Sunday, February 12, 2017

More thoughts on John and the new revelation

I have read and am rereading the revelation of John recently shared, and, though I do not know if it is in fulfillment of this scripture:
6  And John saw and bore record of the fulness of my glory, and the fulness of John's record is hereafter to be revealed.
7  And he bore record, saying: I saw his glory, that he was in the beginning, before the world was;
8  Therefore, in the beginning the Word was, for he was the Word, even the messenger of salvation—
9  The light and the Redeemer of the world; the Spirit of truth, who came into the world, because the world was made by him, and in him was the life of men and the light of men.
10  The worlds were made by him; men were made by him; all things were made by him, and through him, and of him.
11  And I, John, bear record that I beheld his glory, as the glory of the Only Begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth, even the Spirit of truth, which came and dwelt in the flesh, and dwelt among us.
12  And I, John, saw that he received not of the fulness at the first, but received grace for grace;
13  And he received not of the fulness at first, but continued from grace to grace, until he received a fulness;
14  And thus he was called the Son of God, because he received not of the fulness at the first.
15  And I, John, bear record, and lo, the heavens were opened, and the Holy Ghost descended upon him in the form of a dove, and sat upon him, and there came a voice out of heaven saying: This is my beloved Son.
16  And I, John, bear record that he received a fulness of the glory of the Father;
17  And he received all power, both in heaven and on earth, and the glory of the Father was with him, for he dwelt in him.
18  And it shall come to pass, that if you are faithful you shall receive the fulness of the record of John.
(Doctrine and Covenants | Section 93:6 - 18)
I am convinced that it (the new revelation) is an expansion, and that the John in the scripture above is John the beloved, not John the baptist.


  1. I think for me it is way more fruitful for my understanding to think of "ark" as "the covenant" as in "ark of the covenant" rather than some kind of boat or other material means of conveyance. Especially if you look at the testimony of John in the way that he was trying to tell us that Jesus was the prototype of the saved man and we can only go where He was going by doing "exactly" what He had done [nothing varying].

    Consequently the statement at the end of the first paragraph on page 33, "This He said to foretell the sacrificial death that is required for endless glory. And then He added, You must follow after me."


    1. Thank you very much for your opinion, Keith. That gives me another angle from which to view it.