Our Life On Earth
Gospel Basics Series: The Plan of Salvation
Our life on earth is both an opportunity and a blessing. Our objective is to live so that we can return to live with Heavenly Father. Even though life can be hard, God meant for us to have joy and if we live His gospel we will have joy despite what is going on in the world around us.
Earth life is known as mortality and it is a time where we are subject to both physical and spiritual death. Our bodies are not perfect here. God intentionally gave us bodies that would die. Death is not the end. Because of the atonement of Jesus Christ and His resurrection we also will be resurrected and receive a perfect body like what our Heavenly Father has.
Sin is another obstacle that prevents us from returning to our Heavenly Father. The only perfect person to walk this earth was Jesus Christ. The rest of us sin to some degree, we all make mistakes. Sin always leads to sadness, even if some people look like they are having fun in their sin. Sin causes guilt and shame. Sin makes us filthy and unworthy to live with God. We become clean by repenting. Repentance is made possible because of Jesus Christ.
During our earth life we experience pain and sorrow and joy and happiness. Not all of the pain we receive is because of our own choices. Sometimes the choices of others cause us pain. All things that happen to you can be for your learning and growth if you turn to God for help.
The experiences we face are designed to help us know the difference between good and evil and to choose the good.
God inspires us to choose good and Satan tempts us to choose evil. Satan is real and is only concerned about making you miserable.
Overcoming both the effects of the Fall of Adam and Eve (physical and spiritual death) is only possible through Jesus Christ.
Chapel Address and contact information: 1928 E. South Campus Drive, Salt Lake City; (University of Utah, next to the institute) 801-562-8089. You can also call 801-259-6709 for the mission home in Midvale if you want to talk to someone.
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