Thank you, Jesus!
You are the author and finisher of my faith.
I am the workmanship of your hands.
And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry. (I Timothy 1:12)
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:2)
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10)
Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required of stewards, that a man be found faithful. (I Corinthians 4:1,2)
Preface & Introduction
Faith is when you believe in God’s love for you. Charity is when you believe in God’s love for others. The hope of becoming like Jesus Christ is the path which leads faith to charity.
(see I John 3:1-3,4:16-21 & II Peter 1:5-8
with I Timothy 1:1, Romans 8 & I Corinthians 13)
Why are there so many divisions in the church? Is it not because we are yet carnal? This was the reason the apostle Paul identified for the divisions in the church at Corinth.
(see I Corinthians 1:10 with Romans 8:5-8 & Galatians 5)
Hope is an abiding prayer of the heart, and a particular hope, the hope to be like Jesus Christ when He appears in glory, is the prayer of Zion…”the pure in heart”.
(see I John 3:1-3 with Psalm 33:18-22, 38:15,
71:12-24, 147:11 & Romans 4:16-22, 8:25, 15:13
Everyone who has been ministered to by the words of Jesus Christ that are contained in the last book of the Book of Mormon has feasted upon words penned especially for the Lamanites. Moroni wrote these concluding ten chapters unto his brethren the Lamanites in the hope and assurance that perhaps in some future day they would be of worth unto them.
(see II Nephi 14:4-6 & Moroni 1:4 & 10:1-7)
God is love. Satan, therefore, wanting to ascend above God’s throne aspired to become a god with a love that would be even greater than God’s love. Satan would become unconditional love…With Satan, everyone would experience total acceptance in the kingdom independent of any and all things. His love would be broad and boundless, without restrictions or regulations, without terms or conditions…Would not all people love a god who loved them so completely, without reservation or limitations – or at least with a love that appeared to be so noble?
(see I John 4:8,16 with Isaiah 14:12-14, Ezekiel 28:13-19,
Luke 10:19, John 8:44, I Timothy 3:6 & Revelation 12:8-13)