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Happiness is Joy and Sorrow

August 18th, 2014 by G.

Happiness consists of joy and sorrow, while unhappiness consists of pleasure and misery.

-thus H.P.D. Vader

If there is such thing as a gospel aphorism, this would be it, or if Blake wrote Proverbs of Heaven, this would be in it.

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August 18th, 2014 07:59:18

Deification: the Difference between Paradise and Heaven

March 17th, 2014 by G.

Bruce Charlton has a valuable essay up on theosis and the difference between Eden and Exaltation.

Offers of paradise are merely us as we are dwelling in perfect conditions; but in real Heaven it is us as we have become, dwelling in perfect conditions: the gap between us as we are and us as we have become is called theosis – it is the process through which men become more like God.

Salvation is qualitative (yes-no) while Theosis is quantitative (how much?).

Read the whole thing.

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March 17th, 2014 12:31:45

An Apologetic for the Three Degrees of Glory

February 28th, 2014 by G.

sun, moon, and star

The Three Degrees of Glory is one of those Mormon doctrines that at first glance seems random and maybe kinda trivial.

Not so. (more…)

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February 28th, 2014 10:15:21

The Nephites’ King Follett Address

November 08th, 2012 by G.

Interesting stuff from Dan Peterson.

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November 08th, 2012 16:02:07

Diversity of perfections

July 19th, 2009 by Vader

One of the distinctive features of Mormonism is the doctrine of the diversity of perfections. (more…)

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July 19th, 2009 22:26:07

Exaltation and Mere Christianity

July 17th, 2009 by G.

God’s purpose is to make us over in His image and exalt us to godhood. This truth of Mormon Christianity offends creedal Christians. Maybe even outrages them. (more…)

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July 17th, 2009 09:52:35