God’s Purpose

“For behold, this is my work and my glory – to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.” – Moses 1:39

God’s purpose is clear: this verse reveals the love and care that motivated His creation of the universe as a place where we could, with His guidance and planning, pass through trials that we might be able to learn better how to love one another. By loving one another, we become more like God, for God is Love.

Quote of the Day

β€œIt is a paradox that men will gladly devote time every day for many years to learn a science or an art; yet will expect to win a knowledge of the gospel, which comprehends all sciences and arts, through perfunctory glances at books or occasional listening to sermons. The gospel should be studied more intensively than any school or college subject. They who pass opinion on the gospel without having given it intimate and careful study are not lovers of truth, and their opinions are worthless. To secure a testimony, then, study must accompany desire and prayer.”
– John A. Widtsoe
Evidences and Reconciliations

Capitalism Is Not Christianity

Soooooo… what is my opinion of the inequality of wealth, opportunity, and income? I’ll sum it up with a quote: “The Lord will enter into judgment with the ancients of his people and the princes thereof; for ye have eaten up the vineyard and the spoil of the poor in your houses. What mean ye? Ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor.” – The Lord God of Hosts

Capitalism, like communism, is not Christianity. Neither is it, by extension, any other religion outside of its own ideological confines. It does not bring us closer to God. It does not foster virtues. It does not encourage compassionate behaviors. Its most avid practitioners are given over to the love of money, and that is the root of all evil.