Sunday, December 20, 2015

There were Two Personages

During the School of the Prophets in Kirtland, two personages visited on one occasion, who were they?
a.                  Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ
b.                  Heavenly Father and John the Baptist
c.                   Jesus Christ and John the Baptist
d.                  Peter and John the Baptist
Yesterday’s answer:
a.      His dead ancestors
President Anthon H. Lund, the second president of the Manti Temple and a member of the First Presidency, related a story of divine assistance concerning vicarious temple ordinances:
“I remember one day in the temple at Manti, a brother from Mount Pleasant rode down to the temple to take part in the work, and as he passed the cemetery in Ephraim, he looked ahead (it was early in the morning), and there was a large multitude all dressed in white, and he wondered how that could be. Why should there be so many up here; it was too early for a funeral, he thought; but he drove up and several of them stepped out in front of him and they talked to him. They said, ‘Are you going to the temple?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘Well, these that you see here are your relatives and they want you to do work for them.’ ‘Yes,’ he said, ‘but I am going down today to finish my work. I have no more names and I do not know the names of those who you say are related to me.’ ‘But when you go down to the temple today you will find there are records that give our names.’ He was surprised. He looked until they all disappeared, and drove on. As he came into the temple, Recorder Farnsworth came up to him and said, ‘I have just received records from England and they all belong to you.’ And there were hundreds of names that had just arrived, and what was told him by these persons that he saw was fulfilled. You can imagine what joy came to his heart, and what testimony it was to him the Lord wants this work done.”
Lundwall, N.B., comp. Temples of the Most High. (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1966), 116.

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