, in the media, in books, and sometimes even in the home. We can counter such false notions, beliefs, and philosophies by remembering how Alma countered the ancient American [...]

Judge This People According To The Commandments Of God

Judge This People According To The Commandments Of God

American Scripture Mosiah explained how, whether a nation is ruled by a King or Judges, that the laws should be based upon God's laws. Therefore I will be your king the remainder of my days; nevertheless, let us appoint judges, to judge this people according to our law; and we will newly arrange the affairs of this people, for we will [...]

Beware of Pride

Beware of Pride

American Scripture One of the things the Book of Mormon warns us about is the sin of pride: Yea, and we may see at the very time when he doth prosper his people . . .  then is the time that they do harden their hearts, and do forget the Lord their God, and do trample under their feet the Holy One—yea, and this because of their ease, [...]

The Testimony Of Three Witnesses

The Testimony Of Three Witnesses

American Scripture The scriptural law of witnesses requires that in the mouth of two or three individuals shall every word be established (Deut. 19:15; 2 Cor. 13:1; 1 Tim. 5:19). This law applies in divine as well as human relations, for members of the Godhead bear witness of one another (John 5:31-37; 3 Ne. 11:32), and books of holy [...]

What Happens To Us When We Die?

What Happens To Us When We Die?

American Scripture What happens to us when we die? What is the state of the soul between death and the resurrection? Now, concerning the state of the soul between death and the resurrection—Behold, it has been made known unto me by an angel, that the spirits of all men, as soon as they are departed from this mortal body, yea, the [...]

Firmer And Firmer In The Faith Of Christ

Firmer And Firmer In The Faith Of Christ

American Scripture Let's not be fooled by illusions created by the devil. Instead let us maintain our spiritual fine-tuning by yielding our hearts to God, becoming firmer and firmer in the faith. Nevertheless they did fast and pray oft, and did wax stronger and stronger in their humility, and firmer and firmer in the faith of Christ, [...]

He Is The Same Yesterday, Today, And Forever

He Is The Same Yesterday, Today, And Forever

American Scripture The ancient American Prophet Nephi testified regarding God: For he is the same yesterday, today, and forever; and the way is prepared for all men from the foundation of the world, if it so be that they repent and come unto him. For he that diligently seeketh shall find; and the mysteries of God shall be unfolded [...]

We Knew Of Christ

We Knew Of Christ

American Scripture Just as the Old Testament Prophets knew of Jesus Christ, so did the Book of Mormon Prophets. As Jacob testifies: For, for this intent have we written these things, that they may know that we knew of Christ, and we had a hope of his glory many hundred years before his coming; and not only we ourselves had a hope of his [...]

Charity

Charity

American Scripture After the Nephite nation was destroyed, Moroni recorded some important teachings of his father, Mormon. And charity suffereth long, and is kind, and envieth not, and is not puffed up, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil, and rejoiceth not in iniquity but rejoiceth in the truth, beareth all [...]

Know Good From Evil

Know Good From Evil

American Scripture As he neared the end of the record, Moroni included his father Mormon’s teachings on the sources of good and evil. For behold, the Spirit of Christ is given to every man, that he may know good from evil; wherefore, I show unto you the way to judge; for every thing which inviteth to do good, and to persuade to believe [...]

Making Weak Things Strong

Making Weak Things Strong

American Scripture In response to Moroni’s concern that his readers would mock the weaknesses of his writing, the Lord taught him about personal weaknesses. And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before [...]

Trial Of Your Faith

Trial Of Your Faith

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, dispute not [...]

By Small And Simple Things Are Great Things Brought To Pass

By Small And Simple Things Are Great Things Brought To Pass

American Scripture Alma explained the importance of the sacred American records and commanded his son Helaman to take charge of them: Now ye may suppose that this is foolishness in me; but behold I say unto you, that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass; and small means in many instances doth confound the [...]

This LIfe Is The Time To Prepare To Meet God

This LIfe Is The Time To Prepare To Meet God

American Scripture While he was on his mission, Amulek taught the Zoramites. He taught them that Mortal probation—this life—is given to us to prepare to live in the presence of God; therefore, we must not procrastinate repentance. Here are his words: For behold, this life is the time for men to prepare to meet God; yea, behold the [...]

Faith Is Things Which Are Hoped For And Not Seen

Faith Is Things Which Are Hoped For And Not Seen

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, dispute not because [...]

Contention Is Of The Devil

Contention Is Of The Devil

American Scripture The resurrected Savior explained why we should avoid disputations about points of doctrine. For verily, verily I say unto you, he that hath the spirit of contention is not of me, but is of the devil, who is the father of contention, and he stirreth up the hearts of men to contend with anger, one with another. A person [...]

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