The Missionaries Will Teach...
Have you ever wondered about the following questions:
- Where did we come from?
- Why are we here?
- Where are we going?
The plan of salvation has the answers to these questions.
God is the literal father of our spirits. We are literally God's
children and he loves us. Before we were born on Earth, we had a
pre-earth life where we lived with God. However, we weren't exactly
like God, and couldn't grow to become like him and enjoy all of the
blessings that he enjoys without the experience of coming to earth
and getting a mortal body.
God's work and glory--his whole purpose--is to help each of us enjoy all
of his blessings, and he's provided us with the perfect plan in order to
accomplish this. Before we came to earth, we understood this plan and
agreed to it. This plan has several names: the plan
of happiness, the plan of redemption, and the plan of salvation.
Jesus Christ is central to the plan of salvation. By way of the
atonement, Jesus fulfilled his part in the plan and makes it possible for
each of us to enjoy immortality and eternal life. Satan--the devil--is
an enemy of God's plan.
One of the greatest gifts that God gave us is agency: our ability to choose.
How we progress eternally depends upon what we do with this gift.
There are only two choices: we must choose to follow Jesus Christ or choose
to follow Satan.
While we are here on earth, we are physically separated from God.
Nevertheless, God wants every one of his children to have peace in this life
and complete joy with him in the next life. He wants us to become like
Some Additional Thoughts...
Orphan by maz. How would you feel if you cherished the beliefs in
this principle and then found out that it really isn't true?