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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

God and the Godhead; Good and Evil


Testimony of Truth from A to Z
God and the Godhead; Good and Evil

God is my Heavenly Father.  I know that he loves me, and I love him.  I lived in heaven a long time ago with my Heavenly Father, and with all of the people I now know, including you.  God, our Father, created a plan for each of us, wherein we could all come here to earth.  We were to each receive our own body of flesh created after the image of God.  We were to experience joy and sorrow, pleasure and pain, and eventually death.  We were also to learn how to return to God our Heavenly Father.

One of God's children that we all knew was Jesus Christ, our elder brother.  God's plan depends on our having a Savior who was willing to come to earth as God's literal Son.  This would enable him to atone for our sins and allow us all to overcome death and the demands of justice.  Jesus Christ volunteered to be our Savior and teacher and example.  Because of  his Atonement we can make the choice to follow the teachings and commands of God, our father, and one day return to Heaven and enjoy the blessings of Eternal Life.

Another brother was chosen to play another vital role.  The Holy Ghost, or Holy Spirit does not have a body like you and I do, but is a personage of spirit matter.  This allows him to dwell within us, to guide us, to teach us, and to help us understand truth.  The gift of the Holy Ghost is given to those who believe.  God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost make up the Godhead.  They are three separate individuals.  They are united and act as one with the purpose of bringing to pass the immortality and eternal life of mankind.

Yet another brother lived with us in heaven.  Lucifer, or Satan, also volunteered to be our Savior.  He offered to come to earth and ensure that each one of us did what was required to return to God our Father.  We would not have the choice of our actions.  Lucifer's plan was rejected.  He rebelled against God and was cast out of Heaven.  He was denied the privilege of receiving a physical body patterned after our Father's.  Many of our brothers and sisters followed Satan and were also cast out.  Their presence is felt here on earth as they try to persuade us to disobey the teachings of God our Father. Yes, there is a definite battle between good and evil. It has always been here on this earth and will continue until each of God's worthy sons and daughters have been given their chance to experience this life.  We have a choice.  We have a plan.  We have the guidance of the Holy Ghost.  We have a Savior.  We have a Heavenly Father who loves us and desperately wants us to return to his presence.  

2 comments:

  1. There is no doubt in my mind of the presence of good and evil opposing each other in this world. I sometimes worry when I watch tv news that evil has the upper hand..

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    1. The world can be a scary place, but every bit of good that we do can help balance out the evil. I have faith that God and goodness will eventually prevail! I appreciate your faith and your comments, Jen.

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