"O How Great the Plan of Our God"
[T]he Book of Mormon came forth as a sign that the Lord had commenced to gather children of the covenant. This book, written for our day, states: “Then ye may know that the covenant which the Father hath made with the children of Israel … is already beginning to be fulfilled…“For behold, the Lord will remember his covenant which he hath made unto his people of the house of Israel.”…The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been restored in these latter days to fulfill ancient promises of the Lord. It is part of the “restitution of all things.”
- President Russell M. Nelson, Children of the Covenant
The Atonement of Jesus Christ is available to each of us. His Atonement is infinite. It applies to everyone, even you. It can clean, reclaim, and sanctify even you. That is what infinite means—total, complete, all, forever. President Boyd K. Packer has taught: “There is no habit, no addiction, no rebellion, no transgression, no apostasy, no crime exempted from the promise of complete forgiveness. That is the promise of the atonement of Christ”…
- Shayne M. Bowen, The Atonement Can Clean, Reclaim, and Sanctify Our Lives
God did not create our spirits to be independent of Him. Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, through the incalculable gift of His Atonement, not only saves us from death and offers us, through repentance, forgiveness for our sins, but He also stands ready to save us from the sorrows and pains of our wounded souls...He comes to us when others pass us by. With compassion, He places His healing balm on our wounds and binds them up. He carries us. He cares for us.
- Neil L. Andersen, Wounded
Righteous living is a shield, a protector, an insulation, a strength, a power, a joy, a Christlike trait. Yes, living a life of righteousness is a chainbreaker...We need to arise from the dust and enjoy the fresh air of righteousness. We need to move forward in patience, understanding, love, and never-ending commitment…The joys of happiness can only be realized by living lofty principles.
- Marvin K. Ashton, “Shake Off the Chains with Which Ye Are Bound”
The blessings that flow into the lives of those who follow the example and teachings of Jesus Christ, who choose to be counted among His disciples, are numerous, joyful, and eternal… here is only one way into the fold of God and only one way to be saved. It is by and through Jesus Christ…[T]o receive the marvelous blessings promised to those who come into the fold of God requires us to do just that—we need to choose to come…
- Randy D. Funk, Come into the Fold of God
Redemption, by and through the Savior Jesus Christ, makes joy possible...The joy we speak of is a gift for the faithful, yet it comes with a price. Joy is not cheap or casually given. Rather, it is bought “with the precious blood of [Jesus] Christ.” If we really understood the value of true, godly joy, we would not hesitate to sacrifice any worldly possession or make any necessary life changes to receive it.
- Craig C. Christensen, “There Can Be Nothing So Exquisite and Sweet as Was My Joy”
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