“There Are None of Them That Have Seen So Great Things as Ye Have Seen”

Brant Gardner

The uniqueness of this experience is declared to the population. In the back of the mind, these New World saints must have had desires to know how they compared to those who were so privileged to live a lifetime with this Messiah in the flesh. No doubt they felt some remote twinges of jealously that those of the Old World had had so many years with this Messiah with whom they had spent not even a whole 24 hours. Nevertheless, Jesus lets them know that the power of their faith is superior to even those of the closest of his followers in the Old world: “there are none of them that have seen so great things as ye have seen; neither have they heard so great things as ye have heard.” Those of the Old World had their own particular blessings, but there were blessings enjoyed by this multitude that were special and theirs alone.

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