In Missouri, Mormons see Adam’s fall after Garden of Eden and Jesus’ return

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DAVIESS COUNTY, Mo. (RNS) To non-Mormons, it sounds odd that a bluff on a bend 124 feet above the Grand River represents to 15 million faithful both the beginning and end of human time. Mormon doctrine makes reference to the place as the site where Adam and Eve went after God banished them from the Garden of Eden. It's also regarded as a gathering place for the faithful at the second coming of Jesus Christ. By Tim Townsend.

  • Zion

    ZION with man, Jesus’ Wife= His Reality with God added to mans conscience, (RIB of ADAM=reality in brain) and bride is the Pure, righteous, undefiled immortal eternal church body of Living Christ Bodies, CHILDREN OF ZION, CHILDREN OF GOD!
    Jeremiah 3:14
    “Return, O backsliding children,” says the LORD; “for I am married to you. I will take you, one from a city and two from a family, and I will bring you to Zion.
    Joel 2:23
    Be glad then, you children of Zion, And rejoice in the LORD your God; For He has given you the former rain faithfully, And He will cause the rain to come down for you— The former rain, And the latter rain in the first month.
    Isaiah 60:14
    Also the sons of those who afflicted you Shall come bowing to you, And all those who despised you shall fall prostrate at the soles of your feet; And they shall call you The City of the LORD, Zion of the Holy One of Israel
    One must become more righteous and pure than the ones that gathered and wrote the bible, in order to understand it in both a spiritual and then a physical understanding, of the creational relationship between man and GOD.
    Matthew 5:19-20
    19 Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.
    The Universe we know and All that’s in it is the kingdom of God and it’s heavens are within Him that we know and accept that is truth and can live in Him with Him in Us, so is it mirrored to create and live in us according to our collective conscience faith collectively believed and known as truth. All of this believed to be truth in the Universe is, on the inside of man’s brain and body and how he creates his own DNA/RNA of life in and around himself. For the Kingdoms of Heaven is within man.
    1 Corinthians 12:12
    [ Unity and Diversity in One Body ] For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ.
    Psalm 45 The Glories of the Messiah and His Bride
    To the Chief Musician. Set to “The Lilies.” A Contemplation of the sons of Korah. A Song of Love.
    Revelations 21: 9 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls filled with the seven last plagues came to me and talked with me, saying, “Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife.”
    Revelation 22:16-18
    16 “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.”
    17 And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.
    Blessed are those that come to the Marriage Supper of The Lamb, The Conscience reality of being One with Jesus and God, not one with the reality and destiny mankind believes in. You are the wife of Jesus. His reality, water, blood, Father, Spirit, Power and conscience added unto, around and within, You when You become one, mind body and soul by entertaining His righteousness in His reality of living Christ frequencies of light compressed into form, not perishing frequencies, but eternal living light within and around as the Garden of Eden and Paradise of God around and within You, ALREADY! John 17.

  • Kashyap

    2 For one who speaks in a tounge does not speak to men but to God; for no one [a]understands, but [b]in his spirit he speaks mysteriesSo as you say if the bible elsewhere says something different there is a definite problem. You mentioned Italics, firstly the phrase one who speaks in a tounge does not speak to men but to God; has no italics, this is the key phrase in question.The italics which is the a and b in the text above I believe, are referencing the word understands which could mean hears and in his spirit which could mean by the Spirit. Neither of which cause a problem to what I am saying.In verse 6 Paul says But now, brethren, if I come to you speaking in tounges, what will I profit you unless I speak to you either by way of revelation or of knowledge or of prophecy or of teaching?There is no prophet in speaking to people in toungues unless ots by way of revelation, knowledge, prophecy or teaching which are alternative spiritual gifts.So moving onto Acts 2.6In context here is verse 5 to 11 with parts I will comment on in Bold.5 Now there were Jews living in Jerusalem, devout men from every nation under heaven. 6 And when this sound occurred, the crowd came together, and were bewildered because each one of them was hearing them speak in his own [g]language. 7 They were amazed and astonished, saying, “[h]Why, are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8 And how is it that we each hear them in our own [i]language [j]to which we were born? 9 Parthians and Medes and Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and [k] Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the districts of Libya around Cyrene, and [l] visitors from Rome, both Jews and [m] proselytes, 11 Cretans and Arabs—we hear them in our own tounges speaking of the mighty deeds of God.” 12 And they all continued in amazement and great perplexity, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13 But others were mocking and saying, “ They are full of [n]sweet wine.”Firstly there is no indication they are preaching the gospel and nowhere does it say they are speaking to people, only that they are speaking of God. Today there are ocassions where people have heard someone speaking in toungues and recognised what they were saying, even though the person was using the spiritual gift given to them by God and did not know what they were saying, however they were directing what they were saying to God usually in the context of a worship meeting. This is consistent with all of the biblical data on this. Interestingly in the early days of Mormonism this appears to be how tounges was done as well, In the Myesteries of Godliness a History of Mormon temple worship by faithful LDS member David John Beerger numerous times it refers to speaking and tounges and prophecying occuring in early LDS Temple meetings. This is consistent with the bible and inconsistent with the today LDS notion of speaking in tounges being for missionaries to communicate with people of other languages easier.