Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Abrahamic Covenant (Part 2)

Elias the prophet restored the Abrahamic Covenant with all of its attendant blessings. The full blessings of the Abrahamic Covenant are administered in the temple,

In the temple, with the authority of the sealing power, blessings of the Abrahamic covenant will be conferred. There, we may truly become heirs to all the blessings of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
(Russell M. Nelson, Perfection Pending, and Other Favorite Discourses , p.206)

There are many ramifications to the Abrahamic Covenant but they can be condensed into two basic promises.

1. A land of inheritance forever (see Genesis 13:15).
2. Posterity as the dust of the earth (see Genesis 13:15). According to the Lord's promise to Abraham in Abraham 2:11 the priesthood is assumed in the posterity.

The first promise listed above appears to be adumbrative language that is referring to the fact that the earth is to become the Celestial Kingdom. This concept is reinforced in the restored gospel in the following two scriptures,

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