The Improvement Era Volume 12

The Improvement Era Volume 12

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ... the length of time. There is positively and absolutely no definite solution of the problem given either in science or in revelation; but the fact is clearly expressed, and that is all that is sought to be done, that both science and the Prophet Joseph ascribe long periods of time to the formation of the earth. As to the 77th section, 12th verse of the Doctrine and Covenants, I think that is misread when it is interpreted to mean that the earth is only to continue for seven thousand years. Undoubtedly "temporal existence" means only the time set that the Lord has declared shall fulfil the measure of certain of his purposes regarding man; because we are plainly told that at the close of the seven thousand years "the Lord God will sanctify the earth and complete the salvation of man." This rather would lead us to infer that there is to be a continuance of earth existence in a more glorified condition. It does not imply that the earth is to be destroyed; any more than the beginning of man, or the beginning of the first thousand years, means or indicates that that was the beginning of the formation of the earth. It indicates simply a period of time between two epochs, and neither marks the beginning nor the end. There may have been numberless ages of our years between the time called "in the beginning" and until the time when God said "Let there be light; and there was light. " It is true that in this twelfth verse we are told that Cod made the world in six days, but the student will notice that there is a reference to the Pearl of Great Price, and we are there led to understand that days may mean long periods of time, as it undoubtedly does. In chapter three of the Book of Moses, we are further...
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  • Paperback | 332 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 594g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236969227
  • 9781236969224