Monday, December 31, 2018

103. Truth Diffusion

It is interesting that when light and truth is imparted into this world in one place, bits and fragments of that light and truth often seem to leak out or diffuse into other places as well. For instance, compare and contrast some of the content of this revelation/talk from last Spring on Our Divine Parents, particularly concerning the role of Mary as Mother in Heaven, with recent Catholic scholarship by Dr. Brant Pitre, author of "Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary." Below is an interview with Dr. Pitre explaining some of his views, which describes Mary as the New Eve, Queen of Heaven, and counterpart to Heavenly Father, and that a true understanding of Mary requires a hearkening back to Genesis and the roles of Adam, Eve, the early Patriarchs, and through the lens of ancient Jewish eyes.

Interesting times.

Also, if you haven't read the Book of Wisdom or the Wisdom of Solomon from the Apocrypha lately, it's worth a read, particularly chapters 7-10. Of the Apocrypha, the Lord said (D&C 91:1,4,5): "Verily, thus saith the Lord unto you concerning the Apocrypha—There are many things contained therein that are true, and it is mostly translated correctly; Therefore, whoso readeth it, let him understand, for the Spirit manifesteth truth; And whoso is enlightened by the Spirit shall obtain benefit therefrom;" The Book Of Wisdom is canonized in the bibles of the Catholic and Greek Orthodox churches. The Book of Wisdom is a book about wisdom—its benefits, nature, and role in ancient Israel’s history. It is more a call to pursue wisdom as opposed to a collection of wise teachings. Although the author is implied to be King Solomon, its author seems to have been a Greek-speaking Jew with some knowledge of Greek rhetoric and philosophy. The book is thought to have been written in Alexandria (Egypt), in the late 1st century BC to early 1st century AD.

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