Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Exaltation is to become predictable, dependable, united, and trusted


Before I share this amazing quote, let me set the stage here for a moment. How many of you, would open up a business with a partner or a group of partners that were unpredictable, not dependable, not unified in purpose, and ultimately not trust worthy? What about a marriage, if your spouse was NOT predictable, dependable, unified, or trusted? Of course not, that would be absolutely ludicrous even to conceive such a thought. The crazy thing is that exaltation is both a marriage and a business.

Moses 1:39
39 For behold, this is my work and my glory--to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man. https://www.lds.org/scriptures/pgp/moses/1?lang=eng

Now we can enjoy this quote from Chauncey C. Riddle:

"Though there be gods many and lords many, there is but one God, and that God is the priesthood-ordered community of all the righteous, exalted beings who exist . To be invited to join them by hearing the gospel of Jesus Christ is to receive the greatest message in the universe; to be enabled to join them by receiving the new and everlasting covenant is to have the greatest opportunity in the universe; to be joined with them is the greatest gift in the universe, which gift is life eternal, sharing with them all the good they have and are.

"This good that they share is righteousness. Righteousness is that necessary order of social relationships in which beings of knowledge and power must bind themselves in order to live together in accomplishment and happiness for eternity. They bind [seal] themselves to each other with solemn covenants to become predictable, dependable, and united so that they can be trusted. They bind themselves to be honest, true, chaste, and benevolent so that they can do good for all other beings, which good they do by personal sacrifice to fulfill all righteousness." (emphasis added) ("The New and Everlasting Covenant;" Doctrines for Exaltation: 1989 Sperry Symposium on the Doctrine and Covenants, p. 225)

Reading M in Voice Dream http://emp.byui.edu/WightmanG/Nt_211/Class_Articles/Holy_Order.htm

Craig

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