God, Man And The Universe

Published Date: June 2, 2014

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GOD, MAN, AND THE UNIVERSE

By Hyrum L. Andrus
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Contents

CHAPTER 1.                                                             Page 1

THE NEW GOSPEL DISPENSATION

The Dispensation Of The Fulness of Times
The Meaning of a Dispensation
The Dispensation of the Fulness of Times
All Things to be Gathered Together in Christ
A People to be Prepared for the Millennial Reign
The Challenge of the New Dispensation
The New Dispensation Foretold
Ancient Prophets Spoke of the New Dispensation
The Apostle Paul’s Declaration
The Apostle Peter’s Statement
The Apostle John’s Vision
Daniel’s Prophecy
The Mission Of Joseph Smith
The Place of Joseph Smith in the New Dispensation
Joseph Smith of the Lineage of Israel
The Significance of Joseph Smith

CHAPTER 2.                                                             Page 26

THE CALL OF A MODERN PROPHET

The Prophet’s Formative Years
Early Family Experiences
Educational Opportunities of Joseph Smith
Joseph Smith’s First Vision
Historical Setting of the First Vision
The Revival of 1819-1820
The Vision in the Grove
Effects of Joseph’s Vision
The Origin Of The Book Of Mormon
The Coming of Moroni
Subsequent Appearances of Moroni

CHAPTER 3.                                                             Page 48

THE NEW WITNESS FOR CHRIST

Biblical Background Of The Book Of Mormon
Jacob’s Prophetic Blessing
God’s Word to Ezekiel
Christ’s Other Sheep
The Voice From the Dust
Enoch’s Vision
Preparing To Receive The Record
The Prophet’s Character Matured by Experience
Joseph Supported by His Family
The Prophet Rebuffed by the World
Joseph Becomes a Money Digger
Joseph Entrusted With The Record
The Plates Taken from the Hill
The Local Excitement
The Move to Pennsylvania
Testing The Wise And The Learned
Isaiah’s Prophecy Concerning the Learned
Isaiah’s Prophecy Fulfilled

CHAPTER 4.                                                             Page 70

FOUNDING THE NEW DISPENSATION

The Translation Of The Book Of Mormon
The Translation Begun
The Translation Resumed
Witnesses to the Ancient Record
The Kingdom Of God Restored To Earth
The Aaronic Priesthood Restored
The Melchizedek Priesthood Restored
The Church Organized

CHAPTER 5.                                                             Page 91

THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD RESTORED

Basic Facts Concerning Deity
The Corporeal Nature of God
The Godhead
The Divine Nature of God
Manifestations of Celestial Glory
Clarifications Concerning The Divine Nature Of God
God Dwells in Everlasting Burnings
The Glory of God is His Holy Spirit
The Glory of God is Intelligence
The Presence of God
The Divine Attributes And Powers Of God
God Possesses Infinite Attributes and Powers of Life
The Perfection of Deity
The Omnipresence of God
The Omniscience of God
God Knows the Past, Present, and Future
Possible Limitations of God’s Foreknowledge
The Omnipotence of God
Summary

CHAPTER 6.                                                             Page 119

THE NATURE AND ORDER OF THE COSMOS

Basic Propositions As To The Nature Of The Universe
The Eternal Nature of Matter
Space is Boundless and Filled with Matter
Law Governs All Things
The Nature Of Matter
Two Major Kinds of Matter
The Nature of Spirit
Life, or Intelligence, Inherent in Matter
Spirit and Life
Matter Capable of Receiving Intelligence
Life Within All Things in Space
The Living Universe
All Truth and Intelligence Independent
The Earth a Living Sphere
Stellar Movements
Kolob and its Stellar System
The Purpose And Design Of The Cosmos
The Works of God
The Purpose of God’s Works
The Place of the Earth in the Divine Plan
Summary

CHAPTER 7.                                                             Page 140

THE PRIMAL NATURE OF MAN

The Primal Life Or Intelligence Of Man
Man an Eternal Entity
Two Stages in Man’s Pre-earth Existence
Scriptural Statements Concerning Man’s Primal Life
Clarification by Prominent Brethren
Man’s Central Primal Intelligence a Personal Entity
The Organization Of The Human Spirit
Pre-earth Man a Spirit Child of God
Biblical Testimony of Pre-earth Life
The Form of Organized Spirits
Man’s Primal Life Organized not Tabernacled
Life in All Parts of the Human Spirit
A Union of Life in the Human Spirit
Benefits of Organization
Spirits Unequal at Birth and Afterward
God’s Spirit Children Placed Upon a Spirit World
Man’s First Estate
Spirits and Glory
Summary

CHAPTER 8.                                                             Page 159

CHRIST’S PATHWAY TO GODHOOD

The Way Of Life

The Three Basic Stages of Life
Spirit Life
Physical Life
Eternal Life
Birth the Gateway to Life
Christ As The Son Of God
Christ’s Pathway to Life
Christ the Son in Spirit Life
Christ the Son in the Flesh
Christ the Son of God in Eternal Life
Christ as the Only Begotten Son of God
The Nature Of Eternal Life
Service the Pathway to Eternal Life
The Relationship in Glory of the Father and the Son
Man’s Objective in Eternal Life
Christ As Our God
Jesus the Light and the Life of the World
Why Christ is the God of the Earth
Testimonies of Christ as the God of the Earth
Clarifications Concerning Christ as God
Christ As The Father
Why Christ is the Father
Testimonies of Christ as the Father
Clarifications Concerning Christ as the Father
Summary

CHAPTER 9.                                                             Page 182

THE MINISTRY OF CHRIST AS THE FATHER AND THE SON

Basic Factors Concerning The Fatherhood Of Christ
Christ’s Heirship the Basis of His Fatherhood
Christ Manifested as the Father and the Son
Christ as the Father and the Son is the One God of Scripture
Expressions Of Christ’s Fatherhood
The Scope of Christ’s Fatherhood
Christ Speaks as the Father
Christ the Father of Heaven and Earth
Christ the Father of Eternal Life
Clarifications Concerning Christ As The Father
Man Should Pray to the Father, Elohim, in the Name of Christ
The Holy Ghost Speaks for Christ — the Father and the Son
In Christ Dwells the Fulness of the Godhead
Summary

CHAPTER 10.                                                           Page 200

MANIFESTATIONS OF THE GLORY AND POWER OF CHRIST

The Light Of Christ
God’s Explanation of the Light of Christ
An Organization of Light or Glory in the Cosmos
Several Kinds and Degrees of Light Within the Light of Christ
The Light of Christ Quickens, Sustains, and Governs All Things
The Divine Spectrum
The Light of the Sun, Moon, and Stars
The Light of Instinct
The Light of Life and Reason Within Man
Christ’s Holy Spirit Leads Man Upward to God
The Light, Life, and Power of the Gospel
The Power of the Holy Ghost
The Power of the Priesthood
Summary

CHAPTER 11.                                                           Page 218

PREPARATIONS FOR MAN’S SECOND ESTATE

The Grand Council Of The Gods
The Gods Met to Decide Upon a Plan
Biblical Evidence of the Grand Council of the Gods
Procedures of the Grand Council of the Gods
Lucifer’s Counter-proposal to the Expressed Will of the Father
The War in Heaven
The General Conference of all Spirits
The Nature of the Pre-earth Conflict
God’s Judgment Upon Satan and His Hosts
Lucifer’s Mission
The Grand Organizational Council
Faithful Spirits Organized in Preparation for Earth Life
The First Organization in Heaven
The Doctrine of Election and Foreordination
Men are Called of God by Prophecy
Summary

CHAPTER 12.                                                           Page 239

BASIC CONCEPTS IN THE CREATION STORY

The Elements Are Eternal
The Earth Created from Eternal Elements
Evidence of the Extended Age of Earth’s Matter
The Creation Accomplished By Intelligent Design
The Earth Created for a Divine Purpose
The Earth Created by the Power of the Holy Spirit
The Creation Carried out According to Intelligent Directives
Special Contributions In Moses’ Account Of The Creation
Personalities in the Creation
All Things Created First in Spirit Form
Special Contributions In Abraham’s Account Of The Creation
The Setting of Abraham’s Account
Personalities in the Creation
Abraham’s Blueprint and Account of the Creation
The Earth Created Near Kolob
The Time Schedule in the Creation
God’s Objectives In The Creation
The Earth Created as a Physical-spiritual Sphere
Earth Established in a Paradisiacal State of Glory
Summary

CHAPTER 13.                                                           Page 265

THE SEVEN DAYS OF CREATION

The General Outline Of The Creation Story
The First Six Days a Preparation of the Earth for Life
All Life Placed Upon the Earth on the Seventh Day
Events Of The First Six Days Of Creation
The First Day of Creation
The Second Day of Creation
The Third Day of Creation
The Fourth Day of Creation
The Fifth Day of Creation
The Sixth Day of Creation
Events Of The Seventh Day
The Completion of the Earth
The Earth Sanctified
The Seventh Day One of Rest
Clarifications Made by Abraham and Moses
Life Placed Upon the Earth
Clarifications On The Creation
The Origin of Life on Earth

Conditions on Earth After the Creation
Summary

CHAPTER 14.                                                           Page 290

THE FALL OF MAN

The Purpose And Design Of The Fall
A Transition to Mortality Necessary
Man’s Independence Maintained in the Fall
The Power of Procreation Given in the Fall
Preparations for the Fall
The Story Of The Fall
Consequences of Adam’s Transgression
God’s Judgments upon Life
The Earth Removed from near Kolob
The Earth Shut Out from the Presence of God
The First Spiritual Death
The Earth’s Temporal State Introduced
Death Entered the World by the Fall
The Place Of Evil And Corruption In The Plan Of Life
The Need for Opposition
God Permits Evil to Exist
The Purpose of Adversity
Summary

CHAPTER 15.                                                           Page 315

THE ATONING MISSION OF JESUS CHRIST

The Nature And Demands Of Eternal Law
The Role of Law
Fallen Man Condemned by Divine Law
The Need Of A Savior
A Plan of Mercy Required
Christ Came To Earth In Glory
Jesus Possessed Life and Immortality in Himself
Jesus Had Power to Withhold the Manifestations of His Glory
The Testimony of Book of Mormon Prophets
The Testimony of Modern Prophets
Christ Manifested His Glory According to Man’s Faith
The Interaction Of Christ’s Divine And Mortal Nature
Christ Possessed a Dual Nature on Earth
Expression of the Divine Nature Within Christ
Christ Subject to the Will of the Father
Christ Suffered the Afflictions of Mortality and Death
The Nature Of Christ’s Atoning Sacrifice
Qualifications of the Redeemer
Christ as an Infinite and Eternal Sacrifice
The Infinite Scope of Christ’s Atonement
Insights Into the Nature of Christ’s Infinite Atonement
Explanations Concerning the Infinite Atonement of Christ
Reasons for the Withdrawal of the Spirit from Christ
Summary

CHAPTER 16.                                                           Page 342

THE POWER OF THE ATONEMENT

Basic Concepts Of The Atonement
Christ to Draw all Men Unto Himself
Atonement’s Power Manifested from the Beginning
Benefits of the Atonement Given Both Unconditionally and Conditionally to Man
Universal Results Of The Power Of The Atonement
The Gift of Mortal Life
Children Innocent in Christ
Little Children Preserved from the Tempter’s Power
Children Absolved from the Demands of Divine Justice
People Without Law not Subject to Divine Justice
Spiritual and Moral Freedom given by the Atonement
Resurrection Given to all Men by Atonement
Redemption from First Spiritual Death given to All by Atonement
All Men Judged by the Power of the Atonement
The Second Death
Conditional Benefits Of The Atonement
Christ’s Atonement Justifies the Faithful
By the Atonement the Faithful are Sanctified
By the Atonement the Sanctified are Glorified
Summary

CHAPTER 17.                                                           Page 364

THE NATURE AND CHALLENGE OF MORTAL MAN

The Nature Of Man’s Spirit As It Enters Mortality
Man is Innocent as He Enters Mortality
Man’s Spirit Inclined to do Good
Spirits Vary in Acquired Abilities and Powers
Man’s Spirit a Fallen Being at Mortal Birth
The Nature Of Man’s Physical Being
Physical Endowments Designed to Bless and Enhance Man’s Life
Man’s Physical Body Corrupted by the Fall
Man Conceived on Earth in Sin
The Natural Man
The Natural Man Defined
Mortal Man’s Fallen State
The Natural Man Not Inherently Depraved
All Men Succumb in Some Degree to Mortal Corruption
Carnal, Sensual, and Devilish Man
Man’s Dependence Upon Christ
Man’s Disposition Altered by the Power of the Fall
Fallen Man Subject to Powers of Spiritual Deterioration
Without Christ Man is Nothing
Man Must Rely upon Christ
Human Life Must be Transformed by the Power of Christ
Man Should Not Trust in the Arm of Flesh
Man’s Alternatives In Mortality
Satan Entices Man Through the Flesh
The Holy Spirit’s Influence upon Man
Man May Obey God or the Devil
The Flesh Versus the Spirit of Man
The Perseverance of the Righteous in Mortality
Summary

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  1. […] In his book Dr. Andrus discusses the divine nature of God, how the glory of God is intelligence, and how God possesses infinite attributes and powers of life. He discusses the eternal nature of matter, and how life and intelligence are inherent in matter. He discusses the primal life and eternal nature of man. He discusses Christ as the Son of God in eternal life and the nature of eternal life. This is only a brief summary of the first chapters of the book. Every serious gospel student should read and study this book. You can buy a copy for only $5 here. http://www.hyrumandrus.com/dd-product/god-man-and-the-universe/ […]

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