Chief Difference!

I have been thinking about this for a long while, and I think I have found the answer.
Mormonism and Classical Christianity share many similar tenets... so what sets us apart beyond relatively trifling matters such as eternal marriage, baptisms for the dead, etc? I believe that it can be found in this quote:
God himself was once as we are now, and is an exalted man, and sits enthroned in yonder heavens! . . . I am going to tell you how God came to be God. We have imagined and supposed that God was God from all eternity. I will refute that idea, and take away the veil, so that you may see. . . . He was once a man like us; yea that God himself, the Father dwelt on an earth, the same as Jesus Christ himself did. (Joseph Smith, Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith)
Aha! So, LDS doctrine states that God did not exist from the beginning of eternity. I believe that God has existed from all time in the same form He exists in now.

Well that clears that up :)

1 comment:

  1. Very cool! I have definitely wondered about the main differences before :)

    I wanted to say, darling Becca, how much I enjoy your blog, though more often than not I'm a lurker instead of a commenter! But your post on the dragons was so very good and true. Thank you :)

    And, I don't know if you've heard of Focus on the Family's Boundless or not, but it's a ministry for young singles (well, twentysomethings). I'm not quite in that demographic, but I enjoy most of it anyway, and I was listening to this podcast. Much of it, in the middle, is talking to a Christian actor who is currently starring in Little House on the Prarie (the musical, apparently). He's been on Broadway and tours and all over the place, and it's just so cool to listen to him. Anyways, I thought you might enjoy it if you had the time, because it sounds so much like you - being a light in the darkness, bringing Christ into music and musical theatre, and so much more. If you're interested, here's the link: http://boundless.typepad.com/podcast/2010/02/107-the-boundless-podcast.html I'm not qutie sure when the segment starts, but it's in the beginning/middlish. (that's so descriptive, isn't it? I do apologize!)

    Miss you!