Why Did Moroni Use Temple Imagery While Telling the Brother of Jared Story? by Book of Mormon Central | Meridian Magazine - LDSmag.com | The account of the brother of Jared seeing the finger, and then the spirit body, of the premortal Jesus Christ, is well known to readers of the Book of Mormon. What may sometimes go unnoticed is the extensive use of temple imagery throughout this visionary account.
This small ossuary (Bone Box) was found with the inscription "James, Son of Joseph, Brother of Jesus." Controversy swirled around its authenticity, but the verdict is in and the ossuary appears to be authentic.
When Noah built the ark, some Jewish commenters reported that the Lord instructed Noah to “Set therein precious stones and jewels, so that they may give thee light, bright as the noon.” Some LDS Scholars have suggested this could be one source from where the brother of Jared got his idea to bring stones before the Lord for light in his ships. https://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/where-did-the-brother-of-jared-get-the-idea-of-shining-stones #Noah #Ark #Stones #BookofMormon #LDS
C.S. Lewis once said, “Faith is the art of holding on to things in spite of your changing moods and circumstances.” We as believers are called to live by faith and not by sight. We are to trust God and His plan wholeheartedly, regardless of our circumstances. However, we are also called to live out our faith. It should be evident to everyone around us that we are a follower of Jesus Christ. “What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your…