Why was a restoration necessary? Apostasy and Restoration - Dallin H. Oaks. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has many beliefs in common with other Christian churches. But we have differences, and those differences explain why we send missionaries to other Christians, why we build temples in addition to churches, and why our beliefs bring us such happiness and strength to deal with the challenges of life and death. I wish to speak about some of the important additions our doctrines make to the Christian faith. My subject is apostasy and restoration. Last year searchers discovered a Roman fort and city in the Sinai close to the Suez Canal. Though once a major city, its location had been covered by desert sands and its existence had been forgotten for hundreds of years (see “Remains of Roman Fortress Emerge from Sinai Desert,” Deseret News, 6 Oct. 1994, p. A20). We would be wiser if we could restore the knowledge of some important things that have been distorted, ignored, or forgotten.
Then came the First Vision. The Apostasy and Restoration. Apostasy, Restoration, and Lessons in Faith - Ensign Dec. 1995. Supported by scripture and the words of prophets, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches unequivocally that there was an apostasy from the Lord’s one and only true church following the deaths of Christ’s early Apostles. So thorough was this apostasy that the original Church of Jesus Christ was supplanted by an institution having a form of godliness but devoid of priesthood power and priesthood keys.
Knowledge of this apostasy underscores two other truths proclaimed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. First, one purpose of the Lord’s true church in any age has been to prepare Saints through participation in sacred ordinances to stand in the presence of Almighty God. Second, a restoration of power and authority to perform those ordinances was not only necessary but actually occurred through the instrumentality of Joseph Smith, Jr., beginning in 1820. Testimony from the New Testament From within the Fold The Source of Apostasy The Power and the Apostles. Magna Carta. Myth and history are intertwined in the England of 800 years ago. We all remember the outlaw, Robin Hood. From his hideout in Sherwood Forest, he and his band of Merry Men preyed on the rich and gave to the poor.
Their archenemy was the Sheriff of Nottingham, who took his orders from the sinister Prince John. While Robin Hood never existed, John certainly did. He was the central character in a real life drama that led to a milestone in human liberty: Magna Carta. Prince John's older brother, Richard, became king of England when their father, Henry II, died in 1189. Since Richard needed revenue to pay for his adventures, he taxed his subjects heavily. When Richard died in 1199, John became King. King John vs. the Church King John made more enemies when he refused to accept the appointment of Stephen Langton as Archbishop of Canterbury, the most important position in the English Catholic Church. In 1212, King John agreed to have Stephen Langton become Archbishop of Canterbury. Aftermath. The Magna Carta, 1215 (translated from the Latin)
Since for God, for the improvement of our kingdom, and to better allay the discord arisen between us and our barons, we have granted all these concessions, and wishing that the concessions be enjoyed in their entirety with firm endurance (for ever ), we give and grant to the barons the following security: Namely, that the barons choose any twenty-five barons of the kingdom they wish, who must with all their might observe and hold, and cause to be observed, the peace and liberties we have granted and confirmed to them by this our present Charter.
Then, if we, our chief justiciar, our bailiffs or any of our officials, offend in any respect against any man, or break any of the articles of the peace or of this security, and the offence is notified to four of the said twenty-five barons, the four shall come to us—or to our chief justicicar if we are absent from the kingdom—to declare the transgression and petition that we make amends without delay. Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages Book List. Seven Wonders of The Ancient World. David's work harnesses the power of spiritual symbols and sacred geometry to bring those wearing them health, happiness, vitality, abundance, and above all - love. David's jewels are meticulously crafted to work on conscious and subconscious levels to inspire people's lives. David's Work is based on Sacred Geometry, Mystical Kabbalah, Astrology, Buddhism and other ancient cultures. To learn more visit Ka Gold Jewelry. Daily Life of a Nun in the Middle Ages.
Interesting facts and information about life and the lives and roles of women in theMedieval period of the Middle Ages Daily Life of a Nun in the Middle AgesThe daily life of Medieval nuns in the Middle Ages were based on the three main vows: The Vow of PovertyThe Vow of ChastityThe Vow of Obedience Medieval nuns chose to renounce all worldly life and goods and spend their lives working under the strict routine and discipline of life in a Medieval Convent or Nunnery. The reasons for becoming a nun, their clothes and the different orders are detailed in Medieval Nuns and Nuns Clothes in the Middle Ages. This section specifically applies to the daily life of the nuns. The Life of Medieval NunsThe life of Medieval nuns was dedicated to worship, reading, and working in the convent or nunnery. In addition to their attendance at church, the nuns spent several hours in private prayer, and meditation.
Not all nuns were given hard, manual work. Medieval Monasteries. The cloister of Saint-Pierre, Moissac, France, built about 1100. Photograph by Salvador Busquets. Drawing of Rievaulx Abbey showing monks worshipping in the church of the Cistercian monastery. © English Heritage Photo Library. 'Monasticism' is literally the act of 'dwelling alone'. It involves withdrawing from the world in order to pursue a life of worship. A community that follows monastic practices lives in a monastery (or in the case of women, in a nunnery). Monks and nuns are governed by religious vows and monastic rules. Christian monasticism developed in Egypt in the 3rd century when some Christians chose poverty and isolation as a way of getting closer to God. Everyday life would have differed depending on what order a monk belonged to, but there were also similarities across many houses. Each day monks carried out a schedule of prayers and services known as the Work of God, or Opus Dei.
Between the services, the monks carried out work of various kinds. The Rule of St Benedict. Life in a Christian Monastery, ca. 585. Life in a Christian Monastery, ca. 585 In the latter part of the fifth century the barbarian hordes overwhelmed the last vestiges of the Roman Empire sinking Europe into what would come to be called the "Dark Ages. " In defense, and under the influence of the Italian monk St. Benedict, monasteries spread throughout Europe. They provided islands of intellectualism as the world around them devolved into anarchy. The monasteries preserved the intellectual legacy of Rome as well as the text of the Bible while simultaneously nurturing scholarship and the desire to maintain moral values. It was a harsh life. Pope Gregory I (known as "the Great") served as head of the Church from 590 to 602. One of the rules set forth by St. "There was in my monastery a certain monk, Justus by name, skilled in medicinal arts. . . .
Then, stricken with great grief, I began to think what I could do to cleanse the dying man, and how I should make his sins a warning to the living brethren. Medieval Crafts | Medieval Crafts for Kids | Medieval Projects. Maps § Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilization.