Unformatted text preview: 3 Nephi 21-22 What then is the power of the Book of Mormon? It will proclaim the everlasting gospel; it will gather Israel; it will build the New Jerusalem; it will prepare a people for the Second Coming; it will usher in the Millennium – at least it will play such an important part in all of these that its value and power can scarcely be overstated. and
(Bruce R. McConkie, The Millennial Messiah, p. 171) (Bruce As we are aware, the building of the New Jerusalem lies in the future, at a time yet to be designated by revelation. There is no present call for the saints to purchase land or to live in Jackson County or in any place connected therewith. The revealed word relative to the gathering to Independence and its environs will come through the prophet of God on earth. When it does come-with the consequent return of the saints to that Zion which shall not be moved out of its place-that call will not be for the saints in general to assemble there. The return to Jackson County will be by delegates, as it were. Those whose services are needed there will assemble as appointed. The rest of Israel will remain in their appointed places. The Lord’s house is a house of order, and faithful saints do as they are told and go at the bidding of their prophet, for his voice is the voice of the Lord. (Bruce R. McConkie, The Millennial Messiah, p. 294) (Bruce The gathered elect of Israel shall build the city under the direction of the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “And then shall they assist my people that they may be gathered in, who are scattered upon all the face of the land, in unto the New Jerusalem.” Note it, there is to be a great and glorious day of gathering after the New gathering Jerusalem is built. And after this gathering “shall the power Jerusalem of heaven come down among them; and I also will be in the midst,” meaning that the Lord will reign personally upon the earth during the Millennium. (3 Ne. 21:20-25) (Bruce R. McConkie,
The Millennial Messiah, p. 303) The Every time you kick Mormonism you kick it upstairs; You never kick it downstairs. The Lord Almighty orders it so.
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- Joseph Smith, Jr., Bruce R. McConkie, Millennial Messiah