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F OR S TARTERS An old Texan went to the local church and asked to join. The preacher said, 'OK, but you have to pass a small Bible test first.' The first Question is 'Where was Jesus born?' The man answered,' Longview.' The preacher said. ‘Longview? Sorry...you can't join our church.' Soooooo....he went to another church and asked to join. The preacher said, 'We would love to have you, but you have to pass a Bible test first. Where was Jesus born?' The man said. ' Tyler.' The preacher said, 'Sorry...you can't join our church.' Soooo....he goes to another church and asks, to join. The preacher said, 'That's great; we welcome you with open arms.' The man said, 'I don't have to pass no Bible test first?' The preacher said, 'No.' The man said, 'Can I ask you a question?' The preacher said, 'Sure.' The man said, 'Where was Jesus born ?' The preacher said, ' Palestine.' The man mumbled to himself, 'I knew it was in East Texas somewhere.'
A LMA 13 Alma 13: 1-9 Priesthood and the Premortal Life Alma 13: 10-19
M ELCHIZEDEK (M ELE Ḵ I - Ṣ EDEQ מלכי־צדק )) JST G ENESIS 14 25 And Melchizedek lifted up his voice and blessed Abram.
H EBREW 101 Don’t Mess With Texas! dnt mss wth txs sxt htw ssm tnd Choice For Abraham Jeru Salem Sodom mls mds Zion Babylon
M ELCHIZEDEK (M ELE Ḵ I - Ṣ EDEQ מלכי־צדק )) JST G ENESIS 14 25 And Melchizedek lifted up his voice and blessed Abram. Now Melchizedek was a man of faith, who wrought righteousness; and when a child he feared God, and stopped the mouths of lions, and quenched the violence of fire. 27 And thus, having been approved of God, he was ordained an high priest after the order of the covenant which God made with Enoch, 29 And it was delivered unto men by the calling of his own voice, according to his own will, unto as many as believed on his name. 30 For God having sworn unto Enoch and unto his seed with an oath by himself; that every one being ordained after this order and calling 1) should have power, by faith, to break mountains, to divide the seas, to dry up waters, to turn them out of their course ; 31 To put at defiance the armies of nations, to divide the earth, to break every band, to stand in the presence of God; to do all things according to his will, according to his command, subdue principalities and powers; and this by the will of the Son of God which was from before the foundation of the world. 32 And men having this faith, coming up unto this order of God, 2) were translated and taken up into heaven. 33 And now, Melchizedek was a priest of this order; therefore he obtained peace in Salem, and was called the Prince of peace. 34 And his people wrought righteousness, and obtained heaven, and sought for the city of Enoch which God had before taken, separating it from the earth, having reserved it unto the latter days, or the end of the world; and hath said, and sworn with an oath, that the heavens and the earth should come together; and the sons of God should be tried so as by fire.
T HE R ESPONSE ? Alma 14:1-8
A MULEK Now these are the words which Amulek preached unto the people who were in the land of Ammonihah, saying: 7 As I was journeying to see a very near kindred, behold an angel of the Lord appeared unto me and said: Amulek, return to thine own house, for thou shalt feed a prophet of the Lord… and he shall bless thee and thy house; and the blessing of the Lord shall rest upon thee and thy house. 10 And again, I know that the things whereof he hath testified are true; for behold I say unto you, that as the Lord liveth, even so has he sent his angel to make these things manifest unto me; and this he has done while this Alma hath dwelt at my house. 11 For behold, he hath blessed mine house, he hath blessed me, and my women, and my children, and my father and my kinsfolk; yea, even all my kindred hath he blessed, and the blessing of the Lord hath rested upon us according to the words which he spake. Alma 15 (After their Mission) 18 Now as I said, Alma having seen all these things, therefore he took Amulek and came over to the land of Zarahemla, and took him to his own house, and did administer unto him in his tribulations, and strengthened him in the Lord.