Stephen Beecroft wrote:

> -John-
> > 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.
> My understanding follows Jim's quotation of Joseph Smith's teachings and
> of the scriptures; that God *instituted laws* among us. Whether those
> laws were pre-existent or not seems of little import. Remember, Marc's
> comment was that God is "subject to 'natural law'". This is demonstrably
> untrue; God is above nature, has created nature, and has instituted her
> laws.

It's not demonstrably untrue; I went on to explain that the term had two meanings,
and quoted James E. Talmage and Joseph Fielding Smith to illustrate.

> He could, for example, "travel faster than
> light", an event that doesn't even have a well-defined meaning to us.

That's my point about telestial law. As Pres. Smith said, he has access to laws we
don't understand. But that doesn't make them any less laws.

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

“Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give lustre, and many more people
see than weigh.” – Lord Chesterfield

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