Robin Hood wrote:
jwharton wrote:Actually, you are on to something here.
However, please consider this isn't a future event but one which has already taken place.
David O. McKay was the president of the Church from 1951 to 1970.
If you have been following my other posts closely you will know that I take the Adam and Eve narrative as the Priesthood and Church bodies established through the Restoration in 1830. So, if Adam was born when the Melchizedek Priesthood covenant body was established in the 1830's and Seth, the Son of Man, was born when Adam was 130 years old, this would put the advent of the Son of Man during the 1960's which is during the time that David O. McKay was the President of the Church.
So, you're saying the second coming has already taken place?
If so, I have to say it hasn't lived up to it's billing.
Actually, what makes you think so?
Isn't the Son of Man to be rejected and a man of sorrows?
Isn't the Redeemer of Israel rejected for a season?
Isn't there a period of time that the adversary usurps and it takes quite a war in heaven before Lucifer has finally been thrown down?
Do we think that happens immediately upon the arrival of the Son of Man?
If it is Seth, how long does it take a flesh and bone body, such as He would be, to grow up and even become mature enough to fight?
Seth would only be 50 something years old now and for a being that lives another 900+ years that isn't really all that old.
We should also take into consideration that just because we are blind and ignorant of something doesn't mean it isn't happening, nor does it mean it isn't also having the effect that God has ordained it to have. The victor, which will be the Father (who is yet to have His advent in redemption and glory) will give everyone in future generations His point of view.
We are, for the most part, in no better of a position to judge these things than the everyday citizen of Judea was concerning John the Baptist and his ministry. Some people knew of him and believed he was a Prophet but most people just rejected him and had him cast out such that he lived out in the wilderness as a fringe element the masses could have cared less about.
Reality influences perception.
Perception creates reality.