|A Model of the Golden Plates -Made by Steven Pratt|
I show a photo of a facsimile of the golden plates, on which most of a sacred record was inscribed "By the hand of Mormon," anciently. From those Golden Plates came the Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ. That record was engraved in a Hebraic language using Egyptian characters. In the early nineteenth century it was translated into the English language by the young Prophet Joseph Smith in the state of New York (U.S.A) by the power of God given him.
The facsimile pictured above was made for an exhibit at the Museum of Church History and Art (of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) located on West Temple Street just West of the Salt Lake Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Utah (U.S.A.),
In an attempt to be as accurate as possible, all known statements about the plates were compiled and compared before Steven Pratt made his model.I now quote from the book entitled Moroni, which is the final book of the Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ. This quote is an exhortation to each of us by Moroni, the son of Mormon, who earlier turned over to Moroni his inspired abridgement (brought about by the Spirit of Prophecy and Revelation) which record spanned all of their nation's approximate 1,000 year sacred history.
The Prophet and General, Mormon, Father of Moroni, Soon Before Dying in Battle -Painting by Arnold Friberg
Moroni 10:3 Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them, that ye would remember how merciful the Lord hath been unto the children of men, from the creation of Adam even down until the time that ye shall receive these things, and ponder it in your hearts.
4 And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.
5 And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things.
6 And whatsoever thing is good is just and true; wherefore, nothing that is good denieth the Christ, but acknowledgeth that he is.
7 And ye may know that he is, by the power of the Holy Ghost; (through whom the Spirit of Prophecy and Revelation is facilitated) wherefore I would exhort you that ye deny not the power of God; for he worketh by power, according to the faith of the children of men, the same today and tomorrow, and forever. (clarification added)I'm aware that a good number of devoted expert students of the Book of Mormon suggest that Mormon, Chapter 8 is one of the most relevant chapters in the entire Book of Mormon to those of us who live at this time in this world's history. It certainly is filled with accurate prophecy regarding our day and time as you will soon realize which makes reading it very compelling!
I have accessed for you below one of my previous posts (41q) which has been rated by Google Analytics as the most read of all of my previous posts, at least at the present time. In it I have quoted and illustrated Mormon, Chapter Eight (which you can access through a link I've provided below) which I feel will help each of you feel the full impact of this very inspired and prophetic Book of Mormon chapter! I also just before publishing this Post 42v, I increased the number of illustrations in Post 41q.
Please access Mormon, Chapter Eight along with several additional matters by clicking on the title below:
With the Golden Plates Safely Secured!
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