Friday, February 26, 2016

Disciples of Christ

The purpose of the disciple-master relationship is for the disciple to become what the master is.  The disciple follows the master's teachings and doctrine, is shown the master's secrets, and through experience and practice become a master of the discipline himself.
  • What is the doctrine of Christ?  
  • What are the teachings of Christ?
  • What is the art, or discipline, one is practicing when one performs the tasks Christ has asked his disciples to perform?
  • How does one know when one has mastered the art, or discipline, of Christ?
On the other hand:
  • If one does not perform the tasks Christ has asked his disciples to perform, is one a disciple of Christ?
  • Can a disciple who doesn't do what Christ has asked possibly understand the discipline Christ is teaching?
  • Can a disciple who doesn't do what Christ has asked possibly understand Christ, when the path to gaining the experience necessary to understand Christ is in doing what Christ has asked?
Would you feel comfortable living with someone - forever and ever, worlds without end - who says things that you don't agree with, who does things that you wouldn't do, and whose values and ideology you don't share?

How do you think it will be in heaven, or Zion, which is its earthly counterpart?
D&C 93:Verily, thus saith the Lord: It shall come to pass that every soul who forsaketh his sins and cometh unto me, and calleth on my name, and obeyeth my voice, and keepeth my commandments, shall see my face and know that I am[.]
D&C 130:1-3 
When the Savior shall appear we shall see him as he is. We shall see that he is a man like ourselves. 
And that same sociality which exists among us here will exist among us there, only it will be coupled with eternal glory, which glory we do not now enjoy. 
John 14:23—The appearing of the Father and the Son, in that verse, is a personal appearance; and the idea that the Father and the Son dwell in a man’s heart is an old sectarian notion, and is false.