Iron Rod 104 – Moroni 8-10
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We wrap up the Book of Mormon this episode, discussing how we mock God and deny the mercies of God when we think that children and people without the law need baptism to be saved, and Moroni’s final message to the Lamanites and to the rest of the world.

D&C 74:2-6

D&C 29:46-47

Mosiah 3:16-18

Mosiah 15:25

D&C 68:25

Isaiah 54:13

Romans 6:11

1 Corinthians 15

2 Nephi 25:25

2 Nephi 9:25

Mosiah 15:24-25

Ether 15:9

D&C 76:34

2 Nephi 26:11

D&C 1:33

D&C 46:11-29

D&C 35:12

D&C 82:2-6

JST Psalm 14

Iron Rod 103 – Moroni 1-7
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We compare ordinances listed in Moroni with how the same ordinances are implemented in the modern church. We finish with a discussion of faith, hope, and charity.

Acts 19:1-7

2 Nephi 32:9

3 Nephi 21:2

3 Nephi 28:11

D&C 20:37-38

D&C 20:46-52

3 Nephi 11:25

D&C 20:45

D&C 46:2

Alma 32:22-23

D&C 46:13-14

D&C 35:12

Alma 22:16

1 Corinthians 13

Iron Rod 101 – Ether 1-6
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In this episode we cover the experiences of the brother of Jared, including being chastised by the Lord for three hours (!), proposing that the Lord touch the stones to make them shine, and the veil of unbelief being removed from his eyes and seeing the Lord.

2 Nephi 1:6

Psalm 17:13-14

Judges 2:11-23

D&C 84:49

D&C 103:15-17

D&C 1:32

2 Nephi 26:10-11

Mormon 5:16-18

Ether 12:19-21

Ether 5:15

Alma 19:6

D&C 38:7-8

D&C 67:10-13

Moses 7:3

D&C 113

Iron Rod 100 – Mormon 7-9
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Moroni takes over from his dad, and immediately criticizes the readers for their latter-day church that builds expensive building, loves those buildings more than the poor, and requires people to give their money to receive baptism for the remission of sins. Searcher and MD struggle to figure what church he could possibly be talking about.

D&C 20:8-9

D&C 42:12-13

D&C 27:5

D&C 124:119-120

Alma 37:23-26

2 Nephi 3

D&C 1:37-38

D&C 101:1-13

D&C 124:45-48

2 Nephi 28

D&C 56:1, 14

1 Nephi 10:17

Iron Rod 099 – 4 Nephi – Mormon 6
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We cover four hundred years of history in one episode, beginning with the establishment of Zion after the visit of Jesus and ending with the destruction of the Nephite nation.

Romans 6:22

D&C 84:49-53, 40-41

JST Hebrews 6:4-6

Alma 36:24

1 Nephi 10:17

D&C 45:67

3 Nephi 3:21

Iron Rod 097 – October 2020 General Conference
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Searcher and MD review the latest General Conference talks, calling out the good, the bad, and the ugly.

D&C 46:2

D&C 20:45

Matthew 10:1

Jeremiah 23:37

Alma 60:34

D&C 105:3

Exodus 4:10

Mark 3

D&C 104:15-18

Genesis 32:24

Mormon 9:11-20

Iron Rod 096 – Jerusalem and Zion
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The modern LDS Church teaches that during the Millennium there will be two governing centers: Zion in North America and Jerusalem in the Middle East. In this episode we examine the scriptural record to see how Jerusalem and Zion are used and come to a conclusion that differs from what Salt Lake City teaches.

D&C 84:1-4

Isaiah 2:1-3

Psalm 135:21 (mistakenly referenced as 125 in the podcast)

Zephaniah 3:16

D&C 133:7, 12

Zechariah 8:3

Micah 4

Isaiah 30:19

Joel 3:16-17

Isaiah 4:3

2 Nephi 10:7-10

Genesis 17:8

Genesis 28:4

Exodus 33:1

2 Chronicles 20:7

D&C 109:59

3 Nephi 21:1, 22

3 Nephi 20:21-22

2 Nephi 30:7

Mormon 9:20

Isaiah 57:2

D&C 124:36

History of the Church 1:388

D&C 29:7-8

D&C 101:12, 17, 20, 22

D&C 105:15
D&C 42:9

D&C 45:43

Ezekiel 37:21

Ezekiel 47

Zachariah 14

D&C 45:47

Mormon 5:14

 

Iron Rod 095 – “The Future of the Church”
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In this episode, we pull out the scriptural yardstick to measure the doctrine contained in the article by Russell Nelson entitled, “The Future of the Church”. Originally published in the April 2020 Ensign, it was recently featured on the homepage of the Church’s website.

D&C 112:35

1 Peter 4:6

1 Peter 3:18-20

Luke 14:26

D&C 98:16-17

D&C 124:39

D&C 64:38

D&C 84:86

Galatians 3:26-29

Galatians 1:

D&C 63:24, 36-37

D&C 101:20

D&C 45:68

D&C 109:59-59

Jacob 5:74

Revelation 21

Isaiah 29:19-21

Iron Rod 093 – 3 Nephi 15-18
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Jesus challenges the official LDS chronology by teaching how the Gentiles will reject the fullness of the Gospel, after which the house of Israel will receive the knowledge of the fulness, and at some later date the Lord will perform his marvelous work.

D&C 1:37-38

3 Nephi 18:16, 24

John 10:16

D&C 10:59-60

Isaiah 49:6

Jeremiah 23:3-8

Ezekiel 34:11-31

D&C 45:28-29

2 Nephi 29:11-14

1 Nephi 22:3-5, 8

2 Nephi 30:2

D&C 10:67

Moroni 6

Moroni 2

D&C 76:52

Iron Rod 092 – 3 Nephi 12-14
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Jesus continues to teach his doctrine and showing how he is the fulfillment of the law of Moses. Several times he states that obedience to the things he is teaching at that time is sufficient to enter the kingdom of God.

Matthew 3:11
Acts 19:2-6
D&C 35:4-6
Isaiah 66:2
Isaiah 61:1-3
Leviticus 25:10
Psalm 37:8-11
Isaiah 60:19-21
Psalm 107:8-9
Isaiah 60:1
Psalm 24:3-5
Hosea 1:10
Isaiah 66:5
Isaiah 51:7
2 Chronicles 36:15-16
Isaiah 29:20
Psalm 51:17
1 Samuel 24:17-19
Exodus 23:4-5
Proverbs 25:21
Isaiah 33:6
JST Matthew 23:1
Isaiah 35:8
2 Nephi 31:17-20
D&C 22:2-4
Ezekiel 22:25-28
Jeremiah 14:14
Psalm 6:8
Ezekiel 13:9-11

Iron Rod 091 – 3 Nephi 8-11
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Destruction and three days of darkness mark the death of Jesus. The voice of the Lord speaks to the people. Almost a year later, Jesus descends and shows himself to the Nephites and begins teaching his doctrine.

Mormon 1:13-14
Helaman 14:21-22
D&C 112:1
Hebrews 1:4
Philippians 2:9
Moroni 7:26, 48
D&C 25
Mosiah 3:19
1 Nephi 19:10-12
3 Nephi 17:25
JST Luke 10:22
D&C 98:22
D&C  21:4-6
D&C 10:67

 

Iron Rod 090 – 3 Nephi 1-7
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Miracles are performed, prophecies given and fulfilled, repentance is taught with power and authority, and yet the people vacillate between obedience to and rebellion against God.

D&C 1:37

D&C 45:68

1 Nephi 13:5

3 Nephi 16:10-13

3 Nephi 20:45

Jeremiah 31:31-34

Iron Rod 089 – Helaman 13-16
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Samuel the Lamanite preaches repentance or destruction unto the Nephites.

2 Nephi 5:10

Alma 30:3

Alma 9:25

Helaman 6:35

Mosiah 2:26

D&C 133:5-15

Matthew 6:19-21

2 Nephi 9:30

Luke 6:22, 26

D&C 64:38-39

Matthew 15:13

JST Mark 9:42-46

D&C 45:39-44

Matthew 12:38-41

D&C 123:13

Iron Rod 088 – Helaman 7-12
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Nephi prophecies, but instead of issuing a gospel essay he provides specific details to uncover the identity of a murderer, thereby demonstrating to the people that he has power from on high. Nephi hears the word of the Lord, but instead of keeping it to himself as something too sacred to reveal, he writes down the words of the Lord and they are published to the world in the Book of Mormon. Nephi receives the sealing power, but instead of marrying people he initiates a famine that convinces the people to turn to the Lord and repent.

Isaiah 10:1-4

Isaiah 5:20-25

Isaiah 59:1-4

Ezekiel 18:21

Ezekiel 33:11

Revelation 13:17

Luke 12:8-9

Iron Rod 086 – Alma 54-63
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The stripling warriors fight battle after battle and are preserved by their faith while thousands of Nephites perish. Moroni and Pahoran join forces to re-establish the government in Zarahemla.

Ephesians 2:8

D&C 112:24-26

James 5:16

Iron Rod 085 – Alma 47-53
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Amalickiah continues to cause trouble, which then inspires the kingmen to rise up in rebellion. Moroni cleans the inner vessel and then begins to deal with the Lamanites.

Matthew 15:19-20

D&C 105:14

Ephesians 3:14-17

D&C 101:1-8

D&C 124:38