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Cleansing Inner Vessels: God's Power 3

Updated on September 18, 2022
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True Righteous Eternal Principles are not the property of a particular faith per se, but the heritage of ALL people of faith and principle.

Thanksgiving Art

The above painting is the creation of an 8-year-old third grader who loves to imagine things into existence. There was a template for her creation, but the outcome of the turkey was due to the skill of her hands and the power of her will to follow the prescribed pattern provided by her teacher to which she compared her work.

The human mind is remarkable. It can create. From the turkey painting of a third-grader to the Mona Lisa created by Leonardo Da Vinci, a celebrated Italian Master artist, all of it requires work, and power to act.


Creation is the power of intelligent beings, inherited from God who is the Master Creator. Human beings are the offspring of God with the power of God to create. Understanding who we are and what our place is in the universe is the quest of religionists and philosophers now and forever, in hindsight and in the future. The canvas of humans is what he or she creates on paper, on the earth, through structures on foundations, or digitally rendered. The canvas of God is the universe itself. It may sound wonder-filled and fantasy-building, but it is true. The following contemplates the power of God to create.

God shares the power of creation with His children. He also shares the power to choose since humankind is His offspring.

— Rodric Anthony Johnson

Power of Creation

God shares in the power of creation. Humankind and all of the animal kingdom share. The power to create life is a sacred responsibility. The animal kingdom obeys the laws God has given to multiply and fill the Earth.

Humankind was given the same law but has the ability to refuse to obey if they choose, which many people choose to disobey. For many reasons, people misuse this power of creation as a thing ONLY of pleasure, refusing to allow conception. Some use their procreative powers to allow conceptions only to destroy the new life for selfish reasons later. Thankfully, God is not selfish allowing all life, desirable or not, to continue.

President Boyd K. Packer (R.I.P.) said of that power,

To be entrusted with the power to create life carries with it the greatest of joys and dangerous temptations. The gift of mortal life and the capacity to kindle other lives is a supernal blessing. Through the righteous exercise of this power, as in nothing else, we may come close to our Father in Heaven and experience a fulness of joy. This power is not an incidental part of the plan of happiness. It is the key—the very key.

Whether we use this power as the eternal laws require or reject its divine purpose will forever determine what we will become. “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” [1]

God shares the power of creation with His children. He also shares the power to choose since humankind is His offspring. With that power, God will hold all mankind responsible for how it uses the power of God to make those after His kind.


God shares the power of creation with His children.

Power to Create the World

Building a habitat for the creatures that God created was just as important as creating life. Giving the power to His children is just as real in the giving as the power to create life.

In the Book of Abraham, it reads:

And there stood one among them that was like unto God, and he said unto those who were with him: We will go down, for there is space there, and we will take of these materials, and we will make an earth whereon these may dwell. Abraham 3:24

Uniquely a doctrine of The Church of Jesus Christ, God took existing materials to make Earth. He did not need to create the materials ex nihilo, which means out of nothing. God used substances that He organized into worlds and stars. When scientists claim that everything is made of stardust, it is a statement of actuality.

God created the heavens and the Earth (all Earths) and gives that power to humankind to create also. Humans build digital worlds and physical communities showing their inherited spiritual DNA of divinity.


Man Can Create

New York City is a credit to the human race and its ability to share in God's creation. The complexity of piping, wiring, transportation, sewage, districting, policing, and political and social understanding that goes into creating a city of millions boggles even the human mind, and this is only one of many cities around the world of its nature. The children of God show His creative nature in the things that they, people working together, can create.

What has man created? Artificial Organs. Current science has found a way to create organs to replace damaged or nonfunctioning organs in the human body, specifically the heart. Currently, the heart is one hot commodity that organ donors are tapped for when they expire due to some event out of their control. The organ is transported to the waiting recipient and transplanted by a surgeon into the new patient.

Dom Galeon, a writer for Futurism whose mission statement in part is "To bring to the world the news, products, and narratives of tomorrow, today," [1] had this to say:

Thus far, scientists have successfully 3D-bioprinted several organs, including a thyroid gland, a tibia replacement that’s already been implanted into a patient, as well as a patch of heart cells that actually beat. All of these organs were made possible by refinements to the type of bioink; one of many improvements to the process we can expect to see in the years to come, as there’s now an institution dedicated to advancing 3D bioprinting techniques. [1]

Organs that are genetically programmed to grow as part of the gestational period of human development now have printed replacements available if they fail. Humanity is achieving part of its potential in science by using the God-given power to think, imagine, and create.

Galeon quoted Stephen Westby, a British heart surgeon at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, who spoke to The Telegraph,

I think within ten years we won’t see any more heart transplants, except for people with congenital heart damage, where only a new heart will do. [1]

Look what the children of God have managed to do! That is only a scratch of the surface of the potential of man. God has promised to share the knowledge with his friends. Said He,

Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for ALL things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. John 15:15

And again in more modern times, Christ said,

Verily I say unto you, O inhabitants of the earth: I the Lord am willing to make these things known unto all flesh. D&C 1:34


God knows everything. It is He who reveals the marvels of science to receptive individuals as they draw closer to a particular truth. Moroni, an ancient American prophet, teaches that "by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things" (Moroni 10:5), which includes spiritual knowledge or scientific knowledge. Do the work to be a ready receptacle of knowledge and the Lord will oblige.

Supporting Information

Dom Galeon - Artificial Organs: We’re Entering an Era Where Transplants Are Obsolete - December 4th, 2017 [1]

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2018 Rodric Anthony Johnson


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