Ask no man

No More Contention is the pursuit of clarity, charity and understanding. Contention arises from the compulsion to have others agree with us. Seeking understanding in an environment of clarity and charity produces no more contention. As Joseph Smith said, "I will ask no man to believe as I do."

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

The first verse of the Book of Mormon?

If Joseph had published the Book of Mormon in the order in which he translated it, the first verse would have been what is now known as Mosiah 1:1.

And now there was no more contention in all the land of Zarahemla, among all the people who belonged to king Benjamin, so that king Benjamin had continual peace all the remainder of his days.

(Mosiah 1:1)

Imagine this as the very first verse people read when they pick up the Book of Mormon.

This verse foreshadows the ultimate purpose of the Book of Mormon, to eliminate contention among all people everywhere by bringing people to Christ and educating and motivating them to enter covenants with God to have continual peace.

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