At 09:49 PM 07/12/2003 -0400, you wrote:
This is what Enos received after his "wrestle with God" which took him into the forest for a day and night of prayer. There are a number of descriptions in the scriptures on this topic: Mosiah 4, Enos, 3Nephi 12:1-2, and one of my favorites, D&C39:6.
I don't think it is the same thing. Noel
-----Original Message----- From: Stacy Smith [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Saturday, July 12, 2003 7:18 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: RE: [ZION] Having One's Calling and Election Made Sure and the Fact that Most
Isn't that what we seek when we take the Sacrament?
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. > >Stacy. >
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