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Witnesses of the Eternal Truth of God

Updated on November 23, 2016
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True Christian Principles are not the property of a faith, but the heritage of ALL true religion, even if not of apparent Christian origin.

Continuing Revelation

Believe in continuing revelation.

Believing in Continuing Revelation means that to have a firm faith that God continues to reveal His will to humans through righteous women and men just as He did during the times of Adam, Moses, Ruth and Ester.

As such, God can direct humanity at different times to do different things. That means that He reveals things to His people per their circumstances.

Just as in Biblical times, when a prophet speaks there are those who refute them.

The scriptures reveal that even the people God initially covenanted with to maintain His teachings rejected the prophets until He rejected those people in return, at least until He comes again as the resurrected Jesus Christ, but that's another topic.

Before God dispersed His people, He gave them records of revelation through mortal men and women. These people wrote down impressions, visions, history and poetry to convey what God revealed to them and pass it on.

Now the world has those writings in the form of scripture. Yet God is not dead, nor does He sleep. He still reveals things to people all over the world in all religions. He even sanctions prophets to speak His mind and will for His people and others who are humble enough to hear them!

Reverence for the Bible
Reverence for the Bible | Source

The Holy Bible is the inspired word God revealed to many holy prophets for their time--all of which applies still today. It is the word of God and the things written there for salvation are true.

There are mistakes in the Bible, yes, but that in no way takes away from the divine message of salvation through Jehovah in the first testament called old and the salvation fulfilled through Jesus Christ in the New Testament.

The mistakes are those made by scribes who dutifully wrote the scripts dozens of times each to preserve them by hand and translated them into all languages.

Believers owe a great debt to the Catholic church for its work to preserve the scriptures and their means which took the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the entire world.

Because of that church, Christianity is 2 Billion strong and growing. This is not to discount the growing influence of Islam and Buddhism. God uses the knowledge revealed and accepted through all people to teach them what they are willing to accept.

God works through ALL religions, but only one faith provides salvation from death and eternal life with God and that is Christianity in its purest form--not the diluted versions.

The Origin of the Prophets in the Bble


Just Ask

Since the Word of God passed through human hands it is fallible, but the doctrines therein are not!

Again, the doctrine is pure and true in the Bible. It is the history that is in question,

Thankfully prophets today exist today, because the collective human ability to interpret Scripture correctly suffers due to the average believer's lack of vision to approach God about the meaning of HIS words.

The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ is a record of God’s dealings with the inhabitants of ancient America Source:
The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ is a record of God’s dealings with the inhabitants of ancient America Source: | Source

Plates of Nephi

The Book of Mormon is another Testament of the truth of the revelations of God to humankind with prophets named Nephi, Alma, Mosiah Abinadi, Mormon, Moroni and others. These men received inspiration of God and wrote it in a record called the Plates of Nephi spanning nearly 1000 years.

The Book of Mormon testifies that nine months following Jesus Christs ascent into heaven, He appeared to nearly 2000+ people. These people give their witness that Jesus is real. Two records written on different continents that maintain that God exists!

This however is on possible if believers and others are willing to accept that God can speak to prophets anywhere. That means, other than in the holy land.

How to find Out!?

A modern, though deceased prophet by the name of Gordon Hinckley remarked that

"The Book of Mormon is the only book ever published, of which I know, that carries in it a promise that one who reads it prayerfully and asks concerning it in prayer will have revealed to him by the power of the Holy Ghost a knowledge that it is true." (quoted from LDSnanna)

The Book of Mormon is more clear on the doctrines of Christ than the Bible is clear. I do not make that statement lightly. I have committed my life to studying both books and see the beauty of Christ revealed in all Scripture. The Book of Mormon is more clear because its sole purpose is to bring people to Christ whereas the Holy Bible is more a record of how others were brought to Christ.

Mormon's people never had that record at all. The early saints in The Holy Land had parts of the New Testament, since it was written to them.

Each book in the New Testament is addressed to the former-day Saints of God. The old Testament is a library of inspiration for all times.

The teachings of the New Testament are not addressed to modern readers specifically, but the lessons are spoken by prophets and apply to us today as well.

Mormon was commanded to pick specific revelations for and about his civilization from which modern readers may benefit.

The Book of Mormon also converted the author, me, Rodric Johnson (I love my name!) to Jesus Christ.

Hear a Modern Prophet Speak About The Book of Mormon.

Jeffrey R. Holland, Apostle of Jesus Christ

This video (4:40 minutes long) shares a little of the history of the translation of The Book of Mormon into English. Joseph Smith Jr. translated the book under the inspiration of heaven. He and his brother Hiram Smith sealed their witness that The Book of Mormon is another witness of Christ.

(NOTE: The first Christians were Jews. Jesus was a Jew--just to make sure there is no Jew-hating.)

People often forget that Christianity is born of Judaism, which is the root of the Judeo-Christian-Muslim heritage.

Remember the Jew, the covenant people. God promises to recover them.

Seek God And Know the Truth of all Things

God never discourages asking him questions. People refuse to ask because it is easier to provide an interpretation than to draw near to God in deed, words and action.

Being able to quote scriptures is great. Devils can quote scripture though.

The true measure of a person's fruit is the spirit that enters the heart when truth is revealed. If a man or woman speaks to the truth by the power of the Spirit, if the listener is open to the spirit of discernment he or she will hear and accept that truth.

If the listener has preconceived ideas about what is to be, then the Spirit has no room to work with this individuals. This is why Jesus could not touch the hearts of the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem.

They already knew the truth according to their understanding. He could not be their king because tradition taught that he would destroy their enemies--and he will. He just didn't at that time.

The same is it today with the creeds of post-apostolic Christianity that apparently have more weight than the Bible in some circles!

Test all doctrines with scripture. Yes, established scripture first and then prayer if it cannot reconcile it alone.

That is the best process for finding out religious truth.

What do You Think! Please feel Free to comment.

Do You agree that it is possible that God still speaks to men today?

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What is your process?

Please, leave a comment about your process for finding out religious truth and how it has helped you to become a better person.

Comment about any thing in the article and I will be willing to answer your questions about my understanding of Christianity.

If you are interested in Mormon or LDS teachings, go to the official websites listed below.

© 2013 Rodric Johnson

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Another very good hub. God does tell people what He wants them to hear. A lot of people don't listen. But, look at the first chapters of Genesis. They tell us exactly how the earth was created. If you look at science and archeology, it matches Genesis. How could Genesis match science and archeology if God had not told the man who wrote the first chapter of the bible what to write?

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      Rodric Johnson 4 years ago from Peoria, Arizona

      Thanks so much for commenting and reading Ladydeonne. God truly is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. I love Him so much and I enjoy communing with Him and feeling His Holy Spirit. Thank you for stopping by.

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      Deonne Anderson 4 years ago from Florence, SC

      A very well written and organized hub. I believe that God speaks to all of us as he lives inside of us and all living things. In order to hear him we must first know that he exists and that he is a rewarder of those who deligently seek him. Many of us seek him outside of ourselves rather than look within. I like that you have a respect for all religions, whether you agree with them or not. Thanks for sharing.


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