By Eric Johnson The following is one of the Gospel Topics essays published on lds.org that is meant to explain hard teachings. The portions underlined come from the essay, with my analysis below. Because we will try to be short and to the point as much as we can, we will reference a number of sites […]
This verse has been used to support the idea that an angel (Moroni?) declared an “everlasting gospel” by bringing forthe the Book of Mormon. According to chapter 7 of the 2015 church manual Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Ezra Taft Benson,
The 2002 LDS booklet titled Preparing to Enter the Holy Temple states:
If we would understand both the history and the doctrine of temple work we must understand what the sealing power is. We must envision, at least to a degree, why the keys of authority to employ the sealing power are crucial.
Nearly nine hundred years before Christ, the prophet Elijah appeared in the court of the king of Israel. He carried with him a sacred authority: the power to seal.
Moroni. The son of Mormon who supposedly buried the Gold Plates containing the record of the Nephite people. In 1823 Moroni is said to have appeared to Joseph Smith and revealed to him the location of the buried plates. Return to dictionary here.
Gold Plates. An historical record of American peoples written on plates of gold. In A.D. 421, Moroni, a Nephite warrior and son of Mormon, buried the plates in the Hill Cumorah. In 1823, as a resurrected being, Moroni revealed the whereabouts of the plates to Joseph Smith who was permitted to retrieve them in 1827. The Book of Mormon was supposedly translated from these plates. Joseph Smith claimed that after he finished translating the plates they were given back to Moroni (Joseph Smith History 1:60). Apostle Robert D.