Thursday, April 14, 2011

Christ and the Restoration

"He is not here: for he is risen" (Matt 28:6)

Jesus Christ was resurrected that first Easter morning and has shown Himself to both His disciples in Jerusalem and in the Americas. He later returned to America, this time with His Father to Palmyra New York and they showed themselves to the Prophet Joseph Smith.
         I had an interesting conversation with a woman on her doorstep the other day. She told me that she did not believe that Joseph Smith was a Prophet, and that there is no need for a Prophet today. That a Prophet will not give you salvation. And I agree with the last sentence. That a Prophet can not give me salvation. Because salvation only comes in and through the Lord Jesus Christ. However, Jesus has taught us that we must do certain things to inherit the Kingdom of God. That we must be baptized (John 3:5) Also, He taught that the saving ordinance of baptism must be performed by one who holds the authority (priesthood) to do so. And because the priesthood was taken from the earth shortly after the Saviors death and resurrection, there was a need to restore those keys and priesthood. Thus, God would need to call another Prophet to restore what once was lost for us to receive the ordinance of baptism.

The Priesthood is on the earth today. It has been restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith and will not be taken again. The sky is blue and the church is true.


  1. John 1:18 No one has seen God at any time.The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.
    1Tim 6:16 who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen.
    Question: is the book of mormon a gospel?

  2. Well hey there Anonymous... I like referencing scriptures too... what does the old testament say about moses talking to God face to face as a man speaketh to another? (Exodus 33:11)Or Jacob in Genesis 32 "I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved."

    The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. It adds witness to His life and ministry, and shares evidence that He knows all His sheep. If by "gospel" you mean the good word, then yes. It is a gospel.