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Why does God say he is a "jealous God"?

"..they shall know that I am the Lord their God, and am a jealous God, visiting the iniquities of my people." (Mosiah 11:22) 

What does the Lord mean when he describes himself as a “jealous God”?  We often think of jealousy in a negative context, and even might well consider jealousy a sin.  So why would the Lord use that word to describe himself?

Selections from the Book of John

The book of John contains many important truths the Savior taught us about his Father. We learn about the close connection and relationship of the Father to his Son. There was no one on this earth who had a closer relationship to God than Christ. Who better to teach us about Him? As we desire to grow closer to our Father, we would do well to learn from his Son.

Drawing Closer to God

Most of us would like to feel closer to our Heavenly Father.  Ask yourself, has it been a long time since I've felt spiritual communication, or spiritual joy? When was the last time you felt his love? Does the Lord desire to speak to us, but we are not able to receive it?  Sometimes we go to church, we sit through meetings, even accept and work in our callings, and still don't feel the spiritual blessings.  Nephi charged his brothers with being "past feeling"...  Does the Lord desire to speak to us, but we are not able to receive it?  Is the problem with God, or with us?

What do Mormons Believe about the Trinity?

Most Christian churches accept the biblical idea of a holy Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. Confusion and mysticism has surrounded this conception of the Trinity for over a thousand years however. Some hold the view that these beings are a mystical combination of one-in-three and three-in-one. Others say that God is only a spirit. Many believe that Jesus and his Father are one and the same being.

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