Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Creating God in Our Image

I had an LDS friend in collegewho was into wrestling. He used to say that he looked forward to seeing Jesus because he imagined them engaging in the ultimate celestial wrestling match. Sometimes I feel we are guilty of creating God and the place where God lives in our own image instead of changing ourselves and the places where we live to be in God’s image.

(we are created in God's image Ether 3: 15, D&C 1: 16, Gen. 1: 27)
(some imagine God in their image Morm. 9: 10, 15, Jer. 13: 10, Rom. 1: 21, Moses 8: 22).

There will be a time when we all stand before God. He will yern for us to enter into his kingdom. But for some, we will realize that we don’t really like the music God listens too, we considered all the people in Heaven boring, and we were never at all interested in what God does on a daily basis. So, we will rejoice in going to some other place of glory where we like the music, and there are people who are more like us (2 Ne. 13: 9, Alma 5: 18).

God has pleaded with us to pray for the love of Christ with all the energy of heart so that when the hour of our visitaion is come, "our confidence will wax strong in the presence of God" (D&C 121: 45, 1 Jn. 3: 2, Moro. 7: 48, D&C 130: 1, 2 Tim. 4: 8, Ether 12: 28, 35-36, Acts 2: 28).

List of scriptures speaking about what to do develop the Countenance of Christ.
D&C 88: 52-53, 56, 58 missionary work
Dan. 1: 13, 15 obey the temporal and spiritual word of wisdom
3 Ne. 19: 25 pray
Alma 5: 14, 19 recieve the Holy Ghost
D&C 59: 15 show gratitude
Ps. 10: 4 think of God in all our thoughts
Ps. 11: 7 live righteously
Prov. 15: 13 be cheerful
Eccl. 7: 3 show sympathy

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