What do history's most notorious despots have in common with many of the flag-waving, patriotic politicians of our day? Both groups rise to power through the exploitation of fear, which has become a societal plague. There have been widespread casualties. We need an antidote. Feardom offers its readers a much-needed immunization.
Is there a being who has faith in himself, independently?
Who is it?
It is God. (Lectures on Faith, p. 23)
God has faith in Himself.
It makes sense… We know that his honor is his power, and so in knowing that he is honored by those beneath him in glory and power, he inherently has faith in Himself that He is God and is “omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient”, as the Lecture on Faith continues.
If he didn’t have faith in Himself, what would happen? Methinks we’d see the cataclysmic unraveling of everything as we learn in Alma 42.
That wouldn’t be very fun… Here’s to God continuing to have faith in Himself!