Thursday, June 18, 2009

Lesson's Learned by Newbie

“Chapter 17: The Great Plan of Salvation,” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith, (2007),206–16

“The great plan of salvation is a theme which ought to occupy our strict attention, and be regarded as one of heaven’s best gifts to mankind.”

God has given us moral agency and the power to choose good over evil.

“The salvation of Jesus Christ was wrought out for all men, in order to triumph over the devil. … All will suffer until they obey Christ himself.

“All persons are entitled to their agency, for God has so ordained it. He has constituted mankind moral agents, and given them power to choose good or evil; to seek after that which is good, by pursuing the pathway of holiness in this life, which brings peace of mind, and joy in the Holy Ghost here, and a fulness of joy and happiness at His right hand hereafter; or to pursue an evil course, going on in sin and rebellion against God, thereby bringing condemnation to their souls in this world, and an eternal loss in the world to come.”16

“The devil has no power over us only as we permit him; the moment we revolt at anything which comes from God, the devil takes power.”18

2 Nephi 2:25

The principle of salvation is given us through the knowledge of Jesus Christ.

My thoughts... 

I am so thankful for my salvation. I am thankful for the sacrifice the Christ made in the garden and on the cross for me and all mankind. I am thankful that I was given my agency to choose him, and will live with him forever in eternity. I am grateful for the opportunity to be here on earth in these times, to do a great work. To lead people to the Gospel. I am humbled to feel the Lord's love and power when we choose to do the right things and follow his will. 

In the name of JESUS CHRIST, AMEN

2 comments:

The Ashdowns said...

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Cliff, Kendal and Stone said...

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