Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Godhead - Mormon Beliefs

God the Father presides over the Godhead.The Father presides over the Godhead.
  • “Three glorified, exalted, and perfected personages comprise the Godhead or supreme presidency of the universe. … They are: God the Father; God the Son; God the Holy Ghost. …
    “Though each God in the Godhead is a personage, separate and distinct from each of the others, yet they are ‘one God’ … , meaning that they are united as one in the attributes of perfection. For instance, each has the fulness of truth, knowledge, charity, power, justice, judgment, mercy, and faith. Accordingly they all think, act, speak, and are alike in all things; and yet they are three separate and distinct entities. Each occupies space and is and can be in but one place at one time, but each has power and influence that is everywhere present” (McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, 319).

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

God, Supreme Being, "Father of Lights"

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.   James 1:17

God is the Supreme Being in the universe.
  • “By definition, God (generally meaning the Father) is the one supreme and absolute Being; the ultimate source of the universe; the all-powerful, all-knowing, all-good Creator, Ruler, and Preserver of all things” (Bruce R. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine).
  • “God is the only supreme governor and independent being in whom all fullness and perfection dwell; who is omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient; without beginning of days or end of life; and that in him every good gift and every good principle dwell; and that he is the Father of lights; in him the principle of faith dwells independently, and he is the object in whom the faith of all other rational and accountable beings center for life and salvation” (Joseph Smith, comp., Lectures on Faith, 10).

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Always Look Lovely...

If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.  - Roald Dahl

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New, Good Year

Even though I’m a few days late, today I’ve made a decision to make 2013 my new, good year. I kind of make this decision every New Year, but this time – it’s different.
If you don’t want to read my short philosophising, please skip right down to Reason Number One for why I’m set to make my new year a good one. :)
Maybe it’s because last year was so crammed full of good and not-so-good experiences. Maybe because I learned tons of new lessons through those experiences. Or maybe it’s because there seems MORE right now.