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JOEMER - What is it talking about in 2 nephi 21:8?
JOEL - Here are the verses in question:
"And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp (poisonous snake), and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’s den.
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea." (2 Nep 21: 8-9)
This of course is simply repeating what is written in Isaiah 11: 8-9 as also written on the brass plates in Lehi's possession.
It is talking about the conditions during the Millennium; the thousand year period when Christ reigns personally on the earth. There will be no death or destruction on the earth. Animals will not harm any human beings; even nursing babies or small children. All creation will live in peace.
The asp is of course a poisonous snake. The cockatrice is a mythical beast that looks like a two-legged dragon with a roosters head, but most Bible scholars agree that the Greek word in this case refers to a viper, or the Hebrew as an adder (See Proverbs 23: 32) also both poisonous snakes (See Revised Version).
JOEMER - It is true that the founder of the reorganized church is emma hans smith the wife of prophet joseph smith?
Her name was Emma Hale Smith. After the death of Joseph Smith there was a lot of confusion as to who should be the next president. Emma Hale Smith and others became alienated from Brigham Young and his supporters and they believed that the
true successor should be Joseph Smith III (the prophet and Emma's son), although Joseph III was just a young boy at the time. Years later Joseph Smith III claimed to have received a calling directly from God to take his father's place as head of the church; which consisted of people who had organized their own Church not affiliated with those who followed Brigham Young to Utah. Both Emma and Joseph III traveled to a conference at Amboy, Illinois and on April 6, 1860, Joseph was sustained as president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, which added the word "Reorganized" to the name in 1872 and is presently known as the Community of Christ. Although she was probably quite influential in supporting her son as church leader, it was her son and other followers who are recognized as the founders of the Reorganized Church.