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Gaining Eternal Life
August 25, 2018
Knowing About God Vs Knowing Him
Book of Mormon Marriage And Family Study
1 Nephi 22:31
“Wherefore, if ye shall be obedient to the commandments, and endure to the end, ye shall be saved at the last day.”
Eternal Life Is To Know God
How can we endure to the end? Overcome the world. There is no safety in the world. Gain eternal life.
Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin said;
“Considering all that Jesus is and all he does for us, what should we be doing to show our appreciation? We should go far beyond knowing about Jesus and about his attributes and mission. We should come to “know … the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent” (John 17:3). “It is one thing to know about God and another to know Him. We know about Him when we learn that He is a personal being in whose image man is created; when we learn that the Son is in the express image of his Father’s person; when we learn that both the Father and the Son possess certain [specific] attributes and powers. But we know them, in the sense of gaining eternal life, when we enjoy and experience the same things they do. To know God is to think what He thinks, to feel what He feels, to have the power He possesses, to comprehend the truths He understands, and to do what He does. Those who know God become like Him, and have His kind of life, which is eternal life.” In other words, to possess a knowledge of Christ, we must become as He is. We become “partakers of the divine nature” (2 Pet. 1:4). He instructed his Nephite disciples: “What manner of men ought ye to be? Verily I say unto you, even as I am” (3 Ne. 27:27).”
These blessings of Eternal Life are marvelous, and more than worth the price. To enjoy and experience the same things God does. To think what He thinks and feel what He feels and have the power that He possesses is overwhelming to think about. Obtaining this kind of Eternal Life in marriages and families in this life would make for some powerful marriages and families.
When I think about the idea of entering into His rest and to go no more out, I think of this definition of Eternal Life.
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