So, you remember that camp I was talking about yesterday? You know, the one that is handicap accessible in every single way? Yeah, another building they have for the campers is a Chapel. Some of the work that was done this past week-end included painting the walls and trim of the Chapel. I didn’t partake in any of the painting, but I did hang out in the Chapel, for a little while, Sunday morning because I knew I would end up missing Church yesterday. During this time I prayed and studied my scriptures, and found one that is very helpful in building my testimony, even more so than it already is.
11 For behold, a bitter fountain cannot bring forth good water; neither can a good fountain bring forth bitter water; wherefore, a man being a servant of the devil cannot follow Christ; and if he follow Christ he cannot be a servant of the devil. 12 Wherefore, all things which are good cometh of God; and that which is evil cometh of the devil; for the devil is an enemy unto God, and fighteth against him continually, and inviteth and enticeth to sin, and to do that which is evil continually. ~ Moroni 7: 11-12
What I read next confirmed to me that I was being guided by the Holy Spirit. In our Doctrine we believe that since God made us in his image, we believe that gives us the opportunity to be like gods. Several people like to misconstrue this in saying that we believe we will become like God, which isn’t true. Notice that one has a lower case “g” and the other is an upper case “G”, so there is a difference. (I’m not going to try to explain anything cause surly I would get it wrong.) I’m still new to the scriptures and still learning this whole studying thing so you can imagine how excited I was when I “stumbled” upon the following scriptures, in the Bible.
To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him. ~ Jude 1: 15
If we aren’t meant to be like “gods” then why are some going to be judged for being “ungodly”?
I’m not speaking for the Church here, and if I have something off I would appreciate if my fellow members could straighten things up for me. Thanks, and enjoy your week!