Seek Posted March 9, 2017 Report Share Posted March 9, 2017 Greetings everyone, and peace be with you. I am considering becoming a member of the Church, as I like many of the teachings. However, when it comes to the nature of God and exaltation, it is one teaching I cannot accept — not because I am not open to the idea, but because I feel there is no sound case for it; Isaiah 66, verses 1 & 2 come to mind. Isaiah seems to make clear that God is spirit, and that a particular man shall one day embody that spirit — the Christ. Notice that God poses the question, "Where is the place of my rest?" I would be grateful for your thoughts on this. New American Bible, Revised Edition Thus says the Lord: The heavens are my throne, the earth, my footstool. What house can you build for me? Where is the place of my rest? My hand made all these things when all of them came to be—oracle of the Lord. This is the one whom I approve: the afflicted one, crushed in spirit, who trembles at my word. King James Version Thus saith the Lord, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest? For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the Lord: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word. Young's Literal Translation Thus said Jehovah: The heavens [are] My throne, And the earth My footstool, Where [is] this — the house that ye build for Me? And where [is] this — the place — My rest? And all these My hand hath made, And all these things are, An affirmation of Jehovah! And unto this one I look attentively, Unto the humble and bruised in spirit, And who is trembling at My word. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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