Notes for my writing

This blog is made up of notes on the gospel as found in the only true and living church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This includes notes that are either excerpts from or ideas for books I either have in draft or may yet write.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

The Lord God is a jealous God

The Lord says that he is a jealous God. He frequently refers to himself as the husband and the church as his wife. He is saying he is a jealous husband. A jealous husband is one that, when his wife starts seeming a little interested in some other guy, or becoming a little friendly with some other guy, becomes angry. He takes it as being much more than the wife thinks it is. 

Deuteronomy 6:14 Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which are round about you;
 15 (For the Lord thy God is a jealous God among you) lest the anger of the Lord thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy thee from off the face of the earth.

It has become "cool" among many members to be admiring the other God's that the world offers. They admire false versions of Christ who is defined by inclusiveness. They do not admire a the real God who cannot look upon sin with the least degree of allowance, but instead admire a different God whose love and mercy overshadow his children's disobedience and even covers their knowing rebellion. 

God says he is a jealous God. How much plainer could he be?

We should get back in the scriptures and cast off our traditions. When someone says something about Christ, can we think of a scripture that backs it up. More interestingly (and these days, more frequently), can we think of a scripture that directly contradicts it? 

Harold B Lee said that we should compare what any speaker says, except the Prophet himself, to what is found in the scriptures, and to stand by the scriptures when they disagree. I think we could follow that counsel much better. When we become plain about the Christ in the scriptures we will find far fewer of our members falling away because they are so enamored with another God than the wisely jealous God of heaven.

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