Is living the commmandments of God, and being part of Christ’s church, only good for some and not others? Does it do some harm and help some more because of the type of people they are? Is it just something you choose, like the sort of food you eat or school you attend, or the … Continue reading A response to the claim that discipleship of Jesus Christ is good for some people, and not for others.
God’s work is bringing us to eternal life, or in other words, fulfillment of our complete potential; elevation to a higher existence. (See, for example, Moses 1:35). When we dedicate – consecrate – our whole selves to Him, we take on this work. And it’s an involved, intensive work: Him working with us, and us … Continue reading Dedicating ourselves to God’s work
Eternal life isn’t just something we will receive later on, after death and judgement. It’s not just a place, or a way of living that will start at this future point. Our trials aren’t just payment we deposit for many years and receive the benefits of much later on. Continue reading Eternal life: the reward of tribulation
Faith is the first principle of the Gospel. Not just because it’s the beginning of one’s journey into a knowledge of God and eternal things – the truths of the Gospel – and the Church, but also because it’s the foundation of everything we do to gain eternal life. Unseen things Alma, in his famous … Continue reading The true power of faith
I want the Lord to solve my problems and save me from the worst things I suffer. I know it’s up to me to work for these things, too; I’m trying – sometimes very hard – to do that. And yet, He does not save me from them; not in the way I think I … Continue reading What God really saves me from