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Published: Monday, Nov. 18 2013 11:38 a.m. MST

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Open Minded Mormon
Everett, 00

I don't need to examine the bones of Joseph Smith to secure my faith.
I don't need to examine the bones of Abraham, Isaac, or Jacob to secure my lineage.

The Pope said it right (again) --
Faith is a matter of...well er uh, ...faith.

gmlewis
Houston, TX

After the Savior's resurrection, He asked the apostles what they would have Him do for them. John wanted to continue on the earth to witness for the Master, but the others chose to be brought speedily in His kingdom. I've always wondered if that meant that they were resurrected fairly soon after their death, so they can leave the Spirit World and enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Of course, we know that Peter was resurrected by the time the Melchizedek Priesthood was restored in 1829.

Therefore, there is a reasonable certainty that the urn doesn't now contain any of Peter's bodily remains.

elliottpj
Two Rivers, WI

The tomb of St. Peter more than likely contains the remains of the martyred apostle, but it probably can never be proven. It remains a matter of faith. The argument that it couldn't be because a resurrected Peter appeared to Joseph Smith is specious. Only Jesus Christ was resurrected by taking up his body. For the rest of us our resurrection will have nothing to do with our mortal bodies which will have returned to the dust. So don't lose faith in the resurrection should Peter's bones be found or any other apostle, prophet, priest or king. By the way, there's no evidence that Peter appeared to Joseph Smith to restore the Melchizedek priesthood. There are no contemporary accounts that it even occurred. Something so important and nothing was written about it when it happened. Read your history and not your CES manuals.

Lolly
Lehi, UT

A boy in the neighborhood said it couldn't be Peter's bones because he had seen him at the Conference Center. In other words, in the play, "Savior of the World".

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