It means that the bridge between mortality and immortality and eternal life begins in the Garden, carried to the Cross as the climax, and the culmination of fulfillment of the Plan of Salvation where Christ rose from the grave after three days. It is fitting in this sense to understand the deep meaning when Christ said - It is finished. Meaning, he has completed the mission and work the father had sent him to do. He provided the necessary sacrifice and atonement so that we may experience eternal life with our Heavenly Father.
Christ humbled himself before the Father in the Garden of Gethsemane. Humbled himself before Pontius Pilate when being judged. Christ, even, humbled himself before the crowd who roared loudly to have Barnabas released instead of Christ.
The time is now to determine if you will receive the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ or to reject it. By accepting the love of Christ, we will build a lifelong relationship with Him. Or if we shall turn away from Him and take a different path that leads to misery and death.
Christ's infinite atonement provides the gift of immortality and eternal life. A gift that our Heavenly Father desires to bestow upon each one of us. And it is a costly gift. For it was a great cost to the Savior, our Heavenly Father, and when we accept Him - it is a great cost unto us.
Our faith in Christ allows us to partake and participate in the saving grace where we will do the same works the Savior has done. More so, we shall do even greater works in our lives.
Each one of us stand in need of God's grace. We are mere beggars for bread - seeking, hungering, and thirsting. The question is: are we hungering and thirsting after righteousness' sake (Matthew 5:6).
The Light of Christ is the very brightness and glory of the Father - illuminating and guiding me throughout my life. And as the light pervades the darkness, the Holy Spirit continually exposes those areas that are darken by sin and transgression. Allowing me opportunity to bring those things forth and seek the mercy and grace of my Heavenly Father. Christ being my advocate who is ready to forgive my sin. To cleanse me from all matter of unrighteousness (1 John 1:9).
Andrew Soncrant attempts to provide a "powerful explanation and refutation" when he questions the eighth article of faith in two separate videos published at Apologia Church of Utah's YouTube Channel. In the first video, Soncrant attempts to cast doubt on the authenticity and authority of the Book of Mormon. He appears to do this by … Continue reading Questioning Andrew Soncrant's Second Part of his "Powerful Explanation and Refutation" of the Eighth Article of Faith
Pastor Wade challenges the third article of faith of the Church of Jesus Christ. It appears he is relying on an attempt of interpreting Romans 3 and Ephesians 2:8-9 as a means to defend what he believes the Bible says. Since Pastor Wade is a Reformed thinking and believing Christian, he appears to support the … Continue reading Questioning Pastor Wades Criticisms and Interpretation pertaining to the Third Article of Faith
Pastor Wade made a brief video as an attempt to bring criticism against the Second Article of Faith of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. What follows is a brief response to four claims he appears to make. When properly examine, it appears they have no merit to their criticism and is merely … Continue reading Questioning Pastor Wade's Pedestrian Criticism against the Second Article of Faith
It is only when we are faithful to the basic principle doctrine of Christ that we are able to call others unto repentance and forgiveness. Meaning, we ought to give ourselves over to walking in forgiveness and repentance daily. Otherwise, we are merely criticizing, judging, and condemning others while ignoring the transgressions and sins in our own life (Matthew 7:1-3, 5).
Obedience merely means we are placing our faith and trust in God’s will and desire for us and our own lives. We walk by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7). It is by this faith that Adam and Eve offered up sacrifices unto God as they worshipped and called upon His name. To this end - the Angel came and revealed unto them that this was in similitude of the sacrifice Jesus Christ will provide to answer the ends of the Law and fulfill the plan of salvation.
The call for us to go forward in faith and purpose is a call for us to enter into a deep and intimate relationship with Christ. To come to know him and our Heavenly Father (John 17:3).
When we turn our thoughts and minds over to Exodus 14:13-15 - there is a reason God wanted to bring Israel out of bondage. To bring them out of a foreign land. To no longer experience the burden and labors of Pharoah. It runs much deeper than God preforming miracles as great signs and wonders unto Pharaoh. Goes even deeper into the blessed hope of bringing the Children of Israel into the land of promise. The simple truth is that the salvation of the Lord we shall see unfold is about reconciling us to Him.
The very heart of worship is our complete willingness to not only surrender our life and will over to God; but that we are willing and able to submit to seek His will and good pleasure for our lives. This is what is meant when the savior taught that if we lose our lives for His sake - we shall find it and there will a life of abundance
Today, we may feel empty, without form and void - meaningless, unassuming, empty, and desolate. However, the power of creation reveals unto us the magnificent power our Heavenly Father has in taking something that is unorganized, unassuming, and creating something magnificent and beautiful. Through the plan of salvation, we are to become creators in building
From scripture and modern day revelation we learn that Jesus Christ was chosen and foreordained to be the mediator and redeemer of humanity. He is key to the plan of salvation.
Today, we have faced the challenge of a pandemic that impacted our world. A pandemic that seems to have changed the course and fabric of the way we live our lives. This came on the heels of the end of chaos, violence, and protests that had occupied our society and culture the previous year. To say the least, we are ever living in times of increasing uneasiness,
Are we willing to pay the cost of coming unto Christ and following him? Willing to pay the cost of walking in the process of repentance in order to be reconciled? Ready and committed in putting to death our former self? How does the rich young ruler represent you? What are some of the great possessions that you have whereby it may interfere with you committing to immerse yourself in following Christ?
As we see, the nature of sexual integrity and teaching of the law of chastity - especially among young people - is quite paramount to the foundation of Christian faith. It is not so much a teaching of oppressing someone. It is not a damaging mindset as the writer of ex-mormon blog insinuates. Neither is this based on fairy tales related to realizing a sense of authentic happiness. Sexual integrity and the teachings of the law of chastity has significant foundation in developing a resilient and healthy lifestyle. One that avoids giving into sexual temptation.
There is no sin greater than the atonement of Jesus Christ. There is no greater suffering that Christ has never fully endured. There is no weakness the Savior was not intimate with. From Gethsemane to the Cross, he alone carried the burden of all humanities affliction, weakness, and suffering. We may complain where is God in my suffering? He is there with you, in your own garden of Gethsemane.
It is through Christ's infinite and profound atonement that we are able to come to a place where we place our hope and trust in God. This hope and trust provides for us an assurance for whatever challenges may lay ahead in our spiritual journey. We may face desperate circumstances. Personal adversity. And seemingly impossible social upheavals to contend with. Yet, He is faithful toward us because he has called us into a fellowship with his Son - Jesus Christ (See, 1 Corinthians 1:9, paraphrased). And, his promise stands to protect us and strengthen us (See, 2 Thessalonians 3:3).
Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.~ Titus 3:6-7, KJV ~ Christ is our Eternal Compass ~ January 12, 2020 Devotional ~ We have limited vision and are not able to know what the future may bring. … Continue reading The Eternal Perspective