Cardinal Biggles wrote:
Bruce R. McConkie wrote, to Eugene England:
"Eternal progression consists of living the kind of life God lives and of increasing in kingdoms and dominions everlastingly. Why anyone should suppose that an infinite and eternal being, who has presided in our universe for almost 2,555,000,000 years, who made the sidereal heavens, whose creations are more numerous than the particles of the earth, and who is aware of the fall of every sparrow -- why anyone would suppose that such a being has more to learn and new truths to discover in the laboratories of eternity is totally beyond my comprehension.http://www.mrm.org/bruce-mcconkies-rebu ... ne-england
Anyone have any idea where McConkie came up with this figure?
"And that eternity [the one during which Christ's doings have been known], agreeable to the records found in the catacombs of Egypt, has been going on in this system [not this world], almost two thousand five hundred and fifty-five millions of years." Times and Seasons 5:758. William Phelps.