THE DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS

SECTION 130

Ramus, Illinois, April 2, 1843

God lives on a great Urim and Thummim
Absurdity 130:1-8

1 When the Savior shall appear we shall see him as he is. We shall see that he is a man like ourselves.

When the savior arrives, we'll see him as he is: a man, like ourselves.

2 And that same sociality which exists among us here will exist among us there, only it will be coupled with eternal glory, which glory we do not now enjoy.

 

3 John 14:23—The appearing of the Father and the Son, in that verse, is a personal appearance; and the idea that the Father and the Son dwell in a man’s heart is an old sectarian notion, and is false.

In John 14:23, the Father and Son appear in a personal appearance [1], 

and the idea that the Father and Son dwell in a man's heart is false.

4 In answer to the question—Is not the reckoning of God’s time, angel’s time, prophet’s time, and man’s time, according to the planet on which they reside?

 

5 I answer, Yes. But there are no angels who minister to this earth but those who do belong or have belonged to it.

 

6 The angels do not reside on a planet like this earth;

There are no angels who live on earth.

7 But they reside in the presence of God, on a globe like a sea of glass and fire, where all things for their glory are manifest, past, present, and future, and are continually before the Lord.

They live with God on a globe like a sea of glass and fire.

8 The place where God resides is a great Urim and Thummim.

God lives on a great Urim and Thummim.

The earth will become a crystalline Urim and Thummim
Absurdity 130:9

9 This earth, in its sanctified and immortal state, will be made like unto crystal and will be a Urim and Thummim to the inhabitants who dwell thereon, whereby all things pertaining to an inferior kingdom, or all kingdoms of a lower order, will be manifest to those who dwell on it; and this earth will be Christ’s.

The earth will be made into a crystal Urim and Thummim.

Each person in the celestial kingdom will get a white stone that turns into a Urim and Thummim (with a secret name on it)
Absurdity Prophecy 130:10-13

10 Then the white stone mentioned in Revelation 2:17, will become a Urim and Thummim to each individual who receives one, whereby things pertaining to a higher order of kingdoms will be made known;

The white stone mentioned in Revelation 2:17 [2] will become a Urim and Thummim.

Each person who receives a white stone will that turns into a Urim and Thummim.

11 And a white stone is given to each of those who come into the celestial kingdom, whereon is a new name written, which no man knoweth save he that receiveth it. The new name is the key word.

A white stone is given to each person who comes to the celestial kingdom, where they receive a new name that no one else knows. The new name is the key word.

12 I prophesy, in the name of the Lord God, that the commencement of the difficulties which will cause much bloodshed previous to the coming of the Son of Man will be in South Carolina.

I prophesy that there will be difficulties and bloodshed before the Son of Man comes in South Carolina.

13 It may probably arise through the slave question. This a voice declared to me, while I was praying earnestly on the subject, December 25th, 1832.

It might probably be associated with the slavery question.

A voice told me so on December 25, 1832.

The Son of Man won't come before December 23, 1890
Absurdity Prophecy 130:14-21

14 I was once praying very earnestly to know the time of the coming of the Son of Man, when I heard a voice repeat the following:

15 Joseph, my son, if thou livest until thou art eighty-five years old, thou shalt see the face of the Son of Man; therefore let this suffice, and trouble me no more on this matter.

Once while I was praying, I asked when the Son of Man would come. 

A voice said to me:

If you live to be 85 years old, you'll see the face of the Son of Man. [3]

This should satisfy you. Don't bother me any more about this.

16I was left thus, without being able to decide whether this coming referred to the beginning of the millennium or to some previous appearing, or whether I should die and thus see his face.

I didn't know what to make of this. Did it refer to the beginning of the mellennium, or so some previous appearance, or whether I'd die and see his face.

17 I believe the coming of the Son of Man will not be any sooner than that time.

But I believe the Son of Man won't be coming any time before then.

18 Whatever principle of intelligence we attain unto in this life, it will rise with us in the resurrection.

 

19 And if a person gains more knowledge and intelligence in this life through his diligence and obedience than another, he will have so much the advantage in the world to come.

If a person gains knowledge in this life, they'll have that knowledge in the world to come.

20 There is a law, irrevocably decreed in heaven before the foundations of this world, upon which all blessings are predicated—

 

21 And when we obtain any blessing from God, it is by obedience to that law upon which it is predicated.

 

The Father and the Son have bodies, but the Holy Ghost doesn't
Absurdity 130:22-23

22 The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s; the Son also; but the Holy Ghost has not a body of flesh and bones, but is a personage of Spirit. Were it not so, the Holy Ghost could not dwell in us.

The Father has a body of flesh and bones just like ours. And so does the Son.

But not the Holy Ghost. It is a spirit, otherwise it couldn't live in us.

23 A man may receive the Holy Ghost, and it may descend upon him and not tarry with him.