REL 200 - The Eternal Family

Our Divine Potential


"All human beings—male and female—are created in the image of God. each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of Heavenly Parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny. ...

"In the premortal realm, spirit sons and daughters knew and worshipped God as their eternal father and accepted his plan by which his children could obtain a physical body and gain earthly experience to progress toward perfection and ultimately realize their divine destiny as heirs of eternal life.

The Family: A Proclamation to the World

Genesis 1:27 Abraham 5:7, 14-17
Abraham 4:26-27
Pres. Dieter F. Uchtdorf - Four Titles
Dr. Marcus H. Martins - The Body: First Stewardship & Liahona of the Spirit (PDF)  HTML
Three Fundamental Doctrines: Priesthood, Divine Potential, and Plan of Happiness (video - 2020)
Gospel Topics - Becoming Like God

Questions for Review

1) Does the Lord create rules and commandments designed to make us fail?  (Pres. Dieter F. Uchtdorf - Four Titles)

2) Is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints an organization for people who make no mistakes?  
(Pres. Dieter F. Uchtdorf - Four Titles)

How does the Atonement of Jesus Christ affect our lives?  (Pres. Dieter F. Uchtdorf - Four Titles)

4) How did President Uchtdorf define "Discipleship"? 
 (Pres. Dieter F. Uchtdorf - Four Titles)

5) Fill in the blanks:  "When God works ________ us, no one and nothing can stand _______ us." 
(Pres. Dieter F. Uchtdorf - Four Titles)

6) How does Latter-day Saint doctrine envision (or imagine) exaltation? (LDS Gospel Topics - Becoming Like God)

Be prepared to present your understanding about this topic to your classmates, and see if you have additional questions to ask me.  I'll be glad to answer them.
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