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“What is Man” Quotes Purpose for Laws ( Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, Section Six 1843 B 44, p.354) The first principles of man are self-existent with God. God himself, finding he was in the midst of spirits and glory, because he was more intelligent, saw proper to institute laws whereby the rest could have a privilege to advance like himself. The relationship we have with God places us in a situation to advance in knowledge. He has power to institute laws to instruct the weaker intelligences, that they may be exalted with himself, so that they might have one glory upon another, and all that knowledge, power, glory, and intelligence, which is requisite in order to save them in the world of spirits. Process of Creation ( Brigham Young-- Journal of Discourses vol. 11 p. 122) I believe that the declaration made in these two scriptures is literally true. God has made His children like Himself to stand erect, and has endowed them with intelligence and power and dominion over all His works and given them the same attributes which He Himself possesses. He created man, as we create our children; for there is no other process of creation in heaven, on the earth, in the earth, or under the earth, or in all the eternities, that is, that were, or that ever will be. Everything has a progenitor Joseph Smith B DHC vol 6, page 476 (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, Section Six 1843 B 44, p.373) If Abraham reasoned thus: If Jesus Christ was the Son of God, and John discovered that God the Father of Jesus Christ had a Father, you may suppose that He had a Father also. Where was there ever a son without a father? And where was there ever a father without first being a son? Whenever did a tree or anything spring into existence without a progenitor? And everything comes in this way. Paul says that which is earthly is in the likeness of that which is heavenly, Hence if Jesus had a Father, can we not believe that He had a Father also? I despise the idea of being scared to death at such a doctrine, for the Bible is full of it. Moses 6:22 And this is the genealogy of the sons of Adam, who was the son of God, with whom God, himself, conversed. Christ the Firstborn Colossians 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature "I [Christ] was in the beginning with the Father, and am the Firstborn; Christ Our Elder Brother (Joseph Fielding Smith Jr., Doctrines of Salvation, Vol.1, p.15 - p.16) 1
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Another expression finding its place among us, especially on the part of speakers and writers on gospel themes, is to refer to our Lord as the Christ. Of course there is, and can be, no other. We have been given the information, however, that his name is Jesus Christ, and that he is the Only Begotten of the Father in the flesh, but the Firstborn in the spirit . He is our Elder Brother and was honored by the Father with the fulness of authority and power as a member of the grand Presidency, of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. He was commissioned, before the world
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