Tuesday, May 10, 2011

42t The First in a Series of Three Posts on the Critically Important Subject of the "Spirit of Prophecy and Revelation," by Which Truth is Taught in All of the Holy Scriptures and Utilized By All Those who are Authorized by God to Personally be Instructed and Inspired, and also by Which They Can Teach What That Spirit Whispers to Them They Should Teach Others!

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The Apostle, Paul Writing, Perhaps, an Epistle Whch Would Eventually Become Scripture -By Rembrandt

 I Corinthians 13:8 ". . . whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away."

Dr. Hugh W. Nibley of Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah (U.S.A.) (Photo at mid-career. He is now deceased)

"Paul had prophesied that. Here the so-called original text uses the identical word for the failing of prophecies and the vanishing of knowledge, (katargethesontai - "to be taken out of circulation, to be made inoperative,") used both times in the future indicative. There is no sense of contingency here; the whole statement is simple and emphatic: "Such prophecies as there are shall be stopped; such tongues as there are shall be made to cease (pausontai) such gnosis as there is shall be done away with." These gifts were not simply to fade away; they were going to be taken away." (emphasis added)
I have inserted the preceding information (obtained from Dr. Nibley's book, "The World and the Prophets" as a means of helping you to understand that the subject of this post of mine, The Spirit of Prophecy and Revelation was a crucially important part of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as taught and practiced by our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ and His chosen apostles; but as Professor Nibley helped us understand:
That crucial gift, The Spirit of Prophecy and Revelation, along with other spiritual gifts were going to be taken away by God because with the passing of the apostles on to the next life, there were no more authorized representatives of Jesus Christ to authorize the use these sacred gifts that only they or future true apostles could authorize!
Therefore! Only through a restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ by Heavenly authorities, representing Jesus Christ, to authorized servants of God on the earth in our day the necessary spiritual gifts such as the Spirit of Prophecy and Revelation could once again become functional and a great source of spiritual blessings, among believing and obedient human beings. This took place with the forming by Heavenly Authority, of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 6, 1830 in Fayette township, New York (U.S.A.).

In a number of my past blog posts I have stressed the importance of the spiritual gift I highlighted in the just previous paragraph.  I will address this subject in this and in several more posts (most likely two more) by linking you good readers to those posts each of the two coming Tuesdays at 12:01 a.m. (Pacific Coast Time). I have chosen one of my past posts, -Post35f to serve as the first of these:

After you have finished studying the post I have linked you to just below, please return to this post by clicking out of that one as I have a recent Mormon Times article for you to read.

Post 35f

Now, Please Experience This:

Ancient Golden Plates Found in Mesoamerica!


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