Posts tagged ‘Repentence’

Message  53:3

Give ear, Oh ye people of the earth. Hear the warning today. I speak the words and will of the Lord. Let all have faith. Turn to the Lord and obey his commands. Heed repentance and baptism that the way of the Lord shall be among men; his Kingdom shall fill the whole earth. The hands must be laid upon all that the greater light might come to them.

Repentance and baptism is the only way to be close to the Lord. There will be many people who listen and are bless, make sure that you are one of them. It is important that follow God’s plan.

Mosiah 26:30-32

“Yea, and as often as my people repent will I forgive them their trespasses against me. And ye shall also forgive one another your trespasses; for verily I say unto you, he that forgiveth not his neighbor’s trespasses when he saith that he repenteth, the same hath brought himself under condemnation. Now I say unto you, Go; and whosoever will not repent of his sins the same shall not be numbered among my people; and this shall be observed from this time forward.”

It is very reassuring to know that God loves us no matter what. No matter what we do or how many times we do it, if we honestly repent and try to change our ways God will forgive us over and over.  However if we don’t repent honestly we will not be allowed into the Kingdom of God. Part of repentance toward God is to forgive the people in our lives.  This includes the people that we know and the people that we don’t.  We need to forgive everyone in our lives and let God judge their actions.

Mormon 7:1-10

And now, behold, I would speak somewhat unto the remnant of this people which are spared, if it so be that God may give unto them my words, that they may know of the things of their fathers; yea, I speak unto you, ye remnant of the house of Israel; and this is the words which I speak: Know ye that ye are of the house of Israel. Know ye that ye must come unto repentance, or ye cannot be saved. Know ye that ye must lay down your weapons of war, and delight no more in the shedding of blood, and take them not again, save it be that God shall command you. Know ye that ye must come to the knowledge of your fathers, and repent of all of your sins and iniquities, and believe in Jesus Christ, that he is the Son of God, and that he was slain by the Jews, and by the power of the Father he hath risen again, whereby he hath gained the victory over the grave; and also in him is the sting of death swallowed up. And he bringeth to pass the resurrection of the dead, whereby man must be raised to stand before his judgment seat. And he hath brought to pass the redemption of the world, whereby he that is found guiltless before him at the judgment day hath it given unto them to dwell in the presence of God in his kingdom, to sing ceaseless praises with the choirs above, unto the Father, and unto the Son, and unto the Holy Ghost, which is one God, in a state of happiness which hath no end. Therefore repent, and be baptized in the name of Jesus, and lay hold upon the gospel of Christ, which shall be set before you, not only in this record but also in the record which shall come unto the Gentiles from the Jews, which record shall come from the Gentiles unto you. For behold, this is written for the intent that ye may believe that; and if ye believe that ye will believe this also; and if ye believe this ye will know concerning your fathers, and also the marvelous works which were wrought by the power of God among them. And ye will also know that ye are a remnant of the seed of Jacob; therefore ye are numbered among the people of the first covenant; and if it so be that ye believe in Christ, and are baptized, first with water, then with fire and with the Holy Ghost, following the example of our Savior, according to that which he hath commanded us, it shall be well with you in the day of judgment. Amen.

No matter if we are decedents of the house of Israel or not, we must all call upon Christ to forgive our sins. Only through his salvation can we spend eternity in heaven. God sent us Christ for our salvation, not his own. We own him the praise and actions required to receive it.

Mosiah 4:9-12

Believe in God; believe that he is, and that he created all things, both in heaven and in earth; believe that he hath all wisdom, and all power, both in heaven and in earth; believe that man doth not comprehend all the things which the Lord can comprehend. And again, believe that ye must repent of your sins and forsake them, and humble yourselves before God; and ask in sincerity of heart that he would forgive you; and now,

if you believe all these things see that ye do them.  And again I say unto you as I have said before, that as ye have come to the knowledge of the glory of God, or if ye have known of his goodness, and have tasted of his love, and have received a remission of your sins, which causeth such exceeding great joy in your souls, even so I would that ye should remember, and always retain in remembrance, the greatness of God, and your own nothingness, and his goodness and longsuffering towards you unworthy creatures, and humble yourselves even in the depths of humility, calling on the name of the Lord daily, and standing steadfastly in the faith of that which is to come, which was spoken by the mouth of the angel. And behold, I say unto you that if ye do this ye shall always rejoice, and be filled with the love of God, and always retain a remission of your sins; and ye shall grow in the knowledge of the glory of him that created you, or in the knowledge of that which is just and true.

If we humble ourselves before God we will receive his blessings. We have to do this to truly have our sins forgiven. Being humble is not something that we say we are, it is something that we do.

Message 111:6

Let all repent and receive this authority I send for mankind, the pure love of God, saith the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.’

Strait from Christ, all must repent and receive his authority. We cannot make up own, but have to submit to his authority and teachings.

Hebrews 6:1-3

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. And this will we do, if God permit.

This is the basic gospel of Christ. The process starts with repentance, followed by baptism, laying on the hands for confirmation. If you do this and live the Christ want you too, when the time is right resurrection and eternal life with Christ follows. Have you done all the steps in order?

Mormon 9:11-12

But behold, I will show unto you a God of miracles, even the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob; and it is that same God which created the heavens and the earth, and all things that in them is. Behold, he created Adam, and by Adam came the fall of man. And because of the fall of man came Jesus Christ, even the Father and the Son; and because of Jesus Christ came the redemption of man.

Christ made it possible for us to be with God. Christ provided a way for us to wash ourselves from our sins that we have committed. Only through him are we able to live forever with our Lord in heaven.


To all those that repent of sins and be baptized, preparing themselves in deep humility, yea, the Lord promises that they shall receive the greater light and power that they might be able to carry on the work of the Lord.

It is never too late to come to the Lord. You will be blessed with the power of the Lord. Why wait to receive this great gift?

Acts 2:37-39

Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

To spend eternity with God, we must follow the instructions of Christ. This means that we must repent or our sins and be baptized. This is the only way to start. Baptism will wash away all that you have done wrong in the past, no matter how bad, if you are truly repentant, God will forgive your sins. This would be a great way to start the New Year.

Hebrews 6:1-3

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. And this will we do, if God permit.

This is the gospel of Christ. Faith, repentance, baptism, laying on of hands, resurrection of the dead, and eternal life. In order to come into the kingdom of heaven, you must follow this pattern. There are no shortcuts. If you want to be listed as a follower of Christ, you must repent and be baptized into his church by the ones having the authority to do so. If you want more information please e-mail

Alma 6:2-3
And it came to pass that whomsoever did not belong to the church who repented of their sins was baptized unto repentance, and was received into the church. And it also came to pass that whomsoever did belong to the church that did not repent of their wickedness and humble themselves before God—I mean those which were lifted up in the pride of their hearts—the same were rejected, and their names were blotted out, that their names were not numbered among those of the righteous.
God has a path to salvation. That path is though repentance and baptism. If you repent and strive to serve the Lord, you will make it to haven. However, if you don’t repent, even if you have been baptized, you will not make it to haven. Our walk with Christ does not stop when we are baptized, that is when it starts.

Today was a great day to cap off the 2010 Assembly of the Church of Christ with the Elijah Message.  In the morning Elder Edward Coffey lead a word study that covered the 35th and 36th messages. It is amazing how all the words that God gives flow together.

After lunch Evangelist Norris Purifoy talked about how God and his word is always the same and does not change.  He is the beginning and the end. We have to follow the true spirit of God and his commandments. We need to do his bidding, not our own.

After Norris taught, Evangelist Chris Laws spoke on repentance and baptism.  We have to follow God’s plan to receive our salvation, we can not alter it in any way. That way is by Faith, Repentance, and Baptism.

Right before dinner, Aaron E. Staley was baptized into the Church of Christ with the Elijah Message. It was a great celebration of a new birth in Christ

The Baptism:

The conformation:

In the evening Apostle Terry Laws and Disciple Beck recapped the week and emphasized how we need to follow all the words of God.  After Terry spoke sacraments were served to the members present.