Monday, March 15, 2010


The GOOD News
"The word gospel means good news. The GOOD NEWS is that Jesus Christ has made a perfect atonement for mankind that will redeem all mankind from the grave and reward each individual according to his/her works. This atonement was begun by his appointment in the premortal world but was worked out by Jesus during his mortal sojourn. Therefore, the records of his mortal life and the events pertaining to his ministry are called the Gospels; the four that are contained in our Bible are presented under the names of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John."


taken from President Hinckley's opening remarks in October 2001 General Conference.
"The vision of Joel has been fulfilled wherein he declared:
'And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
'And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
'And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
'The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the Lord come.
'And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call' (Joel 2:28–32)."
General Conference will be here in 20 days!

The Lord will ALWAYS give us a warning before He destroys us! : )  (see 2 Nephi 25:9; Ether 12:3)

The POWER of the First Principle of the Gospel
Faith in Jesus Christ - anchors our souls
Faith in Jesus Christ - makes us sure and steadfast
Faith in Jesus Christ - prompts us to abound in good works
Faith in Jesus Christ - leads us to glorify God

The POWER of a Good Example (Good Example = Light)
A Light – shines for others to see
A Light – allows good works to be seen
A Light – exemplifies, typifies, and glorifies God

The POWER of Keeping the Lord’s Standards
We can be steadfast and immovable
We can always abound in good works
So that Christ may SEAL US as His! (To have everlasting salvation! To have eternal life!)
(See Ether 12:4; 3 Nephi 12:16; Mosiah 5:15)

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