"The future doesn’t exist yet, for us or for God, and so cannot be an object of knowledge."

That is a daunting thought.

We talk a lot about our faith. We talk a bit about Christ's faith; but, we rarely talk about God's faith.

In the Joseph Smith's Lectures on Faith we read:

"1:15 By this we understand that the principle of power, which existed in the bosom of God, by which the worlds were framed, was faith; and that it is by reason of this principle of power, existing in the Deity, that all created things exist—so that all things in heaven, on earth, or under the earth, exist by reason of faith, as it existed in HIM. "

"1:24 Faith, then, is the first great governing principle which has power, dominion, and authority over all things: by it they exist, by it they are upheld, by it they are changed, or by it they remain, agreeably to the will of God. Without it, there is no power, and without power there could be no creation, nor existence!"

God's power is faith and that is mind boggling. But I cannot see any other way to ascribe love to God. He puts his creation at risk for us. This is the model that Christ followed as you described in your January 25, 2024 column.

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Wonderful, as usual. Many thanks

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