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As mentioned in previous answers, the appointment of John to remain on the earth to preach the Gospel is analogous to the three Nephite apostles Jesus chose to do the same while visiting America. In fact, He said to them: ...ye have desired the thing which John, my beloved, who was with me in my ministry, before that I was lifted up by the Jews, ...


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The basis for this teaching is, as noted in another answer, is found in John 21:21-23, where Jesus, speaking to Peter, sidesteps a question regarding John's future death. More direct teaching is found in Doctrine and Covenants 7, where Jesus is quoted as saying: 1 And the Lord said unto me: John, my beloved, what desirest thou? For if you shall ask what ...


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As far as doctrine, usually the details of such events aren't explained. Members of the Church usually rely on faith and trust that, because God is all-powerful, He can bring to pass miraculous events in whichever way he may choose. That being said, there is scriptural evidence that can help us to infer what may have happened. For example, it isn't out of ...


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Matthew's Gospel alone uses the Greek word ὅραμα to describe the Transfiguration. This can be translated into English either as 'that which is seen' or as 'vision', leading to differences among different Bible translations - those that prefer 'what you have seen' include NIV, NLT, God's Word Translation and World English Bible, while most others use 'vision' ...



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