The Heartland Model for the Book of Mormon, places Lehi’s landing near the Florida panhandle. In this new model, North America is the site where all Book of Mormon events took place. Relying heavily on the research of non-Mormon scholars, the Heartland Model recently got a boost from Philip Beale, a retired Royal Navy officer.Continue reading “Voyage!”

Festivals of Spring

Paul taught that “the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ…” and truly the festivals of the Mosiac law are rich in symbolism of Jesus Christ, and His infinite atonement. I will discuss four of the spring festivals here. Three spring festivals are held in Abib (now called Nisan), the first month ofContinue reading “Festivals of Spring”

Law of Moses in the Book of Mormon

And we did observe to keep the judgements, the statutes, and the commandments of the Lord in all things, according to the law of Moses. (2 Ne. 5:10) Nephi and his brothers returned to Jerusalem to get the brass plates which contained the law of Moses. It is clear in the Book of Mormon thatContinue reading “Law of Moses in the Book of Mormon”

A good Age to Learn

I read the Book of Mormon at age 12. My parents had been members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 6 years, and my older brother was starting to make choices that eventually led him away from it. Not owning up to his increasingly bad behavior, he pointed the finger atContinue reading “A good Age to Learn”