The Missionaries Will Teach...
After we have entered the straight and narrow path to salvation through
the principles and ordinances of faith, repentance, baptism, and
confirmation, we must exert great effort to stay on the path of
After God has forgiven us of our sins, we must try very hard to remain
free of sin so that we can be worthy to have the constant companionship of
the Holy Ghost. When we were baptized, we promised that we would
obey God's commandments for the rest of our lives. If we fall short,
we need to repent or we'll lose the promised blessings. In the
scriptures, striving to obey the commandments and perform church service for
the rest of our lives is called "enduring to the end."
If we stay on the straight and narrow path, we'll grow closer to God and
will overcome the temptations of Satan. The pattern of our daily lives
becomes having faith in Christ, repenting, keeping the commandments, and
being sanctified by the Holy Ghost. By faithfully and consistently
obeying the commandments and remaining loyal to the church, we qualify for
Some Additional Thoughts...
The Perfect Mormon Woman. A story about one Mormon's quest to stay
on the path of righteousness.
has always made me miserable. For thirty years I have tried to convince
myself that it makes me happy." The missionaries talk a lot about how happy
living the gospel makes you. Yet most members fade away into
inactivity, and the church is now putting renewed emphasis on needing to
endure to the end. If it really delivers what the missionaries
promise, why is "enduring" even an issue?