Monday, June 27, 2011

LIFE ETERNAL: to know the only true God and Jesus Christ

A Higher Perspective... seeing the Eternities.

Photo taken on our flight taking off from Dallas, Texas on June 4, 2011.
"And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God,
and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent."
John 17:3

Today is June 27...  the anniversary of the martydom of Joseph Smith, Jr.

June 27, 1844 marked a turning point for the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ. 167 years ago, Joseph was attacked and killed by a mob which happened to include some he considered "friends".   Here are a few lines that I read on my friends blog..."Although Joseph Smith revealed many, previously unknown things, his ministry was devoted primarily to bringing others into fellowship with God. The ordinances, scriptures, revelations, and teachings restored through him were to instruct us on how to reconnect with God. This is the role of a true messenger. It is to bring others into harmony with God. When someone delivers a new message that does not include knowledge about how the audience may come to God themselves, then the primary intent is always to make others dependent on the messenger. It is vanity. It is prideful. It is to call attention to themselves in an effort to place themselves above their fellow man, and interject themselves between the person and God. It is priestcraft."

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