Left-wing, Right-wing — it’s all Babylonian to me

January 29, 2005    By: Geoff J @ 10:09 pm   Category: Bloggernacle,Mormon Culture/Practices

Blogging has opened my eyes to the contentious world of Mormon political right-wingers vs. Mormon political left-wingers. I can understand when non-LDS people get obsessively involved in the left vs. right struggle in American and world politics. I’m sure it seems vitally important to them. But I have trouble understanding why Latter Day Saints would get so passionately involved in the fray. (more…)

Indeterminacy Principle and the Mainstream

January 27, 2005    By: Geoff J @ 5:07 pm   Category: Life,Scriptures

I was thrilled yesterday when Clark’s only real remaining critique of my post on God’s non-foreknowledge was “if you can reconcile that to your understanding of the gospel that’s fine. I suspect many people can not.” WhooHoo! I’m not mainstream! I can call on Heisenberg again to explain why that is such a good thing. (more…)

How God could figure out the future without foreknowledge

January 26, 2005    By: Geoff J @ 12:11 pm   Category: Foreknowledge,Theology

It turns out I missed the point in my last post… While the idea the God might be bound by our time is objectionable to many, the idea that God does not have an exact foreknowledge is the real hot button. So here is how I think God does it! (more…)

Don’t hate me because I’m time-bound

January 25, 2005    By: Geoff J @ 4:17 pm   Category: Foreknowledge,Theology

Spurred by discussion threads like this these here, here, and here, I have spent plenty of time contemplating the subjects of God’s foreknowledge and his relationship to time. The big question I have now is what is so awful about a God who resides in our time? (more…)

The Quiet, Creepy Whisper?

January 24, 2005    By: Geoff J @ 5:36 pm   Category: Theology

My Friend and neighbor, Bruce, is a tremendous gospel teacher and student. I seek his counsel on all sorts of gospel topics and he generally has just the answers I am looking for. But on some things we just don’t see eye to eye. One of those things is on what Satan can or can’t do in this world. (more…)

How’s Your GPA? (Satan Wants to Know…)

January 10, 2005    By: Geoff J @ 9:04 pm   Category: Devil's GPA,Money and getting gain,Mormon Culture/Practices,Scriptures

The devil is extremely interested in your GPA… No not your grade point average, your quotient of the Babylonian or Devil’s GPA – (more…)

God doesn’t much care whether we (physically) live or die (part II) — Jacob agrees

January 4, 2005    By: Geoff J @ 9:38 pm   Category: Atonement & Soteriology,Scriptures,Theology

After hearing my assertion that God isn’t much concerned with mortal life and death, a blogger called danithew brought Jacob’s discourse in 2 Nep. 9 to my attention. The discourse by Jacob is very relevant to an examination of the proper view of human life and death. (more…)

There is no evil in death — no matter how widespread

January 3, 2005    By: Geoff J @ 9:46 pm   Category: Theology

The recent Tsunami in Asia has been cause for great mourning the world over. Many have turned to blogs to try to determine how they can help. Many have questioned God in blogs as well. It is on God’s role in the disaster I will opine.

I suppose there has never been a disaster that hasn’t caused some to cry out: “Where is God? Why did he let this happen?” Some at Times and Seasons questioned why God didn’t send President Hinckley to the rescue before the disaster. Many called this disaster a great “evil.” (more…)