Geoff over at Cool New Thang challeged us to come up with an alternative plan that answers the questions that MMP supposedly provides. I’m not as smart as Geoff, nor am as articulate. He does a fantastic job of presenting and defending his thoughts and ideas.
(Find Geoff’s post about Multiple Mortal Probations here.)
Ok, enough praise, let’s get on to the challenge.
I can think of a couple of plans that answers as many questions as MMP…maybe more.
How about send everyone to earth, allow agency, let them suffer for their mistakes and then exalt them all.
Or send them, allow agency and have someone else pay for their sins whether they want it or not, and then exalt them all.
Or to get more serious: send everyone to earth, allow agency, after death put them in Kingdoms for training. When we have received the training we need we can then become Gods. We don’t need multiple probations. I would propose that the training would be very much like the training we received from our earthly fathers when learning how to accomplish something. All of us can relate to our fathers/mothers teaching us exactly how something needed to be done. Whether it was baking cookies, or preparing the garden, planting it etc., or even car repair. We learned by watching, listening and doing, step by step with constant guidence until we knew exactly how to do it. Give me a couple of eternities at God’s feet, watching and learning what He does, how He does it and why and with His help I too could learn to be a God. Ok, maybe 3 or 4 eternities for me, but still doable.
Since God loves us He would be more than willing to spend whatever time is needed to teach, train, guide and help us learn the ropes. And with this close association with God we would learn not only how to do God things but we would learn how to become like Him…how could we not?
Granted there isn’t too much revealed on this idea. Moving from kingdom to kingdom is proposed by some of the brethern. Eternal progression certainly fits this idea. God loving us so much that He wants all of us to be like Him fits.
Hey, I think this sounds pretty good and I think it is easier to understand and defend than MMPs.
What do you think?