Friday Forum: 1 Nephi 12:17 “The Devil Made Me Do It”

Discuss 1 Nephi 12:17

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17 And the mists of darkness are the temptations of the devil, which blindeth the eyes, and hardeneth the hearts of the children of men, and leadeth them away into broad roads, that they perish and are lost.   1 Nephi 12:17

Ok M* Readers. What do you think is  are the BIGGEST modern “mists/Temptations” of  Satan  in our day?

If you know or have an opinion, please do tell.

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About JA Benson

Joanna entered the world as a BYU baby. Continuing family tradition, she graduated BYU with a degree in Elementary Education and taught for several years. Growing up in Salt Lake County, her favorite childhood hobbies were visiting cemeteries and eavesdropping on adult conversations. Her ancestral DNA is multi-ethnic and she is Mormon pioneer stock on every familial line. Joanna resides in the Southeastern USA with her five children ranging in age from 8 to 24. Her husband passed away in 2009. She is an avid reader and a student of history. Her current intellectual obsession is Sephardic Jewish history, influence and genealogy. She served as a board member for her local chapter of Families with Children from China. She is the author of “DNA Mormons?” Summer Sunstone 2007 http://www.bycommonconsent.com/2007/04/dna-mormons/ and “Becoming Hong Mei`s Mother” in the Winter Sunstone 2009 http://theredbrickstore.com/sunstone/becoming-hong-meis-mother/.

6 thoughts on “Friday Forum: 1 Nephi 12:17 “The Devil Made Me Do It”

  1. I used to classify blogging as a temptation, but my wife helped me to understand that it is actually an addiction. ;-)

    Honestly, there are so many temptations/mists of darkness, I don’t think the server could handle the load if we listed them all!!

  2. But more seriously, I think the two biggest temptations are:

    1)Believing that more money and things will bring you happiness.
    2)Believing that the preponderence of modern popular entertainment offers models that will bring happiness.

  3. I think this also goes back to a previous scripture about spending money and time on things that have no worth/value. Which, as Geoff pointed out, will not bring us happiness.

  4. In no particular order:

    1) Believing that exercising power over others brings happiness.
    2) Believing that one cannot change for the better (this can manifest as “This is the way I am, so you better get used to it,” but also as “It’s no use even trying to be better.”)

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