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Birthpangs of the Messiah

The concept of “the birthpangs of Messiah” arose out of Israel’s need for a divinely...
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Searching Mysteries

A “precept of men” we may have heard is that we should not search out...
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End-Time “Egypt”

Having first established—by analyzing the Book of Isaiah’s internal literary features—that “all things that he...
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Solemn Brotherhood

I have shown that ancient Near Eastern emperor–vassal covenants are helpful in understanding the workings...
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New Things

When Jehovah God of Israel addresses his end-time people through Isaiah, saying “I announce to...
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Righteous Praise

There is something right or righteous about praising our Savior Jesus Christ. As Jehovah God...
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Born a Savior

In the Father’s “gift of his Son” (Ether 12:11)—a gift that keeps on giving—we observe...
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That’s Controversial!

If you have ever ventured to discuss some aspect of Isaiah’s prophecies with someone who...
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Messiah Son of Joseph

The prophetic construct of a “Messiah Son of Joseph” that relies on rabbinical interpretations of...
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The Whole Vision

When Isaiah asks God’s people of our day, “You have heard the whole vision [hazut...
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The Gathering

Vague ideas exist about the so-called “gathering” or “gathering of Israel,” but do we really...
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Profiles of Proxy Saviors

Book of Mormon examples of the Davidic Covenant in action exist for anyone who wants...
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Question about Another Nation Bringing Forth the Fruits Thereof

Question: Is it possible that the entitled and accusatory attitude many members of the restored...
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Question about Lehi’s Descendants Being a “Dead Branch”

Question: Several church authorities have claimed that those who are called Lamanites today, some of...
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Question about Persecution in the Church

Question: It is disturbing to see several prominent figures in the church being persecuted by...
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Those with Visions

The book Visions of Glory by John Pontius, based on the near death experiences of...
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Question about the Translation of Isaiah Passages in the Book of Mormon

Question: “My anti-LDS friend says “See! According to Avraham’s answer he proves that Joseph Smith...
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Question about Jesus’ Being the Veil of the Temple

Question: Some have interpreted Hebrews 10 to say that the Savior is the veil of...
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Question about There Never Occurring Another Apostasy

Question: I’ve heard it preached by authority that there will never be another apostasy. While...
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Question about Whether the Gathering of the House of Israel has Started

Question: I’m confused about whether the prophesied gathering of Israel has started. Does the current...
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Question about “A Bible, a Bible” in 2 Nephi 29:3

Question: Does the Gentiles’ complaint against the words of the Lord’s hissing forth when they...
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God’s Great and Marvelous Work

God’s performing his great and marvelous work “among the children of men" (2 Nephi 25:17;...
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The Sealed Book of Isaiah

In this modern age, when materialism, idolatry, perversions, and telestial trivia seduce the masses, one...
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The Fulness of Truth

Consistent with the “other books” that are to come forth that will fulfill his prediction,...
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A Great Division Among the Gentiles

Paradoxically, on the other hand, as noted, because additional scriptures come forth only when the...
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God’s Sons/Servants Overcome Sin and Iniquity

Those who attain this second level of blessedness are freed from iniquity as well as...
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Three Years of Warning before Three Years of Judgment

According to Isaiah, God raises up his servant when the world is spiraling in a...
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Future Zion and Jerusalem

“In that day the Lord will thresh out [his harvest] from the torrent of the...
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The Messiah—Israel’s Redeemer

It was in the context of his people’s lost and fallen state that the redemptive...
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Zion Is Established among the House of Israel

Jesus refers to his servant again when giving Lehi’s descendants “a sign, that ye may...
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Babylon—A Worldwide Conglomerate

Isaiah’s Seven-Part Structure defines Babylon as a composite entity made up of individual entities of...
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