God is a person. He is "more" than this also. I was asking on one of the mysteries; meditating on the crucifixion--the story of the sacrifice to pay for the sins of the world . . . this most crucial aspect of God's plan has always fascinated me. I asked about it. I believe I was told, shown this: that it was also a matter of cosmic physics, the necessity thereof. God is spirit--spirit is His essence. Yet, He created a material world, a physical universe. Man was made physical, indwelt by spirit--or soul, until he gains his spiritual estate, some say. Anyhow, I was shown . . . that, once sin entered the world, it actually altered the physical nature of the world--death and decay and entropy became an instant component of created, physical/material reality. And so it would stay, UNLESS, the fundamental nature/construction of the world and man . . . were "reset" . . . physically CHANGED, so that the human could again be in a "position" . . . to attain eternal, spirit life. The fall LITERALLY altered the nature of this reality, this material dimension. It required that GOD, in His perfection, enter the physical reality, staying PERFECT, from birth to death, to then LITERALLY change again the nature of material, mortal reality . . . in such a way . . . that the mortal soul would again have a "pathway" OUT of inevitable death and entropy and sin and darkness . . . . When the Lord completed PERFECTLY His mission . . . the basic, foundational LAWS of the previous reality . . . were broken, ended, transcended, transformed . . . so that, the material creature, man, was no longer TRAPPED in a purely mechanistic, material world ruled absolutely by mechanical (even mechanical MORAL) LAW . . . .
The circuits were re-opened, and A WAY OUT was established, by the Son, in perfection, entering the material realm, fundamentally altering it's fallen, disconnected condition, for none could keep the law, being fallen and human . . . and thus . . . was it NECESSARY that He Himself must come, by Whose coming--while appearing as merely a near-whimsical matter of will--that is, that the Father just decided His plan would be . . . to save the world by "pouring His wrath" on His "only begotten"--BUT, was actually a matter of cosmic physics, which literally, atomically . . . so-to-speak . . . ALTERED the physical reality by His perfect presence IN it . . . . . . .
I've despaired for a while wanting to explain this . . . . The words fail to convey what I mean exactly--I think it must be seen . . . but, then again, maybe it is easier to consider than I have worried about . . . . .
Either way, I've wanted to share this--attempt to anyway--for those who also have wondered about this . . . and similar questions . . . regarding the nature of "The Plan" . . . .
It’s a local show and the host carries on about various Mormon issues, “controversies” within “the church” . . . .
Some of the things discussed last night with a guest/author are typical Mormon beliefs, such as:
“As man is, God once was . . . as God is, man will become” (this is a common Mormon phrase/belief)
They talked about how the generally accepted belief that our God has a God, as does that God have a God and so on infinitely . . . and likewise “man” can be a God over spirit children, who also will become Gods, and then Gods of Gods infinitely in the other direction.
They teach that God progresses–in fact that is a key component of Godhood–that you continue to eternally progress.
They talked about how “man” progresses eventually to Godhood, has many multitude of spirit children with many wives in order to populate their worlds . . . and then being the God of those worlds……
The host and guest also said that each person, through their eventual Godhood, would also be the Saviour for his people….that each person becomes a Messiah–that “Messiahship”/”Saviourhood” is just an “office”, which any can fulfill if they passed the requisite tests. . . (As in, Jesus wasn’t that special….just one of many, many Saviors sent to worlds throughout the universe, fulfilling an office . . . the office of Messiah . . . .
They talked about the (Mormon) controversy, over whether Adam is our God/Creator on this particular earth (many Mormons think and believe so–that Adam is now our particular God, pertaining to the ’spirit family’ on this planet.)
They talked a lot about having the right “keys” . . . the “keys” to the kingdom . . .and I remember hearing about the “keys” to the Priesthood when I went to Mormon church as a young man for a while . . . . There are all kinds of secret ordinances, “keys” conveyed through various rituals I recall . . . and it takes having these “keys” to pass certain stages of spiritual progression. Hence there are the secret handshakes and signs given in the temple ceremonies, so that when you die, you can remember them and give them to the right people and that right time (after death) so that you can “progress” into the higher spiritual worlds……If you don’t know the secrets, have the “keys” etc., and/or have not performed all the necessary laws (tithing, baptism for the dead, callings etc) then you are bound to be stuck in a lower heavenly kingdom. Your family, if they are above you in the Celestial Kingdom, for example….can come visit you “below”, but you can’t visit “above” . . . although the hosts on the radio show were debating whether Mormons believe it may be possible to eventually leave a particular “kingdom” and keep progressing . . . . and as the guest kept saying, “receiving increasing light and knowledge“.
It creeped me out when he said that. Honestly, I could only think about Lucifer being the “bringer of light” . . . he who tempted Eve to eat from the Tree of Knowledge . . . . .
They ARE fascinated with money and magic however……if you want to see them light up, start talking about Harry Potter, the Twilight series and magic. They are increasingly enthralled with much that is considered “new age” . . . using scents, oils, totems, charms,visualization, yoga . . . . And of course, very sex-obsessed, along with status-obsessed–big houses, the newest car . . . . It wouldn’t be so annoying except they are consistently condescending, holierthanthou, judgmental, and consider any who question their teachings headed for the outer darkness and punishment . . . .
And no one dares confront them, or you get the knee-jerk cries of “anti-mormon, anti-mormon”. Though, in a pinch, its true, they will often set aside most of their biases and would simply help someone out if in trouble . . . . There ARE various good qualities they share; and they will tell you all about them anytime.
It’s the dark side, the unspoken truths about their culture which go unexamined . . . .
(updated): The "home teachers" from the church are very actively and insistently trying to meet with us. They are sweet fellows, the ones who've been assigned to us . . . and I am considering meeting with them . . . though, to turn the tables and let THEM know that I am concerned for THEIR spiritual condition, which will go over like a lead balloon I'm sure .... We recently got some mail from them trying to set up an appointment, included in which was a portion of a talk given by an "apostle" at their recent "general conference." I am going to address it here shortly . . . to show the casual blasphemies contained therein . . . . Honestly, I feel for these people. So many of them are living crazy, sin-wracked lives of colossal dysfunction .... I see daily and it all ties directly to the false origins of their cult ... yes CULT ... of Joseph Smith personality ... and self elevation ... and diminution of Jesus..... But do not doubt.... it is dangerous and wrought with certain perils to confront these . . . folk . . . who can turn very mean and vindictive when challenged .... But I must witness.... (developing ..... )
....definitely, it feels like a giant wave is forming, like a tsunami, first ‘below surface’, gathering strength . . . soon to manifest up top . . . and then wash over all . . . . . .
Who knows how long we have together? It may not be long–at least not from this standpoint of relative ease compared to other possibilities . . . . .
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus . . comforts . . .
God bless and God wake up the Mormons, those who will Hear. . . to cease their blasphemous proposals . . . .