Posts tagged ‘Foundation’

Hebrews 6:1-2

Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.

This is the basic gospel of Christ. This is what we have to do to follow Christ. We must first believe and ask for forgiveness with the faith that Christ will do so. Our second action is the act of baptism and conformation into the Church. Thirdly we wait for the resurrection and eternal life with Christ. We must complete all the steps and we must do them in order.

3rd Nephi18:12-18

And I give unto you a commandment that ye shall do these things. And if ye shall always do these things blessed are ye, for ye are built upon my rock. But whoso among you shall do more or less than these are not built upon my rock, but are built upon a sandy foundation; and when the rain descends, and the floods come, and the winds blow, and beat upon them, they shall fall, and the gates of hell is already open to receive them. Therefore blessed are ye if ye shall keep my commandments, which the Father hath commanded me that I should give unto you. Verily, verily, I say unto you, ye must watch and pray always, lest ye be tempted by the devil, and ye are led away captive by him. And as I have prayed among you even so shall ye pray in my church, among my people which do repent and are baptized in my name. Behold I am the light; I have set an example for you. And it came to pass that when Jesus had spake these words unto his disciples, he turned again unto the multitude and saith unto them: Behold, verily, verily, I say unto you, ye must watch and pray always lest ye enter into temptation; for Satan desireth to have you, that he may sift you as wheat.

If we don’t stand on the foundation of Christ we will be blown away from him. He gave a warning to the ministry about his teachings. Sacraments are a closed sacrament that can only be taken by members who are baptized into Christ’s Church. We cannot change how we perform sacrament or who we give it to. We must always follow Christ’s teachings.

3rd Nephi 18:1-11

And it came to pass that Jesus commanded his disciples that they should bring forth some bread and wine unto him. And while they were gone for the bread and wine, he commanded the multitude that they should sit themselves down upon the earth. And when the disciples had come with the bread and wine, he took of the bread and brake and blessed it; and he gave unto the disciples and commanded that they should eat. And when they had eat and were filled, he commanded that they should give unto the multitude.  And when the multitude had eaten and were filled, he saith unto the disciples: Behold there shall one be ordained among you, and to him will I give power that he shall break bread and bless it and give it unto the people of my church, unto all they which shall believe and be baptized in my name. And this shall ye always observe to do, even as I have done, even as I have broken bread and blessed it and gave it unto you. And this shall ye do in remembrance of my body, which I have shown unto you. And it shall be a testimony unto the Father that ye do always ways remember me. And if ye do always remember me ye shall have my Spirit to be with you. And it came to pass that when he had said these words, he commanded his disciples that they should take of the wine of the cup and drink of it, and that they should also give unto the multitude that they might drink of it. And it came to pass that they did so, and did drink of it and were filled; and they gave unto the multitude, and they did drink, and they were filled. And when the disciples had done this, Jesus saith unto them: Blessed are ye for this thing which ye have done, for this is fulfilling my commandments, and this doth witness unto the Father that ye are willing to do that which I have commanded you. And this shall ye always do unto those who repent and are baptized in my name; and ye shall do it in remembrance of my blood, which I have shed for you, that ye may witness unto the Father that ye do always remember me. And if ye do always remember me ye shall have my Spirit to be with you.

Christ gave us the instructions on how to perform sacrament. Only the ministry can perform the sacraments. When performed correctly the spirit will come and fill each person with Christ’s love and comfort.

Message  40:3

Let all come together in the services of the Lord, and the Lord will meet with them in the hour of their humility revealing the things of the Kingdom, for all have a work to do. Let love fill your hearts that it will be said: ‘See how they love one another.’

When people outside of the church see us they need to see the love of Christ. If we cannot even show love between the members why would people think we could show love to non members. I know it sounds really basic, but it is. Love the key and the foundation of following Christ.

Message 46:11

This is the Lord’s work and man cannot do it his way.

Let us strive to do his will. I hope and pray that each one of us prays to God and tries to do our best to follow his will. We can do this by studding and spending time in prayer. The closer we are to God, the less likely it is that we will fall away.

Luke 6:46-49
And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:  He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.
Both people had a house that lived in, but only one house was able to withstand the troubles that came along. We need to build our house on the truth of God, not the soft sand of man.