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28 A I know that he lives @ The following is Bruce R. McConkie = s commentary of the parallel passages covered in the above chapter of the student manual. The page numbers constitute where the text can be found in the actual book. Reading the entire selection constitutes 25 pages. Jesus Appears To The Apostles p.852 On the Emmaus road Jesus walked, talked, and appeared as a mortal man. Now he comes through the walls or roof of an enclosed room, thus showing another power and capacity of a resurrected body. Standing before his terrified and frightened disciples -- and the group included the apostles, plus others (Luke 24:33) -- he continued his `living sermon' on the resurrection by demonstrating further what a resurrected body was and how it operated. p.852 The apostles and other disciples thought he was "a spirit," a misconception which, however, reveals what a spirit is. As Jesus stood before them he seemed in every respect to be a man. In other words a spirit is a man, an entity, a personage, not an ineffable nothingness pervading immensity. A spirit is what the Brother of Jared saw on the mountain when the yet unembodied Lord appeared and said: "This body, which ye now behold, is the body of my spirit; . . . and even as I appear unto thee to be in the spirit will I appear unto my people in the flesh." (Ether 3:16.) p.853 Jesus then confirmed the disciples' belief that a spirit is a personage by showing how a resurrected body differs from a spirit body. He announced that his body was made of "flesh and bones" and invited all present to handle, feel, and learn of its corporeal nature. Then lest any feel later that their senses had been deceived, he asked for food and ate it before them, not to satisfy hunger, but to demonstrate that resurrected beings are tangible and can eat and digest food. See Luke 24:13-35. p.853 When Paul adds to what is here revealed that the risen Lord is in "the express image of his" Father's "person" (Heb. 1:3), we have perfect Biblical confirmation of the revealed truth that p.853 John 20:21. As my Father hath sent me, even so send I you] These holy men had power to preach and minister because they were called, ordained, and sent by the Lord Jesus Christ. Can any man assume like prerogatives without a like call? There is no substitute for God's authority; with it a man is a true minister; without it he is only a poor imitation whose ordinances and teachings will not be binding on earth and sealed in heaven. Christ's Atonement Brings Salvation p.853 45. This special spiritual endowment was a temporary gift. Scriptures are given and understood only by the power of the Holy Ghost. (2 Pet. 1:20-21.) The disciples would receive the ability to understand the scriptures in the full and continuing sense only after they gained the gift of the Holy Ghost on the day of Pentecost. p.854
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2011 for the course REL C 211 taught by Professor Keithwilson during the Winter '11 term at BYU.

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