I See The Past, Present And Future, Existing All At Once Before Me

That should sound familiar. It comes, more or less, from the D&C. I don’t have my copy handy, so someone will have to fill in that blank for us.

I ran across this phrase while reading today. It is part of William Blake’s work. He died in 1827. This is believed to have been written in about 1818. To see the words in context, go to http://eir.library.utoronto.ca/rpo/display/poem180.html.

I used to think that this phrase from the D&C, which is consistent with modern physical theory, was evidence that Joseph Smith was inspired by God to know science that was ahead of his time. And yet again it seems that I was likely wrong.

Credits: Bob McCue Click Here For Original Link Or Thread.

Doctrine & Covenants 130:7:

“But they reside in the presence of God, on a globe like a sea of glass and fire, where all things for their glory are manifest, past, present, and future, and are continually before the Lord.

From Representative Poetry Online:

William Blake (1757-1827)
Jerusalem: I see the Four-fold Man, The Humanity in deadly sleep

1 see the Four-fold Man, The Humanity in deadly sleep
2 And its fallen Emanation, the Spectre and its cruel Shadow.
3 I see the Past, Present and Future existing all at once
4 Before me. O Divine Spirit, sustain me on thy wings,
5 That I may awake Albion from his long and cold repose;
6 For Bacon and Newton, sheath’d in dismal steel, their terrors hang
7 Like iron scourges over Albion: reasonings like vast serpents
8 Infold around my limbs, bruising my minute articulations.
9 turn my eyes to the schools and universities of Europe
10 And there behold the Loom of Locke, whose Woof rages dire,
11 Wash’d by the Water-wheels of Newton: black the cloth
12 In heavy wreaths folds over every nation: cruel works
13 Of many Wheels I view, wheel without wheel, with cogs tyrannic
14 Moving by compulsion each other, not as those in Eden, which,
15 Wheel within wheel, in freedom revolve in harmony and peace.


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