Thursday, March 26, 2009
Before we lived on this earth we lived with God and Jesus Christ in the premortal existence . In the premortal existence we lived as spirit children of our Heavenly Father but we were not like our Heavenly Father. In the book of Moses (Modern Scripture) God explains how he created everything and everyone spiritually before he created them physically. Moses 3:5 says, "And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew. For I the Lord God, created all things, of which I have spoken, spiritulally before they were naturally upon the face of the earth. For I, the Lord God, had not caused it to rain upon the face of the earth. And I, the Lord God, had created all the children of men; and not yet a man to till the ground; for in heaven created I them; and there was not yet flesh upon the earth, neithere in the water, neither in the air;" We were not like our Heavenly Father because we could not experience joy and happiness like him without the blessing of living in mortality with a physical body. God created a perfect plan that he has provided for us so we can fulfill his purpose. All of understood and accepted God's perfect plan before we came to this Earth and for this very reason we all are on the earth today. God's plan is called a merciful plan, the plan of happiness, the plan of redemption, and the plan of salvation. This plan is centered around the savior Jesus Christ who suffered and died for us so we could one day return to the presence of God and Jesus Christ. Once we were put here on earth we were given agency to choose to return back to the presence of God or go another way and not return to God's presence once again.