SHARING "MY GOSPEL" - INVITING ALL TO COME UNTO CHRIST AND BE MADE PERFECT "IN Him.
SHARING “MY GOSPEL” – INVITING ALL TO COME UNTO CHRIST & BE PERFECT IN HIM!
D&C 50:13 Wherefore, I the Lord ask you this question—unto what were ye ordained (set apart)?
14 To preach My GOSPEL by the Spirit, even the Comforter - which was sent forth to Teach the Truth.
17 Verily I say unto you, he that is ordained of me and sent forth to preach the word of truth by the Comforter, in the Spirit of truth, doth he preach it by the Spirit of truth or some other way? 18 And if it be by some other way it is not “OF” God.
19 And again, he that receiveth the word of truth, doth he receive it by the Spirit of truth or some other way?
20 If it be some other way it is not “OF” God.
21 Therefore, why is it that ye cannot understand and know, that he that receiveth the Word by the Spirit of truth receiveth it by the Spirit of truth? 22 Wherefore, he that preacheth and he that Re-Ceiveth, understand one another, and both are edified and Re-Joy-ce together.
23 And that which doth not edify is not “OF” God, and is darkness.
24 That which is of God is Light; and he that receiveth Light, and continueth IN God, receiveth more Light; and that Light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day.
25 And again, I say unto you, that you may know “The Truth” (Light, Spirit, Christ), that you may chase darkness from among you;
NOW What is “My Gospel” that has been bestowed on us to share BY THE POWER OF THE SPIRIT?
D&C 76: 40-42 This is The Gospel, THE GLAD TIDINGS, which the voice out of the heavens bore record unto us--That he came into the world, even Jesus, to be crucified for the world, and to bear the sins of the world, and to sanctify the world, and to cleanse it from all unrighteousness; That through HIM all might be saved whom the Father had put into his power and made by Him; Who glorifies the Father, and saves ALL the works of His Hands.
3 Nephi 27:13 Behold I have given unto you My Gospel, andThis is The Gospel which I have given unto you--that I came into the world to do the will of my Father, because my Father sent me. And my Father sent me that I might be lifted up upon the cross; that I might draw all men unto me. 20 Now this is the commandment: Repent, all ye ends of the earth, and come unto me and be baptized in My “Name”, that ye may be sanctified by the Reception of the Holy Ghost, that ye may stand spotless before me at the last day.
21 Verily, verily, I say unto you, This is “My Gospel”.
D&C 33:11-13 Yea, repent and be baptized, every one of you, for a remission of your sins; yea, be baptized even by water, and then cometh the baptism of fire and of the Holy Ghost. Verily, verily, I say unto you, This is My Gospel: that they shall have faith in me or they can in nowise be saved; And upon this rock I will build my church; yea, upon this rock ye are built, and if ye continue, the gates of hell shall not prevail against you
D&C 39: 1-6 HEARKEN and listen to the voice of the Great I AM, even Jesus Christ--The Light and The Life of the world; a Light which shineth in darkness and the darkness comprehendeth it not; The same which came in the meridian of time unto mine own, and mine own received me not;
But to as many as received me, gave I power to become my sons; and even so will I give unto as many as will receive me, power to become my sons. And verily, I say unto you, he that Re-Ceiveth My Gospel Re-Ceiveth Me; and he that Re-ceiveth not “My Gospel” Re-Ceiveth not Me.
This is My Gospel—Re-Pent-ance and baptism by water, and then cometh the Baptism of Fire and the Holy Ghost, even the Comforter, which showeth ALL things, and teacheth the peaceable things of the kingdom.
WHY??? Why do we take His Gospel, the Glad Tidings of His Salvation into the World?
WHAT IS OUR MOTIVE, INTENT, The REASON WE DO WHAT WE DO – OUR “WHY”?
There are two basic reasons or Motives 1. Tree of Knowledge 2. Tree of Life
Motivation is based upon our Perspective – of who we are and why are we here.
And our perspective is based upon what we are taught and what we experience.
D&C 93: 38 Every spirit of man was innocent in the beginning; and God having redeemed man from the fall, men became again, in their infant state, innocent before God.
39 And that wicked one cometh and taketh away Light and Truth from the children of men through disobedience, and because of the tradition of their fathers.
PRESIDENT HUNTER: “We are in (God’s) work of saving souls, of Inviting all people to “Come unto Christ.”
“The purpose of The Gospel of Jesus Christ is to bring about love, unity, and brotherhood of the highest order.”
In this gospel view there is no room for a contracted, narrow, or prejudicial view. The Prophet Joseph Smith said: “Love is one of the chief characteristics of Deity, and ought to be manifested by those who aspire (choose) to be the sons(daughters) of God. A man filled with the Love of God, is not content with blessing his family alone, but ranges through the whole world, anxious to bless the whole human race” [Teachings of the Presidents: Joseph Smith (2007), 330–31].