I like the article. I have to say that I still have questions about this topic. Oh, I don't mean that I have doubts... I'm just curious!
Bruce C. Hafen explained:
A) The veil does two things:
1) It keeps us from remembering our premortal past.
2) It keeps God, his angels, and their activities hidden from our sight.
This is clear. But I have a question. Do only human beings have a veil or does every living thing? We know for example that the earth was born out of water, baptized and received the Holy Spirit, will burn and die and resurrect and be perfected. Would you say that the earth has a veil? I would guess so. And I would furthermore guess that Nr 1) describes the task of the veil every human has whereas Nr 2) could describe what the veil of this earth creates.
There is a veil between our world of mortality and God’s world of the eternities. It can become very thin at times.
“And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead” (Luke 16:29–31).
This is interesting. It says:
a) If they won't listen to the prophets here on earth,
b) they also would not believe if they actually would be allowed to see.
Believing is such a fantastic topic. Well, it does not make a difference to the people who don't believe whether they see or don't because it would not change their state of belief. This means it only makes a difference to the believers.
C ) I also think that it is interesting why we have to learn by experience. I know we have to in order to undertand and progress. Bruce C. Hafen said the Lord Jesus Himself had to learn by experience. I think we can learn a lot of theory without experience but we can hardly learn to use this theory if we don't try it. And since our goal is not only theoretic but very much concentrating on action (creating lives and worlds...) we need to prepare for it by experience.
Why might we be “damned” or stopped if the veil were parted too early?
Wow, never thought of this before.