Okay, rewind, I’ll start from the beginning:
On Saturday we were in a quaint little town called Landsberg am Lech. It was very beautiful, very old, and it had a fairy tale castle in the middle of it. Pretty awesome! 😀 In the middle of going by and klingling people we received an interesting call from the Mehmedov’s, a family in our ward.
Bruder Mehmedov wanted us to come to his house to talk to a friend of his about the gospel. So we got back on the train with the elders and then we headed out to the Mehmedov’s.
When we arrived the man was very honest and said that he had found the ‘path that was right’ for him and he had no interest in changing his beliefs. We told him that was fine and we tried to explain what was different about our religion.
He was rather set on his mix of Christian/Buddhist views. it was rather interesting to hear him say that once we live this life out then we’ll go back to the spirit world and then we’ll realize that we failed in this life and we can’t pass what he calls “The Meisterschaft”. I’m not entirely sure what that means…some sort of test of some kind. But he just believed that once we were able to pass the meisterschaft then we would be absorbed back into God….
I’m still left with question marks.
But needless to say, I am very grateful that we believe that we lived with our Heavenly Father before we came to this earth, and that He sent us here because He loves us so much and He wanted us to have a chance to become like Him. We came to this earth to receive bodies and we came to learn and to grow, and to make mistakes and to make good decisions and learn to love Christ and to follow His example and return to live with him. I’m so grateful that we believe in Eternal Progression and that we don’t believe that we’ll be living a boring life for eternity.