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Oct 2, 2015

Is There a God? How do you Know?

To begin talking about Family in its true form, we have to begin at the beginning. It’s a question older than the earth itself and has troubled mankind for as long as we can remember. It is a broad and deep thought. That touches every person in every country. Every person alive and also gone before us has an investment in this topic. Some of us believe with all our might, while others frankly don't care. Most of us are somewhere in-between. Most of us have questions... Who is this elusive God?

What I post in the next couple of weeks is not something I just came up with. I only know about it through the grace of God, and it is by his mercy alone.

WAIT! Don’t leave yet. I know what some of you are thinking! Christian religion jargon… bleh. Blind faith, they don’t know anything… Brainwashed! ...the're just believing a bunch of old men...

Some of you believe Society is taking a better turn than to believe the old notion of the existence of a God. Aren't those beliefs outdated and restrictive anyway? 

The humanist direction encourages good things. It focuses on being your best self, to embrace your good qualities, and to finally refine and help blossom the human form into its full capacity. It is a very noble idea and actually is almost completely what the Mormons believe. Almost.

We take it one step further. God IS the ultimate human form... He is the perfected and glorified Eternal Being. 

 “As man now is, God once was; as God is now man may become.”  
-Lorenzo Snow

 We are talking about a parent- child relationship here...

God is the loving Father of our spirits, and we are his children, with all the potential to become like Him.

One of the reasons this idea may seem so far fetched may be illustrated by this analogy: If Leonardo Da Vinci took a look at our IPhones, he would probably declare it magic, impossible, or possessed. God is just super advanced compared to us… By freaking out because it seems so far fetched, we are just denying ourselves the possibility of true, complete self actualization and happiness. Having traveled that road for a bit, I can tell you its better than the best sex, the best vacation, the nicest house, or the comfiest couch. Way better. A bazillion times more cool. And I've experienced the other stuff too. ;) The love, peace, unity with people, and self mastery that come from this path is amazing. But that is only a little part. Don’t let other people’s versions of truth deny you the full experience of experimenting with the existence of God. Even though it is a strange thought, it makes a whole lot of sense when looking at the big picture. Plus it opens up some incredible possibilities for the human race. I am going to unfold this Human to God road-map over the next few posts.

But I don't have proof that God exists? You say.. 

Let me tell you about proof. I took a statistics class, and manipulation for people's agendas is all over the board. For so long, we accepted the world as flat, because that is what we could see. In the last 200 years of human development we have made countless discoveries into things we never had proof of before. The scientific method is actually extremely similar to the process of receiving a "Testimony" and experiencing God's love. He invites us to find out for ourselves. Plant the seed of this great knowledge, water it, and come to an ever increasing understanding. Its like cultivating a plant:

26 Now, as I said concerning faith—that it was not a perfect knowledge—even so it is with my words. Ye cannot know of their surety at first, unto perfection, any more than faith is a perfect knowledge.

27 But behold, if ye will awake and arouse your faculties, even to an experiment upon my words, and exercise a particle of faith, yea, even if ye can no more than desire to believe, let this desire work in you, even until ye believe in a manner that ye can give place for a portion of my words.

28 Now, we will compare the word unto a seed. Now, if ye give place, that a seed may be planted in your heart, behold, if it be a true seed, or a good seed, if ye do not cast it out by your unbelief, that ye will resist the Spirit of the Lord, behold, it will begin to swell within your breasts; and when you feel these swelling motions, ye will begin to say within yourselves—It must needs be that this is a good seed, or that the word is good, for it beginneth to enlarge my soul; yea, it beginneth to enlighten my understanding, yea, it beginneth to be delicious to me. -Alma 32:26-28

Spirit is matter, and just like any substance that exists to be experimented on in the scientific world. The process of understanding God, and our divine nature is through these spiritual processes. It’s a journey of love, and enlightenment, and family. But what about Jesus Christ? ...Its coming, don't worry.

The family is smack dab- central to this whole human identity process.

Now that the door is swung open to the existence of God, we can build the scaffolding on which the human family progresses. The next few posts will be dedicated to this. 

I write candidly like this is truth, because I know for myself and I could not possibly write any other way than from my deepest inner knowing and intelligence. Its real.

Post 1 of the FAMILY SERIES

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