Thursday, November 20, 2008

Character of God

"If men do not comprehend the character of God, they do not comprehend themselves"- Joseph Smith. Looking through my old missionary study guide I was knocked over by some very direct and thought provoking questions.

What are the characteristics of our Heavenly Father?
What experiences have lead you to believe in God?
Name several instances when God appeared to man.

Searching my favorite tools of the scriptures (Topical Guide and Bible Dictionary) I found a ton of references from the Bible indicating God does in fact have a body. Here they are with reference to body part:

Face- Gen 32:30
Feet- Ex 24:10
Fingers- Ex 31:13
Back- Ex 33:32
Mouth- Num 12:8
Voice- Matt 3:17
Flesh & Bones- Luke 24:39
Hands- Acts 7:56
Body- Philip 3:21
Eyes- "His eyes were as a flame of fire; the hair of his head was white like the pure snow; his countenance shone above the brightness of the sun; and his voice was as the sound of the rushing of great waters..." Doctrine and Covenants 110:3

1 comment:

The Ortuno Family said...

I love that quote from Joseph Smith, and how true it is!