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KnoWhy #361 - What Does It Really Mean to Have Charity? (Moroni 7:45, 47-48)

TitleKnoWhy #361 - What Does It Really Mean to Have Charity? (Moroni 7:45, 47-48)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2017
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsCharity; Faith; Hope; Love; Mormon (Prophet); Patience

Mormon’s discussion of charity in Moroni 7:45, makes more sense when compared with Paul’s similar description of charity in 1 Corinthians. This makes it clear that charity is patient and kind, isn’t jealous, isn’t arrogant, doesn’t insist on getting his own way, isn’t easily upset, doesn’t hatch evil plots, doesn’t rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices in faithfulness, endures all abuse, never loses faith, is always confident, and remains patient no matter what happens. It also reveals that charity is both the love of God and the highest form of love people have for each other, which is how the word is used in the Book of Mormon.

Citation Key3488

Scripture Reference

Moroni 7:45
Moroni 7:47-48