Sunday, March 20, 2011
A few days ago we had the opportunity to preview the new Joseph Smith movie, Prophet of the Restoration. The movie tells the life of the first prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as well as a brief history of the beginning of the church. Since watching the movie I haven’t been able to stop thinking about the sacrifices that have been made throughout time for the cause of Christ. Beginning with Adam, each prophet has had one thing in common; they were all rejected by the common man as they tried to preach the word of God. It’s sad to think about so many that have died because the people didn’t want to hear what they had to say, they didn’t want to hear that what they were doing was wrong. It’s just like Abinadi the prophet from the Book of Mormon (Mosiah 11). He went to King Noah and began to rebuke him for his wickedness and call him to repentance but holding true to the pattern King Noah grows angry and tries to destroy him… It is heartbreaking to think about all the people that have died throughout history for their belief in Christ and for their desire to follow his example. I am so grateful for all that they’ve done but I sure wish they didn’t have to do it.