Harold B. Lee, Stand Ye In Holy Places, p.234
Understanding this principle in the plan of the government of God, we are given a glimpse of the council meeting of Gods, as briefly recorded in revelations to ancient prophets.
Correction: God does not need anyone to give Him advice.
Psalm 33:11 The counsel of the LORD stands forever, the plans of His heart to all generations.
Isaiah 40:14 With whom did He take counsel, who instructed Him, and taught Him in the path of justice? Who taught Him knowledge, and showed Him the way of understanding?
Harold B. Lee, Conference Report, April 1953, p.28
God shall give unto you knowledge by his Holy Spirit, yea, by the unspeakable gift of the Holy Ghost, that has not been revealed since the world was until now. . . According to that which was ordained in the midst of the Council of the Eternal God of all other gods before this world was, that should be reserved unto the finishing and the end thereof, when every man shall enter into his eternal presence and into his immortal rest. (D. & C. 121:26, 32.)
Correction: The gift of the Holy Spirit was given long before Harold happen along.
Acts 10:45 And those of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also.
Harold B. Lee, Stand Ye In Holy Places, p.9-10
Now then, to summarize, may I ask each of you again the question, "Who are you?" You are all the sons and daughters of God. Your spirits were created and lived as organized intelligences before the world was. You have been blessed to have a physical body because of your obedience to certain commandments in that premortal state. You are now born into a family to which you have come, into the nations through which you have come, as a reward for the kind of lives you lived before you came here and at a time in the world's history, as the Apostle Paul taught the men of Athens and as the Lord revealed to Moses, determined by the faithfulness of each of those who lived before this world was created.
Correction: Not everyone is a child of God.
John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.
Correction: People can only become a child of God through faith in Jesus Christ.
Galatians 3:26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
Correction: People did not exist in a premortal state.
Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man (Adam) became a living being.
Genesis 2:22 Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her (Eve) to the man.
Harold B. Lee, Stand Ye In Holy Places, p.331-332
Man and woman are the offspring of God and created after His own image and likeness as mortal beings.
Correction: God is Spirit and likewise human beings have spirits. (John 4:24)
1 Thessalonians 5:23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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