We may also well believe that these translated prophets have always been busy keeping constraint upon the acts of men and nations unbeknown to mortal man. Prophets and Apostles minister to us today (3 Nephi 28:26-29). Biblical Hebrew begins subordinate clauses with prepositions plus a word that translates as that, such as in Ezekiel 40:1: "after that the city was smitten." (D&C 21:5.)" (Ether 12:17), "To these three Jesus gave a promise similar to that which he gave to John the Revelator--namely, that they should tarry in the flesh until he came. For those who are alive when the Lord comes again, this age of seventy-two will again be significant. 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." How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter' (2 Cor 12:2-4). Presumably, those of the city of Enoch were thus protected as were Elijah and Moses after they were translated. Currently, the life expectancy for a man in the United States is 73.6 years, for a woman is 79.4 years. 3 Nephi 12. Note these words of Mormon: 'Wo be unto him that will not hearken unto the words of Jesus, and also to them whom he hath chosen and sent among them; for whoso receiveth not the words of Jesus and the words of those whom he hath sent receiveth not him; and therefore he will not receive them at the last day; and it would be better for them if they had not been born.' ), "Many have difficulty accepting the word of God because it comes from their contemporaries-their neighborhood bishops and local leaders who seem to be just ordinary men. 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)." 11:32; Ether 5:4; Moses 6:66. 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. 6:4; Gal. And the aprisons could not hold them, for they were rent in twain. There are no exceptions, not even among translated beings. “One by one” (3 Nephi 28:1). Well, what are these unspeakable things? Posted in September , Witnessing Tip of the Day , tagged 3 Nephi 28 , 3 Nephites never die , apostasy , false gospel , false prophecy on 09/04/2019| 3 Comments » In this account, the Prophet described the appearance of 'the third heaven,' saying: 'The heavens were opened upon us, and I beheld the celestial kingdom of God, and the glory thereof, whether in the body or out I cannot tell. "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. That they are alive today-working miracles on behalf of the Lord and performing great and marvelous works (v. 31)-is a sobering thought. (3 Nephi 11-28). 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.” They wished to return to their Master and Lord. They have had to live in the earth as we do. 1. 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. 39 Now this change was not equal to that which shall take place at the last day; but there was a change wrought upon them, insomuch that Satan could have no power over them, that he could not atempt them; and they were bsanctified in the flesh, that they were choly, and that the powers of the earth could not hold them. 12 And it came to pass that when Jesus had spoken these words, he touched every one of them with his finger save it were the athree who were to tarry, and then he departed. This must wait until the coming of the Savior. TG Immortality; Mortality. As recorded in Jn 21:21-23 and DC 7, John the Beloved was translated just like the three Nephites. What did the three desire? (Meek And Lowly, p. 46). What do these verses teach us about the three Nephites and the work that they are doing on the earth before Christ's second coming? 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. 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." (vs. 13-14). Book of Mormon Pronunciation Guide. This would seem to mean that travel and distances are of no consequence to them. 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. Footnotes. Paul said: 'As in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.' 28) Interestingly, the miracle of modern medicine has made the ideal "age of man" attainable for most. Are our prayers cut short because we dare not ask for what we really want? 1:37 (14, 37); Morm. First, think of the sacrifice these three are making. The Lord is interested in the desires of our hearts. 34 And wo be unto him that will anot hearken unto the words of Jesus, and also to them whom he hath chosen and bsent among them; for whoso creceiveth not the words of Jesus and the words of those whom he hath sent receiveth not him; and therefore he will not receive them at the last day; 35 And it would be better for them if they had not been born. Philip. 1. 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. And the converse is true. 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 … The disciples are briefly taken to heaven, where they see and hear marvelous things. Their desires had become like the Father and the Son-they had become one with God. 26 But behold, aI have seen them, and they have ministered unto me. "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. 7:7; D&C 20:28. 28:8 (8–9). Transfiguration is a change wrought upon a mortal to enable him to temporarily withstand the presence of God and to behold the glory of heaven. 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. 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.' When the Savior had visited the American continent, He had emphasized the importance of unity in the performance of baptisms. Nine of them asked to quickly enter His kingdom when the work on earth was completed… 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). 3 Nephi 28 Jesus loves his twelve disciples. 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. Ether. 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. We receive a clue from an experience of the prophet, Joseph, who stated that the "occasion was the administration of the ordinances of the endowment" (Heading, DC 137). 'Others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection.' Hereby, he learned the nature of translated beings. They’re actually never referred to as the three Nephites in the Book of Mormon, so maybe they weren’t even Nephites. Without a temporary change, no human can withstand the presence of the Almighty. Can we ever know what was so sacred that it was not lawful for man to utter? Thus, even with the best set of genes, the best diet, and the best medicine, life cannot be extended much beyond the age of 100. Tag: 3 Nephi 28 “I Inquired of the Lord” – Moroni 8:7. 3 Nephi 28 – 3 Nefi 28. 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. Mal. (Journal of Discourses, 25:236-37.). 2 Ne. Quizlet flashcards, activities and games help you improve your grades. Tag: 3 Nephi 28 “I Inquired of the Lord” – Moroni 8:7. (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. Acts 16:26; Alma 14:27 (26–28); 4 Ne. If all the scriptures regarding Christ’ ministry were available, it would be clearly evident that these prophesies would indeed be fulfilled. "They have the power to show themselves to whomsoever they desire. This passage teaches us an important lesson. 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.' Nevertheless, the process is the same. (D&C 63:50-51.) 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. Vs 2- What did all but three of them desire? Christ in America Timeline. (2 Ne. When He returns, they will “be changed in the twinkling of an eye from mortality to immortality” (3 Nephi 28:8). Please review our current Faith Groups list for information on which faith groups are considered to be Christian faiths. The message to all of us is the same, the thing which will be of the most worth unto you will be to declare repentance unto this people, that you may bring souls unto me, that you may rest with them in the kingdom of my Father. We must remember that the Lord giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not (James 1:6). TG Israel, Scattering of; Israel, Ten Lost Tribes of. They survive being cast in burning furnaces and dens of wild beasts. Experts in human longevity and life expectancy have found that there are internal determinants of life expectancy. 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. Bonus: Read D&C 7. Vs 3- How long did he tell them they would live? 3 Nephi 28 - Online Resources for teachers and leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Prophets are not taught differently than the rest of us. 16 But it came to pass that they did again minister upon the face of the earth; nevertheless they did not minister of the things which they had heard and seen, because of the commandment which was given them in heaven. 3 Nephi 28 This is the great mystery of the Book of Mormon, who are the three Nephites, and where are they and what do they do? “I’m Trying to Be Like Jesus” by Janice Kapp Perry. As Moses said, my natural eyes could not have beheld; for I should have withered and died in his presence (Moses 1:11). Again the Lord says: '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. Nine of the twelve disciples desire and are promised an inheritance in Christ’s kingdom when they die—The Three Nephites desire and are given power over death so as to remain on the earth until Jesus comes again—They are translated and see things not lawful to utter, and they are now ministering among men. CLICK HERE to read 3 Nephi 28. (Another Mark Mabry picture) What an intimate and sweet last meeting. Hence, the Savior tells them, ye shall be even as I am (v. 10). 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). Yet, their desires were righteous, and, in fact, the Lord said they were more blessed because they desired to bring souls to Christ. The disciples do all they can to teach the gospel to the people, and bring the Jesus’ followers into unison. "It is reasonable to believe that they were engaged in this work as far as the Lord permitted them to go during these years of spiritual darkness (the Great Apostasy). Annotation for 3 Ne 28:19-22 above 21 And thrice they were cast into a furnace and received no harm. ... 28 And according as I have commanded you thus shall ye baptize. 3 Nephi 8. They then had an experience like that of Paul and the three Nephites. 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. ☼ 3 Nephi 28:13: And behold, the heavens were opened, and they were caught up into heaven, and saw and heard unspeakable things. In the reign of Nerva John was recalled, and afterwards wrote his epistles. Christian members please remember to read the Statement of Purpose threads for each forum within Christian Congregations before posting in the forum. 8:24. Read 3 Nephi 28:1-11.. How did Jesus speak to His disciples? (D&C 93:24.)" Downloads Male Voice (MP3) Female Voice (MP3) Entire Book (PDF) Text Settings. 2 Nephi 28. 21 And thrice they were cast into a afurnace and received no harm. Spencer W. Kimball, in Conference Report, Apr. 3 Nephi 14. 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.” About A.D. 34–35. 3 Nephi 28-30 3 Nephi 28. View Downloads. 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.' Vs 4- Who did he turn to next? 8:10 (10–12); Ether 12:17. 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? The righteous will not become glorified and resurrected beings immediately. 3 Nephi 6. (1 Cor. 9 And again, ye shall not have pain while ye shall dwell in the flesh, neither sorrow save it be for the asins of the world; and all this will I do because of the thing which ye have desired of me, for ye have desired that ye might bbring the souls of men unto me, while the world shall stand. Christ asked his apostles and disciples throughout time what they desired ( D&C 7:1 ; 2 Chronicles 1:7 ; 3 Nephi 28:1 ). (1997 National Vital Statistics Reports, vol. Table of Contents. They cannot be separated. 1964 [Salt Lake City: The … (3 Nephi 21:10).” KnoWhy 215 (October 24, 2016). Supposedly some good members driving to conference are stopped in the desert between Las Vegas and St. George by a man dressed in black. BOOK OF MORMON AUDIO LINK http://lds.org/scriptures/bofm?lang=eng http://ComeUntoChrist.org http://ChurchofJesusChrist.org 31:21; 3 Ne. (Stephen R. Robinson, Following Christ, p. 107-8). ☼ 3 Nephi 28:24–25: And now I, Mormon, make an end of speaking concerning these things for a time. 9:2. 3 Ne. Thus, the New World scriptures lacked nothing compared to the Old World counterpart. There is a distinction between death as we know it and tasting of death or enduring the pains of death. 3 Nephi 28:15 What is the difference between being transfigured and being translated? His diligent inquiry gave us one of the greatest commentaries available on the spirit world (see Alma 40:3-26). They have been doing greater and more magnificent things for the Lord even throughout the Great Apostasy. What insight does D&C 7 give on the state of the three disciples?. 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