Everyone will be tried as Abraham...

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Re: Everyone will be tried as Abraham...

Post by Curt Sunshine » 10 Apr 2018, 14:17

If everyone is tried as Abraham, and if the traditional interpretation of Abraham's test is accurate (which I don't believe), God is a sadist.

I don't believe God is a sadist, so I don't believe everyone will be tried as Abraham.
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.

"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." H. L. Mencken

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Re: Everyone will be tried as Abraham...

Post by Beefster » 11 Apr 2018, 08:30

Roy wrote:
10 Apr 2018, 09:37
I did not need or want a God that needed to test my resolve and my loyalty. I needed a God that would love me and hold me in my brokenness.
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Beautifully said. I think I might put this in my signature.
Boys are governed by rules. Men are governed by principles.

Often I hear doubt being presented as the opposite of faith but I think certainty does a better job of filling that role. Doubts can help faith grow, certainty almost always makes faith shrink. --nibbler

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