As well what is the difference between GOD and god? What do you conceive heaven to be? Do you see it as where we do nothing but go around playing harps? Or will we have assigned positions which can even mean having some authority in heaven? The Bible hints toward having a place a position perhaps a task we are to do in heaven. We know some hold positions of power like The Twenty Four Elders and like Abraham whom was petitioned by a man who's soul was in torment.
In short we really honest to goodness don't know. Are the mansions in The Fathers House planets? Who knows? We really don't know for certain.
We are created in GOD's image. Define His image. Who has seen it and lived too tell about it? Are were created solely in the spiritual image or both the spiritual and physical image with the imperfections placed upon mankind when sin entered the world in Eden?
I've seen you arguments made about Smith made about the Pope as far as salvation through Christ and our deeds. Personally I lean toward salvation solely through Jesus Christ by GOD's Grace.
There are many, many, things we mortals with carnal minds can not comprehend including the events which happened before the earth was formed. We tend to put everything into a context we can understand or are familiar with like father and son or mother and daughter.
We understand physical relation in being mother and father etc but how accurate is our spiritual concept of such? Faith a belief in Jesus Christ for salvation can move mountains and can overcome mans shortcomings in theology as it can sin.
In the mean time there are some churches professing to be Christian even using Christ name in their church name but are wishing to silence the very mention of His name in public and they are not LDS.
The LDS have a very strong and organized missionary program. They come closer to spreading the Gospel and giving service to others than a lot of main stream churches do. Perhaps it is a jealousy of them and their works?
Reply 186 for you as well.
I would like to thank your for your defense of the blaspheming mormonism, at least you are trying.
You want to be in the camp of degrading and mocking Jesus Christ of the Bible that is your free will choice.
lds do not spread the “Gospel” they spread Joseph Smith’s bastardization of his version of God Almighty’s Word.
Jesus Christ’s Grace is simple, it is offered freely.
1 This is the written account of Adams family line. When God created mankind, he made them in the likeness of God. 2 He created them male and female and blessed them. And he named them Mankind when they were created.
3 When Adam had lived 130 years, he had a son in his own likeness, in his own image; and he named him Seth.
6 When Seth had lived 105 years, he became the father of Enosh. 7 After he became the father of Enosh, Seth lived 807 years and had other sons and daughters. 8 Altogether, Seth lived a total of 912 years, and then he died.
9 When Enosh had lived 90 years, he became the father of Kenan. 10 After he became the father of Kenan, Enosh lived 815 years and had other sons and daughters. 11 Altogether, Enosh lived a total of 905 years, and then he died.
12 When Kenan had lived 70 years, he became the father of Mahalalel. 13 After he became the father of Mahalalel, Kenan lived 840 years and had other sons and daughters. 14 Altogether, Kenan lived a total of 910 years, and then he died.
15 When Mahalalel had lived 65 years, he became the father of Jared. 16 After he became the father of Jared, Mahalalel lived 830 years and had other sons and daughters. 17 Altogether, Mahalalel lived a total of 895 years, and then he died.
18 When Jared had lived 162 years, he became the father of Enoch. 19 After he became the father of Enoch, Jared lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters. 20 Altogether, Jared lived a total of 962 years, and then he died.
21 When Enoch had lived 65 years, he became the father of Methuselah. 22 After he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked faithfully with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters. 23 Altogether, Enoch lived a total of 365 years. 24 Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.
25 When Methuselah had lived 187 years, he became the father of Lamech. 26 After he became the father of Lamech, Methuselah lived 782 years and had other sons and daughters. 27 Altogether, Methuselah lived a total of 969 years, and then he died.
28 When Lamech had lived 182 years, he had a son. 29 He named him Noah and said, He will comfort us in the labor and painful toil of our hands caused by the ground the LORD has cursed. 30 After Noah was born, Lamech lived 595 years and had other sons and daughters. 31 Altogether, Lamech lived a total of 777 years, and then he died.
32 After Noah was 500 years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham and Japheth.
The whole lineage here is descended from SETH; made in the image of ADAM.
1 Corinthians 2:9
However, as it is written:
What no eye has seen,
what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived
the things God has prepared for those who love him
And yet, MORMONism boasts that IT knows EXACTLY what Heaven will be like; with 3 differing levels...
MORMONism has defined the ONE god to have TWO physical bodies.
Then those well trained missionaries could tell someone just WHERE, in the Book of MORMON, the Fullness of the Gospel is to be found; right?
Do you KNOW the official LDS stance on this subject?
We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.
That program is to keep the membership sustained at a defining level in order to maintain the revenue sources the leadership requires for their continued investments in land, real-estate, and various other business ventures.
Of course it would be well organized...it's been years in the making and refined to do exactly as it's purpose is intended... sometime take a long look at their holdings and where they have investments throughout the world. Those investments far exceed their "alms" to the poor and less privileged.
Rather like the governments of nations where the cash flow is great thru those governments, but 'little' by comparison trickles down to those who are making the greatest sacrifices....