We will all receive as much good and happiness as we can possibly stand.
Adam and Eve were created from the dust, the scriptures tell us. We haven’t escaped that lowly origin. Dust is where we come from, dust is who we are, and dust is where we are headed. (more…)
Happiness consists of joy and sorrow, while unhappiness consists of pleasure and misery.
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.
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?).
The Three Degrees of Glory is one of those Mormon doctrines that at first glance seems random and maybe kinda trivial.
Not so. (more…)
One of the distinctive features of Mormonism is the doctrine of the diversity of perfections. (more…)
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…)