Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The Nature of God

I've been studying about God and his attributes with my Sunday School class and found this quote filled with a description of God.  I think it is amazing!  I invite you to choose one characteristic and study it this week.  Let me know what you find.   I'm grateful that we, through revelation, can know our Father. 

"In section 20 of the Doctrine and Covenants, which directed the Prophet Joseph Smith to organize the Church again in this dispensation, we have a revealed summary of some of the basic doctrines of salvation. As to Deity the revelation says: “… there is a God in heaven, who is infinite and eternal, from everlasting to everlasting the same unchangeable God, the framer of heaven and earth, and all things which are in them.” (D&C 20:17.) …

God is our Father; he is the being in whose image man is created. He has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s (D&C 130:22), and he is the literal and personal father of the spirits of all men. He is omnipotent and omniscient; he has all power and all wisdom; and his perfections consist in the possession of all knowledge, all faith or power, all justice, all judgment, all mercy, all truth, and the fullness of all godly attributes. … If we are to have that perfect faith by which we can lay hold upon eternal life, we must believe in God as the possessor of the fullness of all these characteristics and attributes. I say also that he is an infinite and eternal being, and as an unchangeable being, he possesses these perfected powers and attributes from everlasting to everlasting, which means from eternity to eternity.6

We know that our Heavenly Father is a glorified, exalted personage who has all power, all might, and all dominion, and that he knows all things. We testify that he, through his Only Begotten Son, is the Creator of this earth and of worlds without number."
Presidents of the Church: Joseph Fielding Smith, Chapter 1

1 comment:

Savannah Park said...

Sister Belcher!

I am currently sitting next to your niece Whitney Saunders and I have to tell you a funny story! A few months ago you came to speak at a morning side in Springville Utah for high school students in this area. I was on the seminary council and met and listened to your wonderful talk! I put two and two together that you were Whit's aunt, and I had to share the story with you! Your talk, to this day, has remained one of my favorites! So thank you for your message, and thanks for having such an awesome niece.