Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Earth is Alive

Today is earth day. 

When I taught 5th grade I would teach that the earth wasn't alive.

Here are some scriptures that teach the opposite.  Take for instance the Saviors triumphant entry into Jerusalem: 

Luke 19: 37 And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;
38 Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.
39 And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.
40 And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.

Moses 7: 56 And he heard a loud voice; and the heavens were veiled; and all the creations of God mourned; and the earth groaned; and the rocks were rent; and the saints arose, and were crowned at the right hand of the Son of Man, with crowns of glory;

D&C 123:7......... is now the very mainspring of all corruption, and the whole earth groans under the weight of its iniquity.

We also believe that the flood was the baptism of the earth, and then the burning of earth will be it receiving the Holy Ghost.  We also believe this about the earth: 

Article of Faith # 10 We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes; that Zion (the New Jerusalem) will be built upon the American continent; that Christ will reign personally upon the earth; and, that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory. 
In this renewing just spoken of, it is in essence a death and a then a new earth, like being born again. Only a living thing can die and through the power of Christ be reborn or brought back to life again.  It's described in scripture this way: 

Revelation 21:  And I saw a anew bheaven and a new cearth: for the first heaven and the first dearth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

3 Nephi 26:  And he did expound all things, even from the beginning until the time that he should come in his glory—yea, even all things which should come upon the face of the earth, even until the elements should melt with fervent heat, and the earth should be wrapt together as a scroll, and the heavens and the earth should pass away;

D&C 29:  23 And the aend shall come, and the heaven and the earth shall be consumed and bpass away, and there shall be a new heaven and a cnew earth.
 So Happy Earth Day.  
We believe like the Native American's of old, that we have a responsibility towards mother earth, a stewardship and will be held accountable for what we do with her.  God had a purpose in creating this beautiful planet and that purpose was US.  

1 comment:

Christy Jones said...

Neat! I love how you linked it all together