Rolling on, today I begin my study of scripture using Jesus the Christ chapter 4 as a study guide. All quotes are from this resource unless otherwise noted.
"The scriptures specify three personages in the Godhead; (1) God the Eternal Father, (2) His Son Jesus Christ, and (3) the Holy Ghost. These constitute the Holy Trinity, comprising three physically separate and distinct individuals, who together constitute the presiding council of the heavens. At least two of these appear as directing participants in the work of creation; this fact is instanced by the plurality expressed in Genesis...and later, in the course of consultation concerning Adam's act of transgression...the Father operated in the work of creation through the Son, who thus became the executive through whom the will, commandment, or word of the Father was put into effect."
Genesis 1:26; 3:22
1 Corinthians 8:6
Mosiah 3:8; 4:2
3 Nephi 9:15
3 Nephi 15:4-5
Doctrine and Covenants 45:1
I don't know why political and religious leaders made their decisions about doctrine at the counsel of Nicea. The Old and New Testaments testify that the beings God, The Father, His Son, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost (or Holy Spirit) are distinct, separate beings but one in purpose. Modern scripture testifies likewise. Jesus constantly refers to His Father, who sent Him to be proxy for the work on earth...to do the Father's will. Jesus willingly did as The Father asked, always acknowledging He was sent by The Father. Therefore, it is my testimony that Jesus Christ is the literal Son of God, The Father. Jesus Christ created the Earth according to the dictates and designs and directions of God, The Father. Jesus did this not for His glory, but that of God, The Father. I go on...Jesus may not have sought His own glory but much gratitude is due Him. His creation is glorious and a beautiful place for ME to dwell, while I live out my mortal probation. Yes, He did this under the direction of God, The Father, who also deserves much gratitude for this beautiful earthly home. Yes, there is much more that Jesus deserves gratitude for accomplishing, however, the focus of my study today is the role of Jesus Christ in creating the earth and His distinct, separate identity with unity in purpose as a member of the Holy Trinity.