For Our Day: Prophetic Parallels in the Book of Mormon
The For Our Day documentary series explores the prophetic parallels in the Book of Mormon referencing statements from latter-day prophets of God and the Standard Works. For Our Day: Covenant on the Land discusses the covenant on the Promised Land for both ancient and modern inhabitants. For Our Day: Divinely Sanctioned Governments compares the Nephite and Latter-day governments of liberty.
Produced by: Joseph Smith Foundation
Producer: James F. Stoddard III
Director: L. Hannah Stoddard
Narrators: Philip Jensen, Ron Hyer, Jayson S. Kunzler, L. Sarah Stoddard
Effects and Animation: James F. Stoddard IV and Leah M. Stoddard
Clip: Battlefield: Modernist attack on Pilgrims and Puritans (Covenant on the Land)
Clip: John Winthrop & Puritan Justice (Covenant on the Land)
Clip: John Winthrop plagiarizes the Book of Mormon?! (Covenant on the Land)
For Our Day: Covenant on the Land – Official 15 Second Spot
For Our Day: Divinely Sanctioned Governments (DVD) Trailer
For Our Day: Divinely Sanctioned Governments (DVD) Short Trailer
Clip: Survey reveals LDS college student’s beliefs on Socialism (Divinely Sanctioned Governments)
Clip: President Washington’s Oath (Divinely Sanctioned Governments)
For Our Day Documentary Series
In comparing the Book of Mormon with our day, there are many interesting parallels. In each:
DESTRUCTION: The more righteous gather in and the wicked are destroyed to prepare the way for the Coming of the Son of God.
COMING OF CHRIST: The righteous are resurrected. Christ comes to His people, heals the sick, reestablishes his Church and expounds all things.
PEACE: All eventually are converted to the true Gospel and become partakers of the Heavenly Gift. The cities are rebuilt and a great period of peace continues for several generations.
This pattern can be found throughout the Book of Mormon.
Is latter-day history laid out and foreshadowed in the Book of Mormon? What if we were to take the most fundamental and key prophetic events of the last days and organize them chronologically, and then lay out the Book of Mormon history on top of it? How does this help us better understand the signs of the times in the last days? What can this tell us the challenges that lie ahead, and more importantly, the answers to those challenges?
Special appearance by:
Timothy Ballard, Rod L. Meldrum, Hartman Rector Jr., Scott N. Bradley, Candace E. Salima, Von N. Hansen, Jack Monnett, V. Lauri Updike, Scott P. Swain, Jenet J. Erickson, Jayson S. Kunzler