Shema – Mormon Quotes

Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pg. 346; The Scriptures say it, and I defy all the learning and wisdom and all the combined powers of earth and hell together to refute it.  Here, then, is eternal life—to know the only wise and true God; and you have got to learn how to be Gods yourselves, and to be kings and priests to God, the same as all Gods have done before you, namely, by going from one small degree to another, and from a small capacity to a great one; from grace to grace, from exaltation to exaltation, until you attain to the resurrection of the dead, and are able to dwell in everlasting burnings, and to sit in glory, as do those who sit enthroned in everlasting power.

Holman Bible Dictionary says; The Shema became for the people of God a confession of faith by which they acknowledged the one true God and His commandments for them. Later worship practice combined Deuteronomy 6:4-911:13-21Numbers 15:37-41 into the larger Shema as the summary of Jewish confession. When Jesus was asked about the “greatest commandment,” He answered by quoting the Shema (Mark 12:29).

Mark 12:29And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord.

Deut. 6: 4Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD.

Lord = Jehovah which means Self-Existent One or Eternal; it’s also the Jewish national name of God.

God = Elohim which means The Supreme God.  When not in use with the article in a sentence it means pagan gods, rulers, kings or judges.

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