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The Goodness Of God Through His Love
April 10, 2015
The Goodness Of Jesus Christ Is Manifest In His Love And Atonement
The Things Of My Soul
Mosiah 4: 6; “I say unto you, if ye have come to a knowledge of the goodness of God,…” (Book of Mormon)
The Goodness of Jesus Christ
The goodness of Christ is manifest in His overwhelming love, and His compassion on us in our suffering. When you return to His presence at least for judgment, you will be amazed at His love. His love changes the world.
To know God is to know yourself. Elder Wirthlin taught that we should move beyond knowing about God to truly knowing Him. Elder Holland also said we should have more direct experiences with God and thought that we seek God too obliquely.
That kind of knowledge arms you with the power to endure anything. It gives you the vision to know what really matters in this life. In addition, much of what we think is important is not.
Coming to a “knowledge of the goodness of God” requires that we know the character and attributes of God, which is a critical element of faith. For example, when you know who God is and His attributes you will trust Him completely. As a result, you will be tried and tested and purified by fire and this stretching experience will require trust that God has not forgotten nor forsaken you.
Jesus Christ’s goodness was manifest through His atonement. Elder Maxwell said, if it were not for the character of Christ, the atonement would not have happened. Elder Bednar explained that the character of Christ was always pointed outward. He always had other people on His mind. He always wanted to help and serve, even when He was in tremendous pain. The Lord’s atonement is the single greatest manifestation of love this world has seen.
Chapel Address and contact information: 1928 E. South Campus Drive, Salt Lake City; (University of Utah, next to the institute) 801-562-8089. My Singles branch meets at 0900 hours or 9:00 A.M. if you want to join us at this address (1928 E. South Campus Drive, SLC.) You can also call 801-259-6709 for the mission home in Midvale if you want to talk to someone.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is a worldwide church. Most likely there is a chapel near you.
There is nothing more important in this life or in this world than the gospel of Jesus Christ, as revealed by the Apostles and Prophets because it finds evil and wicked men and transforms them into good men, and good men into righteous men. Ultimately, the gospel of Jesus Christ is the world’s only hope for salvation, peace and safety.
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