Friday, May 22, 2009

35z - The Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ. The Resurrected Jesus Christ Taught Among the Nephites in Ancient Central America in A.D. 34 - Part V

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This is the concluding post in the series in which the things the Resurrected Jesus Christ said and did among the Nephites in Ancient America are shown to be very strong testaments of His divine responsibility as the Son of God in all times and in all places, not just in Ancient Palestine where He was born and ministered.

About A.D. 34 3 Nephi CHAPTER 18 (Chapter Heading): Jesus institutes the sacrament among the Nephites—They are commanded to pray always in his name—Those who eat his flesh and drink his blood unworthily are damned—The disciples are given power to confer the Holy Ghost.

Jesus Blesses the Nephite Children -by Robert T. Barrett
About A.D. 34 3 Nephi CHAPTER 19 (Chapter Heading): The Twelve Disciples minister unto the people and pray for the Holy Ghost—They are baptized and receive the Holy Ghost and the ministering of angels—Jesus prays using words that cannot be written—He attests to the exceedingly great faith of these Nephites.

A.D. 34 3 Nephi CHAPTER 20 (Chapter Heading): Jesus provides bread and wine miraculously and again administers the sacrament unto them—The remnant of Jacob shall come to the knowledge of the Lord their God and shall inherit the Americas—Jesus is the prophet like unto Moses, and the Nephites are children of the prophets—Others of the Lord's people shall be gathered to Jerusalem.

Signers of the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America Shown Reviewing that Document Before its Actual Signing Took Place July 4, 1776 -by John Trumbull
About A.D. 34 3 Nephi CHAPTER 21 (Chapter Heading): Israel shall be gathered when the Book of Mormon comes forth—The Gentiles shall be established as a free people in America—They shall be saved if they believe and obey; otherwise they shall be cut off and destroyed—Israel shall build the New Jerusalem, and the lost tribes shall return. (Highlighted italics added for emphasis)

The Ancient Apostles, Peter, James and John Bestow the Melchizedek Priesthood Upon Joseph Smith and then on Oliver Cowdery -by Kenneth Riley

The Prophet Isaiah Writes of the Gathering of Christ's Israel in the Latter-days -by Harry Anderson
About A.D. 34 3 Nephi CHAPTER 22 (Chapter Heading): In the last days, Zion and her stakes shall be established, and Israel shall be gathered in mercy and tenderness—They shall triumph—Compare Isaiah 54.

Painting: Robert T. Barrett
About A.D. 34 3 Nephi CHAPTER 23 (Chapter Heading): Jesus approves the words of Isaiah—He commands the people to search the prophets—The words of Samuel the Lamanite concerning the resurrection are added to their records.
3Nephi 23: 4 Therefore give heed to my words; write the things which I have told you; and according to the time and the will of the Father they shall go forth unto the Gentiles.
5 And whosoever will hearken unto my words and repenteth and is baptized, the same shall be saved. Search the prophets, for many there be that testify of these things.
6 And now it came to pass that when Jesus had said these words he said unto them again, after he had expounded all the scriptures unto them which they had received, he said unto them: Behold, other scriptures I would that ye should write, that ye have not.
7 And it came to pass that he said unto Nephi: Bring forth the record which ye have kept.
8 And when Nephi had brought forth the records, and laid them before him, he cast his eyes upon them and said:
9 Verily I say unto you, I commanded my servant Samuel, the Lamanite, that he should testify unto this people, that at the day that the Father should glorify his name in me that there were many saints who should arise from the dead, and should appear unto many, and should minister unto them. And he said unto them: Was it not so?
10 And his disciples answered him and said: Yea, Lord, Samuel did prophesy according to thy words, and they were all fulfilled.
11 And Jesus said unto them: How be it that ye have not written this thing, that many saints did arise and appear unto many and did minister unto them?
12 And it came to pass that Nephi remembered that this thing had not been written.
13 And it came to pass that Jesus commanded that it should be written; therefore it was written according as he commanded. (emphasis added)

About A.D. 34 3Nephi CHAPTER 24 (Chapter Heading): The Lord's messenger shall prepare the way for the Second Coming—Christ shall sit in judgment—Israel is commanded to pay tithes and offerings—A book of remembrance is kept—Compare Malachi 3.
Painting: Dan Lewis

Elijah the Prophet, who never tasted death, appeared to modern day prophets in the Kirtland, Ohio LDS Temple April 3, 1836 (Malachi 4:5; D. and C. 110:13). Elijah gave them the power to seal the living to their dead which is an eternal sealing, and allowing the living to do essential priesthood ordinances for the dead to allow them to attain eternal life through the power of our Savior's blessed atonement.
Painting: Harry Anderson
The Second Coming of Jesus Christ and the Hosts of Heaven A.D. ?

About A.D. 34 3Nephi CHAPTER 25 Chapter Heading): At the Second Coming the proud and wicked shall be burned as stubble—Elijah shall return before that great and dreadful day—Compare Malachi 4. About A.D. 34 CHAPTER 26 Jesus expounds all things from the beginning to the end—Babes and children utter marvelous things which cannot be written—Those in the Church of Christ have all things in common among them. (emphasis added)
Painting: Del Parson

About A.D. 34 CHAPTER 27 (Chapter Heading): Jesus commands them to call the Church in his name—His mission and atoning sacrifice constitute his gospel—Men are commanded to repent and be baptized that they may be sanctified by the Holy Ghost—They are to be even as Jesus is. (I dealt with this very important chapter in post 35t.) (Clarification Added)
Painting: Gary L. Kapp
Christ grants the Request of the Three Nephite Disciples

About A.D. 34–35 3Nephi CHAPTER 28 (Chapter Heading): Nine of the Twelve desire and are promised an inheritance in Christ's kingdom when they die—The Three Nephites desire and are given power over death so as to remain on the earth until Jesus comes again—They are translated and see things not lawful to utter, and they are now ministering among men.
Painting: Tom Lovell
The Prophet, Mormon, at the Lord's command, abridges the Records of the Nephites into what is named, The Book of Mormon. 331 - 345 A.D.
About A.D. 34–35 3 Nephi CHAPTER 29 (Chapter Heading): The coming forth of the Book of Mormon is a sign that the Lord has commenced to gather Israel and fulfill his covenants—Those who reject his Latter-day revelations and gifts shall be cursed.
Painting: Del Parson

Joseph Smith, assisted by his scribe, Oliver Cowdery, translates the Book of Mormon into the English language by the Gift of God sometime in 1829.

Two Photographs: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
Missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

About A.D. 34–35 3 Nephi CHAPTER 30 (Chapter Heading): The Latter-day Gentiles are commanded to repent and come unto Christ and be numbered with the house of Israel.

Please view the LDS video: "Blessings of the Priesthood."  Presenter is Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


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