Revelation Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Answers to Questions, between circa 4 and circa 20 March 1832 [D&C 77]
Revelation Explained
What is the Sea of Glass spoken of by John 4 Chap. and  sixth verse of revelations?
AnsIt is the Earth in its sanctified immortal and eternal  state
QWhat are we to understand by the four beasts spoken of  by John in the 4 Chapt. & 6 verse of Revelations?
AThey are figurative Expressions used by the revelator  John in disscribing heaven the paradise of God the  hapiness of men and of beasts and of creeping things  and of the fowls of the air that which is spiritual being  in the likeness of that which is temporal and that  which is temporal in the likeness of that which is spirit ual the Spirit of man in the likeness of his person  as also the spirit of the beast and every other creature  which God has created
QAre the four beasts limited to individual Beasts or do  they represent classes or orders?
AnsThey are limited to four individual beasts which were  shewn to John to represent the glory of the classes of  beings in their destined order or sphere of creation in the  enjoyment of their eternal felicity.
QWhat are we to understand the Eyes and wings which the  beasts had?
AThey Their eyes are a representation of light and knowledge  that is they are full of knowledge and their wings are a  representation of power to move to act &c.
QWhat are we to understand by the four and twenty Elders  spoken of by John?
AWe are to understand that these Elders whom John saw  were Elders who had been faithful in the work of the mini stry and were dead who belonged to the Seven Churches  and were then in the paradise of God.
QWhat are we to understand by the Book which John saw  which was sealed <on the back> with seven Seals which John?
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Answers to Questions, between circa 4 and circa 20 March 1832 [D&C 77]
Revelation Explained
What is the Sea of Glass spoken of by John 4 Chap. and sixth verse of revelations?
AnsIt is the Earth in its sanctified immortal and eternal state
QWhat are we to understand by the four beasts spoken of by John in the 4 Chapt. & 6 verse of Revelations?
AThey are figurative Expressions used by the revelator John in disscribing heaven the paradise of God the hapiness of men and of beasts and of creeping things and of the fowls of the air that which is spiritual being in the likeness of that which is temporal and that which is temporal in the likeness of that which is spiritual the Spirit of man in the likeness of his person as also the spirit of the beast and every other creature which God has created
QAre the four beasts limited to individual Beasts or do they represent classes or orders?
AnsThey are limited to four individual beasts which were shewn to John to represent the glory of the classes of beings in their destined order or sphere of creation in the enjoyment of their eternal felicity.
QWhat are we to understand the Eyes and wings which the beasts had?
A Their eyes are a representation of light and knowledge that is they are full of knowledge and their wings are a representation of power to move to act &c.
QWhat are we to understand by the four and twenty Elders spoken of by John?
AWe are to understand that these Elders whom John saw were Elders who had been faithful in the work of the ministry and were dead who belonged to the Seven Churches and were then in the paradise of God.
QWhat are we to understand by the Book which John saw which was sealed on the back with seven Seals ?
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