At 08:54 PM 07/12/2003 -0400, you wrote:
Before one's calling and election is made sure, one key step is remission of sins through the baptism of fire and the Holy Ghost. I would venture that few there are that have sought after and received this blessing that, according to 2 Nephi 31:17-18, is a requirement before you are solidly on the "strait and narrow path which leads to eternal life"
King Benjamin talks about this in his last sermon also.
What think ye? NB -----Original Message----- From: Stacy Smith [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Saturday, July 12, 2003 5:40 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [ZION] Having One's Calling and Election Made Sure and the Fact that Most Peop
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?
1. A testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. 2. Belief and acceptance of Jesus Christ as God the Son, Messiah, Redeemer and a knowledge that He died for our sins. 3. Belief and acceptance of God the Father. 4. Belief and acceptance of God the Holy Spirit. 5. Belief and acceptance of the Articles of faith as duly constituted. 6. Belief and acceptance of Joseph Smith as first modern prophet and restitution of the gospel to the earth. 7. Belief and acceptance of all the rest of the Presidents of the church as prophets of God and heads of the modern church on earth. 8. Belief in the acknowledged and accepted doctrines of the church as officially constituted, unless God should point out error Himself. 9. Going beyond that, attendance at all pertinent meetings of the church in one's local area whenever possible. 10. Family loyalty unless doing so would violate church standards. 11. Love for family and friends. 12. Love for neighbors and strangers. 13. Love for enemies. 14. Obedience to the prophet and apostles, even in areas of hardship. 15. Loving every food that God has created? 16. It goes without saying that a person ought to be able to have a current temple recommend. 17. Daily study of every one of the Scriptures? 18. Daily prayer. 19. Integrity. 20. Repentance.
I don't think this list has even scratched the surface and I've already fallen short. See what I mean? However, some things I am in doubt about I've put question marks on. Also points that could be mentioned concerning temple recommend requirements were left unsaid because I already indicated the person should have a temple recommend.
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