I'm sure some of us have been in a situation where a question is asked or a discussion topic arises (spiritual or otherwise) that needs clarification. A lot of clarification! We realize that there would need to be a lot of background knowledge in order to answer it! How do we answer that question without confusing who is asking? My bishop told me to simply answer the question that they should have asked. Meaning to start from the simplest aspect of that topic and build from there!
He then gave a very good example:
Question: "So I heard you believe that you'll become Gods some day. How could you believe something like that?"
To answer this, we must go back to the nature of God. Who do we believe God to be? He is the creator, the "Man Upstairs," the Almighty, etc. And He is also very well known as the father. Now if God is the father, that makes us His children. You may be a parent or at least know a parent. What would a parent want for their children? The best, right? Everything they have and more! When we look at it from this perspective, is it so strange to think that God would want us to have all that He has and more? Including a state of exaltation?
I had never thought of it like this before! My bishop explained this so well to me and I just thought that I should share it! Now that I know this, I feel like I understand the Plan of Salvation so much more! I always knew that Heavenly Father is a God of love and that He is our father but I never noticed the reality that as our father, He only wants the best for us which includes what happens after this life!
Guys... 19 days! :)