Moroni a Symbol of the Gospel
Gordon B. Hinckley, Heroes from the Book of Mormon, pg. 195; “From my window I frequently look at the figure of Moroni on the tallest tower of the Salt Lake Temple. He has been there since 6 April 1892…When the capstone was placed, thousands of voices joined in shouting, “Hosanna to God and the Lamb.” Later that day the statue was placed on top of the capstone.
Today, strangers who see him wonder who he is…Others are simply puzzled…But he is no puzzle to us. He is a symbol of the restoration of the gospel in this the dispensation of the fulness of times…Of all the characters who walk the pages of the Book of Mormon, none stands a greater hero, save Jesus only, than does Moroni, son of Mormon.”
Gal. 1:6-9; “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.”
I’m one of those who are puzzled. Why wouldn’t Jesus be the symbol or perhaps the cross?
For those in the Church, you are a Mormon first and everything else second. Thus, the Mormon ads on t.v. of today. Notice in the ads as well as Romney’s speeches or even here from one of their prophets – there is no mention of Jesus.