Friday, February 22, 2013

Faith and Works

Jörg Klebingat, Approaching the Throne of God with Confidence, October 2014 General Conference
Choosing this day whom you will serve is lip service only—until you actually live accordingly (see Joshua 24:15).

Luke 6:46
 46 ¶And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?

Matthew 7:21
21 ¶ Not every one that asaith unto me, bLord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that cdoeth the dwill of my Father which is in eheaven.


Luke 9:62
62 No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

Once you have accepted Christ as your Savior, if you cease to do his work you are not fit for the kingdom of God.
John 5:28-29 28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the agraves shall bhear his voice,
29 And shall acome forth; they that have done good, unto the bresurrection of life; and they that have done cevil, unto the resurrection of ddamnation.

Those who have done good will be raised to life. Those who have done evil will be raised to death. Good things are those things which God has commanded us to do. This includes, but is not limited to, believing that Christ is the Son of God and our Savior.


President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, The Way of the Disciple, General Conference, April 2009
"It is not enough merely to speak of Jesus Christ or proclaim that we are His disciples. It is not enough to surround ourselves with symbols of our religion. Discipleship is not a spectator sport. We cannot expect to experience the blessings of faith by standing inactive on the sidelines any more than we can experience the benefits of health by sitting on a sofa watching sporting events on television and giving advice to the athletes."

Daniel 9:4 4 And I prayed unto the Lord my God, and made my aconfession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, bkeeping the covenant and cmercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments;

Matthew 3:13-15

13 ¶ Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be abaptized of him.
14 But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?
15 And Jesus answering said unto him, aSuffer it to be so now: for thus it bbecometh us to cfulfil all drighteousness. Then he suffered him.

If it was necessary for Jesus to be baptized to fulfill all righteousness, then why would it not be necessary for us? What was the purpose if not to show us the way? He had no sins to wash away.

Matthew 6:24

24 ¶ aNo man can bserve two cmasters: for either he will dhate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and emammon.

If we are not doing good works and serving God we are serving Satan. Can we accept Christ and serve Satan?

Matthew 7:13-14

13 ¶ Enter ye in at the astrait bgate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to cdestruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because astrait is the bgate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto clife, and few there be that find it.

The way is narrow. Yet we have so many churches having their own doctrines.

Matthew 12:36-37

36 But I say unto you, That every aidle bword that men shall cspeak, they shall give daccount thereof in the day of ejudgment.
37 For by thy awords thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

It would appear that the judgement will be a judgement of assignment and not of determining how big our house will be in the eternities. If we disobey and don't repent we are condemned and not just get a smaller mansion.

It says that our words will justify or condemn us. Not just our faith.

The chapter goes on to tell of witnesses that will rise and witness to whether we obeyed God or not. These witnesses will be used to condemn us if we have been slothful and have not repented. This would appear to apply to everyone including those that have taken Jesus name upon them. I would reason that there would be more expected of those that took on them the name of Christ rather than them getting a free pass to do whatever they want.

Matthew 19:16-17

16 ¶ And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have aeternal life?
17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none agood but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into blife, keep the ccommandments.

Mercy is for those that love him AND keep his commandments

Mark 16:16

16 He that abelieveth and is bbaptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be cdamned.

It says he that believes AND is baptised shall be saved. Two points. One, you must do something as well as believe to be saved. Two, one of those things is baptism.

James 1:26

26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his atongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is bvain.

If one does not do the works listed, their religion is in vain. If there religion is taking upon them the name of Christ then that would be in vain without doing the listed works.

1 Timothy 2:15

15 Notwithstanding ashe shall be saved in bchildbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and choliness with dsobriety.

They will be saved if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety. Why would one have to do these things to be saved if we are saved by faith alone?

2 Peter 3:9

9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is alongsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should bperish, but that all should come to crepentance.

We must come to repentance or we will perish. Repentance is something we must do in addition to saying that we accept Christ.

Obedience and repentance are the hands we receive the atonement with.

Hebrews 5:8-9

8 Though he were a Son, yet alearned he bobedience by the things which he csuffered;
9 And being made aperfect, he became the bauthor of eternal csalvation unto all them that obey him;

"eternal salvation unto all them that obey him" We must obey Him if we want to be saved.

John 3:5

5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be aborn of bwater and of the cSpirit, he cannot denter into the kingdom of God.

One can not enter into the kingdom unless they do something, which is be baptised.

Doctrine and Covenants 59:6

6 Thou shalt alove thy bneighbor as thyself. Thou shalt not csteal; neither commit dadultery, nor ekill, nor do anything flike unto it.

What are things that are like adultary? Pornography, speaking irreverently about sex, watching television programs where people are having sex out of marriage, and so forth.

Mosiah 4:16-18

16 And also, ye yourselves will asuccor those that stand in need of your succor; ye will administer of your substance unto him that standeth in need; and ye will not suffer that the bbeggar putteth up his petition to you in vain, and turn him out to perish.
17 Perhaps thou shalt asay: The man has brought upon himself his misery; therefore I will stay my hand, and will not give unto him of my food, nor impart unto him of my substance that he may not suffer, for his punishments are just—
18 But I say unto you, O man, whosoever doeth this the same hath great cause to repent; and except he repenteth of that which he hath done he perisheth forever, and hath no interest in the kingdom of God.

We must take care of each other or we must repent.

Revelation 3:15-16

15 I know thy aworks, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
16 So then because thou art alukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will bspue thee out of my mouth.

If we are apethetic, lukewarm, Then he will put us from Him. If we do not sin, but we do not do good then we will be separated from God.

Revelation 3:21

21 To him that aovercometh will I grant to bsit with me in my cthrone, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

If we overcome, as He overcame, we will sit with him on his throne not float on a cloud playing a harp. Overcome not just say that we believe in him.

Revelation 22:14

14 Blessed are they that ado his bcommandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

Those who do the commandments may partake of the fruit of the tree of life, which is eternal life and may enter into the kingdom of God.

Romans 1:18

18 For the awrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, bwho chold the truth in dunrighteousness;

The previous few verses talk about living faith to faith, which could be misinterpreted to support the faith only doctrine. He follows with verse 18. The wrath of God comes against those who hold the truth with unrighteousness.

Romans 2:6-7

6 Who will arender to every man baccording to his cdeeds:
7 To them who by apatient bcontinuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and cimmortality, eternal life:

One must seek eternal life in patient continuance, not just say we believe.

2 Nephi 25:23

23 For we labor diligently to write, to persuade our children, and also our brethren, to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled to God; for we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do.

We must do our part and God does what we fall short. Much like a father might ask his son to work if he wants a bike and after he judges that the child has done his best he pays however much the child is short.
It reminds me of a couple of sayings that I have heard for years even by people that are not members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "God helps those who help themselves" and "Pray as though everything depends on God and work as thought everything depends on you."
Our work is not sufficient to save us, but it is necessary.

Hebrews 12:2
2 Looking unto Jesus the aauthor and bfinisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him cendured the cross, despising the dshame, and is set down at the right hand of the ethrone of God.

He is the finisher of our faith. He finishes it after we do our best.

James 2:14-26
14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?
15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,
16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?
17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my afaith by my bworks.
19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?
22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?
23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham abelieved God, and it was imputed unto him for brighteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.
24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?
26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

Faith in Jesus and works go hand in hand. If you are not performing good works and keeping his commandments then you have no faith. Your faith is dead.

Ephesians 2:8-9

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast

The works do not save you, but the faith is not present without the works. The atonement overcame physical death brought about by Adam and spiritual death brought about by our own disobedience. Even if we lived a perfect life we would not be able to be saved without the atonement, but we can only partake of that atonement, that grace, by exercising faith and obeying the commandments. Yes we may fall, but we get back up, repent, and obey. We may do this thousands of times in our lives, but we have the potential to improve. That is also part of that grace, where he makes us stronger than we would be alone. See James 2:14-16 for a discourse on faith not being present without works.

1 Timothy 4:16

16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.

"shalt...save thyself"" is an interesting phrase, since many would say that one is saved by faith only. Now just like we can not take those scriptures about being saved by faith and think that faith is the only thing that we need to be saved, we also can not just take this passage and assume that preaching the gospel is the only thing we need to do to be saved. The point is that if we are not doing our best to do the things that God has asked us to do we can not be saved."

Matthew 6:12, 14-15

12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

To be forgiven of our sins we must do something. One of those things is to forgive others.

James 4:17

17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin

1 Corinthians 6:9-10

9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

The unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God. It then lists several sins that would make one unrighteous. This is an example of something that one must do or in this case not do to enter the kingdom of God. We must do our part to be saved.Exodus 20:6
6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Mercy to those that love Him AND keep His commandments.

Works and faith are much like study and revelation. Both are necessary to accomplish the goal.

Baptism

3 Nephi 11:28-30
28 And according as I have commanded you thus shall ye baptize. And there shall be no disputations among you, as there have hitherto been; neither shall there be disputations among you concerning the points of my doctrine, as there have hitherto been.
29 For verily, verily I say unto you, he that hath the spirit of contention is not of me, but is of the devil, who is the father of contention, and he stirreth up the hearts of men to contend with anger, one with another.
30 Behold, this is not my doctrine, to stir up the hearts of men with anger, one against another; but this is my doctrine, that such things should be done away.

Teachings OF PRESIDENTS OF THE CHURCH: LORENZO SNOW, Chapter 2
"Some deem it wrong to number baptism among the essential principles ordained of God, to be attended to in obtaining remission of sins. In reply, we say that the Saviour and apostles have done so before us; therefore, we feel obligated to follow their example. … Baptism … doth now remove our souls from sins and pollutions, through faith on the great atonement. …
"It is plainly manifest that external works must be attended to, as well as faith and repentance, in order to receive Gospel privileges."
...
"It says of John [the Baptist] that he baptized at Aenon, because there was much water [see John 3:23]; then if sprinkling had been the mode, we can hardly suppose he would have gone to Aenon, because there was much water at that place, for a very little water, indeed, would have sprinkled all Judea, which he could have obtained without having performed a journey to Aenon. We are told, also, that he baptized in Jordan, and that after the ordinance was administered to our Saviour, he came up out of the water, expressly signifying that he had been down into the water, in order that the ordinance might be administered in a proper manner [seeMatthew 3:16]. Again; it speaks of the Eunuch, that he went down into the water with Philip, and then came up out of the water [see Acts 8:26–38]; now it must be acknowledged by every one who makes any pretensions to reason and consistency that had sprinkling a little water on the forehead answered the purpose, then those persons never would have gone into the water to have received the ordinance. Paul, in writing to the saints, gives us a plain testimony in favour of immersion. … That apostle states there that the saints had been buried with Christ by baptism [see Romans 6:4Colossians 2:12].
"It is plainly evident they could not have been buried by baptism without having been entirely overwhelmed or covered in water. An object cannot be said to be buried when any portion of it remains uncovered; so, also, a man is not buried in water by baptism unless his whole person is put into the watery element. This explanation of the apostle upon the mode of baptism very beautifully corresponds with that given by our Saviour, Except ye be born of water, etc. To be born of a thing signifies being placed in that thing; and emerging, or coming forth from it, to be born of water, must also signify being placed in the womb of waters and being brought forth again."



Acts 2:38

 38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Teachings of Presidents of the Church:Lorenzo Snow, Chapter 2

“It says of John [the Baptist] that he baptized at Aenon, because there was much water [see John 3:23]; then if sprinkling had been the mode, we can hardly suppose he would have gone to Aenon, because there was much water at that place, for a very little water, indeed, would have sprinkled all Judea, which he could have obtained without having performed a journey to Aenon. We are told, also, that he baptized in Jordan, and that after the ordinance was administered to our Saviour, he came up out of the water, expressly signifying that he had been down into the water, in order that the ordinance might be administered in a proper manner [see Matthew 3:16]. Again; it speaks of the Eunuch, that he went down into the water with Philip, and then came up out of the water [see Acts 8:26–38]; now it must be acknowledged by every one who makes any pretensions to reason and consistency that had sprinkling a little water on the forehead answered the purpose, then those persons never would have gone into the water to have received the ordinance. Paul, in writing to the saints, gives us a plain testimony in favour of immersion. … That apostle states there that the saints had been buried with Christ by baptism [see Romans 6:4;Colossians 2:12].
It is plainly evident they could not have been buried by baptism without having been entirely overwhelmed or covered in water. An object cannot be said to be buried when any portion of it remains uncovered; so, also, a man is not buried in water by baptism unless his whole person is put into the watery element. This explanation of the apostle upon the mode of baptism very beautifully corresponds with that given by our Saviour, Except ye be born of water, etc. To be born of a thing signifies being placed in that thing; and emerging, or coming forth from it, to be born of water, must also signify being placed in the womb of waters and being brought forth again.”


Mormon 3:2
 2 And it came to pass that the Lord did say unto me: Cry unto this people—Repent ye, and come unto me, and be ye baptized, and build up again my church, and ye shall be spared.
  



Matthew 3:13-15
13 ¶ Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be abaptized of him.

14 But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?

15 And Jesus answering said unto him, aSuffer it to be so now: for thus it bbecometh us to cfulfil all drighteousness. Then he suffered him.


If it was necessary for Jesus to be baptized to fulfill all righteousness, then why would it not be necessary for us? What was the purpose if not to show us the way?


Mark 16:16
16 He that abelieveth and is bbaptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be cdamned.


It says he that believes AND is baptized shall be saved. Two points. One, you must do something as well as believe to be saved. Two, one of those things is baptism.


John 3:5
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be aborn of bwater and of the cSpirit, he cannot denter into the kingdom of God.


One can not enter into the kingdom unless they do something, which is be baptized.


Matthew 7:13-14
13 ¶ Enter ye in at the astrait bgate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to cdestruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

14 Because astrait is the bgate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto clife, and few there be that find it.


The way is narrow. Yet we have so many churches having their own doctrines.


Luke 7:29-30
28 For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is aleast in the kingdom of God is greater than he.

29 And all the people that heard him, and the apublicans, justified God, being baptized with the bbaptism of John.

30 But the Pharisees and lawyers arejected the counsel of God bagainst themselves, being not cbaptized of him.


The counsel of God was to be baptized with the baptism of John the baptist. John baptized with water and by immersion.


Mosiah 18:8-10
 8 And it came to pass that he said unto them: Behold, here are the waters of Mormon (for thus were they called) and now, as ye are desirous to come into the fold of God, and to be called his people, and are willing to bear one another’s burdens, that they may be light;
 9 Yea, and are willing to mourn with those that mourn; yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort, and to stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places that ye may be in, even until death, that ye may be redeemed of God, and be numbered with those of the first resurrection, that ye may have eternal life—
 10 Now I say unto you, if this be the desire of your hearts, what have you against being baptized in the name of the Lord, as a witness before him that ye have entered into a covenant with him, that ye will serve him and keep his commandments, that he may pour out his Spirit more abundantly upon you?




Tad R Callister, Of the Presidency of the Seventy, The Book of Mormon—a Book from God, General Conference October 2011


"There exist various modes of baptisms in the world today even though the Bible tells us the manner in which the Savior, our great Exemplar, was baptized: '[He] went up straightway out of the water' (Matthew 3:16). Could He have come up out of the water unless He first went down into the water? Lest there be any discord on this subject, the Book of Mormon dispels it with this straightforward statement of doctrine as to the proper manner of baptism: 'And then shall ye immerse them in the water' (3 Nephi 11:26)."

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Trinity

Elder Christoffel Golden Jr., The Father and the Son, General Conference April 2013
"Even in the light of this declaration by our Savior Himself, the prevailing view of the nature of the Father and the Son throughout the many centuries and among much of mankind is clearly inconsistent with the teachings of the holy scriptures.

"We respectfully submit that at the heart of the gospel of Jesus Christ and its power to save is a correct understanding of the Father and the Son"

John 14:26 26 But the Comforterwhich is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
{The Comforter/Holy Ghost (one being), whom the Father (a second being) will send in my (a third being)}

1 Corinthians 15:24 24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.

Luke 23:46 46 ¶And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.
{Jesus (one being) said "Father..." (a second being)

Revelation 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
{They sung saying that thou (one being) wast slain and redeemed us to God (a second being) }
Matthew 7:21
 21 ¶Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
{my (one person) Father (a second person)}

John 6:38
38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.

John 3:16 

 16 ¶ For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life

{What is so special about John 3:16 if we believe those that would tell us that His only begotten Son was himself?}

Elder Tad R. Callister, Joseph Smith—Prophet of the Restoration, General Conference October 2009"The scriptures give further evidence of this great truth: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son” (John 3:16). A father offering up his only son is the supreme demonstration of love that the human mind and heart can conceive and feel. It is symbolized by the touching story of Abraham and Isaac (see Genesis 22). But if the Father is the same being as the Son, then this sacrifice of all sacrifices is lost, and Abraham is no longer offering up Isaac—Abraham is now offering up Abraham."


John 5:19
 19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.

{what he (one being) seeth the Father (a second being) do}

John 5:22

22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:

John 5:30

30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.

John 7:16-18

16 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.
17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.
18 He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.


John 8:16-18

16 And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.
17 It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.
18 I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.

Matthew 12:32

32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.

Matthew 19:16-17

 16 ¶And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
 17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
Matthew 24:36
36 ¶But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

Matthew 26:39

39 And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.

Mark 1:10-11


10 And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him:

11 And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Mark 13:32

32 ¶But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.


Mark 15:34  

34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, aEloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou bforsaken me?

John 17:3

3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

John 17:20-21 

20 Neither apray I for these alone, but for them also which shall bbelieve on me through their word; 
21 That they all may be aone; as thou, bFatherart in me, and I in thee, that they also may be cone in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

Acts 17:23,29

 23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.
 29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.

Acts 7:55-56

55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,
56 And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.

Hebrews 1:2-3
2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;