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Deification of the Dust

March 02nd, 2016 by G.



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…)

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March 02nd, 2016 07:18:14

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

Unexpected Lessons in Theology from Dead Economists

June 18th, 2013 by G.

Nauvoo Temple
An economist’s studies led him to the insight that failure and unexpected obstacles are major drivers of innovation and creativity. But innovation and creativity aren’t just virtues for the workday. Creativity–creation–is the fundamental attribute of God. What starts out as an economics principle becomes an insight into the fundamentals of life: it is when we are desperate that we become the most godlike. We blaze brightest when thrown into the fire. (more…)

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June 18th, 2013 07:07:35

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