The Latter-Day Saints' Millennial Star, Vol. 68

The Latter-Day Saints' Millennial Star, Vol. 68 : September 20, 1906 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Latter-Day Saints' Millennial Star, Vol. 68: September 20, 1906 Paul is speaking of the time when our knowledge, which is necessarily partial, will disappear in a fuller knowledge. But our knowledge in this world and the present time must always be partial: hence, Paul is probably referring to the ages to come and to the future life. When prophecy shall cease, the super-natural element be swallowed up in a larger world of infinite law, and our knowledge - ao relative, conjectural, imperfect - becomes abao lute insight, there will still remain three of the present facts of human consciousness, Faith, Hope, and Love. We shall carry with us into the eternal world these three elements of our present experience. There, as here, we shall live by faith; there, as here, we shall look forward in hope to some thing still higher than that we have attained; there, as here, we shall dwell in love, and so dwell in God. I propose to point out the difference between the old view of the future life and the modern view of what may be in the great and mysterious beyond. God, for the wisest reasons, has placed a gulf between this world and the world to come. It is a part of the law of limitation which is so essential to human peace and progress. That law says, One thing at a time. We know that there are other worlds and planets in space like our own, but what sort of life they contain we cannot know. Study your own planet first, says the divine law. Attend to present duties here, is its command: when you reach the other world, you will know about that. In speaking, therefore, of the future life, we must imitate the modesty of the apostle, and say, I know in part, and I teach only in part. The old and new view the hereafter differ, first, in their sources. What men have hitherto believed about the future life has been arrived at by adopt ing literally the figurative language of the Bible - images of a tribunal, a judge, a trial, a sentence, followed by punishment and reward; images of a. Banquet, of the good collected in one place singing psalms of praise; of the wicked in another place tormented with fire. These figures have been taken literally, and made the foundation of a whole system of belief in regard to the future life. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 22 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 1mm | 45g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243266820
  • 9780243266821