Perspective is simply defined as a mental view or the capacity to view things in their true relations or relative importance. To view one’s earth life from an eternal perspective is to see “the bigger picture” or to see your life based upon where you once were and your long-term future. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints use the term eternal perspective as the ability to look beyond the here and now and to see life’s experiences in terms of premortal, mortal, and post-mortal life.
Jean B. Bingham, Relief Society general president, said, that “the one viewpoint that makes everything clear is the perfect and all-encompassing perspective of Heavenly Father—His eternal perspective. ‘With His ability to see and know and understand all things past, present, and future in a higher and broader and deeper way than we possibly can, His perspective is complete,’ she said. From His vantage point, God can see divine potential rather than just a present or past condition.”
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