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1 W ANDERERS IN A S TRANGE L AND Kevinhinckley.com

2 A HHH, A TTORNEYS … ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next morning? WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam? ATTORNEY: She had three children, right? WITNESS: Yes. ATTORNEY: How many were boys? WITNESS: None. ATTORNEY: Were there any girls? WITNESS: Your Honour, I think I need a different attorney. Can I get a new attorney? ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to? WITNESS: Oral... ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body? WITNESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 PM ATTORNEY: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time? WITNESS: If not, he was by the time I finished.

3 A LMA Mosiah 23: 9 Why would a good man like Alma become “ensnared” in Noah’s lies?

4 B APTISMAL C OVENANTS Mosiah 18:8-13

5 J OSEPH S MITH "God has set many signs on the earth, as well as in the heavens; for instance, the oak of the forest, the fruit of the tree, the herb of the field, all bear a sign that seed hath been planted there.... Upon the same principle do I contend that baptism is a sign ordained of God, for the believer in Christ to take upon himself in order to enter into the kingdom of God.... Baptism is a sign to God, to angels, and to heaven that we do the will of God, and there is no other way beneath the heavens whereby God hath ordained for man to come to Him to be saved, and enter into the Kingdom of God, except faith in Jesus Christ, repentance, and baptism for the remission of sins, and any other course is in vain; then you have the promise of the gift of the Holy Ghost. " (Teachings, P. 198.)

6 S TUDY S IDENOTE …. True gospel scholarship doesn’t begin… until you start asking searching questions…

7 F OR E XAMPLE Mosiah 18: 15,16

8 Q UESTION : What, exactly, is the Grace of God? We have: …filled with the Grace of God …grace of God was upon him …through the Grace of…Christ we shall be saved …justified freely by his grace …different spiritual gifts according to grace …my grace is sufficient (for your weakness) …ye are fallen from grace …growing from grace to grace …the day of grace was passed with them (the Nephites)

9 F ALSE L OGIC “B ELIEVING C HRIST ” 1. Grace and mercy are given only to those who are worthy of it, and only after they have proved they are worthy. 2. Only those who keep all the commandments of God all the time are really worthy. 3. But I can't keep all the commandments all the time. 4. Therefore, I'm not really worthy and can never expect to receive grace and mercy.

10 F INALLY Mosiah 18: D&C 133:10-14

11 Q UESTION Where is the line between ‘fleeing Babylon’ and being the ‘leaven in the lump’. How do we protect our family from world ‘earth stains’ and standing as an example?


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