One example would be the idea of a Heavenly Mother. It is common Mormon belief, it is a natural logical extension of what Mormon leadership teaches, and it is something the LDS Church knows its members believe or at least find acceptable. Yet it is not something Mormons feel obligated to publicly confess and testify to.
You can ask a Mormon, "Do you believe in Heavenly Mother? Mormonism has set up a protective layer of plausible deniability around its leaders, tradition, and belief system. Leaders have essentially been given a free pass to say, foster, and tolerate anything. Mormon apologist Stephen Smoot was asked about a hypothetical scenario:. What if there was near-unanimity among the leadership on this? What if the Church taught it via correlated, institutional channels of influence: in the manuals, in the magazines, in the booklets, in the videos?
Would you then consider Monson's statement to be blasphemy, and to be the kind of fruit that disqualifies him as a true prophet? He answered, "No", because it did not fit the condition of what qualifies as "official doctrine", that it was not yet blasphemy, and not yet a disqualifying fruit. Whether it was "official" mattered more to him than whether it was true. Whereas Mormon leaders have taught, "The Lord will never allow the President of the Church to lead us astray", this seems to have been reduced to, "The Lord will never allow the President of the Church to lead us officially astray.
The content of the fruit matters more than the officiality of the fruit. A rotten, black banana is still rotten, with or without the Dole sticker. Biblically, we have a responsibility to inspect the fruits of the LDS Church.
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What they teach, and foster, and tolerate as acceptable teaching and belief among their members matters. They are shepherds over sheep. The honor of "The Church" ought not be defended at the expense of the honor and glory and beauty of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Mormonism claims to be the most clear and bright beacon of doctrinal clarity, particularly on things that matter.
Yet Mormonism's traditional worldview has fostered confusion on the most important thing in all of reality. Mormonism has historically taught, "As man is God once was, as God is man may be. Some Mormon authors essentially appeal to this "one eternal round" as a point of comfort for members. Whether or not the Mormon institution has an official position on the issue, it still bears responsibility for letting such blasphemy persist among members. Individual Mormons still bear responsibility for acquiescing to the institution's lack of repentance over the issue.
Is it possible that Heavenly Father was once a sinner?
What are Mormons saying? It says I think it's the same process that keeps going on and on and on through eternity. And so yeah, it's very possible he was just a normal man like us at some point in time on another world. So, if you follow logic and reason, then I definitely think that is a distinct possibility. It doesn't make him any less powerful or anything It makes me more comfortable Then certainly we have hope to overcome all our trials and sinful natures as well. There's a lot more to that than what's upfront I actually look more toward worshiping a God that we can become like Look where he's at now, that's all that matters.
It would make sense to me, knowing that it's not unreachable to be like that, knowing that he was once like we are. And God being a sinner, that's really complicated because if there was a savior then, and his sins were washed clean through that savior, then he wouldn't have been a sinner. Kind of like us. If we repent of our sins then we become clean. So it's a complicated question I don't know enough about it really, I'm not going to say that I would be shocked or horrified if that was the case if God ever did anything wrong.
I wouldn't be shocked or horrified by that If he ever was a sinner it would have been a long time ago, and he's definitely progressed past that obviously, and I don't know the steps that he would have to do to progress past that or exactly what happens So, it doesn't affect my worship in anyway, just because I don't know enough about it. Really, complicated stuff like that, I just don't know enough about it to let it distract me, so I just try to focus on the more simple stuff of just trying to live better every day. Because that's really what the teachings are, just try to be better the next day than you were before.
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I've heard a lot of things about that, and Lorenzo Snow did say that, so I'd say that God experienced many things much like the Savior did To what extent? I don't know. That's not something our Church really focuses on. We do believe we have the potential to be like our Heavenly Father, but I think what we're trying to focus on is being good Christians, followers and disciples of Christ. He went through the same things we did. He knows what we're going through.
And he obviously lived his life right because he became a God It assures me that I can always do better and become like unto God, like the scriptures tell us to. And that's absolutely an inspiration to my life more according to the ways of the Church. Because that's obviously where we all want to eventually get. If he was a sinner, then great. It doesn't really matter. The atonement of Jesus Christ provided for us here on earthwho are all sinnersallows us to be cleansed.
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Brenton Septuagint Translation And he entered there into a cave, and rested there; and, behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and he said, What doest thou here, Eliu? Douay-Rheims Bible And when he was come thither, he abode in a cave: and behold the word of the Lord came unto him, and he said to him: What dost thou here, Elias? Darby Bible Translation And there he went into a cave, and lodged there.
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And behold, the word of Jehovah [came] to him, and he said to him, What doest thou here, Elijah? English Revised Version And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah? Webster's Bible Translation And he came thither to a cave, and lodged there; and behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and he said to him, What doest thou here, Elijah? World English Bible He came there to a cave, and lodged there; and behold, the word of Yahweh came to him, and he said to him, "What are you doing here, Elijah?
Hebrews The world was not worthy of them.