Monday, June 13, 2011

Restoration of "The Lost City"

So I am a huge fan of Stargate, and almost every episode has something related to the gospel in it.
I am going to go into how the overarching theme of Stargate Atlantis resembles the Restoration of the Gospel.  For this the city of Atlantis will represent the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Once upon a time, there was an Ancient civilization known as the Ancients.  They lived in the Pegasus Galaxy and they ended up fighting a war with a hybrid species called the Wraith.

Wraith....The Bad Guys

Once upon a time, there was a Prophet called Moses.  He lived in the middle eastern area of the world, and taught the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Some of the children of Israel didn't keep the commandments from God like they were supposed to.  This caused there to be a mix of Gentiles and disobedient Jews.  This also ends with fighting a war of religion between the obedient ones and this hybrid group.

Gentiles and Believers rejected the Messiah

The war between the Ancients and the Wraith progressed with the Ancients much more technologically able, but the Wraith had way more manpower.  Eventually they realized that they were winning every battle, but in the end the couldn't win the war.(SG-1 season 10 episode 3)

Pegasus Galaxy Map in Atlantis

When Christ came to the earth He also won every battle, but He couldn't win the war.  He did indeed conquer the devil in overcoming sin and death, but the war for the souls of men is still being waged.  He healed the sick, gave sight to the blind, made the lame walk and the deaf hear.  Whenever His oppressors posed a question to catch Him in His words, He only gave the correct answer.  Even with each battle won, there were too many who would not believe in His divine mission. (John 10:25)

The Ancients abandoned their capitol city, Atlantis, seeing no way to defeat the forces against them, but they sunk the city to the bottom of the ocean.(2 Thessalonians 2:3)  This made it possible for their descendants to return to the city and finish the war.(Acts 3:21)

Jesus Christ knew He would not convince those who refused to believe.  He laid down His life so that others might live, if they would believe on His name.(John 20:31)  He left the promise that all things would be restored at a later time, before His second coming.(Acts 3:21)

The Stargate program found out how to get to Atlantis, the place of the ancestors, and they sent an expedition to return to the city.  They reactivated the technology that had long slept, and restored everything that had been forgotten.

Gate address...Kinda like a phone number

In the year 1820, Joseph Smith was praying to find out the truth.  He searched the Bible and found that he needed to ask God about it.(James 1:5)  Through him the church that Christ set up was restored.  The priesthood, which is the authority to act in the name of Christ, was again given to man.

The Wraith are eventually defeated once and for all, but only after the city of Atlantis was restored. 

The Devil will also eventually be defeated, but only after the "restitution of all things", prophesied to prepare the way for the Savior's second coming.

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