You've said it much more coherently and succinctly than I did. Thanks. As I've
explained in a separate post to Stephen, it depends on what you mean by "natural"
law. There are, I think, two connotations, one an earthly ("corruptible") sense
and one an eternal ("incorruptible") sense, but not "magic" -- that's
Protestantism, as you rightly point out.

"John W. Redelfs" wrote:

> It is my understanding of Mormon doctrine that the laws by which Heavenly
> Father became and exalted being are coeternal with him.  They are
> uncreate.  And it was by obedience to these laws that he because
> God.  Remember, he was once a mortal man.  The idea that he made all the
> laws included those by which he progressed to become a God is a Protestant
> idea.  It is akin to creating something from nothing, which of course is
> impossible even for God.

Marc A. Schindler
Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland

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