Monday, August 6, 2012

The Preservation of Scripture

Mormon explained the reason it was expedient that he should make a record upon plates.  He said that God willed it because of the prayers of some who had gone before him, "who were the holy ones" (3 Ne. 5:14).  These records were to be preserved through time.  They were to be used as tools to bring others to Christ.  

Because of their faith, God heard the words of their prayers, and preserved a record that would benefit their posterity.  These "holy ones," like Enos, were promised that whatsoever thing they should ask of God, it should be given them.  This is a promise always extended to those who are saved (Hel. 10:4-10; 2 Chron. 1:7; D&C 7:1-8).  Their faith was unshaken, they knew how to pray and receive answers, and God covenanted with them that the records would be preserved (Enos 1:11-18).

The Gentiles were last, but now are first.  Israel was first, and shall be last.  The Gentiles are called as bearers of the record for the first part of this latter-day winding up scene, and the remnant will soon receive it.  And not just the remnant upon this land, but "all the remnant of the seed of Jacob" shall be gathered in, and shall be restored to a knowledge of Christ (3 Ne. 5:23-26).

1 comment:

  1. Denver Snuffer and others have suggested that the 'Remnant' will soon be given a chance to rise up and lead?

    "And I will show unto thee, O house of Israel, that the Gentiles shall not have power over you; but I will remember my covenant unto you, O house of Israel, and ye shall come unto the knowledge of the fulness of my gospel."

    What will the Gentiles fall look like?

    "And my people who are a remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles, yea, in the midst of them as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep, who, if he go through both treadeth down and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver."

    Will the House of Jacob have mercy on us?

    "Yea, wo be unto the Gentiles except they repent; for it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Father, that I will cut off thy horses out of the midst of thee, and I will destroy thy chariots;

    And I will cut off the cities of thy land, and throw down all thy strongholds;
    But if they will repent and hearken unto my words, and harden not their hearts, I will establish my church among them, and they shall come in unto the covenant and be numbered among this the remnant of Jacob, unto whom I have given this land for their inheritance;"

    Finally, what role do you think the Gentile Church will play after the Remnant completely accepts the "Fulness of the Gospel" and asserts itself?