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The Last Days: Signs of the Times

The Last Days: Signs of the Times

The period of time just preceding the millennium is named the “last days”. It is the specified time, period, or age in which the necessary prerequisites to the Second Coming will occur. The last days are the days of the dispensation of the fullness of times, the days when the signs of the Second Coming are shown forth, the days of “restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.” (Acts 3:21.) We are now living in that period of time, and the great restitution (or restoration) is in process. 1.      There will be false prophets deceiving the people.  Satan will have his followers.  Happening now. 2.     There will be priestcrafts:  (2 Nephi 26: 29)  He commandeth that there shall be no apriestcrafts; for, behold, priestcrafts are that men preach and set bthemselves up for a light unto the world, that they may get cgain and dpraise of the world;... Read the rest of this entry »

The Second Coming of Jesus Christ

The Second Coming of Jesus Christ

Just after Jesus Christ ascended into heaven after His resurrection, angels proclaimed to His disciples that He would return again one day to reign on the earth for 1,000 years. From that time to this, Christians throughout the world have eagerly awaited His return. The period of time just preceding Christ’s return is called the “last days.” It is the specified time, period, or age in which the necessary prerequisites to the Second Coming will occur. The Last Days The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (inadvertently referred to at times as “The Mormon Church” by the media) teaches that we are now living in the last days. The last days are the days of the dispensation of the fullness of times that is referred to in Ephesians 1:10, when God will gather together in one all things in Christ. Through Joseph Smith, the founding prophet of Mormonism, all the truth that was made known to all the holy prophets since the... Read the rest of this entry »

The Last Days: Signs of the Times

The Last Days: Signs of the Times

Most Christian faiths believe that these are the “last days,” meaning the final days before the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, which will bring the destruction of the wicked and the ushering in of the “millennium,” one thousand years of perfect peace under the leadership of Christ Himself.  Christ has told us that no man knows the exact hour of His coming: And they have done unto the Son of Man even as they listed; and he has taken his power on the right hand of his glory, and now reigneth in the heavens, and will reign till he descends on the earth to put all enemies under his feet, which time is nigh at hand—   I, the Lord God, have spoken it; but the hour and the day no man knoweth, neither the angels in heaven, nor shall they know until he comes (Doctrine and Covenants 49:6, 7). Yet, Christ has also indicated that there would be signs leading up to His coming and that those who are watchful and wait for Him will be able... Read the rest of this entry »

Mormon Beliefs: What is the Fulness of the Gospel?

Mormon Beliefs: What is the Fulness of the Gospel?

Mormons (a nickname for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) often use the term “fulness of the gospel.” Mormons refer to modern times as the dispensation of the fulness of times, referring to the fact that the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored in full.   Mormon beliefs; Jesus Christ’s gospel restored Mormon beliefs teach that Adam and Eve, the first people to live on the earth, were given the full gospel. They shared it with their children. However, people often found it difficult to live the full gospel, and so, periodically, the fulness of the gospel was replaced with preparatory laws, such as the Law of Moses, to help people progress to a point where they could live the full gospel. In addition, truths were sometimes lost. There have almost always been those who wanted God to change truth to something more pleasing to them, and periodically, those false beliefs became widespread among the people. During... Read the rest of this entry »

Will All Be Suprised and Caught Unaware at the Second Coming?

Will All Be Suprised and Caught Unaware at the Second Coming?

The scriptures speak of the Master returning as a “thief in the night” (1 Thessalonians 5:2). It is true that no mortal man has known, does now know, or will yet know the precise day of the Lord’s second advent. That is true for prophets and Apostles as well as the rank and file of society and the Church. The Lord did not reveal to Joseph Smith the precise day and time of His coming (Doctrine and Covenants 130:14-17). Elder M. Russell Ballard, speaking to students at Brigham Young University, observed: “I am called as one of the Apostles to be a special witness of Christ in these exciting, trying times, and I do not now when He is going to come again. As far as I know, none of my brethren in the Council of the Twelve or even in the First Presidency knows. And I would humbly suggest to you, my young brothers and sisters, that if we do not know, then nobody knows, no matter how compelling their arguments or how reasonable their calculations.... Read the rest of this entry »

Does Christ Himself Know When He Will Come?

Does Christ Himself Know When He Will Come?

The question comes up occasionally, perhaps because of what is stated in the gospel of Mark: “Heaven and earth shall pass away; but my words shall not pass away. But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father” (Mark 13:31-32; emphasis added). the phrase “neither the Son” is not found in Matthew or Luke. Jesus Christ knows all things; He possesses the fulness of the glory and power of the Father (see Doctrine & Covenants 93:16-17). Surely He knows when He will return. if He did not know the exact day or time of His return in glory when the Olivet prophecy was uttered, then certainly after His Resurrection and glorification He came to know. It is worth noting that the Joseph Smith Translation of this verse omits the disputed phrase. Read the rest of this entry »  Read More →

What is the Second Coming?

What is the Second Coming?

Jesus Christ came to earth as a mortal being in the meridian of time. He taught the gospel, bestowed divine authority, organized the Church, and suffered and died as an infinite atoning sacrifice for the sins of the world. He stated that He would come again, would return not as the meek and lowly Nazarene but as the Lord of Sabaoth, the Lord of Hosts, the Lord of Armies. Jesus Christ’s Second Coming is thus spoken of as His coming “in glory”-meaning, in His true identity as the God of all creation, the Redeemer and Judge. His Second Coming is described as both great and dreadful-great for those who have been true and faithful and therefore look forward to Jesus Christ’s coming, and dreadful to those who have done despite to the spirit of grace and who therefore hope against hope that He will never return. The Second Coming in glory is in fact “the end of the world,” meaning the end of worldliness, the destruction of... Read the rest of this entry »