The Church of Jesus Christ is rooted in the truth of the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ and God’s vision for mankind as communicated through scripture. It represents the kingdom of Jesus Christ as He established it here on earth; restored in glory for mankind with the same gifts, ordinances, structure and faith. The Church serves humbly as a gateway through which God’s spirit can be shared with the world. It is a spiritual home for people across the globe and a conduit for God’s blessings and miracles.
Our scripture trivia has taken you on a trip through Genesis and Exodus, and now it's time to hop the pond and quiz you on your Book of Mormon knowledge. Sister Karen Watford put together today's test, and all of the answers are hiding in 3 Nephi.
How many can you answer correctly off the top of your head? How many can your Sunday school or MBA class answer together? How many did you have to look up? Are there any that still elude you?
Send us your best shot, and we'll publish the correct answers next Friday!
The working of God's Spirit has been a mystery to man since the time of Christ. God's Word tells us its very nature is contrary to our flesh (Galatians 5:17) and that, "the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned" (1 Corinthians 2:14).
It is not surprising, then, to read of many who did not understand the Spirit for what it was, how it worked, or from where it came. Even Simon, who when witnessing Peter and John bestow God's Spirit, thought he could rightly purchase its power from them. Yet it was boldly declared that he had "...neither part nor lot in [the] matter" (Acts 8:21).