7 Tips for Making Righteous Judgments

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We are sometimes required to pass judgment on other people and on important decisions in our lives. These seven principles outline how we can make righteous judgments. In Matthew 7:1, Christ commands us not to judge. Through the Joseph Smith Translation, however, we see that not all judgment is bad.… Continue reading

Why Does God Talk to Us?

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Elder Oaks explains that whether it’s to comfort, uplift, restrain, or inform, God communicates with his children through revelation. You’ve decided to take a job offer, but before your first day you suddenly feel terrible about your decision. Why do you feel this way? God might not text or call… Continue reading

Getting to Know Christ’s Women Disciples

Though women are mentioned less frequently than men in the New Testament, they were very important to Christ and his ministry. Camille Fronk Olson, chair of the Department of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University, explains little-known treasures about New Testament women in her article “They Ministered unto Him of… Continue reading

Obtaining Salvation for You and Your Ancestors

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By doing temple work for our ancestors, we develop gratitude and love for them and recognize the significant role we play in their salvation. Cynthia Doxey, associate professor of Church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University, says that we are “noble and great ones” who can help our ancestors… Continue reading

Your Role in Our Global Church

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Our worldwide church requires each of us to realize that we are greater than our differences. Less than 30 years ago, the Berlin Wall was the ultimate physical symbol of division and uncertainty. Today, that physical boundary has been torn down. But we regularly need to cross cultural boundaries to… Continue reading

A Palestinian’s Journey to Conversion

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We can help others on their journey by understanding their background. Every individual who has developed a relationship with God has struggled on his or her own precious journey. Johnny A. Bahbah, a Palestinian Arab, explains his conversion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in an article… Continue reading

When Is Envy a Virtue?

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Interfaith experiences can help the deeply religious learn more about God. When the Stockholm Sweden temple opened in 1985, many Swedes were unhappy about it. But defense for the building came from an unexpected source: Krister Stendahl, Bishop of Stockholm for the Church of Sweden. Stendahl, who was also the… Continue reading

Ancient Witnesses of Joseph Smith

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Just as we are blessed with knowledge of the past, ancient prophets were blessed with knowledge of the future. Joseph F. McConkie (1941–2013) was an emeritus professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University when he researched the connection between ancient prophets and Joseph Smith. Through revelation, ancient prophets learned… Continue reading

Elder Bednar Speaks about Being an Apostle

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Elder David A. Bednar answers questions about his experiences as a special witness of the name of Christ. Elder David A. Bednar was sustained by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on October 2, 2004. After being sustained,… Continue reading

Five Ways to Understand Your Identity

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Learn how to overcome your struggles by understanding your eternal identity more deeply. In his 2012 BYU Education Week devotional address, Elder Tad R. Callister, then serving as a member of the Presidency of the Seventy, taught that when we understand our eternal identity, we are able overcome most of… Continue reading