The Marvelous Plan of Reconciliation – Part: Two

Let Love Win!

The Lord’s atonement is for all of God’s children, to take effect on all, in the way that it can, for because Jesus Christ descended below ALL, even Lucifer and his devils, who chose to not follow Jesus Christ, at least benefit in the form, of staying alive as to their spirits, to not disassemble and cease to exist, as beings in their current state of progressed experience.

But as for access to the light as comes from the Lord Himself, which is the light of Christ, Satan cannot have, nor can he comprehend, as he rejected this, and placed himself and his followers in a state, where they cannot, and will not do anything good.

Further, Adam and Eve would have also died in the very day they would have partaken of the fruit, both spiritually and physically, literally. However, because of the pre-interposed atonement, their days were lengthened, and their probationary state granted.

We all needed the fall and the atonement, as a one package deal, so that we could be born into mortality, and have the opportunity to repent, learn, grow, and progress towards God, as we move forward on our life’s covenant path, and onward into death, as it pertains to the physical body.

There will then be restored unto us, the full measure of what we meted while on earth, to receive our reward of that which we have chosen and desired, for earth life provides the necessary opportunities we need, and could not have obtained in our pre-earth heavenly realm.

In the suffered atonement experience, the Savior took all ill and evil for all of God’s children, including the ones who chose to lose their agency, or the ability to do good, even the adversary, but because they rejected the Savior, they will have to suffer for their own sins as well, even as they are influencing us to do evil too at the same time. Jesus Christ is the undergirding principle of life for all, because of who He is, what He was called to do, and what He did.

The condition of Satan and his followers, of not being able to do works of righteousness at all (no agency), having denied themselves that privilege when they denied Jesus Christ, is a mercy in their own predicament, for because when they are judged, this too will be taken into account. Make no mistake, they will be judged.

Then, while the righteous are enjoying eternal life (God’s lifestyle), those who originally followed Satan, including the sons of perdition, will be cast out into outer darkness, where they will be burned and purged clean, not by their own choice, but by force, into the lake of fire and brimstone, for all of their “3rd estate,” during which time we will be enjoying ours, in the glory in which we have attained through Jesus Christ’s aid in love, grace, repentance, forgiveness and obedience.

Then, after finally becoming clean, the adversary will then come to themselves, and to their senses, and begin to make their long, arduous, and difficult trek home, up until the Morning of Reconciliation, wherein all that which was lost, even the ultimate prodigal, shall be found. “For he was dead, and is alive again.”

For God is a perfect God, with perfect love, and a perfect plan, and He will not lose any of His children, nor our Mother(s) in Heaven.

Once we are all through with our third estate, we will all be called up unto the next higher, greater and better 1st, 2nd and 3rd estate, wherein we will all begin again, with another pre-mortal, mortal and post mortal life, with a greater prospect and circumstance.

Lucifer, and our other brothers and sisters who followed him too, will then finally be able to re-join us, having become again children of God, by suffrage, with the penitence of children, and in this next eternal life, having completely played out their roles of helping us grow to achieve our exalted status, wherein all things will have been forgiven and forgotten, life for us all, will move forward again, into this next eternal life.

Everyone will always have a different role to play throughout the eternities, and they will each change with every eternal life we experience, all in the context and concourse of the eternities and eternal lives.

Shane

My Life Triumph

With God, All Things Are Possible

Before the barriers between God, Jesus and me were removed, I carried the stresses of all those around me, starting at age 21, through means of being an absorber. This is as a result of having a poisonous substance injected into the roof of my mouth at age 17, by servants of the enemy, which caused four of the most severe of mental illnesses and brain damage to occur. Pre-accompanied by these, were traumatic psychological, physiological and abusive mind changing experiences I underwent at age 3, and 6.

From the time of the second abuse at age 6, to the event which caused this condition and phenomenon at age 17 in the first place, I experienced much negative “programming,” which caused me to learn and take on the ways of the adversary, to my dishonor and utmost personal shame.

Because of all the issues caused by this, I had, although unavoidably, put up barriers between me and deity, through choices as a child. Having suffered these when I was age three, six and seventeen. At age 6 I was told by the Holy Ghost from God that, “You are of utmost importance to my plan and kingdom here on the earth in these last days. If you allow me, I’ll make all these things better for you.” I then told Him, “But you weren’t there for me! Go ahead and try to do it without me!”

Several things occurred from these indignities. I later acquired the four major mental illnesses, brain damage and other majorly complicated, insane, disturbing, emotional disturbances and baggage, all in a contorted cocktail of difficulty, which compounded, and made life very difficult indeed.

With all of these things on top, plus the negative programming and mental illnesses, this made for a Satanic “lock,” and Godly “quest,” to somehow survive and begin to thrive, through all of these compounded struggles this caused.

But this wasn’t all. During the evil abuse at age six, which I was miraculously able to survive alive, among the several torture methods used during these ritualistic abuses, I had also been cursed with three majorly evil curses, which were only able to be removed during my two years of service inside the La Jolla, San Diego, California, Latter-Day Saint Temple, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, during my two year service mission as a young adult, when I was age 24-26.

Also, having these four mental illnesses, evil spirits had a greater access to me, with the ability to harass and torture me directly, which they did so.

With all the previously outlined layers, emotional, physical, mental, social and lack of healthy outlets and life skills, plus the mental illnesses, plus these causing evil spirits to have a greater and direct access to me, all working against me in the very worst of ways, trying to recover was an all out war.

Life’s challenges were all compounded. Plus, I never had the connection of family or friends, because I was too much for them to relate to, so, I had God. All of these things twisted in the most horrendous of mixes, made life very difficult for me, although I was misunderstood by all, howbeit, I was the source of inspiration to my family, helping them to move on, regardless of how they felt about me. I prayed for them, and shared my light with them and worked with them to improve in their personal lives.

How? Because I had God. God stepped in and said, “This is My son, he’s not being taken care of. I will do it!”

God then came down from Heaven, and carried me out of personal destruction, and pulled me back to His light. He carried me in a wonderfully, powerful and amazing way, which is beyond mortal comprehension.

A little history of this instigating, Satanic “family’s” interactions with me:

Having been sucked into this “family” through their two boys, with fantasy and toys, and having been emotionally tied in to them because of the ritualistic abuse I suffered at age six, I tried to make friends with the enemy, thinking that in trying to fix them, I could also fix myself.

Not even remembering the abuse until I was at age 21, when my brain was more stabilized on medication, I had still felt that something was wrong, and this cycle of me trying to make myself well by changing them, is one of the reasons these cults abuse children this way in the first place. They know this phenomenon is very real, and it causes their “victims” to stay, and keep coming back to them.

Finally, at age seventeen, when my bishop told me he had angels speaking to him about me, I decided I needed to make the break away from them, still realizing that I was too much for my own family to handle, but seeing this as the better alternative for me, I did so.

Yet having been lured back over one last time to say goodbye at age seventeen, and to in and of myself show them that I was stronger than them, I was then knocked out through something they gave me in drink, and I was given through injection into the roof of my mouth, a poison which was intended to kill me.

Immediately on my way walking home, I felt my mind descend deeper and deeper, even until I arrived at home, wherein my mind was in utter darkness, even at all the resistance I tried to put up to stop it from doing so.

Since my recovery of life from age 21 until now, being the 24th of July 2020, I had in essence tried living for the Lord, without Him, a very hard road indeed, and this is how I’ve had to live and function, after the choices I made, to live a more separate life from God’s grace and relationship. For I hated God for what I went through, but He still helped me, despite this anger. It was the Lord I despised most, but He was also willing to help me anonymously, until I could love and forgive them both.

Because of this, and not having the coping resources, I cut off in measure, an open, clear and direct correspondence between God and myself. I’ve had to not only bear my own griefs and stresses, because of all I’ve been through, but also with this added type of separation, as well as my dilemma as outlined earlier, and because of other laws and influences which exist and that be in motion, both good and bad, I also had to, by means of my mental illnesses and thinner veil, bear the weight of all things, pertaining to God’s plan for me, and my role therein.

This, as well as of all those around me, as was stated, howbeit, Christ did carry me, even at the peril of my non-acknowledging relationship with Him. This at the bitterness of my own soul toward His, for at those times, I hated Him.

My help, although from Him, came at the hand of the Father, because I would not accept the Savior as a being in my life, but the Father I would.

As someone once explained it to me, this type of absorbing other’s stresses is a condition known as being an Empath, which I know I am. This has been an extremely exhausting, rough and unbearable road and route to go, but necessary for me somehow.

As of today, I have been changed and have forgiven my Savior and Father, for even though my life had to play out this way, even a tougher road than imaginable, I realize that I have been in the wrong, in not loving them, and have come to accept and love Them, regardless of the pathway they chose for me to tread, howbeit I chose to agree to this life.

This is, and can be a great blessing for me, and I would not have conceived it possible, but I’m glad that now that I’m in Their direct care, and not “my own” anymore, I can have inner peace.

Shane

The Brimstone and Burning Defined: Part Two

Our God is a Perfect, Loving and Fair Father

The atonement and its coverage is infinite and eternal, and covers everyone with certainty through spiritual underpinnings. Yet for one to take the highest kingdom and glory, namely the Celestial Kingdom, or highest Heaven, the gospel must be learned, accepted and lived, including faith in Jesus Christ, repentance, baptism and becoming a member of Christ’s covenants and Church upon receiving the confirmation of The Gift of the Holy Ghost, and then truly living thereby. In this there is true joy and peace.

There is forgiveness in the life hereafter, for those who have as yet not been taught by the servants of the Lord about their Redeemer, and His gospel plan of happiness. For there is much preaching and teaching taking place in the spirit world, where those who have passed, are awaiting their resurrection. But for those who have had ample understanding and have been pricked in their hearts to know the truth, but have not lived it, and have knowingly rebelled, these are they whom are sent to outer darkness, where there shall be weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth.

All of these, who have not partaken of repentance, will spend some time in this place of cleansing, known in The Book of Mormon as, Outer Darkness. This is where one will truly be purified, although not in an easy way. It will be through the fire and brimstone burning process, wherein their Spirits will be cleansed. Then they will be sent to the kingdom of glory most suited for them. This is according to how they lived their life, with what they had, understood and felt. They will also be judged according to the desires of their hearts, so Jesus’ atonement will always have good effect.

Once those who have suffered in Outer Darkness have been fully cleansed, they are free to leave and receive either the second or third resurrection, according to which ever Kingdom of Glory they will be restored unto. Either the second resurrection unto the Terrestrial Kingdom or the third resurrection unto the Telestial Kingdom.

All who enter into this place of Outer Darkness shall leave, except for the sons of Perdition, and Lucifer and his devils, or fallen angels. The sons of Perdition are those who fully knew the Lord in this life, and His love and grace completely, and then knowingly and purposely chose Lucifer over Jesus Christ (this will be very few in number), of which it is said, it were better for them to have not been born. These, along with Satan and his devils will remain in the burning of outer darkness, until we are all called up unto the next eternal life again, of a first, second and third estate. Or, pre-earth, earth and post earth life.

Shane

The Traveler

A Daughter’s Journey

From Before to Beyond

Shane R. Brown

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Beautiful Life, Ashes and Strife

Chapter Two: Returning to Separate

Chapter Three: Invasion, Persuasion – Casting Out Casts

Chapter Four: Fruitful Beginnings

Chapter Five: A Penitent Offering, A Great Divide Crossing

Chapter One

Beautiful Life, Ashes and Strife

We all lived in heaven, with everyone there, Father, Mother, brothers and sisters. We loved it there. So many friendly faces, so much to do.

I loved spending time with Father. He would hold me in His arms and say, “Sharloma, you are one of my special children, my precious daughter. One day you will be like me.”

“Be like you?” I would ask.

“Yes.” He would always say. This always gave me great comfort and joy. I wanted so much to be like my Father. He had a body that was so fascinating. He could feel, and generate warmth. Father also knew anything I would ask Him.

Then, one day, Father called a meeting for all to attend. Everyone came, to hear Father’s words, feel His love, and learn of His plan, the plan that everyone had begun talking about.

“Please listen everyone.” He began, “I have thought long and hard about how I might help you my children experience greater happiness. As you know, I have had the experience to have a body, and raise you my children. This has brought me much great joy. I so much want this for each of you, but there is only one way to do this, and the way is very hard.

“I will, however, give you your choice. You do not have to accept my plan for your happiness, but if you do not, you will find no other way to receive these great blessings.”

After telling us many things about the plan, its test, and our bodies, among other things, Father closed the meeting with sharing His beautiful personal testimony, and we all went back to our homes, praising His name.

It wasn’t long however, before I could hear some voices out on the street. Not knowing what was going on, I looked out my window and saw my brother Lucifer, talking with some of his friends. He was talking something about a better way. This bothered me.

“What better way could Lucifer know than Father?” I thought to myself.

Then, along came my closest friend of all my siblings, Jehovah.

“Let us not be confused.” He stated, “Our Father, is only giving us the only possible way, to obtain all the happiness and blessings He desires to give us.” He then looked at Lucifer and stated, “Brother, I hope we can work this out. I love you, and l want you to be happy. Please, be more obedient to Father. He only wants what’s best for you.” Then He walked on.

The next day, we were all talking excitedly about the plan from last night, and we didn’t notice those from the street last night, go into the Gallery Social Hall, and begin their own meeting.

Later that day, Father called everyone back in, for more instruction on the plan, and to reveal important assignments. Everyone was there, including Lucifer, and those that had been with him.

As the meeting went on, some of us didn’t seem to be happy with what was being said. Some even appeared to be angry. Even a boy from my language class looked irritated.

I began to cry. “Why won’t they understand?”

Then I looked up, and saw my brother Jopana there, raising his hand to be permitted to speak.

Father called upon him and said, “Let us here from our musician, Jopana.”

Jopana then spoke, “Father, I just wanted to know, will we still have our families on this earth, as we have here?”

“Yes Jopana, you will have a family. I have given you the chance to pick who you want to be with, along with my guidelines for who will be best, and you can rest assured, that I will send you to where you need to go. Anything else Jopana?”

“No Father. Thank you.”

Then Lucifer stood up and spoke. “Friends and family,” he began, “I have discovered, that the plan of our Father, won’t bring everyone back home, in the way He promises. I have been thinking, and I believe that I have found a better way.”

Some of the others began to applaud. He continued, “I have come up with a plan, that will save all of us, but I must be the one who makes it all happen. What do you think Father?”

Father paused compassionately, and then stated to him, “Dearest Lucifer, I know that you are only trying to help, but this way is not in harmony with the laws of our eternal government. My plan, is one that will allow my children to appropriately choose their path. That is the only way to freedom, the freedom to choose the right; agency.”

Then defeated, Lucifer sat down.

When the meeting was almost over, Jehovah stood up and spoke, and said, “I am in favor of our Father’s plan, and I will support Him in it, and do whatever He requires of me.”

Then we sang a song, and departed.

That night, and a little worried, I went over to visit my brother Jopana, who lived in the school housing at the music school. When he opened the door, he looked very weary, but when he saw me, he lit up.

“Come in Sharloma! What’s going on?” he asked.

“Well, I’m sort of scared Jopana.”

“Scared Sharloma?”

“Yes. I don’t know what’s going on with everyone. Some people don’t like our Father’s plan.”

“I know how you feel.” said Jopana, “It’s kind of gotten me down a little too. I’ll tell you what, why don’t we go tomorrow, and ask Father what we should do, OK?”

“OK.”

“Now, how about we both go for a quick walk, as I take you home my sister?”

“OK Jopana, that sounds good.”

Chapter Two

Returning to Separate

My first thoughts as to what my stand in my plan was, that I be the chosen recipient of all the glory therein. I knew that many had already given me allegiance, and would support me in it, but I feared that I was not chosen.

Father’s plan was one that I could not accept, and so I then settled on the declaration, that I must be the first man in Father’s plan, to inhabit a physical body.

This of course, was denied, perhaps because of my own personal agenda in mind. I knew that Father knew all my intents, but I thought that maybe, if I could gather in enough support, that even He would support my plan as well. Well, I was wrong. He was completely against it, and commanded me to let go of all such ideas, but by then, it was too late. The state of my heart, and that of my followers, was one that would not back down, and so, we began the war, with me at the head, of one third of all heavenly beings.

Back in the quiet quarters of the Father’s room, He privately interviewed His son Jehovah, for the plan’s perpetuation.

“My dearly Beloved son, Thou, who art most precious and sacred above all, this plan of Mine, is one that We have both known from the beginning. We have both worked together from the beginning of Your birth as my Son, to prepare You for this plan to come about. I have foreseen the end from the beginning, and I know all. I also know, that You are the very greatest of all, being my First Born, and birth right Son, and so Your love like Mine, is also endless.

“But the sacrifice of Thyself, for Your brothers and sisters, is above all that which You can comprehend, even until You have actually experienced it. You will be pained to the very center, from all eternity to all eternity. You must be completely innocent of all sin. Your sacrifice will include the pains of every kind, of all creations and their spirits, and all of My holy justice, with its punishments for sin.

“All of this will try Thee even to your very limit. You understand that this sacrifice will leave You with nothing left to give, for you must sacrifice all you have and are to complete it.

“Because of this, Thou art the only One set apart as My Lamb, and the example of My worthy will. With this experience, Thou wilt be enabled to truly redeem all mankind through their repentance and our grace.

“It is because of your begotten birth, and sinless life, that you will have the power to not die, but to voluntarily leave your body, commending yourself to Me. And because of this, you will then also be able to heal, and re-enter your body, through the resurrection ordinance. My power over life and death is given to You, that you may draw all mankind unto me, through the power of the resurrection, to be judged.

“Through your sacrifice, you will bring all to me to be judged, and for all who will repent and submit to Me, they must bring their own sacrifice of themselves and will, to become even as Me also, as a God, thus fulfilling our plan, and My work and glory, to bring to pass the immortality, and eternal life of man.”

“Yes Father, I understand.”

“Now go my Son, and encourage Michael and his forces to fight against the dragon of perdition. All will be well. I Love You.”

Chapter Three

Invasion, Persuasion – Casting Out Casts

“Now! Let’s go!” cries Lucifer, “We will destroy them all, and they will all bow to me!”

“Yes my prince!” Screamed Mohakim, Lucifer’s next in line of command, and most evil beside himself.

Lucifer and his captains, with all their forces, go forth in rage to destroy the Father, and all His glory.

“We are going to destroy all of them now!” shouts Lucifer, with his bitter hatred as the two forces meet.

“Not so evil one.” cries Michael, with his valiant forces, “We will banish you, and your plans will be no more!”

“Never!” retorts Lucifer.

Then, with prophetic foreknowledge, Michael gives before all to hear. “Even you, with all the strength given you through deceit and wicked perdition, cannot destroy us. You can only harm us, but all those you injure, will be healed and be born whole and innocent, into our bodies we will have on earth, which you cannot have.”

Then Lucifer cries out from the depths of hell, “We will see who the real ruler is! ATTACK! NOW!!”

And they go. The battle between good and evil commences, while the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit, knowingly watch on.

The troops of Michael are led by many strong, valiant, and noble spirits of the Father’s choicest sons and daughters, including Jopana, and Haslom, a family brother of Sharloma and Jopana, and Marlbro, a friend. These are all well prepared for the battle, but the fierceness of the dragon is so strong, that it takes all, and the very best, for Michael’s forces and the Father to win.

Haslom and Jopana had always been the best of brothers, consistently depending on each other for support, friendship and love. Haslom would love spending time with Jopana, always thrilling in what was going on in his life. In turn, Jopana relished and loved the time and attention spent with Haslom. The two would work together to bless and inspire the lives of many of their other brothers and sisters.

At times however, Haslom would feel lost in all the crowd, with so many others. He loved them all, but he sometimes felt, like he didn’t know them well enough. It was in these times, that he would begin to doubt himself, and would then go to Jopana to help work things out.

Jopana saw in Haslom, many great gifts and strengths, which he seemed not to recognize or understand. Jopana tried to help him see this, and with time, Haslom nourished these strengths, and his confidence grew.  

Jopana told him, that in some ways he felt Haslom was stronger than he was.

Haslom began to go out, and develop his own life, knowing that he could do it. Haslom had never been shy, but he was just unsure of himself.

Jopana was so pleased with Haslom, for he went out and did it all, having so many friends, who all depended on him for strength.

Truly Haslom was a brave and valiant warrior for Elohim.

Jopana eagerly acknowledged this, and helped to build him up.

One day, Haslom came to see Jopana, with exciting and happy news!

“Jopana! I just met this awesome girl today! I think that she is the one I want to be my eternal companion on earth!”

“This is wonderful Haslom! What is her name?” Jopana excitedly inquired.

“Mingadro.”

“Mingadro?” questioned Jopana.

“Yes!”

“I know her! She is awesome! I hope she knows the great man she is getting, and the wonderful care you will take of her.” Relates Jopana, “She deserves a special man like yourself. I am so proud of you Haslom.”

Then, with tears in his eyes, Jopana reveals something to his faithful brother, which had been weighing down on his heart and mind for some time.

“Haslom.” he begins.

“Yes Jopana?”

“Father has told me something that is very scary to me.”

“What is it?” asks Haslom with great concernment.

“Father wants me to be a prophet on the earth.”

“Really?!”

“Yes…but not just any prophet, he wants me to be the final prophet of the last days.”

“Oh my!” responded Haslom.

“Yes Haslom, and I am afraid. He has told me some things about our earthly family that are very unnerving to me.”

“Like what?” asked Haslom, somewhat disturbed.

He said that our immediate family, would not be prepared for earth life, the way you and I will be. He said that it was up to us, to help them prepare down on earth, to face their lives. He also spoke to me about the immense pain that I must endure.

This is a calling however, that is more than I can now bare, but our Father Elohim, has promised that before I go, He will personally prepare me for it, so I must trust in Him.”

“Yes Jopana! You are going to make it! I will help you, the way you helped me! Remember, we are going to the same family.”

“Life just isn’t care free anymore.” Lamented Jopana, “I don’t know what to do.”

“Everything will be fine. I will help you.”

“Thank you for your support Haslom.”

Then the two brothers lovingly and warmly embraced, and said, “I love you.”

“Yes, and I love you both too.” Said a near by voice, one oh so familiar.

“Father, You’re here!” Cried Jopana.

“Yes Jopana. I knew that you were hurting, so I came to comfort you. Remember, you will never be left alone. Even in your darkest times.” Said the Father.

“I have a great work in store for you to do, some of which will even be through your music.”

Then the three of them privately spent the rest of their evening, bonding, consoling and enjoying one another.

“I love you Father.” said Jopana, to which the Father replied, “I love you too Jopana.”

Chapter Four

Fruitful Beginnings

And now life on earth begins. We all watched on with grand interest, as our hero and friend, Michael, or Adam, along with his valiant, noble, and special companion, Guadra, or Eve, now inhabited their bodies.

They were innocent and full of all life and love, fresh and new. Father had breathed into them life, and instructed them relative to their commandments and duties. Then he opened the gate for them, to enter into the Garden of Eden, and they went inside.

Once inside the magnificent garden, which was prepared for them, Adam and Eve were filled with wonder.

“Adam, everything is so beautiful!” proclaimed Eve.

“Yes!” Adam responded. “Let’s go exploring, and see all that our Father has created for us!” he said, excited that he now had an helpmeet to share in his joy.

“Ah, Adam and Eve, but first, I’ve got something special for each of you. Please, come closer.”

And they did. Then, Father took Adam, and placed His hand on his, and Eve brought up hers. Then, the Father performed the highest, most perfect, glorious sealing covenant, which set the standard, which would then feed down through the generations, unto the restoration, in which men and women would again be sealed in the last days, and in the millennial reign.

After this most hallowed sealing, the two were excited to now be together, hand in hand, in matrimony, to explore their new home.

Adam and Eve didn’t remember their lives before coming to the earth, but as a blessing, our Father allowed them to partly retain an open channel, to remember the language they had learned before this life, that they would speak once born in the flesh. Thus they could learn about the world around them, and converse with each other, and with the Father and Son.

Father called it the Adamic language, and it was clean and pure.

Adam and Eve immersed themselves in their surroundings, like little children in a peaceful dream. Then, much later, Father told Adam that it was time to start giving names to all the creatures and plant life, to which Adam was given dominion over.

Father called forth all the creatures unto Adam for him to name, and only now, did Adam struggle for the words, as he sought out the predestined names of each creation, and his memory of them, calling spiritually upon the Father for help, and to Eve’s surprise, he did remarkably well.

Eve listened intently, trying to remember all of the creature’s names, as their new world unfolded, and soon, every creature was satisfied with its name.

Then, it came time for Adam to name all the vegetation and plant life, to which Eve came along and accompanied him. They traveled deeper and deeper into the garden, and when finished, Eve was so pleased with Adam’s faithfulness in finishing our Fathers instructions, that she told him, “I love you Adam.” To which he replied, “I love you too Eve.” And they were one.

Back in heaven, I Sharloma, had mostly learned English, which was to be the first language I would speak, when my turn on earth came.

My brother Jopana was so very good with this language, that he used it everywhere he went, in writings, stories and in publications, in heaven, and on earth.

Jopana started his life on earth very modestly. Not at all like his life was in heaven, but Father said this was the best way for him.

Father also told me, that one day I would understand why this was, when Jopana would bear his testimony to me on earth, about our Father’s plan for him.

Father had warned Adam and Eve of what would happen to them, if they were to eat from the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. He said that they could eat from every tree of the garden, but that one. Adam and Eve both understood what Father meant, and were agreed.

Then, one day, Eve went off exploring on her own, promising Adam that she would rejoin him soon.

“OK Eve.” said Adam, “I’ll be somewhere around this river Euphrates.” He innocently stated.

Having just started out as a curiosity, Eve now wanted to go and examine the forbidden tree.

As she drew closer, she felt a stronger desire to see it but still knew that she was forbidden to even touch it. When she arrived however, she was not at all fearful, but was at ease in its presence.

“It looks just like any other tree in our garden.” She said to herself.

“Yessssss.” said a voice, somewhat near her.

Startled, Eve turned around to see who was there.

“Who are you?” She questioned this strange serpent which had just spoken to her.

“I am a creature of knowledge.” he replied.

“Oh!” gasped Eve.

“Yes. You see, I know all the secrets that eating this fruit will give you.”

“But I am not to partake of this tree.” defended Eve.

“Then are you to never know the things that your Father knows?”

“Well, no, but He told me not to eat it. I’ll die!” She said to him.

“You will not die,” lied the serpent, “but you shall gain knowledge. Father wants you to be more like Him, doesn’t He? And this is the only way. Look,” said the serpent as it slithered down from the forbidden tree, and closer to her, “this fruit is very delicious and sweet, and it is your only chance. You must partake of it, to know the difference between good and evil, the way your Father knows it. You won’t die Eve.” Said the serpent, sure that he’s got her more and more convinced.

Then, she left. After much time and pondering, waiting and thinking on the Lord, while staring at herself in her favorite pool of smooth water, wanting to be wiser, and believing some of what the serpent told her, Eve then finally succumbed.

“Now go,” said the serpent to her, and give to Adam of the same.” He said, sure that he’d set his plan into action.

Immediately Eve began to feel differently inside, not sure what was taking place. But as she traveled to Adam, her mind began to expand, and the things which she felt, but could not put into thoughts began to come to her mind, and she knew that this is in consequence of her action.

“Adam,” said Eve, “I want you to have some of this fruit.” she told him.

“But Eve, isn’t that the forbidden fruit?” said Adam.

“Yes, it is, but I have already had a taste. It is delicious, and I am beginning to know more because of it. You need some too, so we can both know the difference between good and evil Adam.” Eve tells him.

“No Eve, I will not eat that.”

“But it is the only way to become more like our Father.” Eve replied.

“Who told you that?” asked Adam, still afraid of what has taken place.

“One of the creatures of the garden.” she told him. “Father said that we would die and look, I’m still alive.”

“Eve, our Father is not a liar. Surely you know this?”

“Yes, but surely this is the only way Adam. I am now enlightened, and I’m beginning to understand the difference between right and wrong. Surely Father wants this for us, doesn’t He?”

“Yes, but I don’t know all His plans for us.”

Then enters the serpent and says, “Adam, I know the Father’s plan, and this is very well a part of it. Why would Father plant this tree in the garden, if he did not want you to eat of it? Surely it is for his own purposes.”

“Yes Adam, you must partake of it. We must follow our course,” said Eve.

After much pondering, and counseling with his wife, Adam also partook of the fruit.

Chapter Five

A Penitent Offering, A Great Divide Crossing

Because they had disobeyed Father, Adam and Eve were driven out of His presence, and the earth they lived on was also changed. Now, instead of their fruit trees springing up on their own, by the hand of our Father, Adam and Eve had to take of the seeds therein, and plant them in the soil to make them grow. This is what Father had told them they must do from now on, until they died, adding more sorrow to unto them, which was brought into the world through their disobedience.

Eve was Adam’s helpmeet, which meant that she strengthened him, and helped him in their labors, as equals, to sustain the life of their bodies, which had also changed.

Both knowing that they would die, and losing their Father, the two of them were very sad, and would often cry out to Him in disparity.

Then, one day, three angels visited Adam, and asked him of his sadness.

“I have lost my Father, and I am going to die! I will never be happy anymore!”

“Oh, but I bring you good news.” said the first angel.

“What is it?” asked Adam, still not very cheery.

“You and Eve will live again.”

“But how?!” asked Adam, not sure who these were, or what they meant.

“We are angels, sent from the presence of God, and He has sent us here, and He has given us the earthly charge, to help you make it back home to Him.”

“But I am a sinner, and I cannot dwell in the presence of a perfect God.” replied Adam.

“But do you not know of our Father’s love for you, Adam?”

“Yes, I know that He loves me, but I have shamed Him, and have brought sin and death into the world.”

“Yes Adam, but this is still all part of our Father’s plan. He is in control, and He has already made a way for this fall to be reconciled. You are given this very time, to prove yourself worthy and ready, to become even like your great Father in Heaven, and live with Him again.”

“Really?!”

“Yes.”

“But how?!” Adam asked, hopeful, but very unsure, for a new chance and purpose.

“Your Elder brother Jehovah is the way. He is the truth, the light, and the life. He will give you the strength to do what you need.

“Do as we ask, as guided by angels and the Holy Ghost, and you will be blessed to receive more instruction.

“For now, just know that our Lord, commands you to offer up unto Him, sacrifices of burnt offerings, and call on our Father in His name. This is what you must do, in order to begin your journey back home.”

“Yes, I will do it!” cried Adam, very happy and grateful for this wonderful and exciting news, and a greater prospect of his life and its meaning.

Adam then rushed back to Eve to share these glorious tidings.

Both Eve and Adam did greatly rejoice in this most glorious of news, and began to prophesy great and wondrous things about their posterity, in a language pure and clean, powerful and profound, none of which I, during my earthly sojourn, would have the opportunity to hear, until my resurrection on the first morning of restoration. However, my brother Jopana, was to be given a gift, in which he could almost translate the meanings of the holy soul of speech, across the veil, and into the medium of English, our first earthly language. Or in other words, he could get the same concepts across, still using the most fallen of languages on the earth. A language which took origins of words from many other languages.

Now, as Adam and Eve pondered the path ahead to choose, Eve brought up the very and only way to begin and end their journey home successfully.

“Jehovah?” said Adam, “Yes, He is the way, but I don’t know how we are to return, other than by what we have been instructed thus far. The angel said we must offer burnt offerings of the first born in our flocks, and that it ought to be the best, unblemished and clean; perfect!”

“Yes. And have you inquired more?” said Eve, his companion, and equal in every way.

Grace, Salvation & Judgement: Part One

There is Peace in Understanding

The true reality about grace and our salvation, is that we indeed need to act in righteousness, yet this is only accomplished in the first place, by the means and use of grace. We can do no good thing without Christ through His atonement, even if we don’t acknowledge Him as the source. Grace is a fruit of His atonement.

Judgement applies to all, yet with different backgrounds, there are also different parameters. Those who have the law of Christ, and know and understand the principles of life in Christ and faith, are expected to live so. Those who do not have the law or know Christ, will eventually be presented with the gospel at some point or another, either in this life or the next. They will then be judged fairly with what they did know and have, according to their time as man or woman in the flesh.

We will all have fair opportunity to act in accordance to the law, with our understanding of it. All will eventually be given the opportunity to accept the gospel and required ordinances therein, such as baptism, confirmation, and the other priesthood ordinances, including a marriage sealed for all eternity. 

These will be made available for everyone who so chooses. Those who never had the opportunity to acquire these saving ordinances for themselves in this life, will have them done by someone else through proxy, usually through a descendant of the person, who takes their genealogical information to the Houses of the Lord, known as Holy Temples, to do their work. For example, I could be baptized in the Temple for a great grandfather of mine, who was never a member of Christ’s church, but was taught the gospel in the after life, and can now accept the baptismal ordinance I performed through proxy.

This method of proxy on behalf of someone else is not new to Christianity, for even the atonement itself is an act of proxy, wherein the Lord took our sins for us, and gave us His life and salvation in return.

Shane

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