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Our Relationship With The Lord
We know thereby that he is a personal Being in whose image man was made. We know that he has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s; that he is a resurrected, glorified, and perfected Being; and that he lives in the family unit. We know that we are his spirit children; that he endowed us with the divine gift of agency; and that he ordained the laws whereby we might advance and progress and become like him. We know that God is the only supreme and independent Being in whom all fullness and perfection dwell and that he is omnipotent, omniscient, and, by the power of his Spirit, omnipresent. We know “the Almighty God gave his Only Begotten Son”, as the scriptures attest, to ransom man from the temporal and spiritual death brought into the world by the fall of Adam and to put into operation all of the terms and conditions of the Father’s plan. We know that the Holy Ghost, as a “personage of Spirit,” is both a Revelator and a Sanctifier and that his chief mission is to bear record of the Father and the Son. Thus there are, in the Eternal Godhead, three persons—God the first, the Creator; God the second, the Redeemer; and God the third, the Testator. These three are one—one God if you will—in purposes, in powers, and in perfections. But each has his own severable work to perform, and mankind has a defined and known and specific relationship to each one of them. It is of these relationships that we shall now speak. Let us set forth those doctrines and concepts that a gracious God has given to us in this day and which must be understood in order to gain eternal life. They are: 1. We worship the Father and him only and no one else. 2. We love and serve both the Father and the Son. 3. Christ himself loves, serves, and worships the Father. 4. The plan of salvation is the gospel of the Father 5. Christ worked out his own salvation by worshiping the Father. 6. All men must worship the Father in the same way Christ did in order to gain salvation. 7. The Father sent the Son to work out the infinite and eternal atonement. 8. The Son came to do the will of the Father in all things. 9. God, through Christ, is reconciling men to himself. 10. Christ is the Mediator between God and man. 11. Christ is our Intercessor with the Father, our Advocate in the courts above. 12. Our eternal fellowship is with the Father and the Son. 13. God was in Christ manifesting himself to the world. 14. Christ is the Revealer of the Father 15. Christ is the Way to the Father. 16. Christ proclaims the gospel of the Father. 17. Christ glorifies the Father and so must we.