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Ezra Taft Benson, Chapter 5: Principles of True Repentance

Posted by Karen on March 7, 2015

While I assume our ward is behind most in the Church, I decided it would be helpful for me to write up my thoughts before teaching tomorrow. Hopefully it will spark some interesting conversation here in the Feast community as well!

The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in. The world would take people out of the slums. Christ takes the slums out of people, and then they take themselves out of the slums. The world would mold men by changing their environment. Christ changes men, who then change their environment. The world would shape human behavior, but Christ can change human nature.

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Seeing Cain as a Fugitive in Ourselves

Posted by kirkcaudle on February 6, 2010

While reading the Book of Moses this week (5:35-42), some new thoughts and insights came to me that I have not previously stumbled upon regarding Cain and his curse. As always, I do not offer up my interpretation of scripture as the “correct” way to read the text, but I hope it will add in some way to your own understanding.  

After Cain kills his brother, the Lord sets a curse upon him. I read the curse as Cain becoming “a fugitive and vagabond” (v36). Becoming a fugitive is “greater than [Cain] can bear” (v38).  Which got me thinking, what exactly is a fugitive, and what is so bad about it? A fugitive is one who runs from the law. A fugitive is running, but can only run so far. His negative outcome is inevitable. Justice is never far behind.

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