Friday Forum: Adopted into the House of Lehi

JA Benson’s son, Tex, fills in this morning with today’s Friday Forum.

This scripture is from a revelation given to Nephi concerning his
descendants and the land Promised to Lehi.

1 Nephi 14: 1-2

And it shall come to pass, that if the Gentiles shall hearken unto the
Lamb of God in that day that he shall manifest himself unto them in
word, and also in power, in very deed, unto the taking away of their
stumbling blocks—

And harden not their hearts against the Lamb of God, they shall be
numbered among the seed of thy father
; yea, they shall be numbered
among the house of Israel; and they shall be a blessed people upon the
promised land forever; they shall be no more brought down into
captivity; and the house of Israel shall no more be confounded.

I was reading in the Book of Mormon and this particular scripture just
stood out to me. In my humble opinion, the meaning of 1 Nephi 14: 1-2
is all righteous Americans (North and South) are adopted into the
House of Lehi and numbered among his seed.  I have never heard
anything along these lines in any Sunday school or at any other place
in the scriptures. I was wondering if a greater scriptorian than me
could tell me anything more about this, or prove me wrong.

Friday Forum: John 12:35-36 “Ye May Be the Children of Light”

Discuss John 12:35-36
35 Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.  36 While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light….
John 12:35-36

Friday Forum: John 12:46: “I am come a light into the world” : Happy Hannukah

discuss: John 12:46

I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.

Hannukah 2008

Jie Jie and I  ( Jie Jie is the girl in the middle, with glasses, my dark head is leaning over her), lighting our family’s menorah at the messanic synagogue last year.

Tonight at sundown, the Benson household will begin the “Eights Days of Hanukkah” celebration.

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Friday Forum: Alma 31:27-28 “We are a Chosen People, While Others Perish”

Discuss Alma 31:27-28
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27Behold, O God, they cry unto thee, and yet their hearts are swallowed up in their pride. Behold, O God, they cry unto thee with their mouths, while they are puffed up, even to greatness, with the vain things of the world.

28 Behold, O my God, their costly apparel, and their ringlets, and their bracelets, and their ornaments of gold, and all their precious things which they are ornamented with; and behold, their hearts are set upon them, and yet they cry unto thee and say—We thank thee, O God, for we are a chosen people unto thee, while others shall perish.

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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.