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- D&C 122:6. Why does the Lord make reference to things that had just happened to Joseph? Why does he say "if" these things happen if they've already happened?
- D&C 122:7. What does it mean that the heavens would gather blackness?
- D&C 122:9. Whose bounds are set? The men who hold him or the men of the priesthood?
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- D&C 122:7-8.Keith R. Edwards, "That They Might Know Thee," Ensign, Nov 2006, pp. 99–101. Elder Edwards states: "As we are called upon to endure suffering, sometimes inflicted upon us intentionally or negligently, we are put in a unique position—if we choose, we may be allowed to have new awareness of the suffering of the Son of God. While Alma tells us that Christ suffered all that any of us will ever have to suffer that He might know how to succor us (see Alma 7:11-12), the reverse may also be true: that our suffering may allow us insight into the depth and magnitude of His atoning sacrifice."
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