Posts tagged ‘Salvation’

Message 97:3

The authority is given that this work move on and salvation be preached in and through the atoning blood of Jesus Christ, his resurrection and eternal living: his coming again to reign with mankind.

Only through the blood of Christ can we receive eternal salvation. Christ’s authority is on this earth preaching repentance. Will you listen to those who represent him, or are you going to follow someone who only does what they want to do? The is only one Christ and only one authority.

Titus 2:11-15

For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

Christ came for our salvation. He came that we might follow his footsteps in our lives.  We need to put the things of the world behind us and try to follow Christ.

1 Thessalonians 5:9-10

For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

Our salvation through Christ gives us the gift of eternal life with Christ. This salvation is the best gift that we can receive. There is no greater sign of love than when Christ gave himself up for us. Because of this love let us do our best to return it by serving him and following his commandments. If we do that we will be able to live together forever.

Message 21:11

I am instructed of the Lord to instruct you in all things, that the Church will be established in its fullness, that the gospel will be preached to all nations and people. The Lord will lead and direct his people, those that will be humble and full of love and will be led.

Christ’s salvation is for all people. There is not a single person on earth that Christ will not save if that person follows Christ’s commandments. Let us take this great message about Christ’s birth and salvation to all of the people of this world.

Acts 4:8-12

Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel, If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole; Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Not only is our Christ our savior and redeemer, but he is also the head of the Church. There is only one way to salvation and that is though Christ and his teachings. These teachings can only be found in one place on earth and that is in his Church. Christ is the head of the Church and it follows his teachings and directions.

John 3:10-21

Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.  He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

Christ came to earth for our salvation. He did not come for his own glory. He came to save the world, not condemn it. His message is one of peace and salvation. Those that listen to it will receive blessing and happiness that is unimaginable to us humans

Message 84:18-19

All they that hear me and learn of me, hearing my decrees and obey, shall have right to eternity with me, your Lord God Christ forever.  I am he that formed the heavens and the earth and all things that in them are. I am he that placed man in the garden and preserved Noah over the flood. I am he that chose Abraham for his great faith. His seed is as the sands of the seashores, innumerable. I am he that led Israel through the Red Sea and over Jordan and I will deliver my people today, if they will watch and pray and serve me, your Master and Lord God.

Christ is our salvation. No one else can save us from the sin in our lives. Christ has shown over and over his power to the people, but yet they don’t listen. We you listen and serve our Lord.

Message 105:9

Let the word be taught in its completeness, that the joy of mankind might be full under the plan of redemption. Indeed men are that they might have joy, and inasmuch as they have faith in the plan of God, they shall find deliverance.

Only through the full truth can you receive the full joy of Christ. It only caused damage to hide some of Christ’s teachings. True faith comes with studding all of the word, not the parts that you like. The plan of God is in the full truth.

Message 92-4

There is none that have done right in all things, they have fallen short.

Nobody is perfect. We all have our faults and shortcomings. If you think that you don’t deserve to be save because of the stuff that you have done, don’t. That is not true. Everyone deserves to be saved. We have made mistakes and all need to mercy of Jesus Christ to make it into heaven. Nobody is above human nature.

Message 106:6-8

Now hear ye this message and be firmly established in obedience to the commandment of this baptism I bring to rid yourselves of sins and traditions of manmade doctrines wherein Satan has deceived and befuddled the work of God. Thus blindness has been in part. Now arise above it, bring it to pass of God’s great plan. Receive this baptism. Build yourselves in the circle of the Lord. Will it come to pass? Remember the Lord Jesus Christ is the truth, the way of life and salvation—deliverance from all sin. No other way can mankind be saved in the life of the flesh, this life of probation only. Thus mankind chooses this day what his destiny shall be in the hereafter—in the resurrection.

Will you listen to the truth? Will you change your ways to follow Christ’s? There is only one way to salvation, and that is Christ’s. I hope that everyone will listen and follow the truth.

Message 70:10-11

The Lord has been and will be with his people by his Spirit, and his peace shall long linger with the faithful until they become the jewels of God. Fear not, for the end cometh and all must be judged—may your faith bring you to God-ward for then all shall see him at his appearing.

The Lord will be with always. If we keep his commandments we never have to worry about the end. We will be with him when he returns or when our time on this earth is over. Don’t fret about what might happen to you, if you follow the truth your salvation is assured.

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. You must repent and then be baptized. There is no other way to get to heaven. This is something that you have to choose for yourself and cannot be chosen for you. This is an individual journey.

Matthew 5:17-18

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

Before Christ’s coming, the way to receive salvation was though the old law.  Since Christ came and died for us we are no longer bound by the old law, but have a new way of salvation. That salvation is Christ himself. He gave himself for us. Will you listen to his plan?

John 3:16-17

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”

Christianity is the only religion in the world that God sent did something for our benefit. In every other one we must do stuff to please God. Christ come for our sake, not his own. All you have to do to receive salvation is to believe on him and follow his plan.

3rd Nephi 9:2

Wo, wo, wo unto this people; wo unto the inhabitants of the whole earth except they shall repent; for the devil laugheth, and his angels rejoice, because of the slain of the fair sons and daughters of my people; and it is because of their iniquity and abominations that they are fallen!

The devil rejoices when mankind does not follow God. His goal is to get as many people away from God as possible. He does this by twisting to truth and deceiving us. We are all affected by it. This is why we are so thankful for the coming of Christ to wash away our sins that we do. But to ensure our salvation we have to follow Christ’s instructions. If we get any part of them wrong we are back in the same poor situation.

Message 97:3-4

The authority is given that this work move on and salvation be preached in and through the atoning blood of Jesus Christ, his resurrection and eternal living: his coming again to reign with mankind. Know you this, the way is prepared that mankind may walk therein and be saved; will they hear it?

This is the greatest question that the church faces today. Will the people hear the plan of God the way that he set it up? Will follow his instructions? Will they accept it from those having the authority to implement it? There will multitudes that will accept it and be saved, will you?

Message 86 38-45

There will be great changes in the unsafeness of peoples, homes and travel—dangers will arise. This will tie things up here and navigation will be at a low ebb. Many will seek to run to and fro, still conditions will be hard at times. However, again a change will come and all men will begin to respect one another and work together, bearing one another’s burdens and comfort will come to the humble. Distress of nations and perplexity will be felt everywhere. However, none can save but themselves and that through the Lord. Man will say, ‘Oh that these things were hid from me and I knew them not.’ Have you not been warned of the things to come? There will be riots, strikes, outbursts against the government, picketing and much destruction of property and people, confusion and dismay, emptiness and untrust toward many people. Labor shall rise up against the hand that feeds them: unrest everywhere. For a time these conditions will be terrible, then suddenly a change will come, and peace will take hold of all that look to the Lord and a better way. Deliverance will come as the people seek to work together and love one another: even all, lifting the fallen, the downtrodden, the outcast and preserving hope in mankind. Salvation is free to all that will hear and take hold and work this way.

Even the messenger of the Lord tells us what is going to happen in the future. There are bright spots though however. First off is says that peace will take hold and all will look to the Lord. This will be a great relief after all the hardship that people will have gone though. Second and the most important is that no matter what happens we can still have salvation though Christ. As long as we are following his plan we will spend eternity with him in heaven. That is what is the most important.

2 Timothy 3:12-15

Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

There will be lots of things that will try to pull us away from Christ. These could be the people in our everyday life or temptations that we run into from time to time. We will even be persecuted for our love of Christ. In all of these trails and temptation we must remain strong and true. For only Christ can give us salvation.

Matthew 22:15-22

Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk. And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men. Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not? But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s. When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.

On this tax day of 2011 it is important to remember who we really need to give to. I know we all have to pay taxes and that nobody likes it, but we need to remember that money is an early possession that will not help us with our salvation. Christ already paid the price for our salvation. So as hard as it is to pay taxes, let us remember that it is only money and that we need to be thankful for Christ and what he paid for.

Matthew 6:24-34

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Our salvation is the most important thing that we can look for on this earth. Let us not worry about earthly thing and focus on our salvation. If this is our main focus, then the rest will fall into place.