Quantcast

Comments about ‘LDS Church Web page details doctrine on 'becoming like God'’

Return to article »

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 26 2014 2:20 p.m. MST

Comments
  • Oldest first
  • Newest first
  • Most recommended
Twin Lights
Louisville, KY

Sharrona,

I will leave to another day the issue of whether we are all God’s children or not (obviously I believe we are).

But as to whether we are predestined to salvation or wrath, how do we reconcile this with a merciful, tender God?

If he created us to be perpetually punished, then isn’t he responsible for that? Why should I suffer (or enjoy eternal bliss for that matter) for something he chooses and which I had no control over?

Imagine a father and mother having children with the express purpose of torturing some for the rest of their lives. Would they be worthy parents?

If we are just creations, then imagine a dog breeder who bred some puppies to be tortured. Would that person be moral?

I am sorry but predestination makes God out to be a villain – someone I could never follow. His commitment to choice and accountability with a super heavy dose of mercy and love make him worthy of his title and our love.

DocHolliday
reno, NV

This is the problem... Today's doctrine will inevitably become tomorrows opinion

to comment

DeseretNews.com encourages a civil dialogue among its readers. We welcome your thoughtful comments.
About comments