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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

True Conversion

"The way we answer questions about our faith ought to be by finding the quickest and most direct route to the Sacred Grove. The Restoration began with Joseph Smith on his knees in the Sacred Grove, and that is where the testimony of all Latter-day Saints must begin, on their knees in a sacred moment, asking of God. Everything that we believe as Latter-day Saints rests on the reality of what God said that spring morning to Joseph Smith." (Joseph Fielding McConkie The restoration and Religious Tolerance)
As we all do this same thing for ourselves, get on our knees and ask to know if this event really happened, I know that we will all find our testimonies grow or begin. And as the people in the Book of Mormon who were taught about the gospel and converted to the truth:
They "were converted unto the Lord, [and] never did fall away. For they became a righteous people; they did lay down the weapons of their rebellion, that they did not fight against God any more, neither against any of their brethren."
If we do the same and are converted to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we too will want to "lay down the weapons of [our] rebellion" and we will all become part of the righteous people and will be ready to enter into the rest of the lord!
I know that Joseph Smith did see God and Jesus Christ, and they did in reality speak to him and give him instruction to restore this gospel to the earth today. As you kneel and pray and find out the same I know you will feel a greater light in your life and a happiness that will not fade with time.

1 comment:

  1. I too know that Joseph Smith saw God and His Son Jesus Christ in response to his humble prayer. I know that God called him to be a prophet. Everyone is invited to make those same steps that Joseph Smith and millions of others have made. I have knelt in prayer and I know these things are true. You can too.