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Who is the author of the book of acts?
What was the order of preaching that Jesus gave to his apostles prior to his ascension into heaven?
- 1 Jerusalem
- 2 All Judea
- 3 Samaria
- 4 All the earth
What were the 3 main feasts celebrated each year during Paul's day and when were they held?
- Passover: April (1 week)
- Pentecost: May (1 day)
- Tabernacles Oct (8 days)
What is the meaning of Peter's prophecy in Act 3:19-23? What is the difference between 'times of refreshing' and the 'restitution of all things'?
'Times of refreshing' refers to the 2nd coming and 'restitution of all things' refers to the restoration...all the prophets knew and prophesied of these two events.
What lessons can be learned from the account of Ananias and Sapphira? What did Elder McConkie say? What law was the church living?
Unrepentant liars will be damned... their sin was greater than lying they had made covenant to live law of consecration = consequences of breaking a higher law and covenant of God.
What is the most plausible explanation for how Moses knew he was to deliver Israel at the time he killed the Egyptian?
He probably had access to Joseph's writings, read the prophesy of what he would do.
Know about Saul’s conversion on the road to Damascus. How long was he blind? Who, in
Damascus, was told to find Saul? Who healed and baptized Saul? What did Saul do after the vision? Where did he go?
Going to Damascus to arrest christians and bring them back to Jerusalem for trial, Christ appears, others see the light but hear not the voice, he is struck blind for 3 days...Ananias comes and heals Saul and baptizes him. Saul went off to Arabia to “purge his soul” Returned to Damascus (total time in Arabia and Damascus about 3 years)...then to Jerusalem.
Know the general events taking place in Acts chapters 10 and Acts chapter 11. What happened to Peter and Cornelius? What was the significance of
Peter’s vision? Why did the vision come to Peter, not Paul? What is the difference between a proselyte and a god fearer? Was Cornelius a “god fearer” or a “proselyte”? What latter-day event closely parallels Peter’s vision in Joppa?
- Cornelius is a gentile who has vision of angel instructing him to call for Peter...Peter has vision of sheet coming down with many unclean animals and he is instructed to eat (vision happens 3 times) and he sees men coming for him. Servants of Cornelius arrive and Peter goes with him...understands vision means gentiles are to recieve gospel...Cornelius and his household have HG come upon them...are baptized.
- Came to Peter not to Paul because Peter is the head of the 12 apostles and the authoritative head of
- the church.
- A “god fearer” is a gentile who is baptized directly into the christian church while a proselyte first converts to Judaism then to Christianity.
What gospel principle is taught by the fact Paul had to go see Annanias after his vision with Christ and that Cornelius needed to see Peter after his vision?
The Lord would not overstep his bounds, he had delegated power to his local officer to handle these matters. The angel had the ability to baptize but the Lord acts through the legal administrators of the priesthood he has on earth.
What city was 'head quarters' for Paul's 1st two missions? (both missions began and ended here)
Antioch of Syria
Where did Paul and his companions usually preach the first when opening a new Gentile city to the Gospel?
He would first preach in the synagogue.
Summarize which epistles were written during each of Paul's 3 journeys.
- 1st Journey: None
- 2nd Journey: 1 and 2 Thess.
- 3rd Journey: 1 and 2 Cor also Galatians and Romans
What happened on Paul's 1st missionary journey? Who were his companions? Who left the journey and went back home? Where did they preach? To whom did they preach?
- Accompanied by Barnabas and John Mark..preached on Cyprus...Paul struck court jester (Elymas) blind for trying to impede ruler (Sergius Paulus) from accepting gospel...sailed to
- Perga, John Mark left them and returned to Jerusalem...to Antioch...to Iconium...to Derbe and Lystra (hailed as Gods in Lystra...Paul stoned in Lystra (irony?)...retraced their steps returning to Antioch
What precipitated the Jerusalem conference with regard to Paul and Barnabus in Antioch? Who went with whom on missions following the conference?
The question of the need for circumcision and other rituals of the law moses for gentile converts, Barnabus and Mark, Paul and Silas.
What was the major issue of the Jerusale council? Who presided? who conducted? What actions were taken to let people know of the decisions made there?
Peter presided, James conducted (half brother of Jesus), Issue was over circumcision, wrote letters that were sent out unto all the church.
What determined the order of the placement of the Pauline epistles in the New Testament?
Their length, longest to shortest.
What did Elder McConkie say concerning sectarian claims of having saving truth as related to 1 Thess 1:5
The verse smashes theory of saving truth, anyone can have the word but they need the power (the priesthood) or they cannot make it.
In II Thessalonians chapters 1 and 2 Paul spoke about the Second Coming. What did he say about when it would occur? From where (inside or
outside of the church) did he say the apostasy would primarily come? What did Joseph Smith teach in connection with Amos 3:7 about the prophets knowledge of the Second Coming? What additional insight does the JST for 2 Thessalonians 2:7-9
- There would be apostasy before it came, mostly from within the church...No one knows when second coming is but when it is near the Lord will let his prophet know when, Satan permitted to
- work for a time, must be falling away before 2nd coming
What was Corinth like? What group was Paul addressing in his letters to the Corinthians? Members? or non-members? Are Corinthians missionary epistles?
One of richest/ most immoral cities of world, temple to aphrodite, thousands of prostitutes available to take and “worship” with in the temple, written to members in corinth, not a missionary tract
Of what significance is 1 Cor 5:9?
This verse indicates that Paul had written an earlier letter to the corinthians not included in our Bible.
During which of Paul's missions did he write I and II Corinthians? What were the major issues he addressed as a result of reports he'd received?
- Wrote the Corinthians during his 3rd missionary journey, major issues addressed were to correct
- misunderstandings of his last letter, answer certain questions of the letter from the corinthians, factionalism, immorality, church vs. civil courts,
- marriage, divorce, missionaries, meat offered to idols, spiritual gifts, charity, resurrection, sacrament, welfare for poor in jerusalem.
What is the Greek word in I Cor 1:23 translated 'stumbling block' What does it mean?
Comes from 'skandalon' means scandal or kind of like a trap.
What is the correct interpretation of the term 'temple of God'?
The world in general misinterprets I Cor 7. What additional light does the JST add? What groups did Paul address about missionary work? Who was
it that said a man shouldn’t touch a woman? What did Paul say about married people being separated for long periods of time? What was his counsel to women married to unbelievers? Was all of his counsel by revelation or was some of it his opinion? Whom did he counsel to abstain from marriage? Was this a temporary or permanent situation?
World misinterprets it that permanent celibacy is best (like nuns); separation leads to temptation and the separation of husband and wife should only be done when there is mutual consent; stay with your husband and your husband will be sanctified through your example; it was a mixture of revelation and of opinion; he counseled those that were going to serve missions to not get married and that it was only to be a temporary situation, that they should marry as soon as their mission was done
Describe the LDS view of I Cor 11:3-11. How should the words 'men' and 'women' be translated? What are men's and women's roles? What did Elder Scott teach?
Husband and wife, women submit to men and men to God (Patriarchal order not value or equality); men’s roles are more of taking care of the family in regards to providing for them and women are the more nurturing parent. Elder Scott taught that men and women are given different traits and strengths for a reason and that is so that we complement each other so we can fulfill His plan of happiness.
Know Paul's teachings on spiritual gifts. What does the D&C teach?
Not all have every gift but everyone has at least one.
Review the revealed doctrines on resurrection that aid our understanding of I Cor. 15. What did Elder Nelson teach? What is the order of the resurrection?
- Christ was the first to be resurrected, Adam brought spiritual and physical death into the world, Christ redeems all men from both deaths, everyone will die, everyone will be resurrected, there is an order to resurrection; You sow what you reap idea
- (corn seeds produce corn); Elder Nelson says that the process of self-renewal (broken bones mending...) prefigures the process of resurrection; For the First Resurrection the order will be- morning=celestial people from Adam to Christ,
- celestial people from Christ to 2nd coming, afternoon=terrestial people from adam to the second coming, For the last resurrection the order will be-telestial people from Adam to the end of the milennium, sons of perdition
How does a child who died as an infant come forth from the grave? What is the status of Enoch’s city since the resurrection of Christ? Are they translated or resurrected beings? Were other people resurrected at the time of Jesus’ resurrection?
They will come forth as an infant, they will not grow in the grave.
Is resurrection an ordinance? Can people progress between kingdoms after the resurrection? Will our bodies be flesh and blood?
Resurrection is ordinance that we do not have the keys to yet. No, they cannot progress between kingdoms, he will never advance from his assigned glory to another glory. Our bodies will be tangible like they are now but they will be filled with spirit rather than blood like they are now.
What is the 'spiritual body' Paul referred to in I Cor. 15:42-44?
A resurrected tangible body like Christ's... Spiritual but tangible.
What is the meaning of II Cor. 6:14 where Paul wrote “Be not unequally yoked together with unbelievers”? Paul was teaching a principle based on the Law of Moses and symbolism. What was the principle? To what parts of the law did he have reference?
Don't marry outside the faith it upts unnecessary strain on the individuals like you don't yoke different animals together, or mix different seeds.
All of Paul's epistles had something in common. What was it?
Paul began each epistle with acknowledgement that God the Father and God the son are two different beings.
What was Paul's main point in Gal 3:6-24?
That you are saved by dutiful faith not by the works of moses, the law has been fulfilled.
Understand Paul's allegory in Gal 3:6-24?
That you are saved by dutiful faith not by the works of moses, the law had been fulfilled.
Understand Paul's allegory in Gal 4:22-31. Who represented the old covenant? Mt. Sinai? The new covenant? Jerusalem? What did the putting away of Hagar represent?
- Hagar: Old covenant
- Sarah: New covenant
- Putting away Hagar: Putting away law of Moses
- Sinai and Jerusalem: the law/children in bondage
- New Jerusalem and Sarah: Free men and new covenant
Understand the definitions and doctrines associated with grace in Romans chapters 3&4?
- We are justified by faith and works through grace. Justification: Performing ordinances we are justified to enter the kingdom.
- Sanctified: Made whole by HG
- Grace: Enabling power freely given but unmerited to return to his kingdom.
Paul used the term 'predestinate' in Romans 8. Know the original Greek word and its meaning.
Prhorizdo or to foreordain.
At the conclusion of Paul's 3rd mission who did he report to? What was he asked to do? Even 8 yrs after the Jerusalem conference how did the Jews in Jerusalem feel about the Law? What did 40 men take an oath to do? What happened to Paul while he was in Antonia Fortress? Who appeared to him? What did he tell Paul?
He went and reported to James (1/2 bro of Jesus), he was asked to go and do sacrifice in the temple to please judaizers, 40 men took an oath not to eat till they had killed Paul. In antonia fortress visted by Christ and told that he would bear witness in Rome.
Review Acts 24-28 What charges did Tertullus bring against Paul in Caesarea? How long did Felix keep Paul under house arrest? What
did Felix hope Paul would do? Did Festus (Felix replacement) agree to send Paul to Jerusalem? What did Herod Agrippa tell Paul? On his
journey to Rome, what did Paul advise the ship’s captain to do for the winter? What happened as a result?
- Tertullus said he had brought gentiles into temple mount, was an inserrectionist, ringleader of the
- nazarenes, a pestilent fellow...Felix kept Paul under arrest for two years..Felix hoped Paul would bribe him with money...Festus would not agree to
- send Paul to jerusalem, herod agrippa told Paul he would have been released had he not appealed to Ceasar (also thou almost persuadest met to be a christian)
- ….Paul said to stay at Fair Havens, Crete for he winter...they decided not to so caught in storm and shipwrecked.
What is meant by the phrase 'dispensation of the fulness of times?'
It means the gospel is dispensed and all things shall be restored again in fulness at this time... refers to the restoration.
Paul wrote 'one lord, one faith, one baptism' What did Elder Packer say in regard to 'one true church?'
The doctrine is true, and you cannot yield on it for it is the justification for the restoration.
What reasons did Paul give the Ephesians for having officers in the Church?
For perfection of the saints, work of ministry, edifying of the body of christ so we can all come in the unity of the faith and not be carried about by doctrine.
What interpretation did Elder Harold B. Lee give for the four body parts that particularly need the protection of armor of the God?
- Loins = Virtue
- Heart = Conduct
- Feet = Goals and Objectives
- Head = Thoughts
How do we justify the fact that Joseph Smith said he saw God when Paul told the Colossians God was 'invisible'. What is the original Greek word translated as 'invisible' and what does it mean?
Greek word Aoratos meaning 'unseen' god is unseen if man is sinful or unquickened by the spirit. Also no man has seen god except he beareth record of his son.
Paul taught the Colossians about the Godhead in Colossians Chapter 1. Many ideas about the Godhead came from the Council of Nicea. When was the Council of Nicea? Who called it? What were the 2 main issues that were to be decided? What does the “Encycopedia of Religion” (Non-LDS) say about the Doctrine of the Trinity and the Bible?
- 325 AD Constantine called the council together to decide
- 1) if christ was corporeal
- 2) whether the son is same being as the father. The Doctrine of Trinity is man made doctrine that appears no where in the Bible.
What was the colossian heresy Paul was attempting to correct?
Colossian heresy was God's contact to man were through angelic mediators, the colossians were giving special devotion to a host of angels.
Paul wrote in Philippians that good things had come from his imprisonment. What were three of them?
- 1. Paul's example of enduring trials made some saints more courageous to preach.
- 2. Missionary work flourished.
- 3. Praetorian guards were taught and converted.
Which epistles were written during Paul's 1st Roman imprisonment?
What is the Greek word for 'no reputation'? What does it mean?
Keno which means 'to empty'
Review the background of Philemon. Who was Philemon? Where did Philemon live? Did he own
slaves? Who was Onesimus? Were Onesimus and Philemon Paul’s converts? What was the purpose for the epistle of Philemon? What was punishment for a runaway slave? Where was Paul when he wrote Philemon?
- Philemon was resident of colossae near Ephesus, convert of paul, he owned slaves, one of which was Onesimus who had run away, Onesimus was also convert of Paul...Paul was writing Philemon to tell him he was sending onesimus back and that Philemon should not punish Onesimus (runaway slaves could be punished severly even killed), and
- even that Philemon should treat Onesimus as a family member from now on rather than a slave.
Philemon 1:2 refers to the church meeting in Philemon's home. Where did people hold church meetings in Paul's day compared to our day? What is the Greek term for this?
- Held church in chapel-houses. No chapels so met in houses of members where they would have sacrament and a meeting.
- Greek: Domus Ekklesias - meant house church.
Which 3 epistles are considered 'pastoral'? Why are they called 'pastoral'?
- Written from pastor to pastor
- 1/2 Tim and Titus
What were the major purposes and themes for Paul's first letter to Timothy?
Instructions on calling Bishops, church organization, avoiding apostasy, dealing with false teachers, extending priesthood callings, welfare.
What advice did Paul give to Timothy about the calling of Deacons and Bishops? From what Greek words do Deacon and Bishop come and what do they mean?
Deacon comes from diakonos which means helper and bishop is from episcopos which means overseer or supervisor. Bishops should be an experienced priesthood holder, not a novice, and a deacon should be married meaning he was mature (around age 30)
What were 2 'doctrines of devils' that Paul told Timothy would be preached in latter days?
- Forbidding to abstain from meats
- Forbidding to marry
I Tim 5 outlines welfare principles Paul gave to Timothy. What were they? What did President S.W. Kimball teach about a person's responsibility for their physical and spiritual wellbeing?
- 1) members should support themselves, then family, then church help.
- 2) qualify for assistance be in need, no kids to help out, 60 yrs old, faithful to husband (referring to
- widows), live gospel
- 3) times when elders in full time ministry recieve
- assistance especially for their families.
- Pres. Kimball said no true LDS will shift their burden onto others, he will attempt to supply himself with his needs
- -wives have claim upon their husbands, children upon parents, children on church if parents can’t help. widows upon church
Know the background of Paul's letter to Titus. Was Titus a convert of Paul's? Is Titus a Pastoral epistle? Where did Paul assign Titus to preside? Who did Paul warn Titus to be aware of?
- Paul has to leave Crete and leaves Titus to look after the saints, epistle written to encourage Titus, gives instructions about duties of ministers of church.
- Titus was a convert of Paul, it is a pastoral epistle, Titus was assigned to preside on island of Crete, Titus was warned to be aware of Cretians who were false teachers on Crete.
Paul warned Titus about 'Cretians' and 'Gainsayers'. What are the meanings of each of these words?
Cretian meant greedy and dishonest. Gainsayer were those who speak in opposition of something to enrich themselves.
Under what conditions was II Timothy written? Where was Paul? How was this imprisonment different from his earlier ones? Was he about to be martyred?
Written from Rome during Paul's second Roman imprisonement before he is martyred, this time he was in chains in a cell not under house arrest.
In II Tim 2:17, Paul used the word 'canker.' What is the original Greek and what does it mean?
'Gangreina' means gangrene (death of living cells from lack of blood)
In II Tim 4:7 Paul said, 'I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.' How did Elder McConkie interpret this verse?
He had kept faith and Paul's calling and election had been made sure.
What was Paul's major argument in the book of Hebrews? What was he trying to prove? Was Hebrews written before or after the temple destruction in 70 AD? Know the items of which Paul suggests that Jesus is superior.
- Written to show the judaizers that by their own scripture and logic why they should no longer practice the law of moses. Written before temple destruction.
- Jesus is superior to the angels, to moses, as a high priest of order of melchizedek is greater than order of Aaron, high priest goes into symbolic heaven Jesus went into heaven itself, Christ brought new testament that replaced old testament.
In Hebrews 1:13-14 Paul mentioned ministering spirits. To whom do they minister? What did Joseph Smith teach? What is the difference
between ministering angels and ministering spirits? To whom do resurrected or translated beings minister? To whom do disembodied spirits minister?
- They minister to worthy sacrament takes (heirs of salvation), A ministering spirit has not a body and
- visits disembodied spirits, a misistering angel is a reserrected being or translated being minister to embodied spirits.
How did God speak in times past? In Paul’s day? What did Paul say about Christ’s image? What is the relationship between Jesus, man, angels, and God? Know the main ideas of the 1st Presidency’s statement on the origin of man
- Times past spoke through his prophets, in Paul’s day through his son. Christ is in the express image of his father, look alike.
- God is above christ, christ above angels, angels a little above man.
- Man came in likeness of our Heavenly Father not from lower species. direct lineal offspring of God
What is the meaning of 'he who hath builded the house hath more honor than the house'?
The house is the law of Moses and the builder is Christ. Law not greater than Christ.
What does it mean to 'enter into rest'? What are 3 definitions?
- 1. Rest as fullness of his glory
- 2. God's rest from fear, doubt, danger, turmoil.
- 3. Enter into state of rest in paradise.
What does 'honor' mean in Heb 5:4?
Authority of Priesthood
To what does the phrase 'crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh' have reference?
Those who deny the Holy Ghost would have knowingly crucified the savior.
What did the rending of the Temple veil at Jesus’ death symbolize? Who was Melchizedek? Where was he King? What prophet paid tithes to Melchizedek? What change does the JST make to Heb. 7:3? What is the oath of the Melchizedek priesthood? What is the covenant?
Renting of temple veil symbolized the opportunity for anyone from anytime to enter God’s presence. Melchizedek was a worthy high priest of Salem (jerusalem), Abraham paid tithes to him...Bible says melch was w/o a father but JST says the order he was after was without father or mother no beginning or ending (priesthood authority)
- -Oath of Melch. priest. is God’s solemn promise to bestow eternal life...the covenant is man’s
- agreement with God.
What do the parts of the tabernacle (altar of sacrifice, laber, shewbread, lampstand, altar of incense) symbolize?
- Alter of Sacrifice = Christ
- Laver = Cleansing
- Shewbread = Bread of Life or Christ
- Lampstand = Christ as Light of the World
- Alter of Incense = Prayers offered continuously into Heaven
From the lectures on Faith what word did Joseph Smith repeatedly use as a synonym for 'faith'?
Paul wrote about the 'church of firstborn' in Heb 12:23. What did Elder McConkie explain about this? What is the gate to the church of the firstborn? What insight did Brother RJ Matthews add using the terms 'inner circle' and 'second principles' of the gospel?
- Baptism is the gate to the church itself but celestial marriage is gate to membership of church of first born, inner circle of faithful servants in god's kingdom.
- Outer circle is the first principles and ordinances of the gospel and the inner circle are second principles of gospel such as priesthood, ordinances, temple marriage...second ordinances needed for exaltation.
Which James wrote the Book of James? What do we know of him? Was he always a believer? Was he one of the original 12? Was he the James
in the First Presidency? Was he on the Mt. of Olives when Jesus ascended to heaven?
- Written by James half brother of Jesus, he was spokesman for Peter at Jerusalem Conference, did
- not always believe, not one of the original apostles but became one, not a member of the 1st presidency (that one was killed), he was on the mount when Jesus ascended.
To whom did James address his epistle?
The 12 tribes in the dispensation of the fulness of time that had been scattered.
What verse from teh Book of James did Elder McConkie say had the greatest impact upon mankind ever recorded in any age?
James 2:17-22 gives James' view of faith and works. How does James' use of the words 'work' and 'faith' differ from Paul's use of the same two words?
For James Faith was a passive belief and works was whether you really believe or not. For Paul Faith meant covenant with God which involved commitment and obedience and works referred to the law of Moses.
What did James teach concerning anointing with oil, healings, and forgiveness of sin?
The very fact that a member believes in Christ enough to be healed means that he also has so lived that he is entitled to have his sins remitted.
Know some background facts about Peter: What
was his occupation? What happened to him in Joppa? What was his role in the Jerusalem conference? What happened to him in Matt. 17:1-9? What part did his writings play concerning the reception of the revelation recorded in D&C 138?
Peter was jew living in Bethsaida, he was a fisherman with his brother Andrew and with james and John, in Joppa had vision that the gospel should go forth to the gentiles, At Jerusalem Conference Peter explained his revelation and how the gospel would go the gentiles. Pres. Jos F Smith was contemplating Peter’s writings concerning spirit world led to revelation DC 138.
Peter used the word 'peculiar' Be able to recognize the Hebrew word for 'peculiar' and its meaning.
Hebrew word is 'am segulla' ro valued property/special treasure
What does D&C 138 help us understand about Peter’s statement in I Peter 3:19: “By
which he [Christ] also went and preached unto the spirits in prison.” To whom did he preach? To whom did he not preach? What else did he do?
Christ did not go directly to the wicked, rather to the righteous to organize the work to go and preach to the wicked. he also preached to the righteous.
II Peter 1:10 refers to making one's calling and election made sure. What are synonymous terms to having one's calling and election made sure?
Sealed up to eternal life, have unconditional guarantee of exaltatation, receive assurance of godhood, to have the day of judgment advanced.
What is the 'more sure word of prophecy'?
HG lets someone know they have had their calling and election made sure.
What sins could cause one's 'sure' election to be lost?
What were the main concepts involved with the Gnosticism of John's day?
Spirit was good, body/matter bad...become free from matter through secret knowledge led to two ideas first that body is evil and should be treated harsly and second becuase spirituality starts after death doesn’t matter what you do with your body
From what Greek word is Gnosticism derived? what does it mean?
Comes from Gnosis which means knowledge
Who were the 'anti-Christs' of whom John spoke? From where did they come?
- Anti Christ's usually came from within the church, they were apostates.
- People who stand in opposition of Christ or wish to alter or undermine his doctrine.
Contrast the behavior of Diotrephes and Demetrius in their allegiance to John.
- Demetrius: Good report.
- Diotrephes: Church leader who would not listen to the apostles, allowed his congregation to do so and if you listen he would X you, had prominence and influence.
Who was Jude? Who was his brother? Who was his half brother? What three examples did Jude use of God's dealings with unbelievers?
- Jude was the brother of James, and half brother to Jesus.
- 1. Saved israel from egypt and destroyed unbelievers.
- 2. Pre-mortal angels were cast out.
- 3. Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed.
Which John wrote the Book of Revelation? By what other names is he recognized? From whom did John receive the information recorded in the Book of Revelation? Was it more than one person?
It is John the beloved who was translated. He received the information from Christ and from and angel and put it all together in the Book of Revelations.
In Rev 1:5-6, John referred to 'God and his Father.' What did Joseph Smith say about this verse?
Correct translation, Joseph explained the plurality of Gods
Explain what is happening in Rev 5:1-10. What does the 'lion of Judah' standing as a 'slain lamb' opening the book with 7 seals represent?
Represents Christ having accomplished the atonement, only one able to open the book.
Rev 6:1-8 describes the four horsemen of the Apocalypse. What era and prophet does each horse represent?
- White horse = Enoch and his ministry
- Red horse = Wickedness and abominations of Noah's day
- Black Horse = Time of famine of Abraham, Jacob, and Moses
- Pale Horse = Death war of Saul-time of Babylon captivity.
Upon what period of the earth's existence is the emphasis of John's vision placed?
To the 7th seal of the second coming.
Rev 10:2-10: What is the 'little book' that John ate? What did it symbolize?
Mission and ordinance for John to gather the tribes of Israel.
Summarize the siege upon Jerusalem of which John wrote in Rev 11:1-12. How long will it last? Who are the two witnesses? HOw long will they prophesy? How long will they lie dead in the streets of Jerusalem?
- Two witnesses = Members of the council of the 12 or 1st pres.
- Length of Prophesy = 2360 days
- Time Dead = 3.5 days
Know the basic facts and symbolism of the church in the wilderness and the war in heaven. What change does the JST make in Rev. 12:6 with the word “days”? Where were the dragon and his angels cast? How was the serpent cast out?
- The Woman = The Church of God
- The Man Child = Christ
- Wilderness = Apostasy
- *Days is changed to years
- Dragon and his angels are cast down to the earth, overcome by the blood of the lamb and the testimony of the believers.
What is the spirit of prophecy?
The testimony of Jesus
In Rev. 21:2-3, 10-12, John referred to the New Jerusalem. What do we know about it from
Latter-day revelation? Where will it be? What part does the city of Enoch play? How many capitol cities will there be during the millennium? What will happen to the New Jerusalem at the end of the millennium? Note the quotation by Elder Joseph Fielding Smith
- The New Jerusalem is the city of Zion on the American Continent...at the millenium the city shall be taken up into heaven and when the earth has been celestilized it will return accompanied
- by Enoch’s city which shall return. Capitol cities of Ancient jerusalem and new jerusalem accompanied by city of Enoch.
The New Jerusalem is the city of Zion on the American Continent...at the millenium the city shall be taken up into heaven and when the earth has been celestilized it will return accompanied
by Enoch’s city which shall return. Capitol cities of Ancient jerusalem and new jerusalem accompanied by city of Enoch.
- John referring to the book of revelations which he had just written...don’t change the revelation - Gnostics were trying to change the
What is the symbolism of the 7 candle sticks?
7 churches in asia
What is the symbolism of the 7 stars?
7 leaders/servants of the 7 churches
What is the symbolism of the 24 elders?
Faithful elders now dead who had belonged to the 7 churches.
What is the symbolism of Sea of Glass?
What is the symbolism of the book with seven seals?
The revealed mysteries and will of God
What is the symbolism of the 7 seals?
Thousand year periods
What is the symbolism of the woman?
The church of god
What is the symbolism of the Child?
Rules all nations with a rod of iron (probably christ)
What is the symbolism of the four beasts?
Figurative expressions of heaven/paradise/happiness of man and God
What is the symbolism of the wings, eyes?
- Eyes = light and knowledge
- Wings = power to move and act
What is the symbolism of the 144,000?
Worthy high priests of every people ordained to bring those who will come into the church of the first born.
What is the symbolism of the armageddon?
Location of final battle covering area from jerusalem to megiddo happens before coming of Christ
What is the symbolism of God and Magog?
War after millenium
What is the symbolism of the little book?
Ordinance/mission to gather the tribes of israel
What is the symbolism of the apocalypse?
Greek word meaning revealed or uncovered (refers to revelation of John)
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