Satan’s plan was to usurp the Father’s role as the husbandman who takes away every branch that beareth not fruit

I think there is some relationship between these verses:

John 15:1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

and these verses:

Moses 4:1 And I, the Lord God, spake unto Moses, saying: That Satan, whom thou hast commanded in the name of mine Only Begotten, is the same which was from the beginning, and he came before me, saying – Behold, here am I, send me, I will be thy son, and I will redeem all mankind, that one soul shall not be lost, and surely I will do it; wherefore give me thine honor.

Christ says that he is the vine we need to be attached to in order to have life, but that his father is the husbandman who will take away any branch in him that does not bear fruit.

That is related somehow to Lucifer’s statement “I will redeem all mankind, that one soul shall not be lost … wherefore give me thine honor”.

Lucifer is proposing that he deny the father the right to be the husbandman. He is proposing that the Father will not have his right to “every branch that beareth not fruit, he taketh away”.

Lucifer’s desire for the Father’s honor is related to his desire to supplant the Father’s role as the husbandman who will take away any branch that doesn’t bear fruit.

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John Robertson

I am nothing more than a regular member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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