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Brand new softcover book! ; If the Christian world were to celebrate Christmas when Christ was actually born, our festivities would be in April. And more specifically, April 11th, as this is the date of His birth. Using the Book of Mormon, and referencing some of the chronological works of his day, Apostle Pratt concludes that Christ was born on April 11th, and argues that the first day of the year should also be on the same day.
He relates how Dionysius, of the roman Catholic Church, about 500 years after Christ, attempted to ascertain the exact date of Christ's birth, and how scholars and revelation since his day have unhesitatingly denounced Dionysius' calculations. Nevertheless, his dates were used for years, and when his errors were finally discovered, it was too late to change all of the documents dated using his system. So, his way of reckoning was then termed the "vulgar era," and this is what we still reckon on today.
Elder Pratt then explains that Christ was 32 years old when crucified, that He set up his Kingdom on earth (restoration) precisely 1,800 years to the day of when he was lifted up on the cross, and that this is firm evidence of the divinity of the mission of Joseph Simth! He talks about other changes made to our calendars, with a recent one being in 1752, when eleven days were dropped from the calendar as per parliamentary law, in order to adjust the seasons. Additionally, he speaks of the return of Christ, and offers some thoughts as to the timing and reckoning of this when comparted to the dates we have in the Bible, which are inaccurate.
He bears strong testimony of the importance of the Atonement, and states that if Satan can get the people to disbelieve in this one doctrine, he needn't worry about any other deception! The atonement is the key event in history.
He also speaks of the creations, and how Adam and Eve could be the first flesh on the earth when they were the last to be made. The two creations (spiritual and physical) are explained.
This is a spiritually uplifting discourse, with doctrinal and scientific implications on every page. ; The FIG Project Series; 5.5" x 8.5"; 24 pages