Thursday, March 31, 2011

Articles of Faith #10

"We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes; that Zion (the New Jerusalem) will be built upon the American continent; that Christ will reign personally upon the earth; and, that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory"

 Much can be said on these topics, including when, where, how, and why Israel will be gathered.  Also, one could go into detail about Christ's millennial reign.  It is not my interest here to provide a comprehensive explanation of these events (if you are interested, the links above will help).  My intent is to state my belief in the words of God.  God made special promises to Abraham.  The terms of this covenant can be found in the 15th and 17th chapters of Genesis.  I do not believe that it is unreasonable to assume that God will keep His promises with Abraham.  In fact, the fulfillment of these promises is going forth at this very moment.

Also, God has revealed much about the years following Christ's second coming.  He has done so to prophets like Isaiah, Nephi, Jeremiah, and the apostle Paul.  This will be a time of much happiness and joy under the reign of Christ the King.  God has told us through His prophets.

We, as members of Jesus Christ's church believe in the literal fulfillment of ALL of God's words.  We believe that God really means what He says.

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