Monday, March 1, 2010

Christ's Church: Then and Now

Prophets guided God's people: Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Isaiah, Samuel, and Elijah to name a few.
Prophets guide God's people: Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, John Taylor, Spencer W. Kimball, Ezra Taft Benson, Gordon B. Hinckley, and Thomas S. Monson to name a few.

Jesus Christ stood at the head of the church, and chose 12 apostles:

Simon Peter, Andrew, James, son of Zebedee, John, his brother, Phillip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew the Publican, James, the son of Alphaeus, Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus, Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot.

Jesus Christ stands at the head of the church and again has chosen 12 apostles:
Boyd K. Packer, L. Tom Perry, Russell M. Nelson, Dallin H. Oaks, M. Russell Ballard, Richard G. Scott, Robert D. Hales, Jeffrey R. Holland, David A. Bednar, Quentin L. Cook, D. Todd Christofferson, and Neil L. Andersen.

Sacred ordinances were performed in Holy temples

Now: Sacred ordinances are still performed in Holy temples.

Holy men wrote as they were inspired by God. This became scripture.

Holy men write as they are inspired by God. This is modern day scripture.

Ezekiel 37:19
"Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand. "


Jesus sent His disciples forth to preach the gospel.
"After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come." Luke 10:1


Missionaries are being sent throughout the entire world to preach the gospel.

I bear witness that this is the restored church of Jesus Christ. When He was on the Earth, the Savior set up His church with apostles and prophets. That same organization has been restored in these latter days, following a period of apostasy which the world knows as the "Dark ages". I testify that the "times of restitution of all things" has come to pass. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is the ancient church of Jesus Christ, restored to the Earth.

"Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began." Acts 3:21

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