jo1952 Posted May 24, 2011 Share Posted May 24, 2011 No, it is the best course available to you at the time. If you are a drunk on skid row, and God confirms that the Salvation Army is the "best" course for you (at the time) because it leads you to Christ- it is hardly a lie.But I appreciate you bringing that up- the key is the "best course at the time" to further your progression. There was one here who told a story about a friend of his who was LDS and felt strongly prompted that he should join the Presbyterian church. He did. He climbed quickly into the hierarchy and was instrumental in several conferences which resulted in greater Christian Unity.Much later in life, he again felt a strong impression to re-join the LDS church, which he did.He was certain that each choice was a revelation from the Lord, and that for that period he was "supposed" to be in the Presbyterian Church.True or not, I think the story is very instructive and teaches a true principle.Indeed! Heavenly Father uses whatever circumstances we are in to assist not only each of us personally, but also for the greater good. I doubt many will understand this, but even an atheist who claims to not believe in a God, believes in a non-God world which is still a recognition of his own existence even though he does not understand that God is the cause of his being here. That individual is still struggling and still learning, even though we may see his experiencing of life in the flesh as limited. God uses whatever choices we make turn out in the end to accomplish His purposes for us. Whatever our current understanding about God is is all that we are prepared and able to comprehend. God's purpose is to bring about the eternal life of mankind. I have faith that His purpose will be fulfilled. Where we are in our personal journey right now is not where we are going to be at the "end" of our journey, as our journey is eternal. We are merely being limited in our progression by our circumstances in our physical body. Yet the portion of "time" we spend in our temporal body is a necessary part of our eternal progression.jo Link to comment
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