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Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
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** spoiler alert ** When Christ lived a mortal life here on earth He did so many things. Greatest of all He, while in the garden of Gethsemony, "suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind;" (Book of Mormon, Alma, Chapter 7) and then died on the cross. He also taught his gospel, preformed many miricals, and established his church. He build the organization of the church to be lead by the 12 apostles, but after all of those apostles were hunted down and murdered (except John who was exiled) there was no church structure and leaders. With no authority that church fell apart and other churches started who called themselves Christ's church. Then after over one thousand years of dark apostasy, Christ re-established (or restored) that original church. Christ came and spoke to a man, Joseph Smith Jr., and called him to the work of leading and organizing this restored church that Christ would establish. Christ sent the original apostles, now resurrected like Himself, to Joseph Smith to give Joseph the authority that Christ gave them hundreds of years before. With that authority, and with direction from heaven, Joseph Smith ordained 12 new apostles to help lead the church.
In The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, C. S. Lewis creates an allegory of Christ's life and that first church. Aslan dies for the children's sin's and leaves them in charge of the kingdom of Narnia. In the children's second book in Narnia, Prince Caspian, Lewis tells the story of the apostasy of Christ's church and gospel and the final restoration of it. After leaving their charge the kingdom falls apart and a false kingdom takes over. Aslan sets to get Narnia out of apostasy by bringing back the kings and queens who he had originally given the authority for the kingdom to, and thus restores the kingdom with a new king.
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