Power is proportional to one's divine attributes.

John 17:2, John 19:10-11, Alma 12:15, 

"Knowledge brings power; purity brings power; love brings power.  The acquisition of each diving trait brings power.  Power and godhood are directly related."

I've always put a negative connotation with the word power, but realistically, God is omnipotent, or all-powerful, and God is good.  Power comes with divine attributes because the people who have those spiritual gifts should know how to use the power they receive.  Power is a gift, more than it's a prerogative.  Power is a good thing because it shows potential for leadership.  Ultimately it is a way to bring people to Christ.

1 comment:

AE Hinckley's Boy said...

Are you the originator of the quote? I like it.