Saving Faith in Christ – Part II

Here is Part II of a blog post re: Saving Faith in Christ.



handcartfamilyThen comes the final requirement for obtaining saving faith: an actual knowledge that the course of our life is pleasing to God.

If we are picking and choosing which promptings or which commandments we are going to obey, then this latter and greatest knowledge cannot exist in us. Only by obeying all of the commandments and all of the promptings does one come to this knowledge.  And, it is possible to obey them all only because we correctly understand God’s unfailing love and eternal consistency in blessing the faithful.

This is where the rubber of our souls hits the road of consecration. It takes most of a lifetime to arrive at a point where we can willingly, joyfully consecrate every act, and all of our heart, might, mind and strength to flawless obedience. But when through the grace of Christ we do, imperfect as we still are, recognizing our utter dependence upon the atonement of Christ–the heavens open and the Father informs us, “Ye shall have eternal life!”

“Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life.” (2 Nephi 31:20)

We call this event “Having your calling and election made sure.”

This is the glorious fruit of saving faith in Christ.

Brother John

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4 Responses to Saving Faith in Christ – Part II

  1. Jared says:

    What a joyus and beautiful objective to strive for. That equal opposition part is a challange along the way. However, nothing is more rewarding than day by day increasingly finding yourself more in the favor/love of Christ! He truly is the rewarder of them that diligently seek him. I testify upon finding and embracing all that is our Savior– nothing is more fulfilling and joyus to the soul. 🙂


  2. Julie Miller says:

    I love this message and all I would add is that we all should read Alma chapter 5 at least once a week. Thank you for your messages.


  3. Mary McKisson says:

    I was moved by this, then went back to part I and reread it and the tears flowed. As a convert of 3 years, John’s writings have been instrumental in bringing my learning curve up. I am so grateful to him and to the glorious news of the gospel.


  4. Thank you for another wonderful post. I liked the reminder to think about our live and the course we are taking. Taking time to gain an understanding that the course of my life is pleasing to God brings peace to my soul in a world that is otherwise confusing. Being right with God may not mean I am right with man. I love it when I feel I am right with God.


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