Mormon Dilemma 112

08 December

The Creation of Man

Life Before, pg. 91; God gave his children their free agency even in the spirit world, by which the individual spirits had the privilege, just as men have here, of choosing the good and rejecting the evil, or partaking of the evil to suffer the consequences of their sins. Because of this, some even there were more faithful than others in keeping the commandments of the Lord. Some were of greater intelligence than others, as we find it here, and were honored accordingly….The spirits of men were not equal. They may have had an equal start, and we know they were all innocent in the beginning; but the right of free agency which was given to them enabled some to outstrip others…” – Brent Top

Romans 9:11; “(For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;).”

I often wonder what goes through the mind of a Mormon who might come across discrepancies like the one listed here today.

Pray they will allow God to speak to them.  Isaiah 55:11 says His word doesn’t come back void and I am praying that when they see verses like all this it will pierce their hearts and bring glory to God as it has done with countless millions.  Thank You Jesus for Your promise, Your faithfulness and unrelenting love for even me.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

2 Responses to “Mormon Dilemma 112”

  1. shematwater December 8, 2011 at 6:33 pm #

    I see no discrepancy. Paul is describing our condition on this earth. As a person, when they are born, has done neither good nor evil in this life, are placed where they are by the principle of election, as governed by God. It doesn’t contradict anything Brent Top said at all.

  2. Christadelphians December 10, 2011 at 4:30 pm #

    When a person comes out of the womb of the mother he never had done something wrong neither good. He or she has to learn first what is good and bad and once he knows the difference he or she can choose to be good or bad. Jesus as a man also could choose but never did bad = never sinned, while all other humans were not able to succeed to do nothing wrong.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.