Saturday, June 11, 2011

I See... Moroni's Other Promise

If you're a recent convert, a recent missionary, or a recent graduate of Book of Mormon 101, you are familiar with the prophet-turned-angel Moroni's famous promise to those seeking a testimony of this other Testament of Jesus Christ: “And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost. And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things.”

But what if you're not a convert, missionary, or seminary student? What if you tested the promise years, perhaps even decades ago, and now you're the Stake President planning a powerful priesthood message on pornography, or the Stake nursery specialist counseling Primary workers on the wonders of waterless germicide? Is there a promise for you, too?

The Mormon Third Eye claims, yes, there is, and it's at the end of the same chapter. After you've proven the promise yourself, and learned about the gifts God has blessed you with (Moroni 10:7-18), then blessed others through your faith and charity (19-26), there is another promise to test just at the end in verses 32 and 33. We are promised that if we “come unto Christ, and be perfected in him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness; and if ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all your might, mind and strength, then is his grace sufficient for you, that by his grace ye may be perfect in Christ; and if by the grace of God ye are perfect in Christ, ye can in nowise deny the power of God. And again, if ye by the grace of God are perfect in Christ, and deny not his power, then are ye sanctified in Christ by the grace of God, through the shedding of the blood of Christ, which is in the covenant of the Father unto the remission of your sins, that ye become holy, without spot.”

What a marvelous promise! Could there be any better blessing than being sanctified in Christ and having your sins remitted! I don't think so.

Two great promises by one great prophet for all great members of the church in any stage of coming unto Christ. I recommend you take advantage of both of them!

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