Eternal nature

A question was recently posed to me. We are children of God, created by God as spirits before the world was (Abraham 3:22). But we are also told we are eternally existent, being in the beginning with God, much like Christ (D&C 93:29, cross-referenced with John 1:1-3). Even Joseph Smith said in his King Follett Discourse, “There never was a time when there were not spirits; for they are [co-eternal] with our Father in Heaven.” The question was this: How can we be both eternal/uncreated, and yet be created children of our Heavenly Father?

I have a thought: perhaps there are two definitions of intelligence or spirit. One refers to its unorganized form and one after it’s been organized. Everything is made of intelligence, even the lifeless rocks and dirt. God built everything out of that basic item: intelligence. But we were intelligences organized to be in God’s image, carrying his traits, spiritual, physical, ethical, etc. All matter is uncreated, but when God chose to organize beings to reflect his character, we became his children.

That’s my theory. There’s an interesting article written by J. Stapley that delves into this matter in great detail here.

What do you, my faithful readers (hey, nobody but my brother reads this, hah), think about this matter?

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