Ether. 12:25; 3Â Ne. 3 Nephi 28 Audio -- Listen to Scriptures Online, The Book of Mormon read by Book of Mormon Reader - Duration: 9:27. Thus, translated beings do not suffer death as we normally define it, meaning the separation of body and spirit; nor do they receive a resurrection as we ordinarily describe it, meaning that the body rises from the dust and the spirit enters again into its fleshly home. 3 Nephi 9. (See Hebrews 11:35. View Downloads. This is his work and glory (Moses 1:39). 3 Nephi 16. When Jesus taught the people all these things, He called the disciples one at a time to ask what they wanted of Him after He goes back to the Father (verse 1). 1:24 (23â24); 3Â Ne. (Mortal Messiah, book 4, p. 388). 3 Nephi 8. Translated beings have knowledge and wisdom given unto them that exceed human perspective. Even the prophets of God are just ordinary men, but with extraordinary callings to communicate divine doctrine. That holy gift is a result of the Atonement: 'The Father giveth the Holy Ghost unto the children of men, because of me,' the Savior said. They survive being cast in burning furnaces and dens of wild beasts. Richard Cowan succinctly stated, "We are telestial mortals, translated beings are terrestrial mortals, while exalted resurrected beings are celestial immortals." They were to remain in this translated state until the 'judgment day of Christ,' or in the words of the Savior until 'I shall come in my glory with the powers of heaven'" (adapted from Clyde J. Williams. "As noted above, these three Nephites, as part of their translation experience, were also transfigured, caught up into heaven, where they 'saw and heard unspeakable things. The numbers represent the verses in the chapter.) As they go about anonymously, we can go about our good deeds with humility, not expecting rewards other than knowing we have served. What insight does D&C 7 give on the state of the three disciples?. How many times are we like these three Nephites? 28:27; D&C 7:5 (1â8). They learn 'precept upon precept; line upon line...here a little, and there a little' (Isa 28:10). Remind students that when Mormon first wrote about the transfiguration of the Three Nephites, he said that he did not fully understand the change in their physical condition during their ministry on the earth (see 3 Nephi 28:17 ). 2 Nephi 28. History informs us that the wicked tried to kill John in various ways, placing him, on one occasion, in a cauldron of boiling oil, but his life was preserved; and that finally, in the reign of Domitian Caesar, he was banished to the Isle of Patmos to work in the lead mines. We may fairly assume that the Lord does not currently reside in spirit paradise but rather in his rightful place on the right hand of the Father. 2,000 years ago, 200 years ago, and today, Jesus Christ cares about the name of his church. 3 Nephi 28 – 3 Nefi 28. 1:30; Morm. Therefore, if our desires are righteous, he is not going to reprimand us, even if we ask for blessings which are unprecedented or unusual. This passage teaches us an important lesson. 3 NEPHI 28-THE THREE DISCIPLES. The man in black then asks to be let out, and as the car drives away, he vanishes from sight. Downloads Male Voice (MP3) Female Voice (MP3) Entire Book (PDF) Text Settings. This must wait until the coming of the Savior. But the Lord says of all his saints, not that they will not die, but that 'those that die in me shall not taste of death, for it shall be sweet unto them; And they that die not in me, wo unto them, for their death is bitter.' Hereby, he learned the nature of translated beings. Also, a child doesn’t play with a wild lamb, and there were no domesticated sheep in the Americas at this time, so this allusion would have made no sense to these people. 3 Nephi 28:15 What is the difference between being transfigured and being translated? And behold they will be among the Gentiles, and the Gentiles shall know them not. The Nephites were not to have an inferior or incomplete scriptural record. 2. 2Â Ne. (Another Mark Mabry picture) What an intimate and sweet last meeting. 28 They will also be among the Jews, and the Jews shall know them not. The human body is just not designed to last much longer. Spencer W. Kimball, in Conference Report, Apr. 3 Nephi 11. 7 Therefore, more blessed are ye, for ye shall anever taste of bdeath; but ye shall live to behold all the doings of the Father unto the children of men, even until all things shall be fulfilled according to the will of the Father, when I shall come in my glory with the cpowers of heaven. His diligent inquiry gave us one of the greatest commentaries available on the spirit world (see Alma 40:3-26). I believe He took them to Enoch's city and gave them their endowments there. 'Others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection.' Nor did the spiritual heroics of these men pale in comparison to Old World prophets. 8 And ye shall never endure the pains of death; but when I shall come in my glory ye shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye from amortality to bimmortality; and then shall ye be blessed in the kingdom of my Father. (Journal of Discourses, 25:236-37.). This gift is available to all who forsake their sins and embrace the gospel, thereby entering the gate that enables not only forgiveness but also all the blessings of belonging to Christ." 3 Nephi 28-30 3 Nephi 28. Even when sincere and significant, those satisfactions only last 'for a season,' for He who has known full and true joy has so said. (Answers to Gospel Questions, vol. Mormon testified he had seen them and they ministered to him. And the aprisons could not hold them, for they were rent in twain. 3 And he said unto them: Blessed are ye because ye desired this thing of me; therefore, after that ye are aseventy and two years old ye shall come unto me in my bkingdom; and with me ye shall find crest. 3 Nephi 6. 3:20; 2Â Ne. In reply, the Lord informed him that translated beings were still mortal but that a special change, more permanent than transfiguration, was 'wrought upon their bodies, that they might not suffer pain nor sorrow save it were for the sins of the world...insomuch that Satan could have no power over them, that he could not tempt them; and they were sanctified in the flesh, that they were holy, and that the powers of the earth could not hold them.' (The Belonging Heart, p. 153). Satan can only tempt those whom the Lord permits him to tempt (see Job 1-2). (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 170-1). Read 3 Nephi 28:1-11.. How did Jesus speak to His disciples? 1964 [Salt Lake City: The … Print. Their desires had become like the Father and the Son-they had become one with God. President Hinckley urges the members to follow Jones' example and 'set about to bring the souls of our families, neighbors, friends, and associates unto the Lord.' As a matter of doctrine, death is universal; every mortal thing, whether plant or animal or man, shall surely die. Thus, the New World scriptures lacked nothing compared to the Old World counterpart. Chapter 28. 23 And it came to pass that thus they did go forth among all the people of Nephi, and did preach the agospel of Christ unto all people upon the face of the land; and they were converted unto the Lord, and were united unto the church of Christ, and thus the people of bthat generation were blessed, according to the word of Jesus. He promised them that this desire would be fulfilled. 24 And now I, aMormon, make an end of speaking concerning these things for a time. 3 Nephi 17. How did he speak unto them? Bookmarks. ), "Now it was evident that there was a better resurrection, or else God would not have revealed it unto Paul. "So moved was Mormon by this promise and the account of their deeds that he inquired of the Lord about their state. (Christ and the New Covenant, p. 306), Translation is the process by which a mortal body of the telestial order is changed to a mortal body of the terrestrial order. (1997 National Vital Statistics Reports, vol. Fulfilling the prophecy, Jones returned to Wales and brought thousands of new converts to the Church. TGÂ Immortality; Mortality. Three of the Nephites, chosen here by the Lord Jesus as his Apostles, had the same promise--that they should not taste death until Christ came, and they still remain on the earth in the flesh." And it was forbidden them that they should utter; neither was it given unto them power that they could utter the things which they saw and heard.' 3 Nephi 12. 3 NEPHI 28 – MORMON 3 Book of Mormon, Adult Institute Class, Monday, 5 April 2010 David A. LeFevre INTRODUCTION The transition from the magnificence of 3 Nephi to the wickedness and destruction of Mormon is quick and stark. 25 Behold, I was about to write the anames of those who were never to taste of death, but the Lord forbade; therefore I write them not, for they are hid from the world. Also the blazing throne of God, whereon was seated the Father and the Son. When Jesus asks his 12 Disciples in the Americas, all of them except for 3 say they want to have a good long life serving God, and then quickly return to live with Him in heaven. But they do pass through death and are changed from mortality to immortality, in the eternal sense, and they thus both die and are resurrected in the eternal sense. This, we might add, is why Paul wrote: 'Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.' They specifically requested to come unto thee in thy kingdom. Book of Mormon Test 2 Helaman 7-3 Nephi 28 study guide by katecliff includes 45 questions covering vocabulary, terms and more. About A.D. 34–35. CLICK HERE to read 3 Nephi 28. This is what happened to Moses, to Paul (2 Cor 12:2-4), to Jesus, Peter, James, and John (Matt 17:31-9), to Joseph Smith (JS-Hist 1:17, DC 137:1), to the three Nephites and others. In the middle of the Sermon on the Mount, the Savior teaches a principle using two examples from nature: "Behold the fowls of the air" (3 Nephi 13:26, Matthew 6:26). What does He … Annotation for 3 Ne 28:19-22 above 21 And thrice they were cast into a furnace and received no harm. 3 Nephi 28 (Below is a list of questions that help me think about each verse as I read it. 22 And twice were they cast into a den of wild beasts; and behold they did play with the beasts as a child with a suckling lamb , and received no harm. Book of Mormon Commentary 3 Nephi 28 3 It is significant to note that when the protection from such transcendent glory was relaxed, that Moses was left weak and near helpless. The Lord has promised that He would send his angels before the face of His servants, and His does so." "President Hinckley remarks that when people asked Joseph Smith what would be the most important thing they could do, the answer was repeatedly to share the word of the Lord with others. 4 Nephi. They wished to return to their Master and Lord. They feared that their unusual request would be met with a reprimand. There are legends and stories which seem to be authentic, showing that these holy messengers were busy among the nations of the earth, and men have been entertained by them unawares. They then had an experience like that of Paul and the three Nephites. I saw the transcendent beauty of the gate through which the heirs of that kingdom will enter, which was like unto circling flames of fire; Rather, they will grow to the age of seventy-two before this transformation will take place, he that liveth when the Lord shall come, and hath kept the faith, blessed is he; nevertheless, it is appointed to him to die at the age of man, Wherefore, children shall grow up until they become old; old men shall die; but they shall not sleep in the dust, but they shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye (DC 63:50-51, italics added). 3 Nephi 28:23-40 After writing about what occurred to the three who desired to remain until Christ returned, Mormon was about to write their names, but he was forbidden to give us their names. TG Mortality 30 - 3 Nephi 28 We have found mortality contrasted to immortality already, but here in Third Nephi we find mortality as one end of a spectrum with immortality being on the other. We must have the faith to know that 'his word [we] shall receive, as if from [his] own mouth, in all patience and faith.' Elder Paul B. Pieper: “In the process of taking the Savior’s name upon us, we must understand that the cause or Christ and of His Church are one and the same. I saw the beautiful streets of that kingdom, which had the appearance of being paved with gold. 2. 1. About 559–545 B.C. 4Â Ne. "Those who have not embraced the covenants of the doctrine of Christ are not entitled to this continuous and permanent healing influence in their lives, even though at times their prayers may be answered and special blessings given to them. The only difference was that it was titled, "The three Nephites and the den of wild beasts." (The Power Within Us, p. 54). As Moses said, my natural eyes could not have beheld; for I should have withered and died in his presence (Moses 1:11). Christian members please remember to read the Statement of Purpose threads for each forum within Christian Congregations before posting in the forum. 3 Nephi 29. 36 And now behold, as I spake concerning those whom the Lord hath chosen, yea, even three who were caught up into the heavens, that I knew not whether they were acleansed from bmortality to immortalityâ. Theme. 3 Nephi 30. 14 And it was aforbidden them that they should utter; neither was it given unto them bpower that they could utter the things which they saw and heard; 15 And whether they were in the body or out of the body, they could not tell; for it did seem unto them like a atransfiguration of them, that they were changed from this body of flesh into an immortal state, that they could behold the things of God. There are many things which belong to the powers of the Priesthood and the keys thereof, that have been kept hid from before the foundation of the world; they are hid from the wise and prudent to be revealed in the last times. 3 Nephi 14. (Conference Report, Oct. 1902, p. 75 as taken from Latter-day Commentary on the Book of Mormon compiled by K. Douglas Bassett, p. 463). In the meantime they are busy fulfilling their glorious mission in preparing the way for the elders of Israel to go forth with the message of salvation in all parts of the world." As recorded in Jn 21:21-23 and DC 7, John the Beloved was translated just like the three Nephites. Hide Footnotes. I saw Father Adam and Abraham' (DC 137:1-5). He spoke to them of a time when they would perform a great and mighty work among the Gentiles; and that has not yet been fulfilled, but it will be. 3 Nephi 28 - Online Resources for teachers and leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (See commentary for verse 8). Obviously, he was one of the Three Nephites. I appreciate Mormon’s example in the passage above. 3 Nephi 28:11 by LDS Scripture of the Day | posted in: Book of Mormon | 0 And the Holy Ghost beareth record of the Father and me; and the Father giveth the Holy Ghost unto the children of … We move quickly through hundreds of years of peace and joy to the end of the Quizlet flashcards, activities and games help you improve your grades. Mormon later clarifies that only the three Nephites who were caught up on this particular occasion (see v. 36). They were transfigured when they were caught up into heaven and heard unspeakable things, and they were translated when a change was wrought upon their bodies whereby they would remain on the earth to bring souls to Christ. The word "mortal" in this sense, means a being whose body and spirit have not been permanently united by the resurrection. They were transfigured when they were caught up into heaven and heard unspeakable things, and they were translated when a change was wrought upon their bodies whereby they would remain on the earth to bring souls to Christ. Mormon learns about the nature of translated beings. The distinction is between dying as such and tasting of death itself. 37 But behold, since I wrote, I have inquired of the Lord, and he hath made it manifest unto me that there must needs be a change wrought upon their bodies, or else it needs be that they must taste of death; 38 Therefore, that they might not taste of death there was a achange wrought upon their bodies, that they might not bsuffer pain nor sorrow save it were for the sins of the world. We would suppose that walls and other mortal barriers are also insignificant. (1 Cor. The "age of man" was set by the Lord at seventy-two. 1 And it came to pass when Jesus had said these words, he spake unto his disciples, one by one, saying unto them: What is it that ye adesire of me, after that I am gone to the Father? 3Â Ne. There are no exceptions, not even among translated beings. “Who is the Servant Spoken of by Christ? 31:21; 3Â Ne. Whenever the scriptures describe this transitional state, which is almost an "out of body experience," they are describing what it is like to be transfigured. They are to be hidden from the world. (3 Nephi 28:10.) 1. 19 And they were cast into prison by them who did not belong to the church. 3 Nephi 21:10. 3 Nephi 7. "Many have supposed that the doctrine of translation was a doctrine whereby men were taken immediately into the presence of God, and into an eternal fullness, but his is a mistaken idea. Where shall they come and find rest? (3 Nephi 28:1-7) At the end of the Savior’s last visit to His twelve disciples as recorded in the Book of Mormon, He asked each of them what they desired. The first quorum of Apostles were all put to death, except John, and we are informed that he still remains on the earth, though his body has doubtless undergone some change. The rate at which DNA errors occur during cell division is fairly constant and has implications for the breakdown of cells and the development of cancer. 3 Nephi 28:10 This is something that Christ said to the three Nephites who requested to remain on the Earth until the Second Coming, bringing people to the gospel. (D&C 63:50-51.) Interestingly, the Lord never said anything about the record of Daniel even though this record was not part of the brass plates of Laban. One could argue that the Lord, as the premier scientist and physician, was well aware of the average rate of physical decay and therefore set the "age of man" appropriately. (3 Nephi 11-28). They would experience no pain while they dwelt in the flesh. 3 Nephi 28:11“11 And the Holy Ghost beareth record of the Father and me; and the Father giveth the Holy Ghost unto the children of men, because of me.” Joseph Smith prophesied at that time that Jones would see Wales again before he died. The disciples didn't ask to go speedily to spirit paradise after death. One example is given: "The 'Nephites on the Mesa' [story] has also been around for at least thirty years. Footnotes. It is also the stuff that rumors and Mormon "urban legends" are made of. They will also be among the Jews, and the Jews shall know them not. You will find that many districts where the Elders of Israel cannot reach will be penetrated by these men who have power over death...My testimony is that these men are going abroad in the nations of the earth before the face of your sons, and they are preparing the hearts of the children of men to receive the Gospel. This distinction is made between the doctrine of the actual resurrection and translation: translation obtains deliverance from the tortures and sufferings of the body, but their existence will prolong as to the labors and toils of the ministry, before they can enter into so great a rest and glory." (1 Cor. (Meek And Lowly, p. 46). Without a temporary change, no human can withstand the presence of the Almighty. ☼ 3 Nephi 28:26–28: But behold, I have seen them, and they have ministered unto me. The forums in the Christian Congregations category are now open only to Christian members. We can learn a lot about translated beings from descriptions of the three Nephites: "Now the doctrine of translation is a power which belongs to this Priesthood. 3 Nephi 17 Still “Day One”. (Christ And The New Covenant, p. 306 - 307). They are administering to those who are heirs of salvation, and preparing their hearts to receive the truth, just as the farmer prepares the soil to receive the seed. 9:27. What did the three desire? Wicked or evil men and women have no power over them. ... 28 And according as I have commanded you thus shall ye baptize. 3 Nephi 28 When Christ visited the Americas he called 12 Disciples to minister unto the people ( 18:36 , 19:4 ). Accordingly, the prophet Mormon learned spiritual truths like everyone else-through the spirit of prophecy and revelation-after fervent prayer. He is not allowed to tempt those who belong to a terrestrial order which includes all those who have been translated. 28-30) Volume 30 (2018) Volume 29 (2018) Volume 28 (2018) 2017 (Vols. This is where the nine disciples wanted to go. His prophetic progress is much like that of Alma who at first did not know the state of the soul between death and resurrection. Because of their extraordinary powers and the prophetic words of the Savior himself, which we do not yet possess, Mormon prophesied that 'great and marvelous works shall be wrought by them, before the great and coming day' of the Lord (v 31)." Somewhere in between them is are two odd states that we Mormons call transfiguration and translation - neither completely mortal nor completely immortal. 3 Nephi 22. 3 Nephi 28 Vs 1- Who did he speak unto? (D&C 42:46-47.) 'Blessed are ye because ye desired this thing of me,' he said." Many false churches will be built up in the last days—They will teach false, vain, and foolish doctrines—Apostasy will abound because of false teachers—The devil will rage in the hearts of men—He will teach all manner of false doctrines. That they are alive today-working miracles on behalf of the Lord and performing great and marvelous works (v. 31)-is a sobering thought. Currently, the life expectancy for a man in the United States is 73.6 years, for a woman is 79.4 years. When the Savior had visited the American continent, He had emphasized the importance of unity in the performance of baptisms. When the three Nephites desire to bring the souls of men unto Christ, theirs is the ultimate, righteous desire. 4 And when he had spoken unto them, he turned himself unto the three, and said unto them: What will ye that I should do unto you, when I am gone unto the Father? However, in this brief passage, we learn that the Nephites had their own story of "Daniel and the lion's den."
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