EARTH (Teachings of Joseph Smith)

Earth Is Made up of Eternal Elements from Previous Planets — William Clayton (January 5, 1841)

The world and earth are not synonymous terms. The world is the human family. This earth was organized or formed out of other planets which were broke up and remodelled and made into the one on which we live. The elements are eternal. That which has a beginning will surely have an end.

Take a ring, it is without beginning or end; cut it for a beginning place, and at the same time you have an ending place.

Discourse, 5 January 1841, as Reported by William Clayton, pp. 5-6, The Joseph Smith Papers.

Scriptural Correction of Genesis 1:1-2 — William Clayton (January 5, 1841)

In the translation; “without form and void” [Genesis 1:2] it should read “empty and desolate” The word “created” [Genesis 1:1] should be formed or organized.

Discourse, 5 January 1841, as Reported by William Clayton, p. 6, The Joseph Smith Papers.

Earth Must Be Rolled Back into the Presence of God — William Clayton (January 5, 1841)

This earth will be rolled back into the presence of God and crowned with Celestial Glory.

Discourse, 5 January 1841, as Reported by William Clayton, p. 8, The Joseph Smith Papers.

Earth in Sanctified State Will Be a Urim & Thummim — Willard Richards (April 2, 1843)

The place where God resides is a great Urim And Thumim.

This earth in its sanctifid & immortal state. will be a Urim & Thummim for all things below it in the scale of creation. but not above it.

Instruction, 2 April 1843, as Reported by Willard Richards, p. 38, The Joseph Smith Papers.

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