Insights: The Newsletter of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship

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New Video Lectures



Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies publications, video lectures, Dale LeBaron, Book of Mormon studies, meeting Christ, religious preparation


Two new lectures are available in the FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture Series. Dale Le Baron, associate professor of Church History at BYU, discusses how the Book of Mormon presents "A Pattern for Preparing a People to Meet Christ." This pattern includes: know the signs of the second coming; beware of wickedness; know the patterns of destruction; believe that despite persecution, righteousness will prevail; heed the counsel of the prophets; and study the ministry and the return of Christ. The Lord's elect are responsible for preparing his people for the second coming of the Savior. Brother LeBaron counsels us to "draw upon the power of the Book of Mormon" and the words of Christ's representatives to discover the Lord's pattern for that preparation.