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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Week Two : Types and Shadows

UNDERSTANDING SCRIPTURE

These ten 'rules' are from Robert J. Norman's excellent blog : "Contemplations"

I have added some comments and some scriptures as examples.


1. All things given by God to man from the beginning of the world typify Christ.
2 Nephi 11:4

2. All things are in a likeness and bear record of Christ.
Moses 6:63

3. All prophets are of Christ and testify of Him.
Jacob 4:4-7
3 Nephi 15:6,10; 20:24
Luke 24:44

4. Look for Patterns : The first shall be last, and the last shall be first in all things that the Lord creates by the power of his spirit.
D&C 29:30
D&C 45:7
Look for 3-fold patterns
2 Cor 12:2

5. The Covenant is the Standard or the Ensign to which the Lord will gather the elect.
D&C 45:9-10

It has always been the 'Everlasting Covenant.'
Gen 9:16

The blessings and curses of the covenant are always contingent upon faith, obedience and repentance.
D&C 29: 42, 49
Alma 12:28-34

6. Once the elect are gathered to the covenant, they are tested in the covenant. The model for this testing is Abraham.
D&C 101:3-4-5

7. Scriptures are a history of the covenant. God makes covenants with people one on one.
Ex 2:24
Lev 26;42
Abraham Gen 12, 15
Isaac Gen 26:1-5
Jacob Gen 28: 10-22

8. The Temple and other sacred places designated by the Lord are where the Covenant is administered. The rituals for covenant making may change over time, but the promises are constant : Land and Seed :
Gen 15

9. The Plan of Salvation is the same, but it is administered according to the conditions of the children of men.
D&C 46:15

10. The lives of the Prophets are both real and allegorical or typical, at the same time.
Is.8:18

1 comment:

  1. I tried to get to the blog of Robert J. Norman's called "Contemplations" and found it to be one needing an inviation. How does one receive an invitation?

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