Sunday, May 28, 2006

What should we be entering into our journals?

We are told that writing in our journals in an acceptable Sabbath activity. That being the case should our journals perhaps be of a spiritual nature?

Sunday, May 21, 2006

What does "other side of the flood" mean?

In Joshua 24 the phrase "other side of the flood" is used. Does this refer to a time before the flood, a place where people lived before the flood, or is it just a manner of speaking that has nothing to do with the great flood?

What is a Prophetess?

We see in a few places in the bible references to prophetesses. For example, Judges 4:4 and Exodus 15:20.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

What is the significance of bringing Joseph's bones out of Egypt?

Was it just to obey Joseph? What is so significant about doing it that Joseph would command that? Our bodies are temples of God, but is there any importance to what happens to them after we die? Does it matter where one is buried?

Joshua 24:
32 And the abones? of Joseph, which the children of Israel brought up out of Egypt, buried they in Shechem, in a parcel of ground which Jacob bought of the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for an hundred pieces of silver: and it became the inheritance of the children of Joseph.
Gen. 50: 25
25 And Joseph took an aoath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bbones from hence.

Ex. 13: 19
19And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him: for he had straitly sworn the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you; and ye shall carry up my abones away hence with you.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

What happened to Moses?

What resources do we have on what happened to Moses after he left the children of Israel?

Deut 34
6 And he aburied• him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Beth-peor: but no man knoweth bof• his csepulchre unto this day.

7 ¶ And Moses was an ahundred• and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.

It says that he died, but then it says that his eye was not dimmed and his natural force was not abated.

Here's a small list I started. Anybody got any other sources?
Jst Deut 34:6
For the Lord took him unto his fathers, in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Beth-peor; therefore no man knoweth of his sepulcher unto this day.

Alma 45:19
Behold, this we know, that he was a righteous man; and the saying went abroad in the church that he was taken up by the Spirit, or buried by the hand of the Lord, even as Moses. But behold, the scriptures saith the Lord took Moses unto himself; and we suppose that he has also received Alma in the spirit, unto himself; therefore, for this cause we know nothing concerning his death and burial.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Relatives as ministering Angels

Here is a paragraph from the talk President Faust gave in the priesthood session of this past general conference:

I would like to say a word about the ministering of angels. In ancient and modern times angels have appeared and given instruction, warnings, and direction, which benefited the people they visited. We do not consciously realize the extent to which ministering angels affect our lives. President Joseph F. Smith said, "In like manner our fathers and mothers, brothers, sisters and friends who have passed away from this earth, having been faithful, and worthy to enjoy these rights and privileges, may have a mission given them to visit their relatives and friends upon the earth again, bringing from the divine Presence messages of love, of warning, or reproof and instruction, to those whom they had learned to love in the flesh."6 Many of us feel that we have had this experience. Their ministry has been and is an important part of the gospel. Angels ministered to Joseph Smith as he reestablished the gospel in its fulness.