Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Church Now and Then

Summer here at BYU is separated into two terms, the Spring Block and the Summer Block. What that means is that we teach a full semester in half the time so instead of teaching a class twice a week we teach it four times a week. I like the accelerated pace and how it keeps the students focused. I also like how it keeps me focused.

This semester I am teaching New Testament 212 which consists of Acts to Revelation. I love Peter and Paul and all the others we read about in the last half of the New Testament so I am excited about the semester. One of the most interesting things is to see how the early apostles established the Church in the meridian of time and how it parallels exactly the establishment of the Church in the latter-days. Acts to Revelation covers about 30 years of time and from 1830 to 1860 we see the same things happening in the modern Church. It is amazing, and a lot of fun to search out and take note of all the parallels! What a testimony that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is His Church.

1 comment:

Wendi said...

Thank you for sharing that testimony. It strengthens mine. And I hope things go well in teaching your upcoming class. :)