10 Creation

10 Creation - "I want to tell you each and every one of you that you are well acquainted with God our heavenly Father or the great Eloheim You are

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"I want to tell you, each and every one of you, that you are well acquainted with God our heavenly Father, or the great Eloheim. You are all well acquainted with Him, for there is not a soul of you but what has lived in His house and dwelt with Him year after year; and yet you are seeking to become acquainted with Him, when the fact is, you have merely forgotten what you did know . ...
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"There is not a person here to-day but what is a son or daughter of that Being. In the spirit world their spirits were first begotten and brought forth, and they lived there with their parents for ages before they came here. This, perhaps, is hard for many to believe, but it is the greatest nonsense in the world not to believe it. If you do not believe it, cease to call Him Father; and when you pray, pray to some other character." (Brigham Young, in Journal of Discourses, 4:216.)
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And in that day when the children of men . . . Take away many of them (my words) from the book which thou shalt write . . . They shall be had again among as many as shall believe. (Moses 1: 41)
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…which is most abominable…for behold, they have taken away from the gospel of the Lamb many parts which are plain and most precious…. ( 1 Nephi 13: 26) Beware of Misinformation
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“I n the beginning . . . .” Genesis 1:1
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subject of the resurrection of the dead,—namely, the soul —the mind of man —the immortal spirit . We say that God himself is a self-existent being. Who told you so? It is correct enough; but how did it get into your heads? Who told you that man did not exist in like manner upon the same principles? Man does exist upon the same principles. The mind or the intelligence which man possesses is co-equal with God himself. The Immortal Spirit I have another subject to dwell upon, which is calculated to exalt man; but it is impossible for me to say much on this subject . I shall therefore just touch upon it , for time will not permit me to say all. It is associated with the
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I am dwelling on the immortality of the spirit of man. Is it logical to say that the intelligence of spirits is immortal, and yet that it had a beginning? The intelligence of spirits had no beginning, neither will it have an end. That is good logic. That which has a beginning may have an end. There never was a time when there were not spirits; for they are co-equal [co-eternal] with our Father in heaven.
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then it has a beginning and an end; but join it again, and it continues one eternal round. So with the spirit of man. Intelligence is eternal and exists upon a self-existent principle. It
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2009 for the course REL A 311 taught by Professor Parrish during the Spring '09 term at BYU.

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10 Creation - "I want to tell you each and every one of you that you are well acquainted with God our heavenly Father or the great Eloheim You are

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