I find some verses in Mormon literature have a certain “entertainment value”… and some make you say “how silly!” … for example I read this verse in the “Pearl” of “Great Price” where we see Joseph Smith, the storyteller… oops! I meant “Joseph Smith, the prophet wearing the Urim goggles”… totally mishandling the word “eternity” :
“And it came to pass that the Lord spake unto Enoch, and told Enoch all the doings of the children of men; wherefore ENOCH knew, and looked upon their wickedness, and their misery, and wept and stretched forth his arms, AND HIS HEART SWELLED WIDE AS ETERNITY; and his bowels yearned; AND ALL ETERNITY SHOOK.” (Moses 7:41)
How could ALL “eternity” shake if a whole ton of it – an infinite amount of it to be more precise – hasn’t happened yet? How could a finite creature’s heart be as wide as “eternity”?