Tribe of Judah

“The Jews have got to gather to their own land in unbelief. They do not believe in Jesus of Nazareth now, nor ever will until he comes and sets his foot on Mount Olivet. They (as a nation) will remain in unbelief until that day.” 1

Millennium

“We may observe that the times of the Gentiles are rapidly nearing their close by watching the signs of the times. One of the first signs that the days of the Gentiles are nearing their close was given when Palestine was turned over to Great Britain and a Jewish state proclaimed. Another indication is the fact that the Jews are beginning to believe in Christ.They have not yet reached the point where they are willing to receive him as their Redeemer, and they will not, only here and there an individual, until Christ comes as their Deliverer. [the Second Coming and Millennium].” 2

“It is part of the great plan that the Jews shall gather [to Jerusalem] in their unbelief and then our Lord will appear to them as spoken of by Zechariah. Then they will be fully converted, and not until then. However, there is a great work to be accomplished among the scattered remnants of Israel and the Lord has said:

“And then shall the power of heaven come down among them; and I also will be in the midst.

“And then shall the work of the Father commence at that day, even when this Gospel shall be preached among the remnant of this people [scattered Israel]. Verily I say unto you, at that day shall the work of the Father commence among all the dispersed of my people, yea, even the tribes which have been lost, which the Father hath led away out of Jerusalem.—III Nephi 21.” 3

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Notes:

  1. Wilford Woodruff, Journal of Discourses, 15:277-279, January 12, 1873
  2. Joseph Fielding Smith, Restoration of all Things, p 164-165
  3. Joseph Fielding Smith, Restoration of all Things, p. 165

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