Friday, December 19, 2014

Did They Really Say That?!?

God never made something out of nothing; it is not in the economy or law by which the worlds were, are, or will exist.  There is an eternity before us, and it is full of matter; and if we but understand enough of the Lord and his ways, we would say that he took of this matter and organized the earth from it.  How long it has been organized it is not for me to say, and I do not care anything about it.
Brigham Young, 14 May 1871, Journal of Discourses, 14:116

According to the Bible, nothing existed before God created everything from nothing:
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”  Gen 1:1

“Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.”  John 1:3

“For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.”  Col. 1:16

“In the beginning” means that there was nothing before God created time.  Matter is something, which means it had to be created.  Mormons need for matter to be existent because they have to have an eternal regression of gods begetting gods.  However, Scripture is plain that there is only one God who is eternally existent, with no gods before or after him (Isa. 43:10).

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