Sunday, April 19, 2015

I See... Proclaiming the Gospel

The Mormon Third Eye loves to adopt literal looks at foundational gospel principles with multiple applications. There is no inspired invitation more expansive in scope and sanctity than the charge to all those who have been blessed by the love of the Lord to Proclaim the Gospel.

In the most literal sense, the gospel is proclaimed through proclamations. The most popular and relevant proclamations of our day are “The Family; a Proclamation to the World,” issued in 1996, and “The Living Christ,” issued in 2000. The Lord commanded Joseph Smith via D&C Section 124 in January 1841 to compile the very first proclamation in the latter-days, and had him address it to “all the kings of the world, to the four corners thereof, to the honorable president-elect, and the high-governors of the nation in which you live, and to all the nations of the earth scattered abroad.” Due to the demands of establishing Nauvoo, building the temple there, and constant challenges with persecution that eventually took his life, it was not formally completed and issued until April 1945, several months after his martyrdom.

After learning about that first proclamation issued over 170 years ago in our early morning seminary class, we decided to create a proclamation of our own- a proclamation by the Garner Ward early morning seminary class to Garner Ward members- a statement of belief in principles and teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:

This moving proclamation motivated me to write and post a proclamation of my own beliefs. Stay tuned- you'll be able to see it here via the vision of the Mormon Third Eye next Sunday.

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