Glory of God

The Book of Moses reads:

 1: 39 For behold, this is my work and my glory—to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.

1 Cor 11:7 reads:

7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.

It isn’t a perfect match, but I see no reason for Paul to have written that man is the glory of God if he didn’t mean it. Unlike the mainstream Christian philosophy, Mormonism ascribes a real motive to God’s decision to create mankind. A Father is made proud by the success of his children. Man is far more than just a creature who isn’t worthy of God’s attention, man is in fact the glory of God.  

James

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4 comments on “Glory of God

  1. eric says:

    plus, as we are exalted, glory is added to God.

  2. Braden says:

    Cool Website man!

  3. Sargon says:

    Precisely Eric. The Father created with world and placed us on it as a way to provide us with opportunities to advance, and any advancement is a reflection of God’s handiwork, and glorifies both us and Him.

    However, in the Evangelical worldview, God created mankind arbitrarily with the purpose of providing us with the joy of knowing him. In other words, our existence serves no real function as far as God’s status is concerned. While this seems to describe a mighty God who is so powerful he has no need of anything at all, it does not explain why he created most of Humanity already destined to perish in eternal hellfire.

    Sargon

  4. A study of the word “image” in the New Testament is fascinating. I’ve done a little bit of that here: http://strongreasons.blogspot.com/2008/01/deification-of-man-in-bible.html

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