GPC1c2: God Is The Ruler of Heaven and Earth
Unit 1: Our Premortal Life with God
Chapter 1: Our Father In Heaven
Concept 2: God Is The Ruler of Heaven and Earth
"The prophets have taught us that God is the almighty ruler of the universe. God dwells in heaven (D&C 20:17 "By these things we know that there is a God in heaven, who is infinite and eternal, from everlasting to everlasting the same unchangeable God, the framer of heaven and earth, and all things which are in them;"). Through his Son, Jesus Christ, he created heaven and earth and all things that are in them (Moses 2:1 "And it came to pass that the Lord spake unto Moses, saying: Behold, I reveal unto you concerning this heaven, and this earth; write the words which I speak. I am the Beginning and the End, the Almighty God; by mine Only Begotten I created these things; yea, in the beginning I created the heaven, and the earth upon which thou standest.").
He made the moon, the stars, and the sun. He organized this world and gave it form, motion, and life. He filled the air and the water with living things. He covered the hills and plains with all kinds of animal life. He gave us day and night, summer and winter, seedtime and harvest. He made man in his own image to be a ruler over his other creations (Genesis 1:26-27, "26. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 27. So God created man in his ownimage, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.").
God is the one supreme and absolute being in whom we believe and whom we worship. He is the Creator, Ruler, and Preserver of all things. (see Discourses of Brigham Young, p18-23).
DiscussionMosiah 4:9 "Believe in God; believe that he is, and that he created all things, both in heaven and in earth; believe that he has all wisdom, and all power, both in heaven and in earth; believe that man doth not comprehend all the things which the Lord can comprehend."