Monday, December 29, 2014

Mormon 7

Though these aren't the last words we’ll hear from Mormon, they are the last words he will engrave on the sacred record.  After making such an incredible spiritual abridgment covering such doctrine as justice and mercy, the existence of God, opposition in all things, revelation, conversion and the very visit of Christ to his ancestors, what profound doctrine does Mormon end his writings with?  The simplest, and most spiritual of all:  “Believe in Jesus Christ” he wrote.  “Repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus.”  He describes baptism as with water, then fire and the Holy Ghost (see v.   10).  He also encourages us to follow Christ’s example (v. 10) and to lay hold upon the gospel of Christ (v. 8).  This last bit is very important and I believe it includes our understanding the atonement of Christ well enough for it to sustain us through the discovery of our own weaknesses.  Let us have faith in Christ unto repentance, be baptized, receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, lay hold upon the gospel of Christ and follow “the example of our Savior” so that, as Mormon’s last words indicate, “it shall be well with [us] in the day of judgment” (v. 10).
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