April 6, 2015

What is my Belief?

     The LDS Church does not often clarify every passage of scripture. God does not think it is best for us if he was to teach all things.
D&C 58:26
     "For behold, it is not meet that I should command in all things; for he that is compelled in all things, the same is a slothful and not a wise servant; wherefore he receiveth no reward."

The church leaders clarify only what God has clarified. These clarifications didn't come all at once, and they continue to come as God continues to teach us more.

9th Article of Faith
     "We believe all that God has revealed, all that he does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God."

So what if we feel one way, but then it seems that God has clarified it differently than our belief?

Isaiah 55:8-9
     "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways... As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts higher than your thoughts"

So what should we believe?

Mosiah 4:9
     " Believe in God; Believe that he is, and that he created all things, both in heaven and in earth; believe that he has all wisdom, and all power, both in heaven and in earth; believe that man doth not comprehend all the things which the Lord can comprehend"

     You may feel your religion is distancing itself from what you believe. The reality may be that you are distancing yourself from your religion because of what you believe.