Tip of the Day, October 1

01 October

October 1 – John 20:17; “Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.”

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This verse is simply stating that Jesus, in His resurrected body, had not yet ascended to the Father.  No where in this verse does it mention that this is proof God had sex with some ‘heavenly mother’ to beget spirit children!

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“It is only by understanding the real and literal sense in which God is our Father that we are able to understand what is meant by the Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Man. In addition to the fact that all men are brothers in the sense that all have descended from Adam, they are also brothers in that they have the same personal Father who begat them in the spirit. Our Lord had reference to this when he said, “Go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.” (John 20:17.)”  Bruce R. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, 278.

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