Saturday, April 14, 2012
A Man Descending Out of Heaven
When Christ appears to the Nephites, he is described in terms of the high priest emerging from the temple. He descends out of "heaven," wearing special clothing, and they take him for an "angel." The fact that the Nephites choose to describe him in this way when he arrives is I think related to the fact that this is how they talked about their expectations of him all along; their temple rites were prophecies of Christ.