Saturday, February 04, 2012
There really is only ONE God.
"There is one body, and one Spirit,
even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
who is above all,
and through all,
and in you all."
There is no need for multiple Doctrines. There is no need for multiple Interpretations. There is no need for multiple Institutions.
We have all been Created by one God. He is our Heavenly Father and loves us dearly. He has given us Commandments for our benefit. If we live according to His Commandments we shall find Happiness, Friends, and Peace throughout our lives.
There cannot be more than one way of performing sacred ordinances today, such as Baptism, any more than there was in biblical times.
"And Nadab and Abihu died, when they offered strange fire before the Lord."
We do not see those who did not obey God's prescribed method die as has happened in days past, but the necessity of priesthood Authority has been taught by all of the Lord's Prophets since the beginning.
We have all been Commanded to diligently study the Scriptures, written by Prophets, that we may know for ourselves what is expected of us. (Joshua 1:8)
It is a Commandment to "Pray unto the Father", and to receive personal direction for our individual lives. (John 16:26)
We have also been Commanded to assemble ourselves, or in other words attend church, so that we may receive guidance from Priesthood Leaders, whom God gives revelation on how to govern the affairs of His church. (Hebrews 10:25)
I know that as we Read the Scriptures, Pray to God our Heavenly Father, and seek Revelation from Him as we go to Church, we will be shown what to do in our own lives. We will know exactly why things happen, and it will give us more spiritual strength.