The Joseph Smith Translation of Luke 12 make a significant change to some information Jesus provides his apostles. Whereas the KJV has Christ talk about a lord who could come in either the second watch or the third watch, the JST has him coming in the first watch, the second watch, and the third watch. And all times he comes as a thief in the night. This forms the basis of the Three Watches, and helps explain why the dispensation of the fullness of times has not yet arrived.
In this episode we show how many other scriptures support this Three Watch model, and also discuss related topics like Joseph Smith’s second commission, and why we should really call the 1830s the “Foundation” rather than the “Restoration”.
Some key scriptures mentioned in this episode:
Luke 12:37-38 / JST
1 Nephi 14:1
2 Nephi 30 5-8
2 Nephi 3:5-15, 24
Foundation vs. Restoration
D&C 45:16-17, 40-42, 66-71