kd7sov: (temple)
He is risen! He is risen!
Tell it out with joyful voice!
He hath burst his three days' prison;
Let the whole wide earth rejoice!
Death is conquered, Man is free,
Christ hath won the victory.

Come with high and holy hymning,
Chant our Lord's triumphant lay.
Not one darksome cloud is dimming
Yonder glorious morning ray,
Breaking o'er the purple east,
Symbol of our Easter feast.

He is risen! He is risen!
He hath opened Heaven's gate!
We are free from sin's dark prison,
Risen to a holier state!
And a brighter Easter beam
On our longing eyes shall stream.
kd7sov: (Default)
The second Article of Faith of the Church of Jesus Christ is as follows:

We believe )

As ever, please feel free to ask any questions you might have.
kd7sov: (religion)
3 Nephi 1:

4. And it came to pass that in the commencement of the ninety and second year, behold, the prophecies of the prophets began to be fulfilled more fully; for there began to be greater signs and greater miracles wrought among the people.
5. But there were some who began to say that the time was past for the words to be fulfilled, which were spoken by Samuel, the Lamanite.
6. And they began to rejoice over their brethren, saying: Behold the time is past, and the words of Samuel are not fulfilled; therefore, your joy and your faith concerning this thing hath been vain.
7. And it came to pass that they did make a great uproar throughout the land; and the people who believed began to be very sorrowful, lest by any means those things which had been spoken might not come to pass.
8. But behold, they did watch steadfastly for that day and that night and that day which should be as one day as if there were no night, that they might know that their faith had not been vain.
9. Now it came to pass that there was a day set apart by the unbelievers, that all those who believed in those traditions should be put to death except the sign should come to pass, which had been given by Samuel the prophet.
10. Now it came to pass that when Nephi, the son of Nephi, saw the wickedness of his people, his heart was exceedingly sorrowful.
11. And it came to pass that he went out and bowed himself down upon the earth, and cried mightily to his God in behalf of his people, yea, those who were about to be destroyed because of their faith in the tradition of their fathers.
12. And it came to pass that he cried mightily unto the Lord all that day; and behold, the voice of the Lord came unto him, saying:
13. Lift up your head and be of good cheer; for behold, the time is at hand, and on this night shall the sign be given, and on the morrow come I into the world, to show unto the world that I will fulfil all that which I have caused to be spoken by the mouth of my holy prophets.
14. Behold, I come unto my own, to fulfil all things which I have made known unto the children of men from the foundation of the world, and to do the will, both of the Father and of the Son - of the Father because of me, and of the Son because of my flesh. And behold, the time is at hand, and this night shall the sign be given.
kd7sov: (Default)
Helaman 14:

1. And now it came to pass that Samuel, the Lamanite, did prophesy a great many more things which cannot be written.
2. And behold, he said unto them: Behold, I give unto you a sign; for five years more cometh, and behold, then cometh the Son of God to redeem all those who shall believe on his name.
3. And behold, this will I give unto you for a sign of his coming; for behold, there shall be great lights in heaven, insomuch that in the night before he cometh there shall be no darkness, insomuch that it shall appear unto man as if it was day.
4. Therefore, there shall be one day and a night and a day, as if it were one day and there were no night; and this shall be unto you for a sign; for ye shall know of the rising of the sun, and also of its setting; therefore they shall know of a surety that there shall be two days and a night; nevertheless the night shall not be darkened; and it shall be the night before he is born.
5. And behold, there shall a new star arise, such an one as ye never have beheld; and this also shall be a sign unto you.
6. And behold this is not all, there shall be many signs and wonders in heaven.
kd7sov: (Mormonism)
One of the most commonly-memorized verses of scripture among Latter-Day Saints is 1 Nephi 3:7, which teaches that for every commandment the Lord gives, He opens a way to fulfill it. In my Institute class today (LDS Institute is... complicated to explain to someone who hasn't grown up with a lifelong religious education program, but I'll try if someone asks) I was checking some cross-references and noticed that another scripture we like, from the Old Testament book of Amos, has the same chapter and verse (Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.)

It seemed to me like a really interesting connection. I haven't checked to see if other 3:7s tend to be doctrinally significant, but either way it's nice to notice.

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