Reuben Simeon Levi Judah Dan NaphtaliGad Asher Issachar Zebulun Joseph Benjamin ZilpahBilnahLeahRachel Jacob (Israel) Abraham Isaac
Genesis 34 3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age; and he made him a coat of many colors. 4 And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him. 5 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren; and they hated him yet the more. 17 And Joseph went after his brethren and found them in Dothan. 18 And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him. Hebrew k’thoneth pac- “a full length tunic with long sleeves
Reuben Simeon Levi Judah Dan NaphtaliGad Asher Issachar Zebulun Joseph Benjamin ZilpahBilnahLeahRachel Jacob (Israel) Abraham Isaac Terah Ishmael Esau Genesis 25 21 … Rebekah his wife conceived. 22 And the children struggled together within her womb; and she said, If I am with child, why is it thus with me? And she went to inquire of the Lord. 23 And the Lord said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger. Tribe of Ephraim (Us)?
Potipher’s Wife 1 And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; 5 And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in [Potipher’s] house, and over all that he had, 7 And [Potipher’s] wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me. 8 But he refused, and said unto his master's wife… how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God? 10 And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not unto her, 11 And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me; and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.
Reuben Simeon Levi Judah Dan NaphtaliGad Asher Issachar Zebulun Joseph Benjamin ZilpahBilnahLeahRachel Jacob (Israel) Abraham Isaac Tribe of Ephraim
Question While understandable for rough and tough football players, why is our physical body so critical to our plan of salvation?
Joseph Smith “The express purpose of God in giving [the spirit] a tabernacle was to arm it against the power of darkness” Truman Madsen adds: “…the adversary is the arch-destroyer; his diabolical objective is the clip the wings of life. To the degree that he diminishes life he is winning, as we are losing
Elder Jeffrey Holland We do not have to be a herd of demonically possessed swine charging down the Gadarene slopes toward the sea to understand that a body is the great prize of mortal life And that even a pig’s will do for those frenzied spirits that rebelled and that to this day remain dispossessed…
James E. Talmage We have been taught... to look upon these bodies of ours as gifts from God. We Latter-day Saints do not regard the body as something to be condemned, something to be abhorred.... We regard [the body] as a sign of our royal birthright.... We recognize the fact that those who kept not their first estate... were denied that inestimable blessing.... We believe that these bodies... may be made, in very truth, the temple of the Holy Ghost.... "It is peculiar to the theology of the Latter-day Saints that we regard the body as an essential part of the soul.
Joseph F. Smith There are at least three dangers that threaten the Church within, and the authorities need to awaken to the fact that the people should be warned unceasingly against them. As I see these, 1)they are flattery of prominent men in the world, 2) false educational ideas, and 3) sexual impurity.
Elder Holland Of Souls, Symbols and Sacraments Veritable teenagers- and all of us for many decades thereafter- carrying daily, hourly, minute-to-minute, virtually every waking and sleeping moment of our lives, the power and the chemistry and the eternally transmitted seeds of life to grant someone else her second estate, someone else his next level of development in the divine plan of salvation… And I submit that we will never be more like God at any other time in this life than when we are expressing that particular power. Of all the titles he has chosen for himself, Father is the one he declares, and creation is his watchword- especially human creation… His glory isn't a mountain, as stunning as mountains are. It isn't in sea or sky or snow or sunrise, as beautiful as they all are. … No, his glory-and his grief- is in his children. We-you and I-are his prized possessions, and we are the earthly evidence, however inadequate, of what he truly is. … You and I- who can make neither mountain nor moonlight, not one raindrop or a single rose- have this greater gift in an absolutely unlimited way. And the only control placed on us is self-control- self-control born of respect for the divine sacramental power it is.