I am reading a fun little book.
In it, I came across a quote that got one of two cogs moving.
“In the iconography and statuary of the ancient world, starting from the time of Zarathurstra, knowledge of the secret doctrine of the Mystery schools was denoted by the holding of a rolled scroll. As we shall see, this tradition has continued into modern times, and today the public statues of the world’s towns and cities show how widely it’s influence has spread.” (Mark Booth, The Secret History of the World, p. 22)
Immediately on reading this, I thought of a prophesy that has always eluded me: the earth being rolled up as a scroll (“Behold, will ye believe in the day of your visitation—behold, when the Lord shall come, yea, even that great day when the earth shall be rolled together as a scroll, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?“, Mormon 9:2).
If secret doctrine is represented as a scroll, the earth being rolled together as a scroll at the future coming of Christ suggests that this mortal life and a history of man as we know it will be hidden. Just as our prior estate is shrouded and unknown to us, our current estate will become a mystery to the future fortunate spirits liberated from death and hell.
I like having a least one potential interpretation, as opposed to none. A second interpretation may be useful if this one is wrong.