Come on folks - this is an easy list.  You can do all of this and still have
time left over for all the rest you might want to do.

Your exaltation depends more upon your acceptance of the atonement, which no
one has mentioned so far, than ANYTHING else you do.  All the rest is
fluff - important fluff - but fluff compared to the necessity for accepting
and understanding the Atonement.

An excellent book that covers much of this subject is "Following the Light
of Christ into His Presence""  I cannot remember the author and cannot put
my hand on my well worn copy.  The author is an attorney (???) in the LA
area.  I recommend it highly.

One of the points that ought to worry you that is not on your list is the
idea that you will be tried to the limit of your ability.  Just like Abraham
was tested so you will  be tested - differently but as severe.  Just as
others that we can list have been tested so will you.

How can you expect to be in the presence of such men and women unless you
have a similar heritage of proving yourself?

George


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stacy Smith" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Saturday, July 12, 2003 3:40 PM
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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