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The Iron Rod—the Word of God

The imagery of an iron rod representing the word of God contains nuances we may have missed, considering God’s word is truth and iron is unbending. And as we believe in God’s word in the scriptures insofar as they are translated correctly, that includes their interpretation, as their misuse or distortion is cause for damnation. …

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Becoming like Enoch’s Zion

According to the scriptures, Enoch’s people, who succeeded in becoming a city of Zion, most nearly parallel and resemble the prophesied latter-day Zion. The book of Moses, for instance, links these two Zions rhetorically and typologically and shows that they will become one people of God. But just how did the Lord’s people in Enoch’s …

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Author’s Journey to Understanding Isaiah

Reading the Book of Isaiah for the first time in my early twenties in New Zealand, I somehow sensed that its historical scenario had a much bigger application than only to Isaiah’s day or soon thereafter. Less than a decade later, in a yeshiva or rabbinic school in Jerusalem, Israel, the head rabbi declared as …

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The Davidic Covenant

The Davidic Covenant—God’s individual covenant with King David and his heirs—came into being in response to Israel’s need for protection against enemies. Although God had promised his protection under the collective Sinai Covenant, it required his entire people’s obedience to his commandments that are the terms of the covenant. That obedience had been achieved during …

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The Title Page of the Book of Mormon

In its Title Page, the Book of Mormon addresses three groups of people: (1) the Lamanites, who are a “remnant of the house of Israel;” (2) the Jews; and (3) the Gentiles. Before embarking on an explorative excursion into the Book of Mormon, therefore, it is well to clarify these three identities as not all …

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God’s Justice

“How the faithful city has become a harlot! She was filled with justice; righteousness made its abode in her, but now murderers” (Isaiah 1:21). “The vineyard of Jehovah of Hosts is the house of Israel and the people of Judah his cherished grove. He expected justice, but there was injustice; [he expected] righteousness, but there …

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Isaiah in Brief

Isaiah wrote for “the end-time”; that is, the end of the world. His prophecy describes an end-time scenario that heralds the coming of the Lord: “Go now, write on tablets concerning them; record it in a book for the end-time” (Isaiah 30:8). Not until the end-time will people understand the prophecies of Isaiah: “In the …

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Rude Awakening

How is it that Latter-day Saints who have been given the key of knowledge of the end-time in the prophecies of Isaiah do not feel compelled to SEARCH them for themselves as their Savior has commanded but instead leave that up to the “wise and learned”—the academics of our day who “illuminate with mere sparks” …

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Isaiah—Prophet of the End-Time

“Go now, write on tablets concerning them; record it in a book for the end-time, as a testimony forever” (Isaiah 30:8). “Behold, I say unto you, that ye ought to search these things. Yea, a commandment I give unto you that ye search these things diligently; for great are the words of Isaiah. For surely …

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