Mormon Dilemma 413
Nameless Brother of Jared Sees Jesus 700 years Before Moses Sees God
The Improvement Era, Vol. 13, No. 1, November 1909, pg 78; “More than seven hundred years before Moses was shown the things pertaining to this earth, another great prophet, known to us as the brother of Jared, was similarly favored by the Lord. He was even permitted to behold the spirit-body of the foreordained Savior, prior to His incarnation; and so like the body of a man was His spirit in form and appearance, that the prophet thought he was gazing upon a being of flesh and blood. He first saw the finger and then the entire body of the Lord— all in the spirit.”
Matthew 11:27; “All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.”
The biblical text is clear. There are no scriptures indicating that someone, or for that matter anyone, saw Jesus before He was born.
The Greek word for know from this verse in Matthew is epiginoôskoô which means “to know upon some mark, that is, recognise; by implication to become fully acquainted with, to acknowledge:—(ac-, have, take) know (-ledge, well), perceive”. – Strong’s Exhuastive Concordance.
If we take the Bible at its word, our minds and thoughts will harmonize with what He’s revealed to us; that no one knew Him, nor had they seen Him before He came here as a man.
Also see Galatians 4:4; “But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law.”
Now this tells us it wasn’t until the appointed time that God the Father sent His Son to become man, made of a woman.
Why would God contradict Himself and allow anyone to be ministered to by Jesus before His appointed time?
Furthermore, if this guy was that important why didn’t the Book of Mormon include his name? All references to “the brother of Jared” are just that; “the brother of Jared”. Is this a joke?
These things found in the Book of Mormon can’t be taken seriously.
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