Savior's Doctrine?

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Ilovechrist77
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Re: Savior's Doctrine?

Post by Ilovechrist77 » 17 Apr 2018, 22:22

That's one thing I don't get, though. Why have some of the teachings or commandments if God is supposed to be unchangeable. God allowed Abraham to have a concubine, incest (yuck!), polygamy, maybe polyandry, and genocide. Now, all those things are considered sins. Make up your mind, God! I can't hit a moving target!

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Re: Savior's Doctrine?

Post by Curt Sunshine » 17 Apr 2018, 23:05

We are told all of the law and the prophets hangs on love - of God, self, and others.

If something doesn't promote love (not necessarily acceptance, in all cases, but love itself), it is not of God.

It really is that simple to me.
I see through my glass, darkly - as I play my saxophone in harmony with the other instruments in God's orchestra. (h/t Elder Joseph Wirthlin)

Even if people view many things differently, the core Gospel principles (LOVE; belief in the unseen but hoped; self-reflective change; symbolic cleansing; striving to recognize the will of the divine; never giving up) are universal.

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Re: Savior's Doctrine?

Post by Roy » 18 Apr 2018, 09:33

Ilovechrist77 wrote:
17 Apr 2018, 22:22
That's one thing I don't get, though. Why have some of the teachings or commandments if God is supposed to be unchangeable. God allowed Abraham to have a concubine, incest (yuck!), polygamy, maybe polyandry, and genocide. Now, all those things are considered sins. Make up your mind, God! I can't hit a moving target!
I am sure that you do not want to bring back "concubine, incest (yuck!), polygamy, maybe polyandry, and genocide." Change can be good and positive. Some people need to believe in "never changes". Religion can provide an illusion of stability in a frighteningly unstable world. Do not let that stop you from celebrating good and positive changes (like universally condemning genocide :thumbup: ).
"It is not so much the pain and suffering of life which crushes the individual as it is its meaninglessness and hopelessness." C. A. Elwood

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Re: Savior's Doctrine?

Post by Ilovechrist77 » 18 Apr 2018, 14:39

Roy, I definitely agree with you there to embrace the good changes.

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