The church of jesus christ of latterday saints claims that there was an ancient loss of truth and authority from the original church of jesus christ which required the restoration of the gospel through the prophet joseph smith. The gospel message is the death, burial, and resurrection of jesus christ. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends john 15. God the father and his son, jesus christ, appeared to. A simple definition of restoration is the bringing back of the church to jesus christ and the original biblical pattern intended by him for the church that he is building. The restoration of the gospel of jesus christ flashcards. Titled the restoration of the fulness of the gospel of jesus christ. Preach my gospel preach my gospel is intended to help you be a betterprepared, more spiritually mature missionary and a more persuasive teacher. The restoration of the gospel of jesus christ prezi. Does a secret bible discovered in a turkish smuggling sting contain the real truth about the identity of jesus christ.
So the true gospel according to jesus is a message that cannot be divorced from the reality of his lordship. Joseph prophet of the restoration of the gospel of jesus. Unwrapping centuries of confusion, marc carrier sets forth in a clear manner the historic gospel of christianity. It helps us understand his teachings, including those in the bible. The proclamation will be available in many more languages in the coming days here and in the gospel library app. While jesus ministry is documented and explained in many places in the bible, the gospel of john provides an ideal point of focus.
The restoration of the gospel of jesus christ of the holy bible has occurred prior to his second coming and it is reason to rejoice and exclaim the good news or the gospel of jesus christ for all. Restoration of the gospel of jesus christ gordon b hinckley. The gospel or good news is that god has provided a way of salvation for mankind. Joseph smith finger scenes finger puppets to tell the story. The first section, the apostasy, will be divided into 2 sections. The following outline summarizes a few of the important events in the restoration of the gospel and the establishment of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints, which the lord has declared is the only true and living church upon the face of the whole earth. God the father has given us the divine birth, the incomparable life, and the infinite atoning sacrifice of his beloved son, jesus christ. Explain that the church jesus christ established was not on the earth for a long time. Posted on jan 4, 1996 by bill bradford estimated reading time. The philosophic and practical basis of the religion of the aquarian age of the world and of the church universal is a book by levi h. Joseph smith prophet of the restoration make a shoe box scene of the first vision. Restoration of the gospel of jesus christ gordon b. Once we come into the gospel we have forgiveness of sins, holy spirit, and eternal life. Ekstrand printable pdf version of this study after seventy years of living and forty years of teaching others about the good news of jesus christ, i have felt the need to address many of the questions that believers and nonbelievers alike have had about the gospel down through the centuries including myself and most of you.
The apostasy and restoration a gospel centered home. Lds distribution center, the church of jesus christ of latterday saints. Jesus christ s church has been restored is to understand that the true church of jesus christ has been restored. Teaching thoughts the red headed hostess has 30 pages full of teaching suggestions and activities for this lesson or save time and money with her combo packet. The restoration of the gospel church of jesus christ. The call of jesus is a bountiful invitation to trust and to live in the freedom of his love. The holy gospel of jesus christ, according to matthew. Mar 09, 2016 the collection of the four gospels is where we discover the person of jesus, along with the depth of the nature and power of the son of god. Pdf joseph smiths plain and precious truths restored. Nelson of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints is inviting latterday saints to share the gospel of jesus christ with others in 2020. We believe that when we experience this story, lives will be transformed, groups will experience gospel culture, churches will be driven to live on gospel mission, and our communities will be penetrated with the hope found in christ. Questions about the restoration of the church of jesus christ.
Jesus christ, restoration church of jesus christ of latter. Receiving a testimony of the restored gospel of jesus christ. The gospel of jesus christ washer reformation heritage books. The restoration church of jesus christ rcjc, based in salt lake city, utah, was a church in the latter day saint movement that catered primarily to the spiritual needs of lgbt latter day saints. A bicentennial proclamation to the world, this document outlines core latterday saint beliefs. In humility, we declare that in answer to his prayer, god the father and his son, jesus christ, appeared to joseph and inaugurated the restitution of all things as foretold in the bible. They say that the lds church is the restoration of jesus original church, has the authentic priesthood authority, and all doctrines and ordinances of the gospel, fulfilling many of the prophecies of daniel, isaiah, ezekiel and malachi in the old testament and also the prophesies of peter, jesus, and john the revelator in the new testament. A discourse of the true gospel of jesus christ see other formats. Explain clearly that god establishes his kingdom on the earth by. This gospel declares the only way to know god in peace, love, and joy is through the reconciling death of jesus christ the risen lord. It is the good news that though we were dead in our transgressions and sins,4 while we were still sinners, christ died for us, in our place. I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me.
Consistent study of the scriptures particularly the book of mormon, regular church attendance, and sincere. Understanding apostasya falling away from the true gospel helps us understand the need for a restoration of the gospel, the priesthood, and the church of jesus christ. The gospel of jesus christ is the power of god for salvation to everyone who believes romans 1. Four gospels, four portraits of christ first baptist orlando. This is a printable pdf which will be available on your account on this site. Purchase the manual at store the restoration this pamphlet corresponds with lesson 1 in chapter 3 of preach my gospel. Prophets receive the priesthood, or the authority to speak and act in the name of god to lead his children. Jan 27, 2009 just as jesus is our primary model for faith, obedience, prayer, and good works, jesus the evangelist should be our model for the sharing of his gospel. His life and teachings are the guide to peace in this life and joy in eternity.
Because joseph smith wanted to know the truth and listened to heavenly father, the true church of jesus christ has been restored to the earth. Jesus christ restored his church in the latter days treasure chest to fill with blessings that the gospel brings. Thomas jefferson and the restoration of the gospel of jesus christ john j. With the word of god constantly in view, paul washer leads us step by step to know the truth about who god is, who we are, and how we may live with god now and forever. This is the gospel that jesus preached, and its the gospel that the early christians preached. This gospel is the central message of the holy scriptures, and is the true key to understanding them. All prophecy leads to the fulfilling of the final prophecy, when heaven and earth are one, evil is defeated, and jesus, the creator, rules over the earth. The following outline summarizes a few of the important events in the restoration of the gospel and the establishment of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints, which the lord has declared is the only true and living church upon the face of the whole earth doctrine and covenants 1.
In a fitting tribute of the 200th year since prophet joseph smith was visited by god the father and his son jesus christ in the first vision. Joseph smith and restoration of gospel of jesus christ. This was a period of darkness called the great apostasy. Dramatization of the story of the restored gospel of jesus christ by joseph smith. We are pleased you are visiting our web site for the restoration church of jesus christ of latter day saints. Biblical history has recorded many instances of god speaking to prophets, and it also tells of many instances of apostasy. The church of jesus christ of latterday saints is the only true church.
How has he shown us his love in the past, and how does he show it today. The book of mormon is a powerful witness of jesus christ. Here is my testimony of the restored gospel of jesus christ. On the other hand, if jesus backed up his claims, and is alive today at the fathers right hand, everything he said is true and believable. However, there have been a number of restorations of the gospel over the history of the earth. Restoration of gospel of jesus christ actual mormon theology. Go look at the items she put in the kit and what they supposedly represent. It took a lot of looking and doing, but i found some blogs and. Click here for a list of all posts by date released on the restoration library total books in restoration library. However, not all inspired individuals are prophets of god as defined in the restored gospel. The movement holds in the traditional rlds theology of the 19th and earlytomid 20th centuries and hold that. Download a printable pdf of the proclamation in 12 languages. Consider the qualifications for baptism taught in doctrine and covenants 20.
When jesus called people to follow him, he was not seeking companions to be his sidekicks or admirers whom he could entertain with miracles. We must continually exercise faith in christ, repent of our sins, and serve gods children. The restoration of the gospel of jesus christ deseret book. Restoration branches movement is a christianlatter day saint religious sect which was formed in the 1980s by members of the reorganized church of jesus christ of latter day saints rlds, now the community of christ in a reaction against the events of the rlds 1984 world conference. Stevenson of the quorum of the twelve apostles spoke about the history of byu education week and its connection to the ongoing restoration of the gospel in a devotional address on. We can know that it is true by the power of the holy ghost, as promised in moroni 10. In this history written by matthew, mark, luke, and john, the spirit of god so governed their hearts, that although they were four in number, yet in. The gospel of jesus christ is gods plan for us to receive that salvation. Nothing is more beautiful than the gospel, the good news that god saves sinners through jesus christ. Yea, when ye shall call upon the father in my name, with a broken heart and a contrite spirit, then shall ye know that the father hath remembered the covenant which he made unto your fathers, o house of israel. May 25, 2012 dramatization of the story of the restored gospel of jesus christ by joseph smith.
The real gospel of jesus christ united church of god. Restoration of the gospel of jesus christ beliefs church. For more information, you can visit to read more about christs gospel and other restored truths. When latterday saints speak of the restoration of the gospel of jesus christ they refer primarily to the restoration that has occurred in the latter days, establishing the dispensation of the fulness of times eph. Joseph and inaugurated the restitution of all things. Aquarian gospel of jesus, the christ dowling 6 7 the masters cross i see upon the forehead of this child, and he will conquer by this sign. The message of the restoration of the gospel of jesus christ your purpose as you teach, help people prepare for baptism and confirmation. President nelson invites sharing of gospel restoration. He was calling people to yield completely and unreservedly to his lordship. What is the restoration of the gospel of jesus christ.
We are led by prophets and apostles who have the priesthood and tell us what heavenly father wants us to do. Now jesus had not yet come into the village, but was still in the place where martha met him. The life of joseph smith map out the events in joseph smiths life. Prayerfully decide what to teach and which invitations to extend based on the. God has always called prophets to lead his children. The cups lesson printables and the restoration of the gospel chicken scratch n sniff.
Missionary lesson manuals the church of jesus christ of. The gospel of jesus christ says that god incarnate, the second person of the trinity, died a substitutionary death and was raised bodily from the grave. The book of mormon is convincing evidence of the restoration of the gospel through joseph smith. Thomas jefferson and the restoration of the gospel of jesus. Jun 04, 20 primary songs are a great example of how children learn the gospel of jesus christthey learn essential doctrine in simple ways. The restoration of the gospel of jesus christ church of jesus christ of latterday saints on. How mormon children learn the gospel of jesus christ. You can know for yourself that the book of mormon is true.
Nelson announced a new proclamation, the restoration of the fulness of the gospel of jesus christ. But we also understand that all honor belongs to god and his son jesus christ because god prepared a plan of salvation that included the sacrifice of his only son for the sins of every man and woman. In this unit the young women can learn about the key events of the restoration and discover the relevance of those events in their lives. People who follow the prophets receive the blessings. Follow the example of joseph smith and the pattern of the restoration. Thomas jefferson and the restoration of the gospel of jesus christ. This message of the restoration of the gospel of jesus christ is either true or it is not. In lds church teachings, god the father, jesus christ, and the holy spirit are. According to a turkish official, a 1,500yearold ancient leatherbound text, secretly hidden for 12 years, could be an authentic version of the gospel of barnabas. Of theof the gg jj cchristhrist the church of jesus.
The new year marks the bicentennial of the first vision the prophet posted the following message on his facebook, twitter and instagram accounts on new years day. Jesus christ restored the gospel through joseph smith free. The restoration of the gospel of jesus christ by joseph smith. Others leave the faith altogether, some after years of church involvement. What is it about a surrendered heart that draws people to christ. When the light rested upon me i saw two personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. The restoration of jesus christ s gospel and his authority is central to the founding of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints and distinguishes it from other churches. Jesus christ will manifest himself to all nationsboth jew and gentilegathering them and restoring them, to the convincing that he is the eternal god. The church of jesus christ of latterday saints lds church focuses its doctrine and teaching. This is the complete documentary film based upon the life of joseph smith who was divinely called upon to restore the fullness of the gospel of jesus christ. That restoration, according to church doctrine, began during the life of joseph smith. However, there have been a number of restorations of the gospel. Each account from the life of christ found in the gospels depicts the nuances of jesus that define his character, which give us a taste of what we come to know fully as we walk in relationship with him.
See the official general conference announcements page on the churchs newsroom. Many people truly believe that jesus died and rose again from the dead, but what does the bible mean when it says that jesus died for our sins. Just because a child is young and lacks worldly understanding does not exclude them from being able to reach important spiritual understanding. The gospel of jesus christ the gospel page 2 of 4 it comes down to this. Biblical pattern is the pattern found in the bible as the word of god is rightly divided. The cups lesson printables and the restoration of the. The wonderful, powerful gospel of jesus christ 5 introduction if you want to see the power of god truly work in your ministry to affect lives, then you must realize it is the inherent power of the simple gospel which brings this to pass in our age.
It is a joy to share with you the pure love of jesus christ, and the peace offered through knowing and loving him. The gospel of jesus christ is the good news that god provided the way for man to be freed from the penalty of sin john 14. The gospel of jesus christ blesses all who accept and live it. President nelson issues bicentennial proclamation on the restoration. Jesus the evangelist christianity faith in god, jesus christ. Joseph smith was the founder of mormonism or the church of jesus christ of latterday. If the resurrection is not a fact, then jesus was a fraud. The outlines in this unit will help the young women understand the great apostasy and how jesus christ restored his church and the fulness of his gospel through the prophet joseph smith. Prophet introduces a new proclamation to the world. The scandal of a crucified messiah is gods wisdom revealed that calls everyone to faith and repentance leading to eternal life.
The aquarian gospel of jesus the christ full title. While the gospel is the word of god, all the word of god is not the gospel. To end each period of general apostasy, god has shown his love for his children by calling another prophet and giving him priesthood authority to restore and teach the gospel of jesus christ anew. During the sunday morning session of april 2020 general conference, president russell m. My testimony of the restored gospel of jesus christ youtube. Restoration of gospel of jesus christ actual mormon. Restoration church exists to make disciples that delight in the supremacy of jesus christ. The restoration of the fulness of the gospel of jesus christ. To accomplish this purpose, heavenly father provided a plan called the gospel of jesus christ. The concepts of apostasy and restoration raise many questions, some of which i attempt.
The gospel according to jesus grand rapids, michigan 49530. The following object lesson helped some missionaries teach an investigator about the apostasy and the restoration. To end each period of general apostasy, god has shown his love for his children by calling another prophet and giving him priesthood authority to restore and teach the gospel of jesus christ. The restoration of the gospel of jesus christ paperback 2008. One of the best places to teach and apply the gospel is in families. He revealed the full truth of the gospel through a prophet. The gospel blesses families and individuals the gospel of jesus christ blesses all who accept and live it.
As the first presidency and quorum of the twelve apostles contemplated this significant time in the history of the world and the lords charge to gather scattered israel in preparation for the second coming of jesus christ, they issued the following proclamation the restoration of the fulness of the gospel of jesus christ. The apostasy and restoration come follow me lesson helps. Then the jews who were with her in the house, and consoling her, when they saw that mary got up quickly and went out, they followed her, supposing that she was going to the tomb to weep there. Many people profess to follow christ, yet dont display the fruit of that confession in their lives. In this vision, he learned that following the death of the original apostles, christ s new testament church was lost from the earth. The same church that jesus christ established when he lived on the earth has been restored today.1404 1453 611 1388 1085 1627 553 1348 1201 1037 894 582 1442 1056 1648 384 614 1091 223 1657 1571 1319 501 990 1575 71 1555 338 550 441 657 1215 1233 1205 1448 1517 695 1146 954 917 7 90 126 1262 12 1378 1126 241