Thursday, July 30, 2009

August's Theme

Well, I guess I am skipping July since it is now over and we'll start with August!

For August, the theme is light. (Most schools resume in August, so gaining knowledge is gaining light ;).

Light is an interesting topic as far as spiritual things go. I think it is interesting how the Doctrine and Covenants talks about how light is the law by which all things are governed and how that
light gives life to all things. This light is the light of Christ and is the power of God. This "subtopic" of light is something I definitely want to know more about.

In the mean time, this is from the LDS Church website under the topic of the Light of Christ:

The Light of Christ "proceedeth forth from the presence of God to fill the immensity of space." It is "the light which is in all things, which giveth life to all things, which is the law by which all things are governed" (D&C 88:12–13; see also D&C 88:6–11). This power is an influence for good in the lives of all people (see John 1:9; D&C 93:2). In the scriptures, the Light of Christ is sometimes called the Spirit of the Lord, the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Christ, or the Light of Life.
The Light of Christ should not be confused with the Holy Ghost. It is not a personage, as the Holy Ghost is. Its influence leads people to find the true gospel, be baptized, and receive the gift of the Holy Ghost (see John 12:46; Alma 26:14–15).
Conscience is a manifestation of the Light of Christ, enabling us to judge good from evil. The prophet Mormon taught: "The Spirit of Christ is given to every man, that he may know good from evil; wherefore, I show unto you the way to judge; for every thing which inviteth to do good, and to persuade to believe in Christ, is sent forth by the power and gift of Christ; wherefore ye may know with a perfect knowledge it is of God. . . . And now, my brethren, seeing that ye know the light by which ye may judge, which light is the light of Christ, see that ye do not judge wrongfully; for with that same judgment which ye judge ye shall also be judged" (Moroni 7:16, 18).

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