LDS Thoughts and DOCTRINE.

The upper-crust forum for scholarly, polite, and respectful discussions only. Heavily moderated. Rated G.
User avatar
Elizabeth
Star B
Posts: 112
Joined: Fri Apr 22, 2022 7:02 pm
Location: Australia

Re: LDS Thoughts and DOCTRINE.

Post by Elizabeth »

The most basic principle of the Gospel is individual freedom, free agency, without which the original war in Heaven and counsel in Heaven would have no meaning.

This principle precedes all the other principles of the Gospel.
User avatar
Gadianton
God
Posts: 1986
Joined: Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:56 pm

Re: LDS Thoughts and DOCTRINE.

Post by Gadianton »

Did you get a patriarchal blessing, Elizabeth? What tribe of Israel are you from?
User avatar
Elizabeth
Star B
Posts: 112
Joined: Fri Apr 22, 2022 7:02 pm
Location: Australia

Re: LDS Thoughts and DOCTRINE.

Post by Elizabeth »

From my Patriarchal Blessing:
"You are a sweet and noble spirit belonging to the House of Israel in the lineage of Ephraim.
The Lord is very pleased with your attitude and efforts you are putting forth to serve Him and keep His commandments."
Gadianton wrote:
Tue May 03, 2022 2:52 am
Did you get a patriarchal blessing, Elizabeth? What tribe of Israel are you from?
User avatar
Moksha
God
Posts: 3083
Joined: Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:13 am
Location: Koloburbia

Re: LDS Thoughts and DOCTRINE.

Post by Moksha »

Elizabeth wrote:
Sat Apr 30, 2022 4:58 am
The most basic principle of the Gospel is individual freedom, free agency, without which the original war in Heaven and counsel in Heaven would have no meaning.

This principle precedes all the other principles of the Gospel.
For liberal to mainstream Christians, the Great two Commandments are the cornerstone. For Orthodox Mormons, it is usually Obedience.
Cry Heaven and let loose the Penguins of Peace
User avatar
High Spy
Valiant A
Posts: 162
Joined: Thu Mar 24, 2022 12:26 pm
Location: Tralfamadore
Contact:

Re: LDS Thoughts and DOCTRINE.

Post by High Spy »

Moksha wrote:
Tue May 03, 2022 11:23 am
Elizabeth wrote:
Sat Apr 30, 2022 4:58 am
The most basic principle of the Gospel is individual freedom, free agency, without which the original war in Heaven and counsel in Heaven would have no meaning.

This principle precedes all the other principles of the Gospel.
For liberal to mainstream Christians, the Great two Commandments are the cornerstone. For Orthodox Mormons, it is usually Obedience.
And bowing low to the high, mighty and most fabulous 15. :lol:

3*8** Knight Lion, but not Nite Lion. 🐳 gbng

Everybody's heard the whale and 8 are linked. :lol:

Choose the 🥩
User avatar
Elizabeth
Star B
Posts: 112
Joined: Fri Apr 22, 2022 7:02 pm
Location: Australia

Re: LDS Thoughts and DOCTRINE.

Post by Elizabeth »

The Plan of Salvation is our Heavenly Father’s plan by which we have the best and only opportunity to become like Him. The rules of the mortality game are well-established by our Father, but sometimes arrogance and pride elevate self-image to the point that some believe they know a better way. They think they are wiser, more modern, more progressive, more compassionate, more “whatever” than our Father in Heaven, and consequently demand that He conform to their expectations of Him. It is the equivalent of Christ entering the room and us demanding to see his driver’s license. But our progression in this life is determined by our following the path that our Father has set out for us, not by blazing new trails based upon our limited view of the landscape.

No mortal ever has been faced with a more difficult celestial chore than Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane. If ever there were a time for “Yeah, but” discipleship, this was it. “Yeah, but there has to be another way!” Instead, our Saviour demonstrated perfectly how to respond to difficult directives: “Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.” Even the Great I AM placed His will second to that of the Father. If Christ was unwilling to overwrite God’s instructions, we should be far more hesitant to do so.
User avatar
Elizabeth
Star B
Posts: 112
Joined: Fri Apr 22, 2022 7:02 pm
Location: Australia

Re: LDS Thoughts and DOCTRINE.

Post by Elizabeth »

7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.


Revelation 12
.
__
User avatar
Elizabeth
Star B
Posts: 112
Joined: Fri Apr 22, 2022 7:02 pm
Location: Australia

Re: LDS Thoughts and DOCTRINE.

Post by Elizabeth »

"Job in the day of dire affliction rejoiced in his testimony of the coming Messiah, and declared with prophetic conviction:

“I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth.”

The songs of David the psalmist abound in oft-recurring allusion to the earthly life of Christ, many circumstances of which are described in detail, and, as to these, corroboration of the utterances is found in New Testament Scriptures.”

https://www.lds.org/manual/jesus-the-ch ... 5?lang=eng
Post Reply