pam Posted September 13, 2010 Report Share Posted September 13, 2010 Reference Search: 2 Nephi 31:2121 And now, behold, my beloved brethren, this is the way; and there is none other way nor name given under heaven whereby man can be saved in the kingdom of God. And now, behold, this is the doctrine of Christ, and the only and true doctrine of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, which is one God, without end. Amen. Quotes for DiscussionThe “doctrine of Christ” is the plan and system whereby the children of God “fulfill all righteousness” through taking upon themselves the name of Christ in baptism, receiving and obeying the principles and ordinances of the gospel, and then enduring to the end in faith. Paul stated it as “one Lord, one faith, one baptism” (Ephesians 4:5), while apostate Christianity would have it as “Many Lords, many faiths, and many (or no) baptisms.”Millet & McConkie, BOM Commentary, Vol. 1 p. 368“One God”In the exalted family of the Gods, the Father and the Son are one. They have the same character, perfections, and attributes. They think the same thoughts, speak the same words, perform the same acts, have the same desires, and do the same works. They possess the same power, have the same mind, know the same truths, live in the same light and glory. To know one is to know the other; to see one is to see the other; to hear the voice of one is to hear the voice of the other. Their unity is perfect. The Son is in the express image of his Father’s person; each has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s.Bruce R. McConkie, Promised Messiah, 9In other ways, the Son literally is the Father.[First] The Savior becomes our Father, in the sense in which…he offers us life, eternal life, through the atonement….[second] We become the children, sons and daughters of Jesus Christ, through our covenants of obedience to him [see Mosiah 5:7]….[Third] Christ is also our Father because his Father has given him of his fullness; that is, he has received a fullness of the glory of the Father [see D&C 93:1-5, 16-17]….[Therefore] the Father has honored Christ by placing his name upon him, so that he can minister in and through that name as though he were the Father….[Fourth] Our Lord is also called the Father in the sense that he is the Father or Creator of the heavens and the earth and all things.Joseph Fielding Smith, Doctrines of Salvation, 1:29-30 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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