Mormon Dilemma 106

28 November

Laws of God not Perfect Yet

Journal of Discourses 2:314; The laws that the Lord has given are not fully perfect, because the people could not receive them in their perfect fulness; but they can receive a little here and a little there, a little today and a little to-morrow, a little more next week, and a little more in advance of that next year, if they make a wise improvement upon every little they receive; if they do not, they are left in the shade, and the light which the Lord reveals will appear darkness to them, and the kingdom of heaven will travel on and leave them groping. Hence, if we wish to act upon the fulness of the knowledge that the Lord designs to reveal, little by little, to the inhabitants of the earth, we must improve upon every little as it is revealed.” – Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, July 8, 1855

Luke 16:13-15; No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.  14 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.  15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

God’s law and even His grace are not dependent upon mankind.

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2 Responses to “Mormon Dilemma 106”

  1. Cherie November 28, 2011 at 5:58 pm #

    thank you

  2. shematwater November 28, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

    Now, when did Brigham Young say they were dependent on Mankind? I sure didn’t read this in the quote. Nothing about God is dependent on mankind.
    However, God is merciful to all his children, and does not tempt them beyond what they are able to endure. For this reason, because he is so merciful, he withholds the perfect fullness of his law, as revealing it to those who are not prepared for it would only result in their damnation. But when he does reveal it we must cling to it and use it to improve ourselves, or he will leave us in darkness and continue his work.

    This is what Brigham Young is saying. His law is not dependent on us, but our ability to receive his law is dependent on how we react to it when it is given.

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