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Welcome back to Jesus the Christ: A Family Study. I hope you enjoyed Lesson 3 on the Divinity of Christ. I was able to discuss all five points with my children. As usual, they asked great questions and showed understanding. They were especially interested in the story of His conception and birth. Children are a lot smarter than we give them credit for!
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Today we are learning from the third paragraph of Chapter 1 of Jesus the Christ by James E. Talmage.
"Christian and unbeliever alike acknowledge His supremacy as a Man, and respect the epoch-making significance of His birth. Christ was born in the meridian of time;b and His life on earth marked at once the culmination of the past and the inauguration of an era distinctive in human hope, endeavor, and achievement. His advent determined a new order in the reckoning of the years; and by common consent the centuries antedating His birth have been counted backward from the pivotal event and are designated accordingly. The rise and fall of dynasties, the birth and dissolution of nations, all the cycles of history as to war and peace, as to prosperity and adversity, as to health and pestilence, seasons of plenty and of famine, the awful happenings of earthquake and storm, the triumphs of invention and discovery, the epochs of man’s development in godliness and the long periods of his dwindling in unbelief—all the occurrences that make history—are chronicled throughout Christendom by reference to the year before or after the birth of Jesus Christ."
The Meridian of Time
Bruce R. McConkie said, “Our Lord’s mortal ministry took place in the . … The is the middle or high point of the day; the sun passes the meridian at noon. … Since Christ lived, ministered, and worked out the atonement in time’s meridian, such era was truly the high point of history.” ( p. 486.)
The Lord told our first father, Adam, when He would be born: "And now, behold, I say unto you: This is the plan of salvation unto all men, through the blood of mine Only Begotten, who shall come in the meridian of time." Moses 6:62
The great prophet, Enoch, had a vision in which he communicated with the Lord:
I've put together a sheet of two bookmarks to keep with your reading materials. Hopefully it will help you remember the most significant person in the history of the world: JESUS THE CHRIST. It was a lot of fun to go through wikipedia and find really cool events. I had no idea some of these took place when they did. It will print out as a regular sheet of paper with some blank space at the bottom.