As Messala said to Ben Hur, “It goes on, Judah. It goes on.” Here are two new items that have appeared today on the website of the Interpreter Foundation:
Part of our book chapter reprint series, this article originally appeared in In God’s Image and Likeness 2: Enoch, Noah, and the Tower of Babel (2014) by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw and David J. Larsen.
Abstract: The Ark is a symbol not only of protection for Noah’s family and the creatures he gathered, but also a portent of a new Creation as it floats as a mobile sanctuary “upon the face of the waters.” Drawing on statements in Church and scientific publications from people of faith, the authors argue for a local (rather than global) flood.
Also a brief new video from Hales Swift on the website of the Interpreter Foundation:
A Video Supplement for Come, Follow Me Book of Mormon Lesson 13: He Works in Me to Do His Will (Enos-Words of Mormon)”
J. Steve Miller, Near-Death Experiences As Evidences for the Existence of God and Heaven: A Brief Introduction in Plain Language (Acworth, GA: Wisdom Creek Press, 2012):
I suddenly became aware of hovering over the foot of the operating table and watching the activity down below around the body of a human being. Soon it dawned on me that this was my own body. I also heard the doctor say that he thought I was dead. (Later he confirmed saying this, and he was astonished to learn that I’d heard it. I also told them that they should mind their language during surgery.) (26)
I saw the most dazzling colors, which was all the more surprising because I’m color-blind. (26)
What I saw was too beautiful for words. I was looking at a magnificent landscape full of flowers and plants that I couldn’t actually name. It all looked hundreds of miles away. And yet I could see everything in detail. It was both far away and close. It was completely three-dimensional and about a thousand times more beautiful than my favorite holiday destination in spring. (27)
I saw both my dead grandmother and a man who looked at me lovingly but whom I didn’t know. Over ten years later my mother confided on her deathbed that I’d been born from an extramarital affair. . . . My mother showed me a photograph. [It was] the unfamiliar man I’d seen more than ten years earlier. (27)