In the gospel of John Jesus stated that he was doing all the things he had seen his Father doing i.e. preach the gospel, call people to repentance, perform miracles etc. When did the Father do these things? Think about it.
Well written. Clear, concise, accurate and direct. Once again, Dan, you nailed it.
to Jane: Of course we will create our own worlds and have eternal procreation. That is what gods do. I don't see anything in Bro. Peterson's excellent article that would lead you to believe otherwise. I'm confused at your confusion ... My only wish is that Dan had quoted from Joseph Smith's crowning summary teachings on divinization in the King Follet Discourse given shortly before his martyrdom. Too many Latter-day Saints shrink from discussing this doctrine simply because other Christians are ignorant of it and call it "blasphemy". In reality, as Dan has so skillfully documented, it is merely a restoration of original Christian teachings that have been lost and replaced by the Calvinistic view that man is a worm, and "utterly other" from what God our Father is. The narrow view that modern "traditional" Christianity teaches is revealed in another of C.S. Lewis's teachings from "The Weight of Glory". He wrote: "We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased."
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Loved this expose' on this subject. It is most probably a topic that many ponder upon. Thanks Daniel Peterson.
Wonderful scholarly article by a great researcher and writer. Brother Peterson speaks so clearly he is understood. And he is respectful of others. Thanks. I am disconcerted that Meridian magazine would place an advertisement for a Trump supporting organization in the middle of the article. Oh my. What a jarring intrusion.
Thank you for this interesting and enlightening article. Does this mean that we will NOT be creators of our own worlds, as is implied in some Sunday School teachings? Or have eternal procreation, our own worlds, etc.? I'm a little confused.
Excellent article! thank you Brother Peterson
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