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    God ceasing to be God

    Okidoke. Have a nice day!
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    Latter-day Lamanite: My Blog

    Excess and Extortion
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    God ceasing to be God

    Ok, Mores, let's have a discussion. I don't disagree with you that Jesus laid down His own life. He also didn't just climb up on the cross and ask someone to nail Him to it. So why bother with the process of allowing wicked men to unjustly accuse Him and unjustly put Him on the cross?
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    Latter-day Lamanite: My Blog

    The Economics of Gifting
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    God ceasing to be God

    The Pharisees unjustly condemned Him to die and the Romans unjustly crucified an innocent man. He was innocent and He allowed it. Innocent men condemned to death, die unjustly. This was His condescension.
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    God ceasing to be God

    Justice cannot be robbed. The wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23) but because Jesus was sinless, and being God, having eternal life, what was unjustly taken from Him was His life, which is eternal and infinite, having no end. And while God’s own justice must reject evil, which has no place in His kingdom, His own sacrifice makes possible His right of mercy. Alma 34:9 For it is expedient that an atonement should be made; for according to the great plan of the Eternal God there must be an atonement made, or else all mankind must unavoidably perish; yea, all are hardened; yea, all are fallen and are lost, and must perish except it be through the atonement which it is expedient should be made. 10 For it is expedient that there should be a great and last sacrifice; yea, not a sacrifice of man, neither of beast, neither of any manner of fowl; for it shall not be a human sacrifice; but it must be an infinite and eternal sacrifice. 11 Now there is not any man that can sacrifice his own blood which will atone for the sins of another. Now, if a man murdereth, behold will our law, which is just, take the life of his brother? I say unto you, Nay. 12 But the law requireth the life of him who hath murdered; therefore there can be nothing which is short of an infinite atonement which will suffice for the sins of the world. 13 Therefore, it is expedient that there should be a great and last sacrifice, and then shall there be, or it is expedient there should be, a stop to the shedding of blood; then shall the law of Moses be fulfilled; yea, it shall be all fulfilled, every jot and tittle, and none shall have passed away. Justice can demand of us death, and rightly so, for the wages of sin is death. But Jesus Christ who is our mediator (1 Timothy 2:5) and our intercessor (Hebrews 7:25) with the Father can, in effect, hold back justice and say to it, “you took from me my life, which is endless and infinite. Therefore, in restoring to myself what is infinite, I can claim ALL life.” Thus justice is necessarily satisfied. This is how God can continue to be God, having satisfied the demands of justice, which has claim on all of us sinners. It was necessary for Him to make such a condescension, with the capacity to die unjustly so that He could take up His life again and in that capacity, which is infinite, rescue the rest of us.
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    Latter-day Lamanite: My Blog

    Greetings, friends! 😊 It's been a while, but since having forgotten my password, which took a long time to remember, I wanted to share new entries: Believe Jesus. Good Friday, Good Father. Hope you all enjoyed conference. My favorite talk was Sister Eubank's--Christ: The Light That Shines in Darkness.
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    Latter-day Lamanite: My Blog

    New entry: What Seek Ye?
  9. I'll be the aberrant voice. I only believe in being self reliant insofar as I am not a burden to anyone. While I believe in bearing one another's burdens, I prefer that to be an equitable proposition. Otherwise, I strongly advocate what the Lord declared to his people through Jacob in the land of Nephi: Or consider what Jesus Christ taught his twelve disciples who were to become his special witnesses: And the time came when He asked if they ever lacked anything for their discipleship: We see examples of those who were self reliant and yet were called to repentance. For example: Amulek repented of his self serving, self reliant ways to serve someone else, who was wholly reliant on the Lord, namely Alma who I believe went preaching without purse or scrip: Like Jesus' disciples, Alma never lacked anything. For he labored as one who labors in Zion. But as not all are apostles of the Lord, we can all be disciples. For example: Consider the following parable given by Jesus Christ: The man in the parable was the kind of man that planned for tomorrow. He saved up for his retirement. He kept his food storage. He was certainly self reliant. What could he have done with this stores while he acquired them that Jesus Christ would have approved of? Verse 21 seems to qualify the Lord's intent. If we choose to seek for riches, it ought to be for the sole purpose of elevating the least of His children who are powerless, even undeserving of our surplus. For we are all undeserving of all God has to offer us and it is only by His grace and His love that we have received anything. But that is how we retain a remission of our own sins. Or else we might find ourselves in a worse fate.
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    Any guesses on the grand things?

    Mikbone, have you read the King Follet Sermon?
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    Whom do we worship?

    You do yourself a disservice for God is no respecter of persons. He has invited all men, both Gentile and House of Israel to come unto Him and rend the veil of unbelief. As you are not a heathen, ignorant of the the gospel of Jesus Christ, this means you are also invited. Nobody is exempt.
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    Whom do we worship?

    You're welcome. If you missed the link to the pdf I wrote, here are some of the words relative to this topic: This was the purpose of the School of the Prophets. He defined the role of apostleship. Like Saul of old who became Paul, they had rent the veil and became eye witnesses of God. Having set the stage for the creation of the School of the Prophets, the Lectures on Faith were then commissioned for their education.Here is the link if you want to read the entire thing:
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    Whom do we worship?

    I know I've shared a lot of information in this topic. I apologize I did not post more concisely my thoughts. It seems that those who have asked me questions have not completely read everything I have shared, which I believe is quite comprehensive. The only other thing I can add to help clarify is the mention of Joseph Smith's King Follet Sermon in which he declared: We are presented with the idea of two distinct individuals. Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon, who have both gazed into heaven and conversed with Jesus Christ (D&C 76), knew what they were talking about when they along with others in a committee wrote the Lectures on Faith and in the third lecture, taught the correct attributes of a Father and a Son. It is not incorrect to attribute to Jesus Christ the name/title/roll/office/whatever word you choose of Father. He has worked it out and has taken His place while His Father, who is also our Heavenly Father has taken a higher exaltation. Both are Fathers, or if you will, "the Father." Likewise, Abinadi and all other prophets who "knew" God, knew what they were talking about when describing Jesus Christ. To quote Abinadi again: Abinadi taught by the Spirit, but King Noah and his priests with the possible exception of Alma, did not understand Abinadi and could not because they did not receive his teaching by the Spirit. Otherwise, they would have repented of their evil and in doing so, they would have also sought to know the Lord, befitting their offices in their small church in the land of Nephi.
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    Whom do we worship?

    Hello, SpiritDragon. No, I am not suggesting that they are one and the same body. They are two distinct, glorified individuals.
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    Whom do we worship?

    This is all the approved pattern I need: and Nothing subtle about it. Bold, straightforward and precise. Straight from Jesus Christ's own mouth. I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I know these are Jesus Christ's words. He is the Father. They are true. He invites both Gentile and house of Israel to rend the veil of unbelief and know Him. That means know Him personally, not just about Him. Nobody is exempt--especially members of the church.