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Ensign, ‘The Caravan Moves On,’ October 1984 “There is no salvation in a system of religion that rejects the doctrine of the Fall or that assumes man is the end product of evolution and so was not subject to a fall. True believers know that this earth and man and all forms of life were created in an Edenic, or paradisiacal, state in which there was no mortality, no procreation, no death.” — Bruce R. McConkie (more…)

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 The Mortal Messiah, pp. 127-128 “And as he came out of the Garden, delivering himself voluntarily into the hands of wicked men, the victory had been won. There remained yet the shame and the pain of his attest, his trials, and his cross. But all these were overshadowed by the agonies and sufferings in Gethsemane. It was on the cross that he ‘suffered death in the flesh,’ even as many have suffered agonizing deaths, but it was in Gethsemane that ‘he suffered the pain of all men, that all men might repent and come unto him’” (more…)

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October 6 – The god of Misery and Woe. Isaiah 35:4-6 “Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you. 5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. 6 Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.”

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 October 5 – Lies that bind. Genesis 1:28, 3:15; “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.”

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Mormon Doctrine, p. 363 “Mormonism is Christianity; Christianity is Mormonism; they are one and the same, and they are not to be distinguished from each other in the minutest detail … Mormons are true Christians; their worship is the pure, unadulterated Christianity authored by Christ and accepted by Peter, James, and John and all the ancient saints.” — Bruce R. McConkie (more…)

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 The Promised Messiah: The First Coming of Christ, 62 “…from other sacred sources we know that Jehovah-Christ, assisted by … Michael …did in fact create the earth and all forms of … life on the face thereof. But when it came to placing man on earth, there was a change in Creators. That is, the Father himself became personally involved.” — Bruce R. McConkie, 1978 [emp. added] (more…)

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July 22 – We Can’t Have It Both Ways! Deut. 18:22; “When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously; thou shalt not be afraid of him”.

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 June 30 – Salvation in no other. Acts 4:12 “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

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 June 2 — Lies that Bind. Acts 4:12 “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (more…)

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 April 27 – Every person. Romans 3:23; “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God”.

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Witnessing Tip of the Day FebruaryFebruary 19 – God begets His only Son. Psalms 104:2-3; “Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain: 3 Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind”.

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February 16 – 1 Corinthians 15:47 “The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven”. (more…)

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January 31 — Birth of Christianity. Acts 11:26; “And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.” (more…)

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January 28 — Chosen seed. 1 Chronicles 16:13, 17; “O ye seed of Israel his servant, ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones. 17 And hath confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant.” (more…)

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January 17 — Exaltation. Psalm 46:10; “Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” (more…)

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January 6 — Sewing Seeds of Doubt. 1 Chronicles 16:23-26; “Sing unto the LORD, all the earth; shew forth from day to day his salvation. 24 Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvellous works among all nations. 25 For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised: he also is to be feared above all gods. 26 For all the gods of the people are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.” (more…)

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Letter to BYU Professor Eugene England, January 1981 “It is my province to teach to the Church what the doctrine is. It is your province to echo what I say or to remain silent.” — Bruce McConkie (more…)

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January 4 — Jesus is THE Saviour! “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me”. John 14:6 (more…)

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January 3 — Enmity. Genesis 3:15c; “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.”

1 Peter 3:18; “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:” (more…)

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 December 22 –The Good Shepherd. 1 Peter 5:2-4; “Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.  And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.” (more…)

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