I have been reading He is Coming by Wendie L. Edwards (Cedar Hills: Seventh Seal Publishers, 2009). Implant computer chips. Flesh-eating bacteria. The mysterious Antichrist. Earthquakes. The U.S. Constitution hangs by a thread. The collapse of America. An electromagnetic pulse initiating a deadly plague. A new America rising on the original Constitution. Tent cities. Rogue pirates. It is all there in this LDS endtimes series, eschatology through the LDS lens.
But I cannot believe this is what the apostle John says about the Lord Jesus Christ:
Jesus was a student of the Holy Ghost; He learned line upon line just as you and I do. But because of His worthiness and the previous talents and sensitivities that came with Him from the pre-existence, He became far more knowledgeable than any normal youth (58).
Chenille asks John the Beloved,
When did you know Jesus was half Deity?
James and I always knew. It was just a fact (59).
Would you like to know my response on this sunny Saturday in February of 2009?
I think I am going to simply put this book back on the shelf.
(P.S. – And I didn’t know this particular LDS answer to why John the Beloved couldn’t have kids until now. See page 60.)