This one is still very hard for me because some of the most kind and genuine people I’ve ever met are either of a different faith, or they don’t have any religious affiliations or might not even believe in God at all. I always thought that if there was a God that he would see our hearts and see the people we are trying to be. How could you be cast down to hell if you’re kind to your fellow man?
This is something that I might never understand. All I know is that from my experience, I know that I’m being guided on the path of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I would not have survived this experience without it. It is now my duty to share my experience with others, and what they do with it is up to them.
I used to make fun of that phrase “sharing the good news.” But it is good news when you truly feel the love of Christ. I understand the need to share it. It’s an incredible feeling, why would I want to keep it to myself?
Today’s App Message:
2 Nephi 25:17-20 (#75)
What does it mean to you that there is “no other name given under heaven save it be this Jesus Christ… whereby man can be saved“?
17 And the Lord will set his hand again the second time to restore his people from their lost and fallen state. Wherefore, he will proceed to do a marvelous work and a wonder among the children of men.
18 Wherefore, he shall bring forth his words unto them, which words shall judge them at the last day, for they shall be given them for the purpose of convincing them of the true Messiah, who was rejected by them; and unto the convincing of them that they need not look forward any more for a Messiah to come, for there should not any come, save it should be a false Messiah which should deceive the people; for there is save one Messiah spoken of by the prophets, and that Messiah is he who should be rejected of the Jews.
19 For according to the words of the prophets, the Messiah cometh in six hundred years from the time that my father left Jerusalem; and according to the words of the prophets, and also the word of the angel of God, his name shall be Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
20 And now, my brethren, I have spoken plainly that ye cannot err. And as the Lord God liveth that brought Israel up out of the land of Egypt, and gave unto Moses power that he should heal the nations after they had been bitten by the poisonous serpents, if they would cast their eyes unto the serpent which he did raise up before them, and also gave him power that he should smite the rock and the water should come forth; yea, behold I say unto you, that as these things are true, and as the Lord God liveth, there is none other name given under heaven save it be this Jesus Christ, of which I have spoken, whereby man can be saved.
2 Nephi 25:17-20
Some contemporary Christians, concerned for the billions who have died without a knowledge of Jesus Christ, have begun to wonder if there truly is only “one Lord, one faith, one baptism.” To believe that Jesus is the only savior, they say, is arrogant, narrow-minded, and intolerant. We say, however, that this is a false dilemma. There is no injustice in there being but One through whom salvation may come, when that One and His salvation are offered to every soul, without exception. We need not tamper with the doctrine or temper the good news of Christ.