21 August 2011

Happy Sunday: Another Testament of Christ

This slideshow is from the Reflections of Christ exhibition by photographer Mark Mabry.  It captures the climax of The Book of Mormon: when the resurrected Jesus Christ appears to his other sheep--the inhabitants of ancient America--after being crucified on Calvary.  

"And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd." (John 10:16) 

The Book of Mormon truly is another testament of Jesus Christ.  It is real.  Those who wrote is were real.  And Christ really did appear to them and establish his gospel among them.  They are the other sheep of which he spoke. 

"...And behold, they saw a man descending out of heaven; and he was clothed in a white robe; and he came down and stood in the midst of them...And it came too pass that he stretched forth his hand and spake unto the people, saying: Behold, I am Jesus Christ, whom the prophets testified shall come into the world.  And behold, I am the light and the life of the world...and have glorified the Father in taking upon me the sins of the world, in the which I have suffered the will of the Father in all things from the beginning...

...And it came to pass that the multitude went forth, and thrust their hands into his side, and did feel the prints of the nails in his hands and in his feet; and this they did do, going forth one by one until they had all gone forth, and did see with their eyes and did feel with their hands, and did know of a surety and did bear record, that it was he, of whom it was written by the prophets, that should come...

And when they had all gone forth and had witnessed for themselves, they did cry out with one accord, saying: Hosanna!  Blessed be the name of the Most High God!  And they did fall down at the feet of Jesus, and did worship him." (3 Nephi 11: 8-17 The Book of Mormon)

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