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August Witnessing TipAugust 14 – Creating Chaos with Four Accounts of God’s Creation. Genesis 1:26a “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…”

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The Miracle of Forgiveness, p. 2; “To this end God created man to live in mortality and endowed him with the Spencer Kimballpotential to perpetrate the race, to subdue the earth, to perfect himself and to become God, omniscient and omnipotent” – Spencer W. Kimball

 

 

 

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The SeerThe Seer, p. 153; “God loves the children of men according to their works, or according to the good qualities which He perceives in them those who do the best he loves the best if they do equally well, He loves them equally.

Man should be exercised with the same principle; he should judge in righteousness of the good qualities and desires of his family, and should love those the best who do the best.

And if any of his family err, he should still love them the same as God loves his family, though they may sometimes err and go astray. God loves his family, not for their errors and sins, but because He sees that there are good qualities existing in them, and trys to save them from their sins; so man should love his wives, not because of their errors and imperfections, but because God has given them to him, and because they, in the main, desire to do right; therefore, he should love them and try to save them from their errors; and he should never love one. more than another, unless they merit it.” – Orson Pratt

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

You have to hand it to that Orson Pratt fellow. While 100% of his prophecies and theories on life were wrong, he was the only one in the Mormon hierarchy who actually came right out and said what everyone else already knew.

The Mormon god is only going to love and accept you with the same amount of effort you put out. If you find yourself coming up short in the patience department, so does he. If you’ve sinned more than you should have yesterday, you’re going to find yourself further down on the totem pole of acceptance today.

Question:

Why would an omnipotent, omniscient God only love people when they obey? Is this the type of god you want to worship? If you’re a parent, is this how you love your own children?

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david john buergerThe Development of the Mormon Temple Endowment Ceremony, p. 25; “Brigham Young taught in this lecture that Adam “had begotten all the spirit[s] that was to come to this earth, and Eve our common Mother who is the mother of all living bore those spirits in the celestial world…[They] consequently came to this earth and commenced the great work of forming tabernacles for those spirits to dwell in.”” – David John Buerger, 1987

 

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salt lake mormon temple 2Ensign, ‘Trust In the Lord,’ November 1995; “The Lord’s plan is to exalt you to live with Him and be greatly blessed. The rate at which you qualify is generally set by your capacity to mature, to grow, to love, and to give of yourself. He is preparing you to be a god. You cannot understand fully what that means, yet, He knows.” – Richard G. Scott

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Witnessing Tip of the Day June 01June 18 – One God in Book of Mormon. James 2:19; “Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.”

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Mormon Terminology2February 1840 Discourse, Washington, DC

Encyclopedia of Joseph Smith’s Teachings, p. 237; “Fall of Adam and Eve. I believe in the fall of man, as recorded in the Bible; I believe that God foreknew everything, but did not foreordain everything; I deny that foreordain and foreknow is the same thing. He foreordained the fall of man; but all merciful as He is, He foreordained at the same time, a plan of redemption for all mankind. (Joseph Smith, History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7 Vols. 4:78)” – edited by Larry E. Dahl and Donald Q. Cannon [Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1997], also see same entry for this on p. 270

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