Monday, October 27, 2008
By The Power Of His Word
I would like to pose a few questions to my readers:
Established in LDS theology is the idea that before this world, we lived as spirits in the pre-earth life. There, we did not have physical bodies, but we were spirits. We also know that all spirit is actually matter, but more fine or pure.
We have some limited knowledge of what went on there. There was a plan put forward, some accepted it, and some rejected it. There was a great council, and so on.
For all of this to happen, we would have had to been able to communicate with each other. In this life a large part of our communication is spoken. We take air and modify it into varying waves or patterns. We can do this in our throats, or by machine. These spoken patterns have meaning. Our written words indicate, symbolize, or even attempt to mock our spoken words.
Speaking is placing intelligence into discernable and transferable patterns.
In the pre-earth life, how did we communicate? Did we breath a finer air and make intelligent patterns similar to what we do here?
What kinds of patterns of intelligence would we expect to see there? Light? Sound? Something else?
Christ is known as the “Word.” The “Logos.” He was the creator of the world. Was it by the patterns of intelligence that He created? Did these patterns make up the “spiritual creation” that is the foundation of physicality?
The Sepher Yetzirah teaches that all things that exist are founded upon “letters” or parts of speech, along with the numbers.
“Ten are the numbers, as are the Sephiroth, and twenty-two the letters, these are the Foundation of all things. Of these letters, three are mothers, seven are double, and twelve are simple. “(Chapter 1:1)
What say ye?