Tuesday, April 13, 2010

40a - The Nephite Prophets in Ancient Central America, Being Israelites, Understood Full-Well the True Purpose of Mosaic Temple Worship!

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The Bible and Book of Mormon: Two Witnesses -by Greg K. Olsen
As in a number of previous posts of my Book of Mormon Blog, Have You Really Read the Book of Mormon, I will in this post show, by the instrumentality of two videos produced by LDS scholar, David Bokovoy, how the lives of Book of Mormon people very faithfully mirror the lives of their ancient ancestors, the followers of God through Moses.

I obtained them because of the following: The specific focus of these two videos is to show how temple worship of the Nephites, whose history is found in the Book of Mormon, follows remarkably close the mode of temple worship found among the people of Moses in the Wilderness and later under King David and other kings and prophets of Israel who continued to stress the importance of temple worship.

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LATIN - apologeticus GREEK - apologetikos Apologetics: "The branch of theology that is concerned with defending or proving the truth of Christian doctrines" (The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2009).

I suggest that you consider finding a piece of paper and a working pen in order to take notes on what is said. You may also want to consider the possibility of viewing both videos a second time.

I now suggest that you view one video right after the other. There is a connection between them!

I think you will enjoy David Bokovoy's style of presentation. I think his approach to this subject is very refreshing and informative!

Part 2

Moses and the Brass Serpent -by Judith Mehr

In the videos, David Bokovoy quotes from Psalm 95. I have inserted it here so that you can more fully contemplate its meaning, based on what you were told in the videos.
The painting just above could be considered to be part of the "provocation and temptation in the wilderness," spoken of in this Psalm.
You will notice in the painting that some of the Israelites have turned and walked away from the Brass Serpent which Moses used to represent the future sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ (and they evidently never returned), while others remained with Moses as he taught them great Gospel truths.

Let us sing unto the Lord—Let us worship and bow down before him—Israel provoked the Lord and failed to enter into his rest.
1 O COME, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
3 For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
4 In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also.
5 The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.
6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.
7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice,
8 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.
10 Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways:
11 Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest. (emphasis added)

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