of the sick, the glad tidings shall be carried to the ends of the earth.
Now these Four Cosmic Ages may again be viewed as four phases in which this earth shall be brought to perfection:
The first phase is the Age of Taurus with its keynote on the visions of the seers and patriarchs. Very little has come down to us of what had been revealed to them in writings of their own. This therefore is the phase of Revelations or Visions.
In these visions was revealed the Glad Tidings, which is the purpose and the plan of Jehovah for the earth and its inhabitants. And the emphasis there is on FAITH in the allegiance to the Creator or Lord God Adonai Elowheem - and that is the first principle of the Glad Tidings.
The second phase is the Age of Aries and its keynote on the writings of the prophets. Moses wrote down the content of what had been revealed to himself and to the seers who were before him. This therefore is the phase of Creation, which means these writings.
They are the blueprint of Jehovah's purpose, and for his plan for the earth and its inhabitants. And the emphasis here is on REPENTANCE or on the blueprint to renounce this world of the shadows and illusions of a godless science, and to destroy the wisdom of its wise men, and to bring to nothing the understanding of its prudent men: For that is the second principle of the Glad Tidings.
The third phase is the Age of Pisces and its keynote is on the unfolding of what had been shown in the visions of phase one and is contained in the writings of the prophets from phase two.
This therefore is the phase of Formation where His plan and purpose for the earth (the Glad Tidings namely) unfolds in the actions of men - having the emphasis on BAPTISM (even the messengers of the false church went forth to baptize the nations) or on the third principle of the Glad Tidings.
The fourth and final phase is the Age of Aquarius and its keynote is on the Restoration, Perfection and Completion of what had been prepared in the previous phases, such that the original vision shall become manifest in this earth, which then shall be glorified and exalted. And the emphasis here at present should be on receiving the HOLY GHOST and on the priority of its spiritual realm, and this is the fourth principle of the Glad Tidings.
This four-phase system, this categorization of the flow of time on earth is what we shall now define to be History. And any significant historical event or point of consideration must be viewed and analyzed with that fourfold key.
Glad Tidings: The Joyful Message.
Now in order that this report cannot be construed for an attempt to convert the reader to the LDS (Mormon) faith, we must look for ourselves what these Glad Tidings, the joyful message, are about: Its messengers, at entering a city, had first to heal the sick therein (Lk. 10:7-9) and make the lame walk, and the blind see, and the deaf hear, and cleanse the lepers - relief to all who will show faith in their master and lord. But they shall not proselytize, and not go from house to house like the missionaries (the terms "mission" and "missionary" are nowhere found in the Bible) of the false church. And proselytizing was severely rebuked by their master (Mt. 23:15).