Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Daniel Rogers Testifies Of Having Seen The Second Comforter, Jesus Christ

A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has seen the Second Comforter, which he identified as Jesus Christ, and on November 1st, 2013, decided to share his testimony of the experience online. I only learned of this now from Latter-day Commentary. Daniel Rogers, who is a devout member of the LDS Church currently possessing a temple recommend, documents the experience in a post entitled "My Testimony".

Brother Rogers' interest in receiving this type of manifestation was first piqued in 1994, when as a student at BYU-Provo, he read the following verse of scripture in Doctrine & Covenants 93:1:

Verily, thus saith the Lord: It shall come to pass that every soul who forsaketh his sins and cometh unto me, and calleth on my name, and obeyeth my voice, and keepeth my commandments, shall see my face and know that I am/

This verse burned its way into Brother Rogers' soul, and his desire to see the Lord's face continued to build. But the Lord is not a delivery boy who promises revelations hot and fresh in 30 minutes or less; He tries your patience and makes you earn it. For 18 long years Brother Rogers sought ceaselessly to know the Lord and see His face. Towards the end, he got hold of one of Denver Snuffer's books, "The Second Comforter: Conversing with the Lord Through the Veil", which he characterized as being like a map, showing him where he had been on the path, where he was, and what else he could expect to experience. Finally, early in 2012, Brother Rogers' desire was realized:

On April 14, 2012, I was carried away into the heavenly temple. I shook the hand of the angel that was my guide. I saw and heard the Father and the Son speak to me. This experience involved sight, touch, sound, and smell. It was as real as anything I have experienced in my day-to-day life, only the glory and intelligence conveyed is indescribable. This was not my last encounter beyond the veil.

I am a witness that Jesus Christ lives. He is a real, knowable person.

If you seek and accept His messengers to prepare the way, He will come suddenly to His temple and reveal to you His glorious body of burnings. He is talkative. He wants to know you more than you want to know Him. I know this because I have experienced this as a man speaks to another.

Jesus Christ is the Second Comforter. He literally came to me and has comforted me.

This is not a full statement of my witness. I share my testimony so that you may know that Christ lives and His work is to save imperfect people. I hope that this testimony will allow you to exercise faith enough to lay hold on these blessings.

And that's not all. In the months that followed, Brother Rogers testified that a heavenly messenger came to his bedside and taught him from the scriptures, primarily the Book of Mormon and Isaiah. This happened on three different nights over a period of two months, each time repeating the prior message and adding more. By the way, Doctrine & Covenants 129 states that an angel is capable of shaking hands with a human, and that it can be clearly felt. In contrast, a devil will also offer to shake hands, but there will be no feeling.

Mindful of Denver Snuffer's excommunication, which was upheld by the First Presidency as of November 21st, Daniel Rogers wishes to emphasize that his only goal in sharing his testimony is to increase faith in Christ. He has no commission to reveal anything to any member of the church. Since he's not a presiding authority, nothing he shares would be of any force to anyone. He says the Lord asked him to share these thoughts publicly, but only in the capacity as a friend and fellow seeker, and not by way of commandment or revelation. The only tool he uses is testimony and persuasion.

Brother Rogers does not reveal how his Priesthood chain of command has reacted to his manifestation. But on Latter-day Commentary, Tim Malone hints that Rogers may have been asked to remove his Web page:

So what Daniel Rogers has done is apparently out of the norm. He has ostensibly been asked to remove his web page. You look it over and see if you can find inappropriate material in it. Is it because he referred to Denver Snuffer, a now excommunicated / former member of the church? Or is it because he was very specific that he was visited by an angel, the Savior and the Father?

If what Malone hints at is true, it would most likely be attributable to the association with Denver Snuffer. The LDS Church does not care to see members expressing supportive statements about those who have been excommunicated. I would hope that Rogers' Priesthood chain of command would not make an issue out of this; there's nothing in Brother Rogers' testimony that contravenes existing LDS doctrine or that casts the Church in an unfavorable light.

6 comments:

Jesef said...

I think you have misinterpreted Daniel's testimony in the title by saying "during a temple session" - I know him personally and this is not where it occurred. What he refers to in his testimony is to being "carried away into the heavenly temple" - not during a temple session here on earth.

Jack Mormon said...

Jesef -- That is quite possible. After re-reading his post, I decided to change the title of this once. Thanks for the catch.

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Anonymous said...

FYI, there is no "priesthood chain of command" in the church. There is a church leadership hierarchy, but not a chain of command. Priesthood leaders do not have the right to command anyone

Anonymous said...

I strongly encourage anyone who comes across material such as this to pray and ask God for themselves for the truth of it.

God uses patterns. He will not deceive you.

todd sabrina said...

well the second Comforter is the Holy Ghost who is the Last Adam who was also the first Adam....Adam of the Wilderness / Days of Elijah...Carrying the human body of Gabriel in Heaven.Becoming Jesus Christ the Lord again when they meet in the air with the rest of the church that will follow.