September 16 – Mark 1:14-15; “Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.”
It’s so simple my friends; Jesus came to fulfill the Law. The time has already come. The Mormons want to believe they are the Jews fulfilling the prophecies that only Jesus could fulfill. Pray for them today!
“When Orson Pratt celebrated the arrival of the pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley, he identified their new home in the “tops of the mountains” with the Zion spoken of by the prophets. Indeed, the Saints saw themselves fulfilling Old Testament prophecy in this, their heroic adventure…Like ancient Israel, Latter-day Saints considered themselves a chosen people, called to establish Zion, a New Jerusalem. Their flight west was reminiscent of Israel’s flight from Egypt. They named their river, which flowed from the fresh waters of UtahLaketo the Great Salt Lake, the Jordan. They constructed a defense of polygamy that included the lives of Old Testament patriarchs. Someday they would return to Missouri as the Jews would to Jerusalem.” Lowell L. Bennion, The Best of Lowell L. Bennion: Selected Writings 1928-1988, edited by Eugene England [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1988], 84.