Saturday, May 24, 2008

Our Eternal Family

Eph 3: 14-15 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,

I am suprised when some Christians insist that all mankind are not brothers and sisters and sons and daughters of Our Eternal Father. Some insist that only those who accept Christ can be considered sons of God. LDS understand that God is the Spirit Father of all mankind and all spirits. That includes Satan. Those who accept Christ then become sons and daughters of Christ and Christ becomes the Father, author, and source of our eternal life. But all mankind, regardless of belief, are one eternal family.

And yes, Lucifer was our spirit brother who tragically fell from heaven and drew a third-part of the heavenly host with him. The spirit of Christ existed before Christ was born and encarnate. Christ is considered not only the first-born son of Mary, but also the first-born spirit son of the Father and the only begotten Son of God in the flesh. Christ is God and a member of the God Head, but Christ is also the Son of God.

Lucifer is also a spirit son of God like man, and was prominent in the Heavenly Council, but Lucifer was never God. Lucifer had the status of an archangel like Michael, and that is why Revelations says that Michael gathered his angels and Lucifer his angels and there was a war in heaven and Lucifer was cast out. And Revelations tells how we overcame Lucifer then to keep our first estate.

Rev. 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

And that is how true believers will overcome Satan here in this world, by the word of our testimony and by the Blood of the Lamb. Christ and Lucifer and all the heavens and earth are considered family and spirit brethern only according to Eph 3. Lucifer was never of the same glory or stature as Christ.

Many say that Christ and lucifer cannot be considered spirit brothers in this sense because Christ is God and wasn't created. That is true, Christ wasn't created ex-nihlo, and man wasnt created ex-nihlo either. That is becasue creation is not done ex-nihlo (from nothing). Men were created sons but not created gods because the spirits of men have always been considered gods in embryo. Gods is our species. And only an abortionist would fail to see the value of that embryo which is in its eternal potential. Again, creation is not ex-nihlo. God is he that buildeth all things. God is the potter and we are the clay. God formed us from pre-existing materials just as these example illustrate.

Christ has always exsisted as God. The spirit of man has always existed as god "I said, ye are gods, and sons of the Most High." The spirits of men never had a beginning and never will have an end. Therefore, man is rightly called "gods" by Christ himself. Our critics are correct, Gods and gods are not created or destroyed, Gods ARE or ARE NOT. CHRIST is the GREAT I AM THAT I AM.

The process of becoming a son of God could have been as simple as accepting and covenanting with God that He be our Eternal Father. That Covenant being eternally enforced forwards and backwards (retroactive); God can be considered the Our Only and True God from Eternity to Eternity. God doesnt differentiate Himself from man based on His Godhood, but rather His Eternal Fatherhood. I agree it is less correct to say that men can become gods. It is more correct to say "Men are gods (en embryo), and can be made fathers like our Eternal Father"

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