“What it Means and What it does not Mean”

I was asked about the meaning of receiving the Second Comforter.  There is a chapter in the book (The Second Comforter: Conversing with the Lord Through the Veil) titled “What it Means and What it Does Not Mean” that summarizes the matter.
Life here is complex and sometimes difficult.  You have both moral and legal obligations which every one of us owe to society, to employment, to friends and neighbors, the Church, the government, the civil and criminal law and taxing authorities.  Some obligations are not “moral,” but nevertheless binding and controlling.  Being taxed, for example, is not a moral matter, but it is a legal matter.  Governments obligate their citizens to pay them and all citizens are required to do so.  No matter what your standing before God may be, you are going to have to pay taxes.  Christ made that clear when He paid taxes and responded to the question about taxes by confirming the obligation.  (See Matt. 22: 15-22.)
The promises of God are helpful in enduring to the end.  But they have no value here apart from peace of mind.  They are not “property” which this world will value highly.  They are for the coming life.

One thought on ““What it Means and What it does not Mean”

  1. Denver,

    I don’t know if you’ve received this question at all, but what do you make of Sister Lunt’s talk about seeking the face of the Lord? Specifically: “So, how do we seek Him in this life, so that we might see His face in the next?”

    I know that she is not a spokesperson for Church doctrine, and that she is over the Primary organization, which by definition deals with the basics. But it seems to me that her statement(s), albeit inspiring, insinuate — if not out-right proclaim — that the efforts of seeking the Lord’s face only come to fruition in the next world.

    Did I miss something?

    –Doug Larson

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