Sunday, May 22, 2016

Choose Christ

The LDS Church is led by a prophet of God.  So, just like the Bible, LDS believe there is a man on the Earth now who communes with and speaks with God just like Moses or Elijah. So, if there is a living Moses on the Earth today, what is he saying? 

In the last April General Conference of the LDS Church, President Thomas S. Monson spoke of the importance of choices.  Pesident Monson loves to quote from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", particularly the part where Alice converses with the Cheshire Cat about which way she should go when she comes to a crossroads. The Cheshire Cat reaponds, “That depends where you want to go. If you do not know where you want to go, it doesn’t matter which path you take.”  

President Monson said, "It has been said that the door of history turns on small hinges, and so do people’s lives. The choices we make determine our destiny. 

When we left our premortal existence and entered mortality, we brought with us the gift of agency. Our goal is to obtain celestial glory, and the choices we make will, in large part, determine whether or not we reach our goal.

Although it is imperative that we choose wisely, there are times when we will make foolish choices. The gift of repentance, provided by our Savior, enables us to correct our course settings, that we might return to the path which will lead us to that celestial glory we seek."

President Monson then challenged that we all "needed the courage to defy consensus" and the faith to "choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong". 

Lastly, President Monson concludes, "As we contemplate the decisions we make in our lives each day—whether to make this choice or that choice—if we choose Christ, we will have made the correct choice."

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