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Special Feature Four Perspectives on the Trial and Resurrection of Jesus
John W. Welch
Central to any interpretation of the New Testament is an understanding of the trial and resurrection of Jesus. Everything in the Gospels builds to the concluding hours of his life, and virtually everything in Christianity turns on how one views these critical events.

The death of Jesus, however, is not easy to understand. From the beginning, it was difficult for many of his followers to understand and accept. Most messianic expectations assumed that the Anointed One would come in a glorious fashion, even though Isaiah 53 had prophesied otherwise; and the fact that Jesus was hung on a tree was scandal to many, who used this shameful execution in denigrating him.

In light of the . . .
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Seasonal Feature
April 16, 2014

"My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" (Ps. 22:1). This psalm is familiar and dear to all Christians as a prophecy that found fulfillment in Christ's grand atoning sacrifice. How could early Christians make sense of . . .

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Special Feature
April 15, 2014

Joseph Smith wrote to and received letters from a wide variety of people, including his wife Emma and other family members; church leaders and members; and politicians, attorneys, businessmen, and newspaper editors. A few of the outgoing letters are . . .

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Additional Features
On April 17, in the life of Joseph Smith
On this day in 1834

Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith attended a meeting where Elder Sidney Rigdon discussed the "deliverance of Zion" and the building of a temple in Kirtland.


On this day in 1838

Far West, Missouri. Joseph Smith received Doctrine and Covenants 114, a revelation instructing David W. Patten to prepare for a mission the coming spring.


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LDS FAQ Angle Moroni
What do Latter-day Saints believe about the power, knowledge, and presence of God?

Willie Handcart
On this day in 1856:

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