I think that just as there are true doctrines and the twisted apostate
faux copies made by Satan, there are true passions and then there are
faux passions created by Satan.

Therefore, I believe God is capable of love, but not lust. God is capable
of a Godly hatred of wickedness, but not an evil hatred of all. God is
capable of desire, but does not fly into a rage of jealousy.

Lust in a "perfected state" is still lust. Love in its perfected state is
called charity.


K'aya K'ama,

Gerald (Gary) Smith     
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Steven Montgomery wrote: 
Joseph Smith taught (Or at least someone authorized by Joseph Smith) in
the 
"Lectures On Faith," that not only was God a God of passions but was a 
being in whom, ". . . all fulness and perfection dwell." Furthermore, in 
order to exercise complete faith in God unto Salvation, man must have a 
correct understanding of God's "character, perfections, and attributes. I

believe Joseph Smith. I believe that God experiences *all* the passions 
that we humans do, including hate, jealousy, envy, and yes--even
lust--but 
only in their perfected state.
 
Is God a jealous God? Yes, but his jealousy is that of a perfected state.
 
Is God a envious God? Yes, but his envy is that of a perfected state.
 
In other words, I don't believe there is a passion or emotion, that we 
humans usually think of as negative ones, that God doesn't possess. God 
however, experiences hate and envy in a far different manner than us 
mortals do.

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