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Interpreter A Journal of Mormon Scripture
Published:
2/18/2021
Specs:
Digest / 5.25" x 8.25"
12 pages Saddle-stitched
Category:
Religion
Tags:
church of jesus christ of latter-day saints, interpreter foundation, lds, lehi, Mormonism, Nephi, Temple, Tree of Life

Abstract: The Interpreter Foundation welcomes faithful ideas, insights, and manuscripts from people of all backgrounds. In this brief essay, I share some that were recently shared with me regarding Lehi’s vision of the tree of life, as recorded in 1 Nephi 8. Among other things, Lehi seems to have been shown that the divine offer of salvation extends far beyond a small elite. As Peter exclaims in the King James rendering of Acts 10:34, “God is no respecter of persons.” Other translations render the same words as saying that he doesn’t “play favorites” or “show partiality.” The passage in James 1:5 with which the Restoration commenced clearly announces that, if they will simply ask, God “giveth to all men liberally.”

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