I'm afraid I don't see how it follows that we should worship the law. We have been
told to worship God the Father. Period. Not even Jesus Christ -- God the Father.
Worship is a person-to-person interaction as we understand it. It is the Romans
who have to deal with the inherent inconsistencies in their theology.
George Cobabe wrote:
> Furthermore, if Natural Law is the great constant and above God, then it is
> the law we should worship. If we choose to do so it is then we become more
> like Protestants and Catholics, in that our object of worship becomes
> something without form, no body, parts, or passions. The Law can fill the
> universe and yet dwell in our hearts. We become more like Jews who know
> little, or nothing, of God, yet can produce volumes and volumes on the
> smallest point of law and behavior.
> Those who argue there is a Law about our God need to examine what that
> belief tells them of their priorities and what they truly worship.
> I know that they can produce all kinds of smart people who agree with them,
> so I recognize that the answer may not be as simple as I suggest. Forgive
> me of my indiscretion if my words give offense.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jim Cobabe" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 11:31 PM
> Subject: RE: [ZION] Natural Law
> > Another interesting reference to this question--
> > God is the author of law, not its creation or its servant. All light and
> > all law emanate from him (see D&C 88:13). Indeed, "all kingdoms have a
> > law given; and there are many kingdoms; for there is no space in the
> > which there is no kingdom; and there is no kingdom in which there is no
> > space, either a greater or a lesser kingdom. And unto every kingdom is
> > given a law; and unto every law there are certain bounds also and
> > conditions" (D&C 88:36-38). Of God the revelation states, "He
> > comprehendeth all things, and all things are before him, and all things
> > are round about him; and he is above all things, and in all things, and
> > is through all things, and is round about all things; and all things are
> > by him, and of him, even God, forever and ever" (D&C 88:41).
> > Joseph Smith asked, "Can we suppose that He [God] has a kingdom without
> > laws? Or do we believe that it is composed of an innumerable company of
> > beings who are entirely beyond all law? Consequently have need of
> > nothing to govern or regulate them? Would not such ideas be a reproach
> > to our Great Parent, and at variance with His glorious intelligence?
> > Would it not be asserting that man had found out a secret beyond Deity?
> > That he had learned that it was good to have laws, while God after
> > existing from eternity and having power to create man, had not found out
> > that it was proper to have laws for His government?" (Teachings of the
> > Prophet Joseph Smith, 55).
> > "God," Joseph Smith taught, "has made certain decrees which are fixed
> > and immovable; for instance, God set the sun, the moon, and the stars in
> > the heavens, and gave them their laws, conditions and bounds, which they
> > cannot pass, except by His commandments; they all move in perfect
> > harmony in their sphere and order, and are as lights, wonders and signs
> > unto us. The sea also has its bounds which it cannot pass. God has set
> > many signs on the earth, as well as in the heavens; for instance, the
> > oak of the forest, the fruit of the tree, the herb of the field, all
> > bear a sign that seed hath been planted there; for it is a decree of the
> > Lord that every tree, plant, and herb bearing seed should bring forth of
> > its kind, and cannot come forth after any other law or principle"
> > (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, 197-98).
> > God is not a scientist. He does not harness law and then use it to bless
> > and govern his creations. God is the author and source of all law. Were
> > this not the case, the powers of evil could seek his overthrow through
> > the discovery of unknown laws. We would live in endless peril. Our
> > prayers would then be for God, not to him, and scientists rather than
> > prophets would hold the keys of salvation.
> > True it is that God was once a man obtaining his exalted status by
> > obedience to the laws of his own eternal Father, but upon obtaining that
> > station he becomes the source of light and law to all that he creates.
> > Following this same pattern, the resurrected Christ said to the
> > Nephites, "I am the law" (3 Ne. 15:9).
> > (Joseph Fielding McConkie, Answers: Straightforward Answers to Tough
> > Gospel Questions [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1998], 167.)
> > ---
> > Mij Ebaboc
> > /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at ///
> > /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html ///
> /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at ///
> /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html ///
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
Note: This communication represents the informal personal views of the author
solely; its contents do not necessarily reflect those of the author’s employer,
nor those of any organization with which the author may be associated.
/// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at ///
/// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html ///
This email was sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n.YXJjaGl2
Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail!