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Hello Gramps,

Today I was teaching the Laurels about the Second Coming and one of the Young Women mentioned that she was told by a seminary teacher that prior to the Second Coming, two apostles would be killed. Have you heard anything about this and if you have where is the source of that revelation? Thanks,





Dear Cheryl,

The event that you refer to is found in Revelation, Chapter 11, the “two witnesses,” after producing many miracles in defense of Jerusalem, will be killed and their bodies will lie in the streets for three and half days, at which time they will be resurrected. Parley P. Pratt, in A Voice of Warning, p.41 – 42, reports on the event in the following way:

“John, in his 11th chapter of Revelations, gives us many more particulars concerning this same event. He informs us that, after the city and temple are rebuilt by the Jews, the Gentiles will tread it under foot forty and two months, during which time there will be two prophets continually prophesying and working mighty miracles. And it seems that the Gentile army shall be hindered from utterly destroying and overthrowing the city, while these two prophets continue. But, after a struggle of three years and a half, they at length succeed in destroying these two prophets, and then overrunning much of the city; they send gifts to each other because of the death of the two prophets; and in the meantime will not allow their dead bodies to be put in graves; but suffer them to lie in the streets of Jerusalem three days and a half, during which the armies of the Gentiles, consisting of many kindreds, tongues and nations, passing through the city, plundering the Jews see their dead bodies lying in the street. But, after three days and a half on a sudden, the spirit of life from God enters them, and they will arise and stand upon their feet, and great fear will fall upon them that see them. And then they shall hear a voice from heaven saying, ‘Come up hither,’ and they will ascend up to heaven in a cloud, and their enemies beholding them. And having described all these things, then comes the shaking, spoken of by Ezekiel, and the rending of the Mount of Olives, spoken of by Zechariah. John says, ‘The same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand.’ And then one of the next scenes that follow is the sound of voices, saying, ‘The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdom of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign forever and ever.’ “






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