(Here's my description: Mike Huckabee laughing at Mitt Romney after Romney explained to him that his "magic underwear" protects him from political attacks).There is a lot of noise in the MSM (mainstream media) about presidential candidate asking if Mormons believe that Satan and Jesus are brothers. Having grown up Mormon I can confirm that yes, they do believe that.
Satan is considered a "Son of 'God'" by the Mormons and therefore Jesus and Lucifer are indeed brothers. It is the classic story of two brothers, one good and the other the bad, "black sheep." It sounds like a script for an outlandish, fantasy movie. You know, the classic "odd couple" idea. Mormons also consider us all as brothers and sisters and to that end refer to each other as Brother (name) and Sister (name). As a Western, Modern, Godless, Zen Buddhist I feel that we are all family but simply because we are all apart of the larger human family via evolution and genetics but not because there was some Heavenly home that we all left to prove our love to our selfish "Father." This from the official Mormon website:
We needed a Savior to pay for our sins and teach us how to return to our Heavenly Father. Our Father said, "Whom shall I send?" (Abraham 3:27). Two of our brothers offered to help. Our oldest brother, Jesus Christ, who was then called Jehovah, said, "Here am I, send me" (Abraham 3:27).
Jesus was willing to come to the earth, give his life for us, and take upon himself our sins. He, like our Heavenly Father, wanted us to choose whether we would obey Heavenly Father's commandments. He knew we must be free to choose in order to prove ourselves worthy of exaltation. Jesus said, "Father, thy will be done, and the glory be thine forever" (Moses 4:2).
Satan, who was called Lucifer, also came, saying, "Behold, here am I, send me, I will be thy son, and I will redeem all mankind, that one soul shall not be lost, and surely I will do it; wherefore give me thine honor" (Moses 4:1). Satan wanted to force us all to do his will. Under his plan, we would not be allowed to choose. He would take away the freedom of choice that our Father had given us. Satan wanted to have all the honor for our salvation.
After hearing both sons speak, Heavenly Father said, "I will send the first" (Abraham 3:27).
GOI: By the way, the Book of Abraham and the Book of Moses are both scripture supposedly translated by Joseph Smith just like the Book of Mormon.
The irony here is that Satan plays an integral role in the plan of "God" and Jesus to allow free will. He represents the "other choice" and so without him "God" and Jesus would have to force us to follow their plan, which according to the above "scriptures" is the plan of Satan!! There's some classic circular thinking for ya!! So what does Satan get for helping "God" pull his plan off?? Eternal damnation that's what. So, we are free to choose so long as we choose his plan. That's not much of a deal.
And where does the idea of evil that Satan supposedly chose to follow come from if not from "God himself?!! Isn't he the Creator of all things?
And don't you think that a father like him who is supposedly all knowing and powerful would do everything in his power to bring Satan back into the fold?? Instead he just kicks him out of the house for one disagreement!! It sounds like the family of "God" needs some therapy. Instead, Jesus, "God" and Satan draw us into their stupid war!! Maybe we don't want to have anything to do with them!! I guess I chose to run away from home because that home is/was clearly abusive. I mean, what would a psychologist think of such a family if you presented that story to them as that of your real family here on Earth??? Talk about dysfunction!!
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