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Doctrine and Covenants 132:34 “God commanded Abraham, and Sarah gave Hagar to Abraham to wife. And why did she do it? Because this was the law; and from Hagar sprang many people. This, therefore, was fulfilling, among other things, the promises.” (more…)

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january-witnessing-tip-of-the-day-6-0 January 23 – The Promise of Hagar. Mormons are led to believe through the Doctrine and Covenants, the promises sprang from Hagar and her seed. D&C 132:34 reads; “God commanded Abraham, and Sarah gave Hagar to Abraham to wife. And why did she do it? Because this was the law; and from Hagar sprang many people. This, therefore, was fulfilling, among other things, the promises”.

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ram in IsraelGenesis 22:8; “And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.”

John 1:29; “The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”

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Old-Testament-Gospel-Doctrine-Teachers-Manual-35570000Lesson 10: “Birthright Blessings; Marriage in the Covenant

Birthright:

Easton’s Bible Dictionary; “This word denotes the special privileges and advantages belonging to the first-born son among the Jews. He became the priest of the family…

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Old-Testament-Gospel-Doctrine-Teachers-Manual-35570000As with most of their lessons this next one has a tiny bit of truth mixed in with a whole bunch of nonsense, I hope to adequately address both in the following paragraphs. The premise of lesson 9 centers on sacrifice, it gives a biblical account of Abraham’s attempt to sacrifice Isaac and touches on this being a similitude of God’s willingness to sacrifice Jesus.

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Did God Command Polygamy?

Mormon Decisions 10D&C 132:1; “Verily, thus saith the Lord unto you my servant Joseph, that inasmuch as you have inquired of my hand to know and understand wherein I, the Lord, justified my servants Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as also Moses, David and Solomon, my servants, as touching the principle and doctrine of their having many wives and concubines—”

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For this dilemma we’re looking at the story of Ishmael.  When I became a Christian, surprised and shocked couldn’t really fit the description of my reaction to what I was learning.  I don’t know what it’s like to be a “normal” person who came to Christ and learning the truth about God so all I can refer to is my experience as a member of the LDS Church.

Learning the truth about people like Abraham, Ishmael, Jeremiah and not to mention Jesus was mind-blowing to say the least and that’s why I keep praying these dilemmas or discrepancies will shed some light on the minds of the Mormon people.

This selection is from our 3rd installment of Demonic and Ungodly Names in the Book of Mormon.

Don’t forget to pray!

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