Hit musical The Book of Mormon breaks Broadway and West End record selling £2.1m tickets in one day
As people are being steered away from ancient history, where people respected there is a far higher power governing this earth, than those who are in positons of power on this earth - it is no surprise to learn that The Book of Mormon takes the stage.
What better way to share a story from time gone by than through a musical to reach an audience that is open and receptive to song being away to convey history. There have been timeless movies have been made so that we do not forget ancient history.
Prince Of Wales Theatre owner Cameron Mackintosh said: 'After a phenomenal opening night I am delighted to see a phenomenal record-breaking post opening box office of over £2m.
'The Mormons have truly delivered a heavenly hit!'
Producer Sonia Friedman said: 'On behalf of everyone involved in The Book Of Mormon, we are bowled over to be setting this quite extraordinary record.'
The president of the Society Of London Theatre congratulated the show for the record-breaking sales.
Mark Rubinstein said: 'It is fantastic to have such a brilliant show reaching out to new audiences for the West End and ensuring that they have a great night of musical entertainment.' - Daily Mail article posted below.
If we can move away from religous differences and understand that actually, there have been at different times people who have shaared their spiritual experiences and also recorded ancient writings from people who lived in the ancient times before.
Yesterday I wrote an article about Peter Kay and through him bringing to light Saint Joseph.
Today. this article The Book of Mormon Show is highlighting the name Joseph too. What is important will come to light. What is meant to be revealed will be. What is buried is not going to be hidden forever, no matter how hard anyone tries.
The angel Moroni delivering the plates of the Book of Mormon to Joseph Smith.
'The Book of Mormon is a sacred text of the Latter Day Saint movement, which adherents believe contains writings of ancient prophets who lived on the American continent from approximately 2200 BC to AD 421. It was first published in March 1830 by Joseph Smith as The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi'
Joseph 'Smith claimed that the last prophet to contribute to the book, a man named Moroni, buried it in a hill in present-day New York and then returned to earth in 1827 as an angel, revealing the location of the book to Smith and instructing him to translate and disseminate it as evidence of the restoration of Christ's true church in the latter days.'
A page from the original manuscript of the Book of Mormon, covering 1 Nephi 4:38- 5:14
'The plates of Nephi, consisting of the large plates of Nephi and the small plates of Nephi, are a portion of the collection of inscribed metal plates which make up the record of the Nephites. This record was later abridged by Mormon and inscribed onto gold plates from which Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon after he discovered them on a hill near the town of Palmyra, New York.'
Full-scale model of the gold plates based on Joseph Smith's description - Museum of Church History and Art, Salt Lake City
Some time ago I wrote an article about a house built for Jesus Christ return in New York. It seems that people gave up and it was put up for sale. The media documented the story and little by little people are being reminded of ancient history. We are meant to know about this for a reason. Joseph Smith was chosen for a reason. The Son of Jacob was named Joseph.
England has been said to be the Land of Joseph. This was compounded when Joseph of Armithea came here and his staff sprouted a shoot. The man who adopted Christ as his son is Joseph, husband of Mary. If people open up their mind then they will see that names are passed down in families and we all have decended from the people who have lived in the ancient times.
'The Book of Mormon- An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi'
'Upon returning to his family in the wilderness, Nephi turned over the "Plates of Laban" to Lehi, who made a complete inspection of them. Lehi determined that the plates contained:
The Five Books of Moses (the Jewish Torah)
A history of the Jewish people, down to the reign of [then current] King Zedekiah;[
The prophecies of the Israelite prophets down to Jeremiah, seen in the Book of Mormon as a contemporary of Lehi; and
A genealogy of Lehi's own ancestors, revealing him to be a descendant of Joseph, son of the patriarch Jacob.'
'The Plates of Laban, Sword of Laban, the Plates of Nephi, Liahona, Plates of Ether, other records engraven on metal plates, and at least one record engraven upon stone were passed down from generation to generation. Each generation had one caretaker who was responsible for these items, mostly records; caretaker for more than their own record(s).
Here is the list of caretakers, according to the Book of Mormon:
Nephi, son of Lehi — The first caretaker of:
Small and Large Plates of Nephi
Plates and Sword of Laban — Retrieved by Nephi and his brothers in the First Book of Nephi chapters 3 & 4
Record of Lehi
Jacob, son of Lehi — Nephi's brother
Enos, son of Jacob
Jarom, son of Enos
Omni, son of Jarom
Amaron, son of Omni
Chemish, son of Omni — brother of Amaron
Abinadom, son of Chemish
Amaleki, son of Abinadom
Jaredite Record — During the time of Mosiah, the Nephites fled to the land of Zarahemla and discovered the Mulekites who had found a stone tablet with writing on it. Mosiah interpreted the writings by the power of God, and it turned out to be a record of the people of Jared, more fully recorded in the Book of Ether.
Amaleki was also the last to write on the Small Plates of Nephi.
King Benjamin, son of King Mosiah — Amaleki wrote, "having no seed, and knowing king Benjamin to be a just man before the Lord, wherefore, I shall deliver up these plates unto him."
King Mosiah, son of King Benjamin — Besides caretaking of the records, Mosiah added two sets of records returned by Ammon and the people of Zeniff:
The Record of Zeniff
Plates of Ether that had been recovered by the people of Zeniff.
Alma son of Alma
Helaman, son of Alma
Shiblon, son of Alma — Helaman had died without naming a caretaker successor.
Helaman, son of Helaman — nephew of Shiblon
Nephi, son of Helaman — No record of when he became the caretaker.
Nephi, son of Nephi
Amos, son of Nephi
Amos, son of Amos
Ammaron, son of Amos — brother of Amos, son of Amos.
"Ammaron, being constrained by the Holy Ghost, did hide up the records which were sacred—yea, even all the sacred records which had been handed down from generation to generation, which were sacred."
Mormon, son of Mormon
When Mormon was ten years old, Ammaron told him where to find the records that had been hidden.
Mormon waited until he was twenty-four years old (as instructed) to retrieve the records.
Plates of Mormon — Made his own plates where he abridged the previous records and that he later passed down to his son Moroni.
Moroni, son of Mormon'
Unless truth is changed, truth will always be truth. All that is true and from God is not in confict. Last night I was thinking about the reason why Jewish people are chosen people. This is because they have been 'trusted' with the Oracle of God.
Not everyone realises that truth is delivered in so many different ways. Keep an open mind.
Peace, love and best wishes
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