Yes, Yes, Yes! Thank you for this message. Most Mormons have a mistaken notion that we must perfect ourselves before we can experience redemption and justification –before we can gain a remission of sins and be changed “to a state of righteousness.” The scriptures teach us that we have a Savior, because he saves – here and now. Read the accounts of Paul, Lehi, Jacob, Nephi, The people of King Benjamin, Alma, Lamoni and his father, and the Lamanites in Helaman 5. These people were all redeemed– forgiven and changed, not because they had attained perfection, but because of their faith in Christ. Read what Amulek said, and note the word “immediately.’ Alma 34:31 Yea, I would that ye would come forth and harden not your hearts any longer; for behold, now is the time and the day of your salvation; and therefore, if ye will repent and harden not your hearts, immediately shall the great plan of redemption be brought about unto you.
Love this article! What power and peace we could have if we shift our thought process. This article has so much truth. Thank-you!
Great article - thank you! I keep telling others (and reminding myself) that eternal life is NOW! Similar to the old saying, "today is the first day of the rest of your life," living celestial laws brings celestial blessings every day.
Thank you for a wonderful article that lets us see beyond the dichotomy of now vs later and blends them into one. What was thought to be reserved for later can be enjoyed now.
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