Tag: Nature of God

Richard Bucke's Vision

Tuesday, January 30, 2018. I thought this was interesting. I wonder if this vision that so many people, in various walks of life have, is what Peter talked about when he said "give diligence to make your calling and election sure". I have long been of the opinion that blessings we get from God are less of a bestowal, and more of a realization of what already is. I was in a state of quiet, almost passive enjoyment, not actually thinking, but letting ideas, images, and emotions flow of themselves, as it were, through m...

Sheddeth Itself Abroad

Tuesday, January 23, 2018. "O God, the Eternal Father, we ask thee, in the name of thy Son, Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this wine to the souls of all those who drink of it, that they may do it in remembrance of the blood of thy Son, which was *shed* [or, perhaps, shed forth] for them; that they may witness unto thee, O God, the Eternal Father, that they do always remember him, that they may have his Spirit to be with them. Amen." (Moroni 6) "And the angel said unto me: Behold the Lamb of God, yea, even the Son ...

Paroxysm

Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Many want to, or have an idea that it's possible to come into the presence of God and be saved. The Lectures on Faith state that to have this kind of saving faith, a correct knowledge of the nature of God must be understood — before you can be saved in His presence. Can you have saving faith in God if you miscalculate his nature? Paul taught about the curse of the Law and the paroxysms it caused. There was indeed a Law of Moses and a constantly condemned people that grew out of it, but the "Law...

Zion People

Tuesday, December 12, 2017. And it shall be said among the wicked: Let us not go up to battle against Zion, for the inhabitants of Zion are terrible; wherefore we cannot stand. And it shall come to pass that the righteous shall be gathered out from among all nations, and shall come to Zion, singing with songs of everlasting joy. When Christ comes, the scriptures say the wicked will burn as stubble . Another scriptures says all things that are not by him shall shake and tremble untill all that remains is what is w...

Knowing

Sunday, January 22, 2017. And this is life eternal, that they might know God. (John 17:3) I want to start this article of Knowing by adding this parable I read a year or two ago: Imagine that you are in a gigantic mall where there are hundreds of movie theaters. You look around to see what s playing, and you notice a movie that has your name. Amazing! You go inside the theater, and it s empty except for one person. Very quietly, trying not to interrupt, you sit behind that person, who doesn t even no...