Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Whats Your Question of the Soul?

"How do I know my question of the soul?" Here is a good check, if you could sit down and ask God one question, what would it be?

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Love of God

The love of God
What is the love of God? This is the question that I have asked. We hear, "God is love" but what does that mean?

There are many different types of love. There is brotherly love, romantic love, loving a friend, etc. But most of them don't really apply. I believe there is a love just for God. A Godly love. I will call it Charity because that is the "pure love of Christ"(Moroni 7:47). This is the greatest kind of love. In our modern world, charity is usually somthing we do to help someone, such as giving money or food. Or a place where we can donate things and they give it to people.
But how do the scriptures define it?

"4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away."
(1 Corinthians 13:4-8)

Now this is Paul's definition
. But I want to use it as our base for the Love of God. To really understand the love of God, we need to look at how he shows his love. On a few earlier posts, we went over the Plan of Salvation. I want to go over God's plan again, because it truly shows his love.
 Remember that we lived with God as his children. We were happy and we loved Him. He told us about a plan where we could become even more happy and have true joy through all eternity. The plan is for us to come to earth and receive bodies. These bodies would give us the ability to experience pain, pleasure, sadness, joy, and many other things. We can learn and grow and become better. But with this life would come challenges. This life would not be easy and we will make mistakes. Because of our mistakes, we have become separated from God and we are powerless to return on our own. But with that, there was one chosen from the beginning to come and save us! Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He suffered and died so that we can be forgiven of our sins and be able to return to God. 

"16 ¶For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved."
(John 3:16-17)

After this when we pass away, we dwell in the spirit world for a time until the time of resurrection and judgement.
God has creates this perfect plan so that we can be happy for eternity! Think of someone you love a lot, maybe a spouse, a child, sibling, parent, etc. What would you be willing to do to help them be happy? Do you know what God did?

Look all around you, the Table or computer you are at, the trees and grass outside

 Look at the Sky above as the sun rises
 Think of the time you went camping and the beauty of the forest

Look at the flowers.

I love to look at the sky at night and see the stars! Its amazing. Billions of stars and planets to surround them! He created them all!! And that is just so we can look at and study and ponder. Think of what He has done for you. 

That is God's love, it is unconditional and it is beyond our comprehension.
I know God lives and that He loves us.