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Scriptural advent calendar 2016 – December 17

 John 1:1-11

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

The same was in the beginning with God.

 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

 ¶There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.

 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.

 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

 10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

 11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

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“In other words, that Jesus Christ, under the direction of His Father, was the organizer and builder of this world; that out of the elements that existed in space, He, the great Master, compounded, produced and materialized this substantial world upon which you and I live; that we are indebted to Him, and to our Father in heaven, for this life that we are enjoying, the bodies that we have, the beautiful world that we inhabit. We sometimes wonder where our heaven will be, that is, the people of the world wonder. We Latter-day Saints have no reason to doubt where our heaven will be, for the Lord has made known to us, that this splendid world that has been provided for us will ultimately be redeemed, having obeyed the laws of its being, and become celestialized, the home of celestial beings; so that if we shall ever come into heaven, or heavenly conditions, it will be, ultimately, upon this redeemed world. Jesus Christ has been the organizer and the builder of it, possessed with power to do all that.” (Melvin J Ballard, Conference Report, April 1914, Overflow Meeting.)

 

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