Category: Come Follow Me 2020

Melchizedek Priesthood

Alma 13-16

How does the Book of Mormon justify there being many “high priests” of the “high priesthood” when that clearly contradicts what the New Testament teaches? Did Abraham pay tithing of all he possessed to Melchizedek, or tithing of all from the spoils of war? Did LDS Bishops and Stake presidents ever receive a percentage of the tithing they collected for the services they performed?

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Book of Mormon monetary System

Alma 8-12

Why does the Book of Mormon have its own unique monetary system? Is Jesus Christ also the Eternal Father? Does the Book of Mormon confirm there is only one God? Was the Fall of Adam a blessing? The answer to these questions and more in today’s lesson review.

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The Impossible Gospel

Alma 5-7

Does the Book of Mormon promote an impossible gospel? Is there a clear distinction between salvation by works and salvation by grace? Did God create both good and evil? What was the language of the Nephites? Was Jesus born in Jerusalem or Bethlehem? How did Mary become pregnant?

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What is Priestcraft

Mosiah 29 – Alma 4

What is priestcraft? Who is the second “antichrist” mentioned in the Book of Mormon? Who was president of the country, president of the church, and head of the army – all at the same time? How was “silk” used by the Nephites when it was not present in the pre-Columbian era? How is it even possible to turn white people into a dark people? Stay tuned for the answers to these questions.

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Paid Clergy in the Church

Mosiah 25-28

How should the Church deal with sinners and apostates? Does the Book of Mormon teaching of no paid clergy, apply to current LDS General Authorities? Are there striking parallels between the conversion and ministry of Alma and that of apostle Paul? Does the Book of Mormon offer more options than heaven or hell?

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The Word Mormon

Mosiah 18-24

When was the word “Mormon” first used in the Book of Mormon text? When was the first baptism mentioned in the Book of Mormon? How is Alma’s baptism and Joseph Smith’s baptism in some ways similar? Why does the name “Mormon” offend God today? Does the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have a paid ministry? The answer to these questions and more in this episode.

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How are the trials of Abinadi and Jesus similar?

Mosiah 11-17

How are the trials of Abinadi and Jesus similar? Does anyone know what ziff is? How did italicized words from the King James Bible get into the Book of Mormon? Does the Book of Mormon teach the Father, Son, and Spirit are One God? Did every prophet since the world began prophesy of the coming Messiah? Does the Book of Mormon support the LDS teaching that you can repent and accept the gospel after death? Is there a divine dating service in heaven?

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Tempels in the Book of Mormon

Mosiah 7-10

Were Book of Mormon temples used primarily for assemblies rather than for sacred ordinance work? Were grammatical errors present in the 1830 edition of the Book of Mormon? Did a resurrected God with a physical body come down to earth to take on flesh as a man? How important were the Urim and Thummin in translating the Book of Mormon? Were plants and crops mentioned in the Book of Mormon present in the pre-Columbian era? We will attempt to answer all of these questions in today’s podcast.

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King Benjamins Impossible Gospel

Mosiah 4-6

Are there similarities in King Benjamin’s Address and 19th century revival meetings? Could Benjamin be teaching an “impossible gospel” concerning sinning, repentance and forgiveness? In appointing priests, was Mosiah II giving those men the Aaronic priesthood? The answer to these questions and more in today’s lesson.

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Temples in the Book of Mormon

Mosiah 1-3

Were sacrifices and burnt offerings in the Book of Mormon done appropriately according to the Law of Moses? How many different temples were mentioned in the Book of Mormon? What does it mean to receive a new name? How do the Book of Mormon prophets disagree with Joseph Smith when it comes to the nature of God? The answers to these questions and more coming up.

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