By water you are clean and by fire you are purified

Wherefore, do the things which I have told you I have seen that your Lord and your Redeemer should do; for, for this cause have they been shown unto me, that ye might know the gate by which ye should enter. For the gate by which ye should enter is repentance and baptism by water, and then cometh a remission of your sins by fire and by the Holy Ghost.

And then are ye in this strait and narrow path which leads to eternal life; yea, ye have entered in by the gate; ye have done according to the commandments of the Father and the Son; and ye have received the Holy Ghost, which witnesses of the Father and the Son, unto the fulfilling of the promise which he hath made, that if ye entered in by the way ye should receive. (2 Nephi 31:17-18) Read More

Why not today?!

When we say that “tomorrow I will repent,” or that things will be better tomorrow, we are trying to remove the immediate arousal of discomfort that we are presently experiencing in our lives and shifting it off to another day. Whatever that is for you it is not resolved, if even you temporarily trick yourself into forgetting about it. Tomorrow, I will face my discomfort. However, tomorrow it will return, over and over again, and so also the discomfort until it is resolved. This cycle of discomfort for some may go on for years. Read More

Stewardship

Stewardship is an interesting concept and an important responsibility. It is one of the first commandments and revelations that were given to mankind on earth. God said in that day, to Adam and Eve while they were yet in the garden, to “[b]e fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” (Gen. 1:28)

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