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April 17 – 2 Cor. 4:6-7; “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.”

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January 15 – Jeremiah 17:9; “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”

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“Seeking learning is a lifelong pursuit and one that increases our ability to serve the Lord.” – LDS.org

stickman thinking 3As I came across the above message put out by the Church I couldn’t help but think of those who are disabled.  Many of us either know of people or take care of those who aren’t able to function or live on their own because of an impairment.  Their intellectual capacity won’t ever meet the high demands of a secular society as they seem to be held prisoner behind the invisible bars of physical and mental “handicaps” they’ve been born with or that’s been imposed upon them by disease or accident.

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The Glory of God

If the glory of God is intelligence then what should we make of 1 Corinthians 13:8 which says;

“Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.”

Does this mean that God’s glory will vanish?

Gospel Standards, pg. 160; “We, of course, seek after knowledge, light, and intelligence and to inform ourselves upon all matters of importance. The glory of God, we have been told by the Prophet Joseph, is intelligence; and we desire to gain knowledge and to become as intelligent as we possibly can…—Era, 24:866.” – Heber J. Grant

Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pg. 297; “It is not wisdom that we should have all knowledge at once presented before us; but that we should have a little at a time; then we can comprehend it. President Smith then read the 2nd Epistle of Peter, 1st chapter, 16th to last verses, and dwelt upon the 19th verse with some remarks. Add to your faith knowledge, etc. The principle of knowledge is the principle of salvation. This principle can be comprehended by the faithful and diligent; and every one that does not obtain knowledge sufficient to be saved will be condemned. The principle of salvation is given us through the knowledge of Jesus Christ.”

D&C 93:36; “The glory of God is intelligence, or, in other words, light and truth.”

 

 

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