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 Mormon Decisions 10Are you a follower or believer?

Example: I’m a believer in lots of things, but a follower of those things? Yeah…not so much.

On the flip side I’m a follower of Jesus and not just a believer. I’ve espoused His teachings into my daily life and have witnessed the effects of His transforming power at work. I’ve noticed how I’m not as impatient, more forgiving, etc…

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Mormon god and Egyptian god Min

Mormon Decisions 10There are countless gods in Egyptian mythology who are representations of animals, nature, acts of men or simply ideas. It’s something most Westerners aren’t accustomed to in our monotheistic views of God.

The whole concept of Egyptian gods is to provide protection, wealth, revenge or  power. The majority of the gods inscribed upon the hypocephalus belonging to Smith had multiple natures and held the capability to morph into whatever god was needed at the time.

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Heavens Expanse and Sokar

Mormon Decisions 10Welcome to part 4 in our series! This time we’re looking at Joseph Smith’s translation of Egyptian hieroglyphs found in Facsimile 2 from the Book of Abraham.

Today we’ll see just how wrong Joseph’s translation skills were when he said this inscription meant the expanse of the heavens. What we know from the experts is that this is the evil Egyptian god of the underworld sometimes referred to as Sokar.

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Mormon Priesthood and Horus-Ra (Horus-Re)

Mormon Decisions 10In part 3 of our series from the Book of Abraham we’re taking a look at Smith’s rendition of Egyptian hieroglyphics and comparing his handiwork with the experts. The hieroglyph showcased here today has a notable inscription you can also see on the Nauvoo temple; the Wedjat Eye, also called the Left Eye of Horus.

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