LDS Tours in Chichen Itza | LDS Tours in Cancun
Listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World Chichen Itza is amajestic archaeological site of the Mayan culture. Located on the Yucatan peninsula, however, the proximity to the neighboring state of Quintana Roo, many visitors choose to stay in the Riviera Maya destinations like Cancun and Playa del Carmen, where theyembarking on the road driving for holiday get there.
The structures of Chichen Itza are dedicated to Kukulcan, Maya representation of Quetzalcoatl. Among the most important buildings are the Temple of the Warriors, the Observatory, the Ball Court and the Pyramid of Kukulcan, also known as El Castillo and compared with the Temple of Solomon. This latest architectural is a pyramid of 24 meters high, each of its sides has 91 steps and leading to a more rectangular than the temple, where is represented the human figure of Quetzalcoatl, a white bearded man. The sum of these steps gives the total of 365, as the days of the year.
The western orientation of the Castillo at Chichen Itza faces within a degree the zenith passage sunset. The east faces sunrise at the time of solar nadir. The Upper Temple of the Jaguars and the Temple of the Warriors align to the zenith sunset. The Castillo has 365 steps. The Caracol at Chichen Itza is recognized as an astronomical observatory. The Caracol has three Venus alignments, including the building’s alignment to the northerly extremes of Venus. A pair of turret window alignments and a pair of base alignments point to Venus’ western horizon standstills around 1000 A.D. The Caracol’s platform, an irregular rectangle, has a diagonal directed toward the winter solstice sunset and summer solstice sunrise. The platform staircase faces the Venus extreme north position. One of the most amazing spectacles provided by the Kukulcan pyramid can be seen in the evenings during equinoctial, reaching its peak on April 6th, when the rays of sunlight touch the northwest corner-west of the bases of the facade and create the image of a serpent-god body that seems to descend.
Throughout the rest of the buildings inherited by our ancestors Lamanites and Nephites peoplesis striking to note, also carved men on horseback and many other evidences that guide us in the Book of Mormon. Interestingly, the Mormon prophet Joseph Smith, who lived in upstate New York, published in 1830 a record of ancient translation spoke of a personal visit by Jesus Christ to the Americas shortly after His resurrection. She identified 6 April as the birth of Jesus Christ.
On this occasion the scriptures record:
“And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. And he said unto them, why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts. Behold my hands and my feet that it is I myself: handle me and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet.” In this instance and at other times the savior ate with his apostles and further testified of the reality of his resurrection and physical form.
The New Testament teaches that Christ was created in the express image of his father and many scriptures in both the Old and New Testaments have clear reference to both God the Father and His son having physical bodies and form.If Christ was the express image of His father and was resurrected into a perfected glorified state with a physical body then, would it not make sense that his Father would have a glorified physical body as well. This idea was expressed by many of the early Church fathers at the Council of Nicea, in 325 AD. This council was intended to standardize the many doctrines and beliefs that had grown up around Christ since his death, nearly three hundred years earlier.
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