The few in the second coming

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We read the following in D&C 138:26:

Notwithstanding his mighty works, and miracles, and proclamation of the truth, in great power and authority, there were but few who hearkened to his voice, and rejoiced in his presence, and received salvation at his hands.

I find this interesting. Despite all the miracles he performed and the powerful sermons he gave, few people were converted. It makes me wonder. There must be more to becoming converted to the gospel that simply seeing miracles or hear a good sermon by an amazing speaker.

And if the Jewish people really were looking for the coming of their king, maybe it wasn’t surprising they didn’t accept Jesus.

I wonder though. Do we sometimes act like the Jews of Jesus’s day? Have we assigned the same qualities to his second coming as the Jewish people did to his first coming? Are we expecting him to come as a deliverer? To free us of the corruption and tyranny of earthly governments?To usher in a life of blissful peace?

Will he come in meekness and quiet, and only those with ears to hear will accept his teachings?

4 thoughts on “The few in the second coming

  1. I think there will be a time when all will see him in his glory, but I’m not convinced that the millennium will burst upon humanity in such a fashion. It could very well be that some, if not many, will be living in millennial conditions without recognizing it for what it is–especially if the change is more gradual than we have been led to believe by our collective interpretation of prophecy.

  2. Hey Kim,
    Very cool blog. Okay here goes. My thoughts on this topic are the following: when I was in young men’s I was told numerous times that I was part of a chosen generation of youth that was saved for the last days, now I hear the same thing being told to the youth of today. I’m sure the next wave of youth will be told the same thing. I have also read about how Joseph S. told his people of the imminent coming of The Lord, even giving them a specific time (although this is apparently debatable) and location ,coicidentaly not far from where the saints then resided. There is evidence that the New Testament prophets believed Christ’s second coming was also imminent. If I may say respectfully, maybe he’s just not coming back for the second time, if he did indeed come a first time (but that’s a whole other topic)?

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