Tag Archive: foreordination

Tragedy or Destiny?

By LDS Scripture Teachings I continue to have questions from individuals asking essentially “Why evil?” This “problem of evil”, addressed in previous posts, may be helpful. I like the teaching of Spencer W. Kimball on this subject and am including his talk entitled “Tragedy or Destiny” here for future use. When we face the apparent tragedies of sorrow, suffering, […] Read More Read more here:: Tragedy or Destiny?

Romans 9-11, Election Of Grace: Who “Is Real” (Israel)?

Downloaded from: http://brosimonsays.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/romans-9-11-election-of-grace-who-is-real-israel/   President Boyd K. Packer: “The Lord is voting for me, and Lucifer is voting against me, but it is my vote that counts” In October of 1997 Elder Neal A. Maxwell visited our campus to speak in a devotional. Sister Bednar and I provided transportation to and from the Idaho Falls airport for Elder and Sister Maxwell, and we hosted them in our home for lunch. The time…
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Does Foreordination mean I’m Predestined for Failure?

Object Lesson

Many students ask the question if God knows how I’ll act in a given situation (temptation or other), isn’t He really responsible for the way I acted in that situation? Does foreordination mean I have no choice in the way I’ll act? Am I predestined to failure? One of my professors at BYU (seems to me it was Joseph McConkie) responded to the question this way: After a discussion on…
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