Monday, November 10, 2008

30c - Did Lehi and his Descendants Look Forward to the First Christmas?

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You are seeing in the first picture above, the Nativity Scene on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is a special part of their annual Christmas season decorating and lighting effort. In the next picture the Salt Lake Temple is shown surrounded by Christmas lighting.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosts a vast number of visitors, from around the world, at Temple Square each year.

It is my desire in this series of blog posts, to help you understand why the Book of Mormon prophet, Lehi, and his family, down through the centuries, beginning at about 600 BC, worshiped Jesus Christ. Let me refer back briefly to part of the scripture I linked for you in my just previous post. Please read this:  Enos 1:4-10

Now, after having read that scriptural excerpt, please answer this question in your own mind or if you desire, write it out on a piece of paper: You would have been right if your answer was similar to this:
Why was Enos so deeply grateful for the future coming of Christ?
Enos was extremely grateful that Christ had already forgiven his sins even though it would be about 500 years until his birth would take place (the First Christmas). Christ's being born and then bringing about his atonement for our sins was sure to happen because it was revealed to Enos, through the Spirit of the Lord, that his sins were actually forgiven him. Not only were his sins forgiven, but also he was given promises regarding his people, the Nephites', temporal and spiritual welfare.
On further in that great answer Enos received from the Lord: He was given promises regarding the coming forth of their record, The Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ, many more centuries later (in our day).

Now I would like you to read today's quote from the Book of Mormon. Please read:

Omni 1:26

Please think that scripture through and pray about it's truthfulness.

There is still much more to come regarding this important topic as I continue this series of blog posts. Please log in again in two or three days. See you then! I wish you the best even though we don't know one another!


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