Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Only True God and Jesus Christ Whom He Hath Sent

As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "we believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost" (Articles of Faith 1:1).

The article of the week is a talk by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland entitled, "The Only True God and Jesus Christ Whom He Hath Sent." Because Elder Holland's talks are more powerful when you listen to or watch them, I have included the link to the video for Windows Media Player and Quicktime player.

The article this week clearly sets forth that we, as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, are Christians in every sense of the word. Indeed, as one Book of Mormon prophet stated, "we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins" (2 Nephi 25:26).

In this talk, Elder Holland teaches a number of doctrines about the Godhead and specifically Jesus Christ by expounding the scriptures, especially verses in the New Testament. As an authorized servant of Jesus Christ, even an apostle of the Resurrected Lord, Elder Holland speaks the truth and what he says is scripture same as the words of the ancient apostles whom he quotes.

I believe in Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord. He is the Firstborn of the Father, the Only Begotten Son in the flesh, the Redeemer of the world. I am a Christian and I strive to be like Jesus, to develop His attributes, and to become perfect through His Atonement.

To those of you who do not know your beliefs concerning the Godhead, I challenge you to ponder long and hard the scriptures and your life and come to know your Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ. No other action will have a greater effect on your life.

Jeremy