IS THE PLAN OF SALVATION?
We all lived in a premortal existence, as spirits, with
our Father in Heaven before birth.
The Plan of
Salvation is our Heavenly Father's plan to enable us to become like Him
and receive a fullness of joy. This plan is centered on the Atonement
of Jesus Christ and includes all the commandments, ordinances, and teachings
of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
By following the teachings of Jesus Christ, we find a
lasting and true inner peace in this life and eternal joy after we die.
As you learn about the plan of salvation, you will find
answers to these questions: "Where did I come from?" "What is my purpose
in life?" "Where will I go after this life?"
Below are links that will further discuss each of those
concepts. May you have the spirit of understanding and wisdom as
you find your meaning in this (earthly) life.
Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee;
and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee a prophet
unto the nations. (Jeremiah 1:5 - To Jeremiah in the Old
the Purpose of Life?
Life on earth is a testing period during which we
prepare to meet God again.
Lead me, guide me, walk beside me, help me find the
way. Teach me all that I must do, to live with him someday (Child's
song, I Am a Child of God, 2nd verse, by N. W. Randall & M.
do we go when we die?
The gift of the resurrection will come to all men
because of the death and resurrection of Christ.
21. For since by man came death, by man came
also the resurrection of the dead.
22. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ
shall all be made alive (1 Corinthians 15:21,22)
do those who die by suicide go?
"Such are not to be condemned for taking their
own lives. Judgment is the Lordís; He knows the thoughts, intents,
and abilities of all his children; and he in his infinite wisdom will make
all things right in due course."
"Peace I leave with you, my
peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.
Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." (John 14:27)
will have an opportunity
Our Heavenly Father has provided a way - The Lord
will judge each of us with justice, mercy, and love.
For for this cause was the gospel preached also to
them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh,
but live according to God in the spirit. (1 Peter 4:6)
10. "Behold I say unto you that this thing shall
ye teach repentance and baptism unto those who are accountable and capable
of committing sin; yea, teach parents that they must repent and
be baptized, and humble themselves as their little children, and
they shall all be saved with their little children.
11. And their little children need no repentance,
neither baptism. Behold, baptism is unto repentance to the fulfilling the
commandments unto the remission of sins.
12. But little children are alive in Christ,
even from the foundation of the world; if not so, God is a partial God,
and also a changeable God, and a respecter to persons; for how many little
children have died without baptism!" (Moroni 8:10-12)
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So far, today,
I've done all right. I haven't gossiped or lost my temper.
I haven't been greedy, grumpy, nasty, or self centered. I'm really
happy about that so far. But in a few minutes I'm going to be getting
out of bed and then I'm going to need a lot of help. Thank you!