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I want to know, whether God just sits on a throne the whole time and orders angels or people to do things. Is He actively engaged as well?  Does He move around and do things too, and what might be meant by throne exactly, I’d appreciate your feedback and additional insight and knowledge.






The question you bring up reminds me of the words from President Gordon B. Hinckley when confronted with a question about God the Father. When asked about God the Father he said the following,

“I don’t know that we teach it. I don’t know that we emphasize it. I haven’t heard it discussed for a long time in public discourse. I don’t know. I don’t know all the circumstances under which that statement was made. I understand the philosophical background behind it. But I don’t know a lot about it and I don’t know that others know a lot about it.”

The question you ask is a similar type of question President Hinckley was asked that, and the correct answer to this question is the same as President Hinckley, “I don’t know.” I’m able to gather some information but nothing specific to his daily routine, because there isn’t much taught or revealed regarding the works of the Father; however, we do have items that show us he isn’t sitting on his throne the whole day. In our Pearl of Great Price, we can read about a gathering of the sons of God (Abraham 3). Whether or not he was on his throne is unknown.

We can see from our temple endowment that the Father was present in the Garden of Eden with his son, Jesus Christ. I would also specify that the words of Christ himself should highlight more than anything else how engaged the Father is. The Lord said, while in the flesh (John 5:19-20),

“Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.

“For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.”

This verse can bring up even more questions, but we can tell here that our Father in heaven is definitely engaged in the immortality and eternal life of his sons and daughters. I mean, from scripture, we can’t really say it specifies without a doubt his isn’t on his throne, but I think there is a higher probability he doesn’t sit on his throne and that these acts are done fully engaged as any earthly father would do who loves their children.






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