Purpose[ edit ] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches that God loves all people,  both those who are present on the earth, as well as those who have been on the earth previously. Its theology holds that all people will be resurrected because of the atonement of Christ;  however, in order to gain exaltationthere are certain ordinances a person needs which need to be performed while on the earth, including baptismconfirmationtemple endowmentand celestial marriage. Through temple work done by living proxies and through missionary work taking place in the spirit world, the church claims that non-Mormons have the opportunity to accept these ordinances after they have died. Having the work done for them does nothing unless they desire it.
Smith—97 We believe in the literal Second Coming of the Savior, Jesus Christ, who was resurrected from the dead, ascended into heaven, and will come again to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Smith bore strong testimony to the reality of the Second Coming of the Savior. He counseled the Saints to study the words of the prophets of God concerning the Second Coming and to prepare themselves for that event by honoring their covenants.
For He will come in the clouds and save His saints while His angels will reap the earth and cleanse it from sin. We congratulate the whole world on the brightness and glory of the dawning of that millennial day, and the extending of its rays throughout the earth.
The Second Coming, by Harry Anderson. Latter-day Saints believe that the Savior, Jesus Christwill come to earth again in power and great glory. In regard to … the judgments of God that are about to be poured out upon the nations, if the people will … read the predictions of the prophets concerning them, especially those referred to by the angel Moroni, when conversing with the Prophet Joseph Smithat the opening up of this dispensation, I think they will be thoroughly satisfied and convinced, if they have any faith at all, that these coming judgments are not matters of mere speculation or supposition, nor of tradition handed down from remote ages, but that they are matters of fact, or will be ere long, when God shall consummate his designs against the wicked and ungodly of the world.
For not only have prophets and inspired men declared these things, but they have been declared by the voice of the Lord, and by holy messengers sent from the presence of God, as well in modern as in ancient times. The Angel Moroni, who visited Joseph Smith on the 21st of September,quoted the Scriptures concerning these judgments, and declared that the predictions of the prophets had not yet been fulfilled, but that they would be in this dispensation, and that the beginning was now at hand, even at the door.
Among these quotations I would like to call your attention to Malachi, [third] chapter: And who shall stand when he appeareth?
Moroni declared that this prophet was Christ at his second coming; that this scripture was not fulfilled, but was about to be fulfilled in the literal coming of the Son of Man to reign upon the earth and to execute judgment upon the world.
Moroni also quoted Joel, 2d chapter, 28th to the 32d verses, declaring that this scripture was also shortly to be fulfilled: And it shall come to pass that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered, for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call.
Some of these passages of scripture quoted by the angel were presumed to have been fulfilled in the days of the ancient apostles. Thus the world was in ignorance respecting them.
All uncertainty upon this subject is now, however, dispelled, and the truth is made plain to all. For Moroni declared to Joseph Smith that these scriptures had not been fulfilled, but that the set time had come when they would be fulfilled, every whit, and the coming of Christ, the execution of the judgements, and the ushering in of the final reign of peace therein referred to, should be consummated in this dispensation.
The power of the wicked nations of the earth will be broken. Thrones shall totter, and kingdoms fall, while Zion shall arise and shine, and put on her beautiful garments, and be clothed with power, wisdom, majesty and dominion upon the earth. Babylon must fall to rise no more. The many eruptions, earthquakes and tidal waves which have occurred … are signs which the Savior declared should foreshadow his second coming, although he said his advent should be as a thief in the night, still he gave certain signs which would indicate as surely his coming as the budding trees the coming of summer.
The wise and prudent will heed the warning and prepare themselves that they be not taken unawares. Not the least of the signs of the times is this, that the gospel is being preached unto the poor, as a witness unto all nations.
They believe that God rules in the fire, the earthquake, the tidal wave, the volcanic eruption, and the storm. Him they recognize as the Master and Ruler of nature and her laws, and freely acknowledge his hand in all things.List of prophecies of Joseph Smith.
Joseph Smith, Smith stated that Jesus Christ appeared to him and Oliver Cowdery on April 3, , because it was not contained in a revelation and that Smith may have been expressing an opinion on the timing of the Second Coming.
In , Smith related the following: "I was once praying very . The Prophet Joseph Smith translated the records by revelation. the nature of God, and the priesthood. Joseph Smith—Matthew adds to our knowledge of the Savior’s teachings about His Second Coming.
The writings of Joseph Smith in the Pearl of Great Price include: • Joseph Smith—History, which is an excerpt from the Second Coming.
Teachings of the Living Prophets CELEBRATION. STUDY. PLAY. After the death of the Prophet Joseph Smith, there was some confusion about who should lead the Church.
In order for apostles to be witnesses of Jesus Christ, President Joseph F. Smith taught: They must know and gain a knowledge for themselves that Jesus is the Christ. The teachings of Joseph Smith include a broad spectrum of religious doctrines as well as political and and the "elect" of the world would be gathered to this location during the great Tribulation that preceded the second coming of Jesus.
Teachings during Smith's translation of the Smith's claim to be a prophet of God has led to much. Home; Sources for Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith; Sources for Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith. In , LDS church historian Joseph Fielding Smith, aided by his associates in the Church Historian’s Office, published an immensely popular compilation of Joseph Smith’s sayings, writings, and discourses, titled Teachings of the Prophet .
Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith Joseph Smith. Chapter Title Page Chapter The Second Coming and the Millennium: – download. Chapter Chapter Gaining Knowledge of Eternal Truths: –