Saturday, July 29, 2006

The Elders of Israel and The Constitution

The lord told Joseph Smith That the Constitution would hang by a thread in the last days. President Ezra Taft Benson says that the Elders of Israel will rally together at that crucial moment to hold it up. These crucial times are very near So, what must we do as Elders of Israel to hold up the Constitution in our day?
What is the biggest threat to the constitution? See: D&C 134, D&C 98:5, & 3 Nephi 3:10

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Forgiveness in the World to Come

I read Matt 12:32 today
32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be aforgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
I had always read this scripture from the perspective of the unpardonable sin, which is obviously what it is all about. When I read it today I noticed the phrase "neither in the world to come." People often talk about people dying and going directly to Heaven or Hell, which goes against the idea of Christ returning and judging his people. This scripture's implication seems to support the doctrine of being able to repent to some extent after death.

This is not to imply that one should wait until the "world to come" to repent, but it made me think that this might be a biblical reference to doing work for the dead.

God is a Spirit

John 4: 24
24 aGod is a bSpirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in ctruth.

Many people use this to prove that God does not have a body, but the same could be said for man. Man is a spirit. Man is also flesh and bone, but our spirit is who we are.

Does anyone have any other authoritative resources on this?