I suppose I could make a list of what I think one ought to do to have one's calling and election made sure, but I think many people, including myself, would never be able to do it. What do I think it would take?
My list would be much shorter:
1. A testimony that there is a God.
2. A testimony that his Son is Jesus Christ.
3. A testimony that Joseph Smith was a true prophet.
4. A testimony that the current leadership are prophets including the Church President, the Stake President, and the Bishop.
5. A current temple recommend obtained honestly.
6. Successful temple marriage.
7. Attention to all family duties such as regular family prayer, Family Home Evening, food storage, genealogy and scripture study, etc.
8. True charity towards ones fellow man including generous Fast Offering contributions.
9. Enduring to the end.
Number seven is the sticky wicket with me. Sometimes I think it would qualify me for having my Calling and Election Sure all by itself. But for all my outward observances, I am often not particularly charitable. Very few people would describe me as sweet or kind. I'm not particularly humble either. So I have to work on number seven or I'll never make it.
John W. Redelfs [EMAIL PROTECTED]
"There is no place in this work for those who believe only
in the gospel of doom and gloom. The gospel is good
news. It is a message of triumph." --Gordon B. Hinckley
All my opinions are tentative pending further data. --JWR
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