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The Seventy

The Lord counseled the Seventy to pray, when entering a house say "peace be to this house," don't go from hose to house, eat what you are given, heal the sick, preach, if you aren't received in a city preach in the streets, they will have power from the Savior, and be blessed.

Now we still send missionaries in pairs to preach and the work is a lot but the people doing the work is few compared to what needs to be done. Our missionaries heal the sick and preach to the people of the city they are sent to. Our missionaries are given power over the enemy.

I wasn't able to find Seventy on the church website, I just found scriptures. 


Peter and Christ

Here is my post for my religion class. It's a little late since we are in the middle of moving.

Matthew 14:22–33. Walking on the Sea

In Matthew 14:26 it states the disciples saw Christ walking on the water and “they were troubled” and that is was a spirit. The apostles were frightened.
Peter’s response indicated he had faith in Christ.
Peter began to sink because he started to be afraid. He saw the sea tossing and turning and got frightened.  When Peter began to sink he called to Jesus Christ asking Christ to save him. In Matthew 14:31 it says, “immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand and caught him”

In Doctrine and Covenants 88:67 it states, “And if your eye be single to my glory, your whole bodies shall be filled with light, and there shall be no darkness in you; and that body which is filled with light comprehendeth all things.” I think this relates because Peter because he followed Christ and his desires were parallel to Heavenly Father’s and Christ’s. This made it so Peter was filled with the light of Christ. I think I be better at following the commandments and trying to make my will parallel to God’s and Christ’s will.

John 7:10–17. How to Know the Truth of the Savior’s Doctrine

In John 7:12 it states some people thought Jesus was a good man, and others thought he deceived people. I think these thoughts and reactions of people back then match up well with people now. Some people have faith and love Christ, and others mock and don’t have faith. I don’t think thoughts have really changed, which is interesting, because there are hundreds of years between then and now. The Jews asked how Jesus knew the stuff he knew, when he hadn’t been taught. Jesus explained it wasn’t his doctrine, but God’s doctrine.

Jacob 4:14 explains the Jews despised plainness and searched after things they didn’t understand. They were stiff necked. Colossians 2:8 cautions against men teaching philosophy and vain deceit after the traditions of men and the ways of the world. Doctrine and Covenants 93:11-17 explains Jesus didn’t have a full knowledge from the start. He learned and progressed. We learn and progress, just like Jesus did, although a much slower rate, I’m sure. Jesus Christ received all power from heaven and on earth and the glory of God was with him.


Apostles of Christ and John the Baptist

This is for my religion class again. I'll be posting about once a week about different things.

Apostles of Christ

The apostles of Jesus Christ:


A few facts about 3 apostles: 
- Matthew was most likely a thorough Jew with knowledge of the Old Testament scriptures and able to see Jesus Christ’s life fulfill prophecy.
- John did not die but has remained on the earth as a ministering servant until Jesus Christ’s Second Coming.
- James was chosen to be present at the raining of Jairus’s daughter, at the Transfiguration, and at Gethsemane.

Here is my definition of an apostle:
An apostle is one that is sent for to be a special witness of Jesus Christ to all the world.

Q: How did Jesus Christ’s teachings to his apostles prepare them to proclaim the gospel?
A: Jesus instructed the apostles on whom to seek and teach. He explained the apostles should take care of people’s spiritual needs. He also taught them to be wise and beware of evil men. One of my favorite things Jesus taught the disciples for teaching and proclaiming was to not think of how they would speak because the Spirit would direct them in what to say.

Q: How the apostles answered the Savior’s call. How can I apply the same things in my life?
A: They did as they were asked without question. They followed Jesus Christ. I can apply these actions by willingly doing the things I should in the gospel, such as reading my scriptures, praying, etc.

John the Baptist

If I was with the men that went and talked to Jesus for John, I think I would tell John when I got back about all the incredible miracles. There were dead raised and blind healed, along with deaf, lepers, and a lot of other people. I would tell John about the miracles.

John knew without a doubt who the Savior was. He sent his disciples to Jesus for their own edification, to strengthen their testimonies, and to gain their own testimonies of what John had been teaching about Christ.

Jesus Christ said there was no greater prophet than John the Baptist. Joseph Smith gave the following reasons for why John the Baptist is considered as one of the greatest prophets:
“First. He was entrusted with a divine mission of preparing the way before the face of the Lord. Whoever had such a trust committed to him before or since? No man.
“Secondly. He was entrusted with the important mission, and it was required at his hands, to baptize the Son of Man. Whoever had the honor of doing that? Whoever had so great a privilege and glory? …
“Thirdly. John, at that time, was the only legal administrator in the affairs of the kingdom there was then on the earth, and holding the keys of power. … These three reasons constitute him the greatest prophet born”

John the Baptist’s humility and selflessness are expressed in John 3:30. We should all strive to be humble and selfless.


John the Baptist

This is for a school assignment. I am talking about John the Baptist in this post.

Zacharias was told he would have joy in John’s birth and many would rejoice. Zacharias was promised even when Elisabeth was pregnant that John would be “great in the sight of the Lord” (Luke 1:15) and wouldn’t drink wine or strong drink, and would be filled with the Holy Ghost even in the womb. Zacharias was promised John would preach and turn the “disobedient to the wisdom of the just” (Luke 1:17). When Mary came to visit Elisabeth “the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost.” (Luke 1:41) I’m sure all of this was incredible for Zacharias to hear about his unborn son.

When John was born the neighbors and cousins of Elisabeth rejoiced. Elisabeth was pretty old and barren so it was a very exciting time for her and her family. When naming him, Elisabeth said his name would be John. It seems like this is a big deal that he wasn’t named after Zacharias or a family name because the scripture says: “And they said unto her, There is none of thy kindred that is called by this name. And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called. And he asked for a writing table, and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they marveled all.” (Luke 1:61-63)

I didn’t know this, but Isaiah and Malachi both prophesied of John the Baptist and his mission. John was of priestly descent, which was essential to prepare the way for the Savior. The Bible Dictionary states John the Baptist baptized people some months before and after he baptized the Savior. The Bible Dictionary also states at least two of Christ’s disciples were disciples of John before they met Jesus and it is probable he may have taught other disciples. Can you imagine being taught by a prophet?

When John was in prison he sent two of his disciples to inquire of Jesus. Jesus praised John as a prophet saying none was greater. John was entrusted “with the mission of preparing the way and baptizing the Savior of the world.” (Bible Dictionary: John the Baptist). I’m really glad I looked at all these scriptures and references of John the Baptist.

About all I knew previous to this was what is taught in Primary. After reading this I can see why people would rejoice in John the Baptist’s birth and ministry. John was extremely influential in the preparation for Christ and made a difference for so many people by preaching and baptizing. I hope one day I get to meet him.