I believe that God is the most glorious being that exists. That He by nature exists, and always has, and is acts according to His own good pleasure in all that He does.
God’s primary goal is His own glory. All that He does, all that He allows to happen is permeated with this desire that His own glory might be displayed. His interaction with humanity is no exception to this, at all.
In a recent discussion with an LDS person I was told that if Gods primary concern is Himself He is not worthy of worship. To be fair I understand this perspective, and if this was being said of anyone other than God it would be perfectly justified. This is where I feel that Mormons really miss the distinction between God and man, again I understand why this is the case.
The truly excellent talk displayed above given by my favourite preacher John Piper really deals with this subject. He talks about the God of the Bible that is totally zealous for His glory and how we fit in with that. This has been and is very much going to continue to be a theme that I am going to be posting on, so for those that want to really understand where I am coming from and actually engage with it and understand it. Please give this a listen and by all means leave your thoughts.
This most certainly goes both ways. Much of my reading time these days is spent reading pro-LDS material rather than critical. I hope some of you will take the chance to do the same so you can understand where I am coming from, and where a lot of my motivation comes from in doing this ministry.
thanks a lot.