What is or was the restoration?
Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon
He received priesthood keys, the church was organized.
Those are the basics, over time all things were restored and we have all that we need to move forward. We have temples and endowments, ordinances, organizations, we are done, right?
Article of Faith #9
9 We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God.
So what we learn from that is that the restoration is ongoing! It may well go on until the return of Christ
It is a living church, we are led by…
“Billy, where is my assignment?”
“What assignment, Sally?”
“The one we have to turn in. I know I gave it to you, because I never keep my own work. I always lose my work, so I give it to other people to keep track of.”
Seriously. This exact conversation (with the exception of name changes because I love my job and, more importantly, would like to be able to keep making my mortgage payments) took place right in front of me, in my classroom, not one week ago. And, just to make sure we all understand how appalling this conversation is…I teach high school. I teach juniors and seniors in high school.…