For those of you who follow my blog and the comments closely, you know that I’ve mentioned a couple of times a project that I’m working on, a full-blown online presentation of the Plan of Salvation.
In so many of the doctrinal discussions that we have here, particularly with those that are not LDS (or Mormon), there is the need to fall back on the core understanding of the principles of this plan, and how they relate to the beliefs of Mormonism. The topics of salvation, for instance (as the most recent example), the nature of God and Man, the role of Christ and the atonement, the role of the resurrection, what happened before earth, the judgment, and what happens after.
The longer we discuss these things the more I realize that to truly understand Mormonism, you must really understand the sweeping panorama of this grand plan.
But, at the same time, it’s doctrinally drenched, and can be tedious to articulate with words alone. Consequently, I’m taking a highly visual approach. Building a professional-level illustration of the primary components of the plan, with a summary explanation behind each component along with links to a full post dedicated to its description, and for further discussion.
Not only will this visual, interactive layout facilitate Latter-day Saints with their understanding and appreciation of God’s great plan of happiness, but it will serve as a fantastic visual overview for non-Mormons who can dive in where they wish for more information and further discussion.
Now, here’s where I’d like your help. As a part of this presentation, I’d like to include with each component a full reference of scriptural sources to which viewers can look for additional study.
If you have favorite scriptures pertaining to the components of the Plan of Salvation (or the plan as a whole), in any of the Standard Works, please email me. Let me know what they are so that I can be as inclusive as possible.
If not, I hope you’ll enjoy the results of this project. I’m rather excited about it myself.
P.S. This kind of visual representation will be particularly valuable when I build the translated version in Chinese, since most of the concepts are entirely new to non-Christians.