God and Man II

It’s foolish to think that what is, always was, and ever will be.  We don’t expect this anywhere in our lives, so why suppose it’s true when talking about Revelation from God to Man?  The scriptures teach that God reveals His word line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little there a little (Isaiah 28:10) and that we are to have milk before meat (I Corinthians 3:2).  To the saints in Corinth Paul explains that this is because “ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.”  At what point in the 50 odd years after Paul’s epistle did people become so enlightened that there was no longer a need for revelation, or that all mysteries had then been expounded?

Joseph Smith taught:

It is the constitutional disposition of mankind to set up stakes and set bounds to the works and ways of The Almighty… Why be so certain that you comprehend the things of God, when all things with you are so uncertain?

– Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 320

We Mormons get into trouble for believing that God is not silent, that Heaven as well as our Canon are open.  A radical proposition to be sure, but one that seems perfectly reasonable.  The Bible is the beginning of Wisdom but not its end.  I do not believe that everything there is to know about the Kingdom of Heaven and the destiny of God’s children is inexhaustibly contained in its pages.  In short, I choose not to set bounds on the works and ways of the Almighty.

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