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Gramps,

If I ¬†achieve the level to create my own world’s with my husband will I have to have my own Savior or does Christ fulfill that requirement?

Kara

 

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Hi Kara,

I certainly understand where the curiosity around such questions comes from. I have wondered similar things myself. However, the fact is, we don’t know. It has not been revealed.

I could, of course, throw out some guesswork speculation. There is a logical order in my mind that makes a lot of sense to me. But I believe it wise to keep such speculations to ourselves. There may be little harm in chatting with a friend on how it might all work. But if we start expressing ideas beyond what has been revealed as if they are obvious truths we run the risk of leading others astray.

Harold B. Lee taught:

All over the Church you’re being asked this: “What does the Church think about this or that?” Have you ever heard anybody ask that question? “What does the Church think about the civil rights legislation?” “What do they think about the war?” “What do they think about drinking Coca-Cola or Sanka coffee?” Did you ever hear that? “What do they think about the Democratic Party or ticket or the Republican ticket?” Did you ever hear that? “How should we vote in this forthcoming election?” Now, with most all of those questions, if you answer them, you’re going to be in trouble. Most all of them. Now, it’s the smart man that will say, “There’s only one man in this Church that speaks for the Church, and I’m not that one man.” I think nothing could get you into deep water quicker than to answer people on these things, when they say, “What does the Church think?” and you want to be smart, so you try to answer what the Church’s policy is. Well, you’re not the one to make the policies for the Church. You just remember what the Apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthians. He said, “For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified” (1 Corinthians 2:2). Well now, as teachers of our youth, you’re not supposed to know anything except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. On that subject you’re expected to be an expert. You’re expected to know your subject. You’re expected to have a testimony. And in that you’ll have great strength. If the President of the Church has not declared the position of the Church, then you shouldn’t go shopping for the answer.

So…yes…I would love to sound smart and expound on what I think the Church might think about this matter…but expressions like Harold B. Lee’s have helped me to understand that it would probably be a mistake to do so.

So what can I tell you?

Jesus is the Christ. He atoned for our sins. He died for us on the cross. He lives again. We will live again as well because of Him. And if we come unto him and keep His commandments, we will inherit all that He has. Of this, I can testify.

As to your question: I do not know. What I do know is that the Lord loves us, and we can trust in Him.

Gramps

 

 

 

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