Monday, 1 July 2013

The Kingdom of God is brought about by mutual Love, not unilateral power

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Further, whereas Mosser envisions the kingdom of God as being brought about by God's unilateral power, Latter-day Saints expect the kingdom of God to be brought about through our love for God. Only when we truly do the will of God freely will his kingdom reign. The kingdom is not brought about by coercive power, but by loving persuasion. The kingdom of God is not found in the sky but inside of us. If the kingdom is not drawn from our loving hearts and our willingness to do God's will on earth as it is done in heaven, his kingdom cannot come.

Blake Ostler

http://maxwellinstitute.byu.edu/publications/review/?vol=15&num=1&id=473

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