Tip of the Day, October 22

22 October

October 22 – Acts 3:19-21; “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.”

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The passage in Acts does not say that Adam received the gospel.  Yes, the Old Testament people were told there would be a Messiah, but for the time being they were all told they were living under the Law, not the gospel!  Think about this; the word gospel is Greek.  Why was a word like this being used in the BC era of the Mormon world somewhere in Mesoamerica?

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“Since the gospel was first given to Adam, each time it was thereafter lost by apostasy and then revealed to man again has been a restoration of the gospel. Our Lord in his personal ministry, for instance, restored the original gospel, the same plan of salvation which he had revealed to Adam in the beginning. But when men in this day speak of the restoration of the gospel, they mean the final great restoration which has now taken place as part of the restoration of all things. This dispensation is the age of restoration to which all the ancient prophets look forward. In it all things are to be restored “which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.” (Acts 3:19-21.)”  Bruce R. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, 634.

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