Tuesday, December 31, 2013

$5.00 Book Sale

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From: oldbookman@juno.com

$5.00 Book Sale—January, 2014

(40 Titles of RLDS Books)

This offer is good through January 31, 2014, or while supplies last.

E­mail to Oldbookman@juno.com or phone (816) 210­8450 now.

Anthony, Joseph H., Birds of a Feather, Lamoni, IA, hard, 325 pages

Atkinson, Mabel Sanford, The Land Shadowing with Wings, 1952, hard, 270 pages

Book of Mormon, 1966 edition, hard

Burton, Emma, Beatrice Witherspoon, 1970 reprint, soft, 383 pages

Butterworth, F. Edward, The Sword of Laban (Volumes 1, 2, 3) , 1969, 1970, 1971, hard,

120, 152, 191 pages

Children’s Hymnal, 1957, hard, (with brown or blue covers), 200 pages

Collins, Barbara Lee and Hale, A New Concordance of the Doctrine and Covenants,

1992, soft, 455 pages

Davis, Inez Smith, The Story of the Church, 1943 and 1948, hard, 575 and 645 pages

Edwards, F. Henry, A New Commentary on the Doctrine and Covenants, 1977, hard, 565

Edwards, Paul M., Our Legacy of Faith, 1991, hard, 335 pages

Galbraith, Madelyn, Feather in the Wind, 1952, hard, 332 pages

Hanson, Paul M., Jesus Christ among the Ancient Americans, 1959, hard, 204 pages

Hartshorn, Chris B., A Commentary on the Book of Mormon, 1964, hard and soft, 504

History of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Vol. 2­6), 1951

and later, 680‑823 pages, hard

Holmes, Reed M., The Forerunners, 1981, soft, 280 pages

Hymnal for Youth, 1951, hard, 395 pages

Hymnal, The, (the “gray hymnal”), 1956, hard, 582 hymns

Ludy, Diane Anderson, and Paul V. Ludy (ed.), The Voice of Youth, Ludy & Associates,

2011, soft, 224 pages

Milner, Winifred M., Light from the Dust, 1971, hard, 455 pages

Oakman, Arthur A., God's Spiritual Universe, 1962, hard, 188 pages

Oakman, Arthur A., The Endowment Series, Ludy & Associates, 2011, 144 pages, soft

Oakman, Elva T., and Lillie Jennings, It Can Be Fun! 1948, hard, 218 pages

Preston, John, Peter Bosten, Lamoni, IA, 1915, hard, 352 pages

Question Time (Volume 2), 1967, hard, 378 pages

Question Time (Volume 3), 1976, hard, 368 pages

Ralston, Russell F., Fundamental Differences, 1960 and 1963, 244 and 318 pages, hard

Renfroe, Z. Z., Sent Forth to Witness, 1977, private, hard, 440 pages

Saints’ Hymnal, 1933 (with blue or purple covers), 442 hymns, hard

Sanford, Mabel A., Joseph's City Beautiful, 1939, hard, 207 pages

Shute, Dr. Wallace Beresford, Christus (A Play), 1971, hard, 247 pages

Smith, Elbert A., Blue Pencil Notes, 1942, 192 pages, hard

Smith, Elbert A., Brother Elbert, 1959, hard, 438 pages

Smith, Elbert A., On Memory's Beam, 1946, hard, 350 pages

Sorensen, Vivian Charles, In the Service of My Lord, 1998, hard, 428 pages

Starks, Arthur, A Concordance to the Book of Mormon, 1955, hard, 501 pages

Starks, Arthur, A Concordance to the Doctrine and Covenants, 1961, hard, 218 pages

Starks, Arthur E., Concordance Supplement for the Inspired Version, 1962, hard, 231

Stevens, Thelona D., Research Notes on the Doctrine and Covenants, 1980 and 1982,

soft, 442 pages

Stowell, Addie Spaulding, Return Unto Me, Pageant Press, NY, 1957, hard, 209 pages

Walter, Gladys Mae, The Solid Rock, 1941, hard, 240 pages

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Monday, December 30, 2013

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Thanks and Happy New Year

Pray for Brother Eric Odida

Brother Eric Odida is very seriously ill in Africa. He has an amoebic disease that is triggering a paralysis. He needs the prayers of the Saints. Can you please notify your list? If any do not know our brother they should read his article in the latest Tidings of Zion.

Thank you

Sunday, December 29, 2013

When Was Jesus Born?

WHEN WAS JESUS BORN? -- Harold I. Velt

Received from Brother Francis Harper via email – December 20, 2013…

Harold Velt served under Church appointment as a Seventy.

When Was Jesus Born?
By Harold I. Velt
A reprint from The Saint’s Herald, December 27, 1954, Volume 101

“The Westminster Bible Dictionary quotes Josephus as saying that Jesus was born shortly before the death of Herod the Great, whose death is fixed at just prior to the Passover on April 12 of the year of Rome 750.
“Fortunately, Latter Day Saints are not left to guess the season of the year when Jesus was born, for our Easter rightly falls about the same time as the Jewish Passover (the early spring in the Northern Hemisphere) usually early April, and The Book of Mormon reveals that the birth of Jesus was the first day of the same month that his crucifixion occurred thirty-three years and the fourth day later. We read: “And it came to pass in the thirty and fourth year, in the first month, in the fourth day of the month, there arose a great storm, such an one as never had been known in all the land;” (III Nephi 4:6). It will be observed that the great storm described here, and in the verses which follow, was that which occurred in America at the time Jesus was crucified. The Nephites had been counting their time “. . . from this period when the sign was given or from the coming of Christ.” (III Nephi 1:45). It was therefore thirty-three years and four days after that, from the birth of Jesus to the day he was crucified.
“It is obvious from this that Jesus was born about the first day of the month, crucified the fourth day of the same month thirty-three years later, and resurrected the sixth day of the month.
“Had Joseph been writing The Book of Mormon out of his own thinking, most probably he would have made the birthday of Jesus about December 25 to conform with popular opinion, instead of the first day of the first month, which approximated our Easter season.”

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Signs of the Times ~ Yvonne Galusha

Signs of the Times ~ Yvonne Galusha ~ Copyright December 20131

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Now let us watch as the faithful, prepared five virgins and consider that which the Lord is doing right
before our eyes, that we might be ready when our Bridegroom comes very soon in visitation. Many are
raising the warning voice, pointing out, as the Spirit reveals, a piece of truth given to them; and, clearly,
these pieces are coming together to form a complete picture of pending judgment, especially upon
America, the land set apart for the New Jerusalem, even Zion, the holy city of God.

I will touch upon three men and the piece they bring, and will show how the pieces support each other,
and, together, provide a better understanding of that which shall surely come to pass. I will add my piece
to clarify that these things are meant, especially, for Christ’s people, His Church; and that they are given
to help her awake, to gird up her loins, to make final preparation for that which is to come; even the
corporate travail, requisite to remove all wickedness, so the holy child can come forth.

God always bookends His work, by saying a thing at the very beginning that tells, or hints, of how that
part of His work of restoration will be accomplished. In this case, what He said is found in Genesis 3:21,
“And I will put enmity between thee [Satan] and the woman; between thy [Satan’s] seed and her [the
woman’s] seed; and he [the woman’s seed]shall bruise thy head, and thou [Satan]shalt bruise his heel;” and this is
repeated in Revelation 12:17, “Therefore, the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the
remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” Although this
very well may have physical ramifications, it primarily speaks of spiritual seed; and distinguishes between
those who choose to follow Satan versus those who chose to follow Christ; for the woman literally
brought forth Jesus Christ, and He became the holy seed. The Church has been at war with the adversary
since the fall in the Garden of Eden; and she, as the recipient of the holy seed that grows and ripens within
forming the Tree of Life, will finally gain sufficient faith and strength to completely defeat him, once she
re-establishes God’s Kingdom on earth. After this happens, the war will not be over; but, by this victory,
she will change the tide, and God’s people will take on the offensive, such, that the adversary will never
again wield his power over them.

Thus, God’s people must understand that to attain this victory they must arise spiritually as individuals,
and, also, as a single corporate body. They must put on the whole armor of God (Ephesians 6) and must
unite with strong bonds of charity (Colossians 3:14). They must remove all idolatry with the world
(Matthew 6:24), and must fully lay down self for Jesus (Matthew 5:31). The battle will be fierce, but we
must now set our face to accomplish this thing that Jesus said we would do, as recorded in John 14:12,
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than
these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.” Bringing forth the holy child is the one work that only the
Church, collectively, can do that is greater than what Jesus did; for He had to have a vessel in which to
place Himself to accomplish this work; and we, His bride, are that vessel, and now is the time for that
vessel to bring forth, as foretold in the signs of the heavens.

Mark Biltz, a Messianic Pastor from Bonnie Lake, Washington, was the first one to recognize the coming
blood moon tetrad, starting on Passover, April 15, 2014, and ending on Sukkot, September 28, 2015.
Many others have built upon his work, by further study and then writing materials and speaking about
this. But, in case you haven’t heard about the coming blood moon tetrad, a blood moon appears in the sky
when there is a complete lunar eclipse which causes the moon to appear red; and, the unusual part is, that

there are four consecutive ones that fall on Hebrew Feast Days. Somewhere in the world, lunar and solar
eclipses happen fairly often; but, what does not happen often, is when four occur consecutively on holy
Feast Days. There have only been seven of these blood moon tetrads since Christ,2 and after this coming
one, which will be the eighth, there will not be one again for over five hundred years.

2 See http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/oct2013/jasons108.htm for more information on all seven blood moon tetrads since

Where this gets really interesting is seeing what happened on the past three blood moon tetrads, but first
let us consider what the moon represents, and the significance of this coming one being the eighth. The
sun is the symbol of Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of the Father. Without the sun, there would be
no life, as is the case with Christ; as we must be born again spiritually through Him to enter the Kingdom
of heaven. There is no other way unto the Father besides Jesus Christ (John 14:6). The moon is a symbol
for God’s people, at present Christ’s Church (Revelation 12:1), as she reflects the light of the sun, just as
the Church reflects the light of Christ. Jesus said that when His Kingdom would again rule, instead of the
Gentile kingdoms, that there would be signs in the heavens, as recorded in Luke 21:25, “And he answered
them, and said, In the generation in which the times of the Gentiles shall be fulfilled, there shall be signs in the sun,
and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations with perplexity, like the sea and the waves
roaring. The earth also shall be troubled, and the waters of the great deep.” We are living in this day, and we
will soon see the mighty hand of God fulfill His work with the Church.

Additionally, the finger-print of God is present, because, in the past three and coming blood moon tetrads,
we see the pattern of three similar and one different, which is also one side of the menorah pattern. This is
seen in the chronological spacing of the four blood moon tetrads. The first one of the four occurred in
1493-94, and then the other three occur within a period of time that is less than seventy years, hence three
grouped close together and one apart. Also, this coming one is the eighth, which means a new beginning;
which is what will be, once the Church brings forth Zion, a new beginning of God’s work in the earth,
specifically to re-gather Israel, and to build up His Kingdom.

Note also, in the midst of this coming blood moon tetrad, will be a total solar eclipse on the first day of
the Hebrew sacred New Year, Nisan 1, according to Leviticus 23. Then on Rosh Hashanah, the Day of
Trumpets, the appointed day that Jesus Christ will, one day, return in great power and glory, the first day
of the Hebrew civil New Year, there will be a partial solar eclipse. The Lord is definitely giving His
people signs in the heavens.

In 2014, the first of 4 total lunar eclipses occurs on Passover (First Feast Day), April 15, 2014,
followed by a solar eclipse on April 29, 2014, then the second total lunar eclipse occurs on the
Feast of Succoth (Last Fall Feast Day), October 8, 2014, followed by another solar eclipse on
October 23, 2014.
In 2015, the Jewish religious year begins with the total solar eclipse March 20, 2015, then two
weeks later the third total lunar eclipse occurs on Passover, April 4, 2015, and then the civil year
beginning with the total solar eclipse on September 13, 2015 followed two weeks later by the
fourth total blood red moon on the Feast of Succoth, September 28, 2015.
Tetrads of four sequential lunar eclipses with no intervening partial lunar eclipses occurs 6 other
times in this century, but this is the only time it occurs on the Jewish holy days of Passover and
Feast of Tabernacles.
The last time that four blood red moons occurred together was in 1967-1968, probably related to
the recapture of Jerusalem by Israel. The time that the tetrad occurred before this was in 1949-

1950, probably related to Israel becoming a nation. Before this time, the last occurrence was
1493-1494, probably related to the expulsion of the Jews from Spain.
Since 1 AD, this tetrad has occurred on these holy days a total of 7 times. In 2014-2015, it will
be the 8th time. It won't occur again for another 500 years.3

3 Pastor Begley, source: http://www.jesusonmymind.com/services

4 Source: http://www.pray4zion.org/TheComingBloodMoons.html


My piece in this picture recognizes that this coming blood moon tetrad is a sign for the Church to unite, to
rise up in spiritual authority, to bring forth the Kingdom. Many expositors have claimed that it is a sign
for the possible return of Christ, while some think that the Jews will rebuild their temple, and others
simply say that they don’t know what it means; but, only those who have received the fullness of the
gospel can see that this speaks of the Kingdom coming forth in America. The Lord always has structure to
His work, thus, we see both Hebrew parallelism and simple chiasm in the group of four blood moon
tetrads—Northern Kingdom land, Southern Kingdom land, Southern Kingdom worship, Northern
Kingdom worship—parallelism because of land land worship worship, and simple chiasm because of
Northern Southern Southern Northern. Recall that the Northern Kingdom was led by Ephriam and the
Southern Kingdom by the Jews. As it was before, so will it be again; and we can clearly see this already
in place, as it was primarily northern Europeans, from the tribe of Ephriam, who originally populated
America, and these are the ones who predominately comprise Jesus’ Church in America today; and the
Jews are indisputably in place as leaders in modern day Israel. As the Lord completes His restoration we
see a reversal, the Northern and Southern Kingdoms come together separately and stand again, before the
entire nation of Israel is again one nation under God.

As stated before, the moon represents God’s people, and we see that the tetrad signals a period of intense
persecution, but victory. In 1492 the Jews were evicted from Spain, and they gave their wealth and maps
to a fellow Jew, Christopher Columbus, to find them a place to live; hence, the land of the New Jerusalem
was found in 1493-94, the land for the Northern Kingdom, to be led by Ephriam as in days of Old. Then
in 1949-50 the land for the Southern Kingdom, to be led by the Jews, was provided, after great
persecution and extermination from Hitler and the Germans. Next, again after struggles to remain a

nation, the Jews lay claim to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem during the Six Day War of 1967, which
gives them the ability to regain their worship. Finally, this coming tetrad signals the rising up of the
Church, the bringing forth of the Kingdom, the place to re-gather Israel, the regaining of full worship unto
Jesus Christ the Messiah; but, it, too, will only come after great travail, and we must now set our face to
pass through this, that we might gain the victory. The Lord’s paths are straight, and He works tirelessly to
restore all things, ultimately one people completely within His Kingdom, on a perfect earth made new.

A second part of my piece recognizes the consistency of God in his signals and symbols, which gives
credence and strength to that which has already been shared. Since Jesus was the Only Begotten Son of
God, and is symbolized by the sun, should we not expect to see similar signs in the heavens for the key
event that defeated his adversary Satan, even His death on the cross? Once the Church brings forth Zion,
she will have a similar victory, an established haven where Satan cannot dwell, a refuge for the bruised
and broken, those who will come and make holy covenant with Jesus and abide fully His laws. This is the
New Covenant spoken of in Hebrew 8:8-13; notice that this is a corporate covenant with a body of people,
it is to happen in the future, and it was to happen separately with Israel the Northern Kingdom and Judah
the Southern Kingdom, see Jeremiah 30 and 31. So it was not what Jesus accomplished when He
established His Church, while in the flesh, although this was the beginning, when He planted many seeds.

For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new
covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah; Not according to the covenant that I
made with their fathers, in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of
Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord. For this is
the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my
laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts; and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to
me a people; And they shall not teach every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying,
Know the Lord; for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest. For I will be merciful to their
unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. In that he saith, A new
covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish

Back to the signs in the heavens, although there is much debate as to when Jesus exactly was born and
died, I believe He was born on April 6, 2BC, He entered Jerusalem and was recognized as Messiah on
April 6, 32AD, died on April 10, 32AD and rose on April 13, 32AD.5 Aside from the horrific darkness
immediately following Jesus’ death, interestingly, three years prior to 32AD we see a total solar eclipse at
the beginning of Kislev each year for the years 29-31AD, corresponding to Shabbat Toldot, the sixth
weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading, summarized as follows.

5 See Appendix on “Dating of Christ’s Birth & Death” for my rational for this belief.

Toldot, Genesis 25:19 - 28:9

Rivka (Rebecca) gives birth to Esav (Esau) and Ya'akov (Jacob). Esav sells the birthright to
Ya'akov for a bowl of lentil soup. Yitzhak (Isaac) sojourns in Gerar with Avimelech, king of the
Philistines. Esav marries two Hittite women bringing great pain to his parents (because they
weren't of the fold).

Ya'akov impersonates Esav on the counsel of his mother in order to receive the blessing for
the oldest son by his blind father, Yitzhak. Esav, angry because of his brother's deception which
caused him to lose the firstborn blessings, plans to kill Ya'akov, so Ya'akov flees to his uncle Lavan
(Laban) in Padan Aram -- on the advice of his parents. They also advise him to marry Lavan's

Esav understands that his wives are displeasing to his parents, so he marries a third wife,
Machlath, the daughter of Ishmael (Ishmael).6

6 Source: http://www.aish.com/tp/ss/ssw/229445381.html

7 Source: http://www.jesusonmymind.com/services; see site for even further detail of heavenly patterns, that are not covered

This speaks of choosing a bride, and, in essence, at Christ’s death He was finishing the Old Covenant with
Israel as His bride, because of His death (Zechariah 11:10-11), and, at the same time, paying the price for
His new bride, the Church, sealing the New Covenant. Ultimately, before Christ returns in power and
glory at His second coming, the Church and Israel will be one and the same, as the Lord is restoring all
things, and the whole house of Israel will be His bride. Yet, as His work moves forward, it is His Church
who accepts Him as Bridegroom, Messiah, and King; therefore, it is His Church that will accomplish the
bringing forth of His Kingdom, and prepare a place in America for Him to re-gather Israel; and to re-
establish all that He intended when He first selected her and established her as a nation under the hand of
Moses many, many, many years ago. Jeremiah prophesied that Ephraim is the first born, and it is the
watchmen of Ephraim that the Lord will use to gather many into Zion (Jeremiah 31:6-9) in order to
rebuild Israel; first the Northern Kingdom, and later the Southern Kingdom, after the Jews are willing to
receive Jesus Christ as their Messiah and King; and eventually God’s Kingdom will cover the whole
earth. Thus, we see for three years God placed a solar eclipse at the beginning of Kislev in the heavens to
announce the great portending event of Christ’s death and what it meant.

Furthermore, two consecutive years immediately following the Lord’s death, in 33 and 34 AD, there was
again two total solar eclipses, but this time on Nisan 1 in 33AD and Nisan 3 in 34AD. Nisan 1, of course,
is the beginning of the religious year, but also during this time is Shabbat Vayikra, where Leviticus 1-5:26
is read. This passage is the precise steps in how Israel was to offer a burnt offering, of an unblemished
male cow or sheep, for their sins. Thus, God was punctuating what happened in the death of His Son, the
fulfilling of the law of animal sacrifice that He gave many years before.

You may ask, what about the year 32AD? Well in this year there were four partial solar eclilpses, one on
Nisan 1, then on Nisan 30, thus it marked the first and last day of the month of our Lord’s death; then the
first day of the seventh month, Tishri 1, which is Rosh Hashanah, the day believed to be Christ’s return,
and then the first day of the eighth month, Cheshvan 1. Hence, we see bookends on the first and seventh
month (7 months, spiritual perfection), a calling out of the first day of both the sacred and civil year, and a
reminder that Jesus Christ will return with greater things yet to come; as the seventh month contains the
Fall Feasts—Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot. Finally, Cheshvan 1 is Shabbat Noach, the day
given to remember the rainbow sign of the covenant. Is not this just perfect! The holy covenant is what
Christ’s death is all about; therefore, the God of the heavens called our attention back to His promise of
covenant given many, many, many years prior as the Everlasting Covenant (Genesis 9:22-23), symbolized
also in the heavens with a rainbow, enabled in the death of His Only Begotten Son Jesus Christ.

The case is very strong that the sun signs were given at Christ’s death, and there is historic evidence that
the blood moon tetrad’s speak of events with His people; therefore, His bride should now lift up her head
and rejoice, as we prepare for this momentous time, starting spring of 2014, with the Church. Yet, just as
God placed three signs of solar eclipses prior to Christ’s death, He also placed three ominous signs of trial
and travail before this coming blood moon tetrad.

The year 2015 is a Jubilee year, and the year 2008 is the beginning of the last seven years of this Jubilee
cycle. So, in the first three years of this last seven year period on August 1, 2008, July 22, 2009, and July
11, 2010, there were total solar eclipses which all fell on the 1st of Av.7 This is the month of the low point

for Israel, especially the 9th of Av, which was the day that ten of the twelve spies sent to investigate the
Promiseland brought back a bad report. Ever since then, this day has brought many sorrows to Israel; i.e.
the Babylonians broke through the walls of Jerusalem and destroyed the first temple, the Romans
destroyed the second temple, the Jews were kicked out of England in 1290, the Jews were kicked out of
Spain in 1492, World War I started, Hitler made the proclamation to kill all Jews. From the 1st to the 9th of
Av orthodox Jews, still today, enter a period of humbling themselves, being sure that they are not
comfortable as they consider the gravity of this time. Thus, with three solar eclipses on the 1st of Av the
Church is to understand that she is entering a time of great, great, great travail; and that it comes from
God’s hand (Solar eclipse meaning Son), because this is necessary to remove all wickedness from off the
land for the New Jerusalem, and to finish her purification that she might deliver the Kingdom, Christ’s
holy child.

Two other men, that I will mention herein, have brought forth their piece that brings greater clarity to this
coming judgment on America and the world. The first is Jonathan Cahn, a Messianic Jewish Rabbi from
New York, who has written a best seller, fictionalized book called “The Harbinger.” He basically explains
how America is following the same path that the Northern Kingdom followed in open rebellion against
God, even after His warning judgment in the 9/11 attack that was meant to turn us back to Him. America
was given this warning, yet, her leaders arrogantly claim that we will rebuild; not understanding that it is
God who does the building and removing, and that this is the same mistake the Northern Kingdom of Old
made that led to her destruction. Cahn explains in his teachings that Ground Zero is like the Temple
Mount, in a sense, because at the Red Brick Church, at the base of Ground Zero, is where George
Washington went to make consecration and covenant with God for this nation, immediately following his
inauguration. Thus, in our national rejection of God—removing His name, restricting prayer in school,
etc.—and disregard for His laws—abortion, His sanctity of life, and His marriage ordinance to be between
one man and one woman—we are bringing His judgment upon ourselves. Therefore, God went straight to
where the national corporate arrangement between Him and America was first established, when He gave
His warning of judgment; but, to no avail, as we did not corporately repent.

Jonathan Cahn’s case is convincing because of the things that have happened since 9/11, which also align
with Hebrew practices given by YHWH. The 29th of Elul is Shemitah, the day when all debt is to be
forgiven, the day before Rosh Hashanah, the day Christ returns and forgives whom He will. Following
9/11 on September 17th, the 29th of Elul 5761, the New York Stock Exchange closed because it was
crashing, the point being that God was forcing the financial reckoning. Then on September 12th
government officials made the fated vow to rebuild, and seven years later to the very day Leheman
Brothers collapses and the market falls 7% or 777.7 points, again on the 29th of Elul 5768, September 29,
2008. This pattern of seven’s—seven years, 7%, 777.7—is a further indication that all this came from the
hand of God. He wants us to know, and, yet, repent and turn back to Him.

Terry Bennett, a less well-known servant of God, who resides in Dickerson, Tennessee, shares an in-depth
prophetic experience that he had in December of 2001. Note that the year is the same as 9/11, and Terry
was given his experience shortly after America made her fatal choice to ignore God’s warning. The Lord
always provides at least two witnesses of a thing, it is one of His spiritual principles (Matthew 18:16).
Bennett was shown a twenty-one year period, starting in 2008, that would bring God’s judgment and great
change to America. The first seven years, 2008-2014, is economic, the next seven, 2015-2021 is
governmental/political, and the last seven, 2022-2028, is a religious system. An angel told Terry to “weep
for what is coming upon your nation.” He saw, along with many other things, the stock market drop to
below 500 points, which is yet to be. Then on June 7, 2010 in another experience the Lord told him “to
stop saying that it is coming, it has come. The God of your nation is pleasure, and I aim to strike the
pleasure centers.” America has already experienced the economic, and it will continue, as these three
things are progressive, meaning the judgment continues to expand and lead to the next category, taking

away our freedoms and quality of life. When a people disregard God and His laws, there is a day of
reckoning, and America’s day of reckoning has come.

God’s judgment is now upon America, because she has, as a nation, turned from Him, and from His
purpose, to be a refuge nation. Yet, in spite of this great judgment, America is still to be the land of the
New Jerusalem, the place where God will re-gather Israel. We, too, must weep and repent, at least, as
individuals. All who love Jesus, and abhor what has become of America, must now unite as one body,
making a legal, authoritative covenant with Him. We must prepare to pass through a great trial, and must
keep the vision of Zion always before us. We must trust solely in our Savior Jesus Christ to bring about
Zion, our refuge, our ark, our physical salvation with Him. And, above all, we must never forsake Jesus
Christ’s name, no matter what befalls us; for it will only be a remnant that survives to enter the Kingdom,
but all who assist will have great honor and joy for their part in this wonderful thing.

When Jesus came the first time in the flesh, He fulfilled every dot and tittle of what had been prophesied
about that event. Similarly, the Lord will fulfill everything that has been prophesied concerning His
people Israel. When the Lord, via Moses, established Israel the first time, He gave very precise things that
they were to do to organize themselves, and practices to which they were to strictly adhere. Today many
groups have been getting prophecies about the Church rising up, and this, too, will require structure for so
many people to come together and function as one body. Therefore, we must open our hearts and minds to
the Lord’s leadings,that He can provide all that is needed to bring us to be of one heart and mind, pure and
holy, functioning as one beautiful body with Him as the head.

To close, the Lord asks that we embrace His prophesied vision of Zion; that we might have a hope in that
which is to come; might understand that what we now do for Him, in sacrifice and travail, will bring forth
a mighty, glorious work in the raising up of the ensign of Zion; that will, one day, shine forth and declare
the glory of God unto all men.

The eye of man cannot see the things that I am doing; but, there are those who are seeking
me and calling upon me in the purity of heart; and, with these few, I will accomplish much.

So look up, and see your salvation draweth nigh, in the form of a city, Zion the beautiful.
She will stand pure and holy unto me, on the mountain, I, the Lord God, will raise up; that
she may be perched high for all to see, and may stand a sentinel unto my people; the hope
of the world; the banner of my glory; the thing I have made known unto many; even in the
beginning, for my son Adam saw the day when my Zion would stand in great beauty and
strength upon the earth.

So here me, my children, and know that she will soon be; and many will come unto her to
taste of her glory, to see a people wholly unto me; but, only those who fully lay down
themself will have part; for I am a jealous God, and I will have no more idolatry among my

Remember this vision I have given, when many come against you and seek to destroy your
testimony; and always come to me that I might bear you up, that you might continue to
stand; that many might come and share in the work of bringing forth my Kingdom; even
Zion the beautiful, the city set upon a hill for all to see.

Thus saith your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Even So, Amen.8

8 Lord’s words received December 20, 2013.

Dating of Christ’s Birth & Death

I believe that Jesus died on Thursday, April 10, 32 AD and He rose Sunday, April 13, 32 AD (Julian). On Sunday
April 6th Jesus rode into Jerusalem as Messiah the Prince, fulfilling 69 weeks of Daniel’s 70 week prophecy to the
very day. Note, April 6th is a key date since Christ was born this day, was recognized as the Messiah that day by
the Jews, and the Church was restored April 6, 1830 and reorganized April 6, 1860. (Note 3 and 1 pattern.)

(KJV Matthew 2:1-23 or IV Matthew 3) we read that Jesus was born before the death of Herod. Herod the Great is believed to have died the later part of

4 BC, because Josephus said, “But Herod deprived this Matthias of the high priesthood, and burnt the other Matthias, who had raised the
sedition, with his companions, alive. And that very night there was an eclipse of the moon ” - Antiquities 17:6:4 Herod supposedly died of a
particularly nasty medical condition shortly after this incident. Since a partial eclipse occurred on the 13th March 4 BC at 2:41 am his death is
placed in 4BC. I think this is in error since the other scriptures point to a later year for Yeshua’s birth. This is a primary reference used to
determine Herod’s death, thus, Jesus’ birth; however, other scholars place Herod’s death in 1BC, which I support.

(KJV Luke 3:1-3) it says that John the Baptist began his ministry in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, which began August AD 28.

Jesus was baptized in the first year of John's ministry, AD 29, which implies that Jesus died in AD 32 since there was 3 Passovers.

(KJV Luke 3:23) we are told that Jesus was about 30 years old when He was baptized. Christ’s ministry was three years, deduced by adding up the
Passovers, see John 2:13, John 6:4, and John 13:1 which explicitly record three Passovers during Jesus’ ministry.

(BOM 3 Nephi 4:6) We are told that Jesus was 33 years and 3 days old and a few hours when He died, which means He was born April 6, 2 BC.

(KJV John 12:1) Six days before the Passover Jesus went to Jerusalem.

(KJV John 13:1-2 & Luke 22:8, 14, 15) Jesus ate the Passover with His disciples, the 'Last Super' (KJV John 19:31 says Jesus died on the preparation day)

Note, According to the law of Moses, the Passover was to be observed only once a year and only on the fourteenth of the first month, or Abib
14 (Exodus 12:2, 6). I believe that Jesus was following the same solar calendar that Moses used and this is why He practiced the Passover it seemed a day early. On this calendar the day ran from sundown to sundown and the lamb was slain as the sun began to go down, which is what happened. This follows the type of creation week where there was night first and then day, for a day.

However, Jesus was killed on the day and at the time that the Passover lamb was killed for most Jews that followed the then present Jewish calendar. The Jewish calendar in use today and during Christ's time is lunar based and was changed around the time of Ezra, because the Jews incorporated Babylonian calendar aspects. Today the day starts in the morning, while then it started at evening.

Jesus was buried Thursday evening. The Sabbath, as practiced at the time of Christ's death, ran from before sundown on Friday until after nightfall on Saturday, but Friday was the Passover feast day making it also a Sabbath; thus a double Sabbath occurred putting Christ in the ground three nights and three days, since he was killed on the preparation day. The double Sabbath also explained the need for extra-preparation.

(KJV Luke 23:54-56) Says that this day was the preparation and the Sabbath drew on. Since the Passover Sabbath started at sundown I am assuming the
burial ended right before sundown; so the day of preparation for the Sabbath had ended after Jesus was in the ground Thursday night.

(KJV Matthew 28:1) At the end of the normal Sabbath day, as it began to dawn towards the first day of the week, early in the morning, came Mary Magdalene,
and the other Mary to see the sepulcher.

(KJV Luke 24:7) Here it says that Jesus rose the third day, so He had to be in the ground Thursday evening.

(KJV Matthew 12:40 & BOM Alma 17:8, 14) Jesus says that He will be in the earth three days and three nights; prophesied in the BOM as well.

(KJV Dan 9:25) Daniel is told that from the going forth of the commandment to restore & build Jerusalem, until Messiah the Prince is seven weeks, threescore,
and two weeks; or in other words, 69 weeks. This equals 483 (69*7) prophetic years, meaning 360 day years since this is how the earth was in the beginning and 483*360 equals 173,880 days.
See KJV Genesis 7:24 for reference of 150 days or 5 months concerning the time of Noah’s Ark.

(KJV Num 14:34) This sets the day for a year scale where Israel is told that they must suffer 40 years in the wilderness for not being faithful to what the Lord told them about the Promiseland, excluding Joshua & Caleb who were faithful and wanted to proceed.

(KJV Nehemiah 2:1-8) This is where Nehemiah, the king’s cupbearer, was given the mission to restore Jerusalem as a political capital and the Jewish nation on March 14, 445 BC Julian or Nissan 30.

(KJV Luke 19:44) Recall what Jesus said, "...thou knewest not the time of thy visitation." They should have known that He was Messiah their Prince because of Daniel's prophecy. The Magi knew and came and acknowledged Him as such.


March 14th, 445 BC to March 14th, 32 AD is 476 years.

(1 BC to 1 AD is one year, There is no year for zero)


Number of days in 476 years of 365 days


Number of leap year days to add for this period

(Leap years do not occur in century years unless divisible by 400 [therefore, we must add three less leap years in four centuries])


Number of days for March 14th to April 6th


The total days are exact according to Daniel's 69 prophetic weeks from the declaration to rebuild Jerusalem to Messiah the Prince.

According to Robert Anderson, April 6th is a Sunday, the day Christ entered Jerusalem. Our Lord thus died the day before the Passover feast, which was
normally when the lamb was slain since the day started at evening. This was Thursday April 10th, and He rose on Sunday April 13th.9 He takes into
consideration the Mishna’s direction for the new month, scheme of the octaeteris, and the Jewish intercalary months calculations in determining the Julian
date for the Paschal full moon and thus the celebration of the Passover Feast.

9 Anderson, Sir Robert. The Coming Prince. 15th ed. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 1957, p. 99-105


Jesus Age 4BC

A traditional date on the Hebrew calendar for the death of Herod 3BC

places it on Kislev 7 (November 26), late in the year 4-3 B.C.



I believe Jesus birth is April 6, 2 B.C.



Several scholars endorse 1 B.C. as the year of Herod's death10, which I



support as it fits the Matthew 3 discussion about Herod trying to kill Jesus



























Tiberius Caesar reckoned his reign from his sole rule beginning in August, A.D. 14





























John the Baptist began to preach in Tiberius Caesar's 15th year (Luke 3:1)



Jesus baptism, and the beginning of His public ministry at age of 30 (Luke 3:23)







I believe Jesus death to be Thursday April 10, 32 A.D. and rising Sunday April 13th

10 Edwards, Ormond. “Herodian Chronology”, Palestine Exploration Quarterly114 (1982) 29–42
Filmer, W. E. “Chronology of the Reign of Herod the Great”, Journal of Theological Studies ns 17 (1966), 283–298

Keresztes, Paul. Imperial Rome and the Christians: From Herod the Great to About 200 AD (Lanham, Maryland: University
Press of America, 1989), pp.1–43

Vardaman, Jerry; Yamauchi, Edwin M., eds. (1989). "The Nativity and Herod's Death". Chronos, Kairos, Christos: Nativity
and Chronological Studies Presented to Jack Finegan (Winona Lake, Indiana: Eisenbrauns): 85-92

Finegan, Jack. Handbook of Biblical Chronology, Rev. ed. (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1998) 300, §516

Below is some additional information that contributes in the understanding of the prior information; or argues for a
different date for Jesus’ birth.

1. “The main use of cycles was to try to find some commensurable basis for lunar and solar calendars, and the best
known of all the early attempts was the octaëteris, usually attributed to Cleostratus of Tenedos (c. 500 BC) and
Eudoxus of Cnidus (390–c. 340 BC). The cycle covered eight years, as its name implies, and so the octaëteris
amounted to 8 . 365, or 2,920 days. This was very close to the total of 99 lunations (99 . 29.5 = 2,920.5 days),
so this cycle gave a worthwhile link between lunar and solar calendars. When, in the 4th century BC, the
accepted length of the year became 365.25 days, the total number of solar calendar days involved became
2,922, and it was then realized that the octaëteris was not as satisfactory a cycle as supposed.”11

11 Encyclopedia Britannica Online http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-59345/calendar#107305.hook

12 Roy Reinhold, February 1, 2001, “Eighth Day Assembly” at http://members.cox.net/8thday/birth.html

13 Dr. Ernst L. Martin, "The Star of Bethlehem: The Star that Astonished the World"

14 Roy Reinhold, “The Exact Day of Yeshua’s Birth” http://ad2004.com/prophecytruths/Articles/Yeshua/yeshuabirth1.html

2. According to the Bible Code Matrix prophecy hidden in the Bible Jesus was born September 11, 3 BC.12 The
basis for this is in depth computer analysis of the literal Hebrew writing of the Old Testament. Three days are
considered – His birth, His circumcision, and His conception – and the intersection of the three is identified to
determine Christ’s birth on September 11, 3BC.

3. According to the appearance of a new star and the alignment of key sacred astronomy objects (Leo for Judah,
Venus for Virgin Mary, and Jupiter for God), Jesus was born September 11, 3 BC.13 Martin’s book is an
extensive, highly acclaimed work that brought to the forefront what the Bible says about the star that guided the
wise men to Jesus. An excellent animation explaining these physical phenomena can be found at
http://ad2004.com/prophecytruths/Articles/Yeshua/xmas_star.swf Since the Book of Mormon states precisely
Christ’s age at His death, Yeshua was born April 6th, 2 BC, which was in the middle of these events; thus the final
appearance guided the wise men to Him on June 17th, 2 BC when He would have been about two months and
eleven days old. This fits that they started traveling in September, interacted with King Herod, and then found
the Holy baby once it reappeared in June. This is another perspective, but not one that I am promoting.

4. Others place Yeshua’s birth in the fall as follows, “In that article, there is evidence from the calculated possible
birth date of John the baptist (Yochanan the Immerser), that he was born around Passover in the spring of the
year. Since John the Baptist was 6 months older than Yeshua (Jesus), that would place the birth of Yeshua in
the fall of the year around Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), plus or minus 3 weeks.”14

Friday, December 27, 2013

Washer and Dryer Needed

From: Tom Hairabedian

Washer and Dryer Needed

A young man needs Washer and Dryer.
If you have one to sell or give away please call
Tom at: 478-5120

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Schwinn Airdyne Exercise Bike - $275

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Tracy Wren
(Blue Springs)
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The Schwinn Fitness Airdyne air resistance system is based on exponential resistance, which simply means that the harder you work, the greater the workout. The Airdyne flywheel provides smooth resistance while cooling you during the workout. The Airdyne Exercise Bike is ideal for both fitness and rehabilitative use.
Text or call Brett at 816-616-2586

Restoration Christmas Choir service at Missionary Branch cancelled

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Larry Ward

Restoration Christmas Choir service at Missionary Branch cancelled

Because of the freezing rain and snow moving into our area we've decided to cancel the Restoration Christmas Choir service scheduled for Sunday morning, December 22. If you invited someone to come to this service, please pass this information along.

Larry Ward

Friday, December 20, 2013

Owl hollow Farm - Announcement

From: Cathy White

Owl Hollow Farm in Lone Jack, Missouri, is looking for someone to level an area and do the dirt work for an outdoor arena. We are needing this to be done at a VERY reasonable price or as a tax deductible donation.

The pasture is fairly level but needs some work. We have the rail donated and are working on securing donations of round posts and concrete. This would need to be done as soon as weather permits.

If interested in helping out a non-profit Children's program that gives FREE services to help disadvantaged and at-risk children and youth please contact Cathy (President/Director) at 816-668-0926 or Bob (facility manager) at 816-625-3950

Christmas Blessings,

Cathy S White, President
Owl Hollow Farm
10908 S. Hunt Rd
Lone Jack, MO 64070

Bell & Howell 16mm Projector

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Patricia Beebe

Bell & Howell 16mm Projector

Free Bell & Howell movie projector, sight and sound, in working condition. 16mm.

Contact Don Beebe at
816-509-3520 for details.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Vintage Wood-Burning Kitchen Stove For Sale

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: dmhall7@comcast.net

Vintage Wood-Burning Kitchen Stove For Sale

For Sale:

Wood-burning kitchen stove that is in good condition. It is porcelain and has two warmers on either side of the oven and a shelf on top. $500 obo.




Southern District Of California

San Diego, California

Phone: (619) 557-6152


Courtroom Technology Specialist

Vacancy Announcement #13-06

POSITION: Courtroom Technology Specialist

CLOSING DATE: January 17, 2014 or until filled

STARTING SALARY RANGE: CL 27 ($49,963 – $81,184)

LOCATION: San Diego, California

The Courtroom Technology Specialist is located in the Information Technology department of the United States District

Court for the Southern District of California and reports to the IT Operations Supervisor at the direction of the Director of

Information Technology. The incumbent provides technical and administrative support on the courthouse and Clerk’s

Office audio/video systems and mobile devices to Judges, Judicial staff, and Clerk’s Office staff.

 Oversee the day-to-day operation of applicable technology used in the Court to ensure reliable and effective

operation. Perform requisite programming to systems to accommodate local needs.

 Troubleshoot devices at the hardware level, such as serial or hardware device level interfaces. This may include

controlled distribution systems and wireless systems. Configure devices and systems for proper operation using

available software and hardware and via remote support from vendors.

 Develop, recommend, and implement standard policies and procedures pertaining to the introduction and

utilization of new mobile technology and equipment for courtroom technology environments. Assist in the

development and implementation of short and long range technological improvements, ensuring minimal

disruption to courtroom activities.

 Advise the Court in areas of technology support, requirements, and capabilities including anticipation of future

requirements and resolution of potential problems prior to implementation.

 Monitor latest technology and recommend, develop, and install system upgrades or features which satisfy local

court needs. Make adaptations to national systems. Plan and acquire specific systems to meet specialized local

needs. Develop software to meet local needs.

 Test and evaluate new technology prior to application in court environments.

 Develop and instruct on procedures for coordinating video and teleconferences for the Court. Procedures may

involve tasks such as scheduling, basic troubleshooting, setting up equipment, initiating calls, and monitoring

equipment during conferences.

 Serve as instructor for non-technical staff on technology techniques, applications, and utilization. Develop

procedural guidelines and training documentation, as needed for end users.

 Serve as liaison with other federal agencies such as the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Federal Public Defender’s Office,

and ensure offices receive adequate notice of available court technology. Serve as training coordinator for bar

groups using court technology.

 Act as primary technical contact for contractors and other outside vendors when audio/video systems are being

installed or are under repair.

Incumbent should have familiarity with Lectrosonics devices and related software; AMX Control Systems, components,

and programming; AMX user interfaces and design, including Modero Touch panels; AMX RMS room management

software, programming, and implementation; matrix video switching, scaling, scan conversion, and signal distribution;

Polycom and Tandberg video conference systems; SennHeiser infrared modulators and emitters; as well as other major

manufacturers of A/V components. AMX certification is required, or the ability to obtain certification within 60 days of

Incumbent should also have knowledge of Windows operating systems and MS Office, the installation, support and

maintenance of those systems. Must also have experience in support of mobile devices such as iPhone, iPads, and

Basic knowledge of network topology, network equipment and IP network configuration.

A minimum of 2 years of specialized experience is required, including at least one year equivalent to work at the CL 25

level. Specialized experience would include knowledge of theories, principles, practices and techniques of A/V systems,

digital recording, cabling & infrastructure, network concepts, computer hardware and software, mobile devices and their

effective deployment in an increasingly crowded wireless spectrum. The ability to analyze, evaluate and determine court

technology needs, and plan to implement solutions to meet those needs. Ability to train non-technical personnel in court

Prior experience in a legal environment and a four-year degree are preferred.

Excellent ability to identify and evaluate needs, conduct research from all available sources, develop proposed solutions,

and implement programs is required. Should have in depth knowledge of the design, installation, operation,

programming, and troubleshooting of audio, video, video conference, network and computer systems. Incumbent must

have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with demonstrated skill in writing procedures and clear

technical documents. Excellent customer service skills are also required. Must be able to coordinate needed work to be

accomplished by other sections of the office in order to achieve project goals. Must be able to collaborate effectively with

Successful applicants will be required to submit to a background clearance which includes fingerprinting and credit check.

Benefits include 13-26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 12 paid holidays per year, a flexible work schedule,

immediate matching Thrift Savings Plan, pre-tax programs (health, dependent care and transportation), and insurance

plans (i.e., health, life, disability, and long-term care), car-pooling options and a transportation subsidy.

Qualified candidates must submit a cover letter with resume that includes their name, address, telephone number,

education, work and salary history, country of citizenship, and three references that may be contacted. The cover letter

John Morrill

Acting Clerk of Court

Attn: Human Resources #13-06

333West Broadway, Suite 420

San Diego, CA 92101

Resumes may be e-mailed to: casd_hr@casd.uscourts.gov (.pdf format preferred)

Preference will be given to applicants who submit application materials

before 4:30pm, January 17, 2014.


The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement, or to withdraw the

announcement, any of which may occur without prior written or other notice. In the event that a position

becomes vacant in a similar classification, within a reasonable time of the original announcement, the Clerk of

Court may elect to select a candidate from the applicants who responded to the original announcement without

Only qualified applicants will be considered for this position. Employees of the U.S. District Court serve under

“Excepted Appointments” and are considered “at will” employees. Federal Civil Service classifications or

regulations do not apply; however, court employees are entitled to substantially the same benefits as other

Federal Government employees.

All information provided by applicants is subject to verification and background investigation. Applicants are

advised that false statements or omission of information on any application materials or the inability to meet the

following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment or dismissal after

Participation in the interview process will be at the applicants own expense and relocation expenses will

The position is subject to the mandatory electronic fund transfer (EFT) participation for payment of net pay (i.e.

Non-citizens may be interviewed and considered for employment, but employment offers will only be made to

individuals who qualify under one of the exceptions in 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3)(B). In most cases, this means

that an offer of employment cannot be made unless the candidate is a lawful permanent resident who is seeking

U.S. citizenship as explained below.

Under 8 U.S.C. §1324b(a)(3)(B), a lawful permanent resident seeking citizenship may not apply for citizenship

until he or she has been a permanent resident for at least five years (three years if seeking naturalization as a

spouse of a citizen), at which point he or she must apply for citizenship within six months of becoming eligible,

and must complete the process within two years of applying (unless there is a delay caused by the processors of

the application). Non-citizens who have not been permanent residents for five years will be required to execute

an affidavit that they intend to apply for citizenship when they become eligible to do so.

If selected for first time appointment to a position, you may be required to complete an initial performance

probationary period. Failure to successfully complete the probationary period may result in termination of employment.


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Free Cat to a Good Home

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: lldrgriffin@comcast.net

Free Cat to a Good Home

I need to give my cat to a good home. He is a 2 year old tabby. Very loving. He likes to
be petted and likes to snuggle. He does not like to be picked up. Tigger has been neutered and is up to date on his shots.

He comes with several toys, a scratching box, and his litter box.
If I don't find a good home by Friday, he will have to go to a shelter.

Call Candi McLay 816-806-3062 (after 5:00pm)

Deana Griffin 816-254-2806 (after 1:00 p.m. today, otherwise anytime)
You can leave a message if you need to call before 1:00 p.m. today)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Noah's Ark Has Been Found

Noah's Ark Has Been Found

Read the article here:


The Visual Evidence

The first part of the survey was to examine the object and take its measurements. The shape looked like hull of a ship. One end was pointed as you would expect from bow [below: D] and the opposite end was blunt like a stern. The distance from bow to stern was 515 feet, or exactly 300 Egyptian cubits. The average width was 50 cubits. These were the exact measurements mentioned in the Bible.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Apartment for Rent

--------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Laura

Apartment for Rent

Apartment for Rent - Looking for a quiet Latter Day Saint to rent a one bedroom garage unit in Independence. No pets, smoking, drinking or cohabitating. Located in a nice, quiet neighborhood. $425/month including basic utilities.

If interested call Laura Jones at 816-686-6359 .

Thank you.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Family in Need

From: Sharilyn Truba

We need a Christmas miracle for a lady and her 3 children in the Independence area.

She is employed with a government job and getting only part time hours, when the month of December rolled around and after paying her rent (which was late 2 months in a row), but is in fact paid, the landlord ordered her an eviction notice. Meaning she has to vacate the premises by December 30.

At this time, being financially and stressed, she is without a place to live.

She is looking for a temporary place (a garage, a mother-in-law apt, a basement or anything that will get her thru.

Her hours at her job is expected to go up.
She would be willing to pay for utilities or a very low rental rate.
The Christmas spirit to assist her would be very helpful at this time.

Please contact Sharilyn at 519-1522 or Dianne at 920-3059.

Your help and prayers for this needy family would be most appreciated.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Cookies and Cocoa - Babysitting fund raiser

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Troy Lassen

Cookies-N-Cocoa Babysitting fund raiser for Living Hope Zions League

Friday, December 20: 6 to 10 p.m. Cookies and Cocoa at Living Hope Restoration Branch

Drop the kids off and let us entertain them!

No kids? Drop by and help us entertain these kids!

Get some shopping done.

Go on a date with your spouse.

Clean the house.

Bake Christmas cookies without your little helpers this time.

HEADS UP! This event has been changed to December 20!

Our Zion's League kids are now running the activities, in hopes of raising some dough for Caravan! Times are the same but they are asking for a $5 donation/child to offset costs.

Cookies consumption remains unchanged!

A flyer is coming soon to help spread the word!

Call Melody at 816-506-2525

or Troy at 816-506-6292 to reserve a spot!

Help Desk Technician ~ Western Missouri

From: "Kathy Popejoy"
Date: December 11, 2013 at 9:11:59 AM CST

Vacancy: Help Desk Technician ~ Western Missouri

Job Announce#: HDT-11-13
Position: Help Desk Technician
Location: Springfield, Missouri
Starting Salary: CL25 ($37,941-$50,221)
(Promotion potential to CL26)
Opening Date: November 25, 2013
Extended Closing Date: January 10, 2014 ~ at Noon

Please review the attached document for more information about the position. Let me know if you have questions. This position is available to all qualified applicants (inside/outside the court). Thanks

(See attached file: Help Desk Tech_Vacancy Announce.pdf)

Kathy Popejoy
Human Resources Specialist
U.S. Courts - Western District of Missouri
400 East 9th Street, Room 1510
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: 816-512-5035 ; FAX: 816-512-5034
Cell: 816-918-7905

Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas Concert and Sing-Along!

---- Forwarded Message -----
From: Tammy Tandy
Christmas Concert and Sing-Along!

Please join Mount Zion Music Association to celebrate the season with some Christmas favorites.
The concert is Saturday, December 21 at South Crysler Restoration Branch at 7:00 PM.
As always, admission is free.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Funeral Announcement For Elder Clyde Noren

--------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jay Huffman

Funeral Announcement For Elder Clyde Noren

Our dear Brother Clyde Noren has gone to be with the Lord.
He passed from this life on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 at 5:00 am.

The visitation service will be Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 6 - 8 PM
at Speaks Suburban in Independence, MO

The funeral service will be Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 10:00 am.
at Speaks Suburban in Independence, MO
with interment following the service at Mound Grove.

I would ask for your prayers for Margaret and the family.

Thank You

In Gospel Bonds
Jay Huffman

Conference of Restoration Elders (CRE) - Second Priesthood Gathering

Conference of Restoration Elders (CRE)

Second Priesthood Gathering

January 18, 2014

“Bringing Souls Unto Christ”

Oak Grove Restoration Branch, Oak Grove, Missouri

In June of 1829, before the church was organized, John Whitmer, and Peter Whitmer Jr. were spoken to by the Lord in revelation. The messages given to them, known as Sections 13 and 14 of the Doctrine and Covenants, were identical except for their names. The counsel given to both men was "that the thing which will be of the most worth unto you, will be to declare repentance unto this people, that you may bring souls unto me." Soon thereafter, in the same month, Section 16 was given by the Lord with the counsel if someone would , "bring save it be one soul unto me, how great shall be your joy with him in the kingdom of my Father." This divine counsel makes it clear that the bringing of souls to Christ has to always be the priority of the Saints.

We invite all Restoration Branch priesthood members to come for a day of worship and classes that focuses on "Bringing Souls Unto Christ". We will discuss the sharing of the gospel in the Center Place, domestic outlying areas, and foreign missions.

christ carying sheep

Tentative Schedule

8:00am Registration

8:30 – 9:30 Prayer Service

9:45 – 11:00 Morning Class

11:15 – 12:30 General Discussion

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch

1:30 – 2:45 Afternoon Class

3:00 – 4:00 Closing Worship


While pre-registration is not required, we do request that you do so. To register for the January gathering, please go to the CRE website, eldersconference.org, and click on the, 2nd CRE Priesthood Gathering. Once there, you will be able to print a registration form, or click on the electronic registration form and complete your registration online.

You can also pick up a registration form at the CRE office, at 500 N. Union in Independence, MO, or receive one by contacting the office and requesting that a form be mailed to you. To contact the CRE office, call 816-836-3421 , or write them at, CRE PO Box 4085, Independence, MO 64051.

Friday, December 6, 2013

ATTENTION ARTISTS - Cornerstone of Zion

Cornerstone of Zion


Would you like to use your work to testify
of Christ? Would you like to spend time as a
working artist sharing the gospel as you work?


Cornerstone of Zion, is a Restoration
missionary outreach center in Nauvoo Illinois
- and is the only Restoration presence there.
The center is looking for new art and craft items
made by the saints that can be sold at the center.
A wide variety of items, in different
price ranges are being sought.


A second opportunity is open to artists who
would like to spend some time at the
Cornerstone of Zion to share about Christ as
they create works of art or crafts to be sold at
the center. Portions of profits from the sales
will benefit the center by enabling the
Restoration Gospel to go forth.
Housing or a place to park a self contained
camper can be provided.
Food and other expenses would be the
responsibility of the artist.

Artwork may be submitted in the
following categories:
1. Donation
The entire sale price goes to the center
2. Display
Pieces accepted in this category will be
displayed as one of a kind pieces and used as a
part of the decor at the center and will be
available for sale.
3. Special Order items
These sample works will be on display and may
be special ordered from the artist.

Commission is handled in several ways:
A) Cornerstone of Zion receives a commission
on the ‘in house’ item sold.
B) A piece is displayed from which orders are
taken. The center receives a non-refundable
point of order commission and will, if necessary
collect a deposit and buyer contact information
for the artist.
(C) There is the possibility that items may be
listed for sale on the website. These items may
or may not be displayed in the center. Corner-
stone of Zion will receive a commission on all
items ordered through the website.

All submissions will be evaluated on the
following criteria:
1. Quality of workmanship
2. Display space availability
3. Will the work be for sale in Nauvoo

Submission procedure

1. Submit pictures of your work to Laurie
Schooley: midwestm@netins.net
2. A committee will review the pictures to
determine if the work will t marketability and
quality standards.
3. If accepted the artist will be offered a contract
pertaining to the category of the work, or a
release of ownership in the case of a donation.
4. Upon receipt of the contract, arrangements
will be made by the artist to deliver the actual
work to Cornerstone of Zion, Mulholland Drive
Nauvoo IL. It will be displayed by the management.

The artist will include a testimony of
Christ in their life. The testimony should
be brief, and fit on a 3X5 card. This
testimony will be displayed and sent home
with the item(s) sold.
In this way the artist can offer
a continuing witness of Christ.

Zion's Cannery Insert for Class Information

---- Forwarded Message -----
From: Dana Hall

Zion's Cannery Insert for Class Information


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standard for essential oils in purity and potency by producing therapeutic grade essential
oils for our health and wellness.
Basic bulk items and various preparatory items

December 12 @ 7:00 pm
Gene Warner

Young Living Essential Oils Class
December 17th @ 6:30 pm
Justin & Heather Park

Word of Wisdom
December 19 @ 6:30
Kim Augenstein

Zion’s Cannery is dedicated to being an invaluable resource for preparatory needs. While providing the need for basic bulk foods for your pantry, we desire to adhere to the guidelines set forth by God in the Word of Wisdom. Our intent is to not only provide resources, but also teach classes on how to use them. In recognition of the importance of preparing spiritually, the mission of Zion’s Cannery is to assist God’s people in becoming free from the bonds of Babylon.

Dana : )

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Old Bookman - Book Sale

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Album of Ministers and Workers, 2006, Ludy & Associates reprint of 1904 photo album, soft, 82 pages NEW Q $15.00
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Book of Mormon, Restored Covenant Edition, hard, 1028 pages, NEW $10.00
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Burton, Emma, Beatrice Witherspoon, 1970 reprint, soft, 383 pages, NEW $8.00
Butterworth, F. Edward, And After Your Testimony, Cosmic Press, Chico, CA, 1990, soft, 226 pages, NEW $15.00
Butterworth, F. Edward, Divine Origin of the Restoration, Cosmic Press, Chico, CA, 1989, soft, 407 pages, NEW $15.00
Butterworth, F. Edward, Prepare Ye! Prepare Ye! Cosmic Press, Chico, CA, 1994, soft, 419 pages, NEW $15.00
Derry, Charles, A Manual of the Priesthood, undated, Lamoni, IA, hard, 132 pages $40.00
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Gross, George (comp.), Brightly Beams Our Father's Mercy (A Century of Missionary Activity on the Maine Coast), 2000, private, soft, 112 pages NEW $5.50
Hansen, L. Taylor, He Walked the Americas, 2003, Legend Press, hard, 256 pages NEW $20.00
Holy Scriptures–"3-in-1" Celebration Edition with Inspired Version of the Bible, 1966 Book of Mormon, and Doctrine and Covenants, 1991, hard, NEW $85.00
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Rannie, Edward, Marvelous Manifestations, 2012 Ludy & Associates reprint, soft, 100 pages, NEW $5.00
Thomas, Clara (comp), True Restoration Adventures (Gold), Cumorah Books reprint of 1985 book, soft, 112 pages NEW $5.50
Thomas, Clara (comp), True Restoration Blessings (Green), 1995, Sionita School, soft, 112 pages NEW $5.50
Thomas, Clara (comp), True Restoration Experiences (Blue), Cumorah Books reprint of 1985 book, soft, 112 pages NEW $5.50
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Anderson, Audentia Smith, Ancestry and Posterity of Joseph Smith and Emma Hale, 1929, hard, 720 pages $350.00
Anthony, Joseph H., Lamoni's Passing Parade, Blair Printing Co., Lamoni, IA, 1948, hard, 256 pages $25.00
Blair, Frederick B., The Memoirs of President W. W. Blair, 1908, hard, 204 pages $15.00
Brown, Paula, The Mormon Girl, Lamoni, IA, 1912, hard, 205 pages $15.00
Burton, Emma Beatrice, Beatrice Witherspoon (Revised 1914), Lamoni, IA, 1915, hard, 383 pages $15.00
Cannon, Donald Q., and Lyndon W. Cook, Far West Record, 1983, Deseret Book Company, SLC, UT, hard, 318 pages $50.00
Carter, Mary Leland, An Instrument in His Hands (The Two-Story Book, also includes The Minister Who Was Different by Elbert A. Smith), 1913 and undated, hard, 122 pages $15.00
Closson, Eugene E., The Game Book, 1930, hard, 312 pages $15.00
Cornish, John J., Into the Latter Day Light, 1929, hard, 186 pages $15.00
Etzenhouser, Rudolph, From Palmyra, New York, 1830, to Independence, Missouri, 1894, Ensign Publishing House, Independence, MO, 1894, hard, 445 pages $60.00
Evans, R. C., Autobiography of Bishop R. C. Evans, 1909, Lamoni, IA, hard, 284 pages $30.00
Evans, R. C., Sermons, 1912, London, Ontario, hard, 420 pages $75.00
Griffiths, Gomer T., The Instructor, Lamoni, IA, 1902, leather or hard, 231 pages $40.00
Haworth, W. J., Man Here and Hereafter, no date, Standard Publishing, Sydney, Australia, hard, 407 pages $60.00
Hymnal, The, (the "gray hymnal"), 1956, "pocket size" leather, 582 hymns $40.00
Hymns of the Saints, looseleaf, burgundy, 1981, 501 hymns, hard, $25.00
Journal of History, Bound Volumes 1-7 (a "starter set"), Lamoni, IA, hard, $450.00
Journal of History, Bound Volumes 1-18 (but missing 3 volumes), Lamoni, IA, hard, $1000.00
Keairnes, Grace, A Reasonable Service, 1922, hard, 197 pages $15.00
Kelley, E. L., The Law of Christ and Its Fulfillment, Lamoni, IA, 1911?, hard, 123 pages $40.00
Kelley, William H., Presidency and Priesthood, 1902, Lamoni, hard, tight, 414 pages $15.00
Knisley, Alvin, Dictionary of All Proper Names in the Book of Mormon, undated, Ensign Publishing House, hard, 118 pages $30.00
Knisley, Alvin, Doctrinal References, Lamoni, IA, 1908, Stiff Cloth Covered Paper Cover, 29 pages $15.00
Lambert, J. R., Objections to Book of Mormon and Doctrine and Covenants Answered, 1894, Lamoni, IA, hard, 120 pages $40.00
Lambert, J. R., What Is Man?, Lamoni, IA, 1914 (4th printing), hard, 249 pages $30.00
Luff, Joseph, Autobiography of Elder Joseph Luff, Lamoni, IA, 1894, hard, 377 pages $40.00
Luff, Joseph, The Old Jerusalem Gospel, Lamoni, IA, 1912, hard, 310 pages $15.00
Messenger and Advocate 1834-1837 (3 Volumes), Reprint by Modern Microfilm Company, hard, Set is $75.00
Millennial Star, Volumes 1-5 (1841-1844), Reprint by Modern Microfilm Company, hard, Set is $150.00
Oakman, Arthur A., and Franklin S. Weddle, O Worship the King, 1952, hard, 203 pages $15.00
Palfrey, Louise, The Divinity of the Book of Mormon Proven by Archaeology, Lamoni, IA, undated, hard, 226 pages $15.00
Phillips, Arthur B., and others, Helps to Bible Study, 1924, hard, 579 pages + index and maps $15.00
Porter, Charles H., The Battle Axe of Jehovah, 1928, hard, 224 pages $25.00
Report of the Committee on American Archaeology, 1910, Lamoni, IA, hard, 191 pages $15.00
Research in Mormonism, no date, private, hard, 248 pages $15.00
Saints’ Harmony, 1889, Plano, Illinois, split pages with 1120 hymns (lyrics) and 542 tunes + 7 hymns with words and music, 8.5x11", hard $200.00
Saints’ Harp, 1870, Plano, Illinois, 1120 hymns (words only), hard $200.00
Saints’ Hymnal, 1933, leather with gilt edges, $20.00
Salyards, Christiana, Jesus and His Message, undated, hard, 300 pages $20.00
Salyards, Christiana, Men Nearest the Master: Peter, James, and John, undated, hard, 317 pages $15.00
Scott, Columbus, The Christian Sabbath, Lamoni, IA, 1908, soft, 139 pages $15.00
Short, Eva Bailey, A Story of the Plains, reprint of 1921 book, soft, 259 pages $20.00
Smith, David H., and Elbert A. Smith, Hesperis (Father and Son), 1911, hard $80.00
Smith, Heman C., The Truth Defended (A Reply to Elder D. H. Bays' Doctrine and Dogmas of Mormonism), RLDS, 1901 and 1908, hard and soft, 241 pages $15.00
Smith, Heman C., True Succession in Church Presidency, Lamoni, IA, 1900, hard, 234 pages $15.00
Smith, Hyrum O. ("Orion"), Book of Mormon Talks, Lamoni, IA, 1908 and 1912, hard, 194 pages $15.00
Smith, Hyrum O. ("Orion"), Talks about Joseph Smith, Lamoni, IA, 1909, hard, 421 pages $15.00
Smith, I. M., The Book of Mormon Vindicated, Independence, MO, Ensign Publ House, 1898, hard, 115 pages $15.00
Smith, Mildred Nelson, Word of Wisdom Helps: Food, 1979, hard, 245 pages $20.00
Smith, Willard J., Joseph Smith, Who Was He? Lamoni, IA, undated, hard, 255 pages + index $15.00
Spaulding, Solomon, The Manuscript Story or "Manuscript Found," 1903, Lamoni, IA, 186 pages, hard $50.00
Stead, J. D., Doctrines and Dogmas of Brighamism Exposed, Lamoni, IA, 1911, hard, 286 pages $40.00
Stebbins, H. A, and Marietta Walker, A Compendium of the Faith and Doctrine of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ, Lamoni, IA, 1888?, hard, 248 pages $40.00
Stowell, Addie Spaulding, The Red Man's Hope (Hubert Case Biog), Dallas, TX, 1963, hard, 227 pages $15.00
Times and Seasons (from Nauvoo), various reprints, hard, set of 6 volumes in 5 books $250.00
Ward, Jessie, The Call at Evening, 1950, hard with nearly perfect dust jacket, 422 pages $40.00
Zion’s Praises, 1924, hard, 232 hymns $20.00
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Monday, December 2, 2013

'There's Gonna Be a Star' - SCRB Children's Christmas Program

'There's Gonna Be a Star'
SCRB Children's Christmas Program
Featuring original music by Nathan Smith

6:00 p.m., Sunday, December 8
(Prelude begins at 5:30 p.m.)

Journey back in time with us to the land of Zarahemla. While the faithful anxiously await the sign indicating the birth of the Savior, Jesus Christ, a young girl named Hannah learns to stand for God.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Christmas Recital at the Auditorium

Christmas Recital at the Auditorium

Auditorium organist, Jeff King, will be performing a Christmas Recital at the Community of Christ Auditorium on Sunday, December 15 at 3:00 p.m. The program will include all Christmas music, as well as some piano-organ carol sing-alongs with Judy Hood on the piano. Judy will also be joining with the organ on the violin with ‘O Holy Night’. The program will close with the famous Hallelujah Chorus. The recital will last approximately one hour and is free.

Merry Christmas
Judy Hood

Saturday, November 30, 2013

A Marvelous Work and a Wonder

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Melody Nelson

A Marvelous Work and a Wonder

'A Marvelous Work and a Wonder' is so confirmatory of the Restored Gospel! The attached, the results of study on baptism.


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From the book, A Marvelous Work and a Wonder by Daniel Macgregor – First published 1923 by the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Part 4 of The Kingdom of God – How to Enter the Kingdom. Excerpts re immersive baptism:
“Of all questions this is the most important. Salvation can only be found within the Kingdom of God.
“There is an answer to this question. It was given by our Lord and was stated in unmistakable terms: ‘Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.’
This is the baptism of water and of the Holy Spirit. Water baptism is everywhere taught in the New Testament.” (Footnote: Matthew 3:13-17; 28:19, 20; Mark 1:4, 5; 16:15, 16; Luke 7:29, 30; Acts 2:41; 8:12; 10:47; 16:15, 33; 18:8; 19:1-6; I John 5:7,8; I Peter 3:21).
“The most recent innovation respecting the administration of baptism is that of performing it [by non-Latter Day Saint Churches] in any style the applicant may choose.
“The policy prompting such a sickly compromise is obvious. It would never do to lose a prospective contributor to the ministerial stipend. Such ‘an insignificant thing as baptism’ must not be permitted to stand in the way of swelling congregational membership. And so they take them in through any mode of baptism; yes, with or without baptism.
“What a disrespectful reversal of that unalterable injunction, ‘Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them.’ (Matthew 28:19, 20) Instead of teaching the public how they should be baptized, the modern ministers, prostituting the very elementary principles of a heaven-sent man of God, are calling upon the public to teach them as to what manner they would like to have the ordinance of baptism administered.
“Pulpit puppetry this, that would angleworm itself to any hook so long as it can win your voice and pocketbook. Well do they fulfill the prophetic forecast:
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrines; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. – II Timothy 4:3, 4.
“It will not do to presume upon the unconcernedness of the Almighty in this matter. In ancient days His word forever stood at par and it will not do to discount it now.

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“Once upon a time He gave commandment that the incense used at the altar of service should be made of a certain compound, but Nadab and Abihu thought it didn’t matter. In an hour of urgency they used another prescription, when a bolt of fire streaking forth from an insulted altar struck them both dead. (Leviticus 10:1, 2)
“And God has said that in the latter days when the iniquity of presumption would again spread upon the face of the earth, mankind would ‘change the ordinance’ and so bring upon themselves universal ruin:
The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.—Isaiah 24:5, 6.
“It must not be overlooked that immersion was recognized as the scriptural form of baptism by the leading lights of those churches who today have reverted to the sprinkling service.” (Footnote quotes from Calvin, Luther, Mosheim, John Wesley, Bishop Bossauet – Catholic, Archbishop Tillotson – Episcopalian.)
[Some claim that Joseph’s vision regarding his brother, Alvin, who died without baptism, might soften the “hard sayings” – strict teachings of our Lord – regarding baptism. Not so. In, November, 1823, one of Alvin’s dying beseechments was that Joseph “do everything that lies in your power to obtain the record. Be faithful in receiving instruction, and in keeping every commandment that is given you.” (Joseph Smith and His Progenitors, p. 98). Neither Alvin, Joseph, nor the Restored Church attempted to “change the ordinance.”]
From History of the Church, Volume 2, p. 16:
“On the evening of the 21st of January, 1836, the First Presidency met in the west schoolroom of the Kirtland Temple, at which time they ordained Joseph Smith, Sr., Patriarch of the church, and also received their patriarchal blessings under his hands. Joseph states concerning this meeting and other matters as follows:
The heavens were opened upon us, and I beheld the celestial kingdom of God, and the glory thereof, whether in the body or out I cannot tell. I saw the transcendent beauty of the gate through which the heirs of that kingdom will enter, which was

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like unto circling flames of fire; also the blazing throne of God, whereon was seated the Father and the Son. I saw the beautiful streets of that kingdom, which had the appearance of being paved with gold. I saw Fathers Adam and Abraham, and my father and mother, my brother Alvin, that has long since slept [1823], and marveled how it was that he had obtained an inheritance in that kingdom, seeing that he had departed this life before the Lord had set his hand to gather Israel the second time, and had not been baptized for the remission of sins. (emphasis, added)
Thus came the voice of the Lord unto me, saying:
‘All who have died without a knowledge of this gospel, who would have received it if they had been permitted to tarry, shall be heirs of the celestial kingdom of God; also all that shall die henceforth without a knowledge of it, who would have received it with all their hearts, shall be heirs of that kingdom, for I, the Lord, will judge all men according to their works, according to the desire of their hearts.’
And I beheld that all children who die before they arrive at the years of accountability, are saved in the celestial kingdom of heaven…”
Mosiah 8:58-60: And these are those who have part in the first resurrection; and these are they that have died before Christ came, in their ignorance, not having salvation declared unto them.
And thus the Lord bringeth about the restoration of these; and they have a part in the first resurrection, or have eternal life, being redeemed by the Lord.
And little children also have eternal life.

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Radio Message from Evan Fry: http://www.restored.org/
The new Official Policy of the C of C re baptism. effective from September 1, 2011 into the future:
3. Baptized Christians may be confirmed by Community of Christ priesthood.
not to be re-baptized by Community of Christ priesthood before being confirmed.
previous baptisms met certain criteria.
o Baptism must be of water (immersion, sprinkling, pouring).
o Baptism must have represented a personal expression of faith in Jesus Christ.
o Community of Christ tradition teaches that a person must be 8 or older to understand the commitment of discipleship.
o Community of Christ will not accept infant baptism as meeting the church’s criteria for becoming a member through confirmation.
o People must have been baptized by a Christian minister, clergyperson, or pastor.
In every case, new members must:
been baptized by a Christian minister, clergyperson, or pastor.
of Christ as expressed in resources provided by the church.
“Disciples Generous Response.” They must understand the responsibility of all church members to contribute to Local and World Ministries Mission Tithes according to their true capacity.
six months) before being considered for becoming church members through confirmation. (It is understood that in some cases, a person may wish to join the church while living in an area that is isolated from other congregations. In these situations, the criteria of “active” will need to be interpreted by the mission center president, in consultation with the field apostle. The primary point is that people desiring to be confirmed should be as “active” as possible, given their circumstance. In some cases, where a person is isolated from the organized ministries of the church, “activity” in the church may be lived out at the mission center level or through ongoing contact with church officers.
When the baptism and confirmation criteria are met, people become church members and share the same rights, privileges, and responsibilities as all other members.