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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Guest Post: Questions for Heavenly Father

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LDS EQ President grew up in the church but far away from the bubble land of Utah. He has lived in both big wards and small branches. He likes to do things by the book, in this case Handbook 2, but takes great joy in playing loose with some of those definitions. While perfectly polite and cordial in outward appearances, his inner thoughts are judging you left and right. His biggest life accomplishment outside of his wife and two kids: avoiding Utah except for the two months spent in the MTC. LDSEQP tweets via @ldseqpres.

A common missionary tool when discussing the plan of salvation is to address three main questions asked by most people:

1. Where were we before coming to Earth?
2. Why are we here?
3. Where are we going after this life?

These three questions help frame the points covered in the discussions. Fortunately, because of the restoration of the gospel through modern-day prophets, we have answers to these questions.

There are, however, many other unanswered questions we all share. The hope is that these things will be revealed to us through our current prophet. After all, the Ninth Article of Faith states: We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God.

So what are these many "great and important things?" Below is a list I would like more information on, but feel I may end up having to wait until I get to the other side to ask Heavenly Father myself.

1. What is the purpose of dust? Do we have dust just so scriptures like Helaman 12:7-8 make sense?

2. I know that "For it must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things" (II Nephi 2:11), but does that have to include the Twilight series? Don't you think that's taking "bad things happen to good people" too far?

3. Why create cats? What purpose do they serve apart from Internet memes? To quote Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation: "Any dog under 50 pounds is a cat, and cats are pointless (emphasis added)."

4. Lastly, why does no one listen to their Elders Quorum President?

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