I think of the KFD as an ultimate expression of what the atonement really can mean, hence difficult to understand, but very, very important. I seriously doubt GBH would get into a heavy discussion about the atonement of Jesus Christ or any other subject he could not do justice to in a soundbyte on Larry King. I don’t understand those who think he should, or that anything more complex is somehow false. However, if my argument really does not grab you it is your perogative to disagree.
A careful look at Preach my gospel and the gospel principles manual shows that deification is taught subtly from the beginning and explicitly at the end of GP class. this is very much one of the crowning doctrines that a member who understands the basics grasps.
I am a little troubled not so much about the substance of your argument that perhaps the WoW is not so important, but at the condescending tone with which you criticise HJG. Do you think there is a way to express the same thought without placing all the blame squarely on the shoulders of a prophet? In short, speaking evil of the Lord’s anointed-easy to explain=very important.]]>
Perhaps you guys are upset the KFD wasn’t canonized? I’m not. If it were up to me, there’s some our stuff I’d decanonize, but that’s a different issue.]]>
Read the last chapter of the Gospel Principles Book (penned by GBH, interestingly ebnough). Not Cannnonized but most definitely part of our official stnace and doctrine, being that we teach it at least once or twice a year in Gospel Essentials class.]]>