Today a thought ran through my mind while sitting in church during the Sacrament. It is a simple thought but it had such a sweet and powerful effect upon my heart. The thought was: "His grace is sufficient." No matter what the struggle, difficulty, or trial we may deal with, the Lord knows our hearts and Hisgrace is sufficient.
I was left with such a wonderful feeling of peace.
From the Bible Dictionary:
Grace.A word that occurs frequently in the New Testament, especially in the writings of Paul. The main idea of the word is divine means of help or strength, given through the bounteous mercy and love of Jesus Christ.
It is through the grace of the Lord Jesus, made possible by his atoning sacrifice, that mankind will be raised in immortality, every person receiving his body from the grave in a condition of everlasting life. It is likewise through the grace of the Lord that individuals, through faith in the atonement of Jesus Christ and repentance of their sins, receive strength and assistance to do good works that they otherwise would not be able to maintain if left to their own means. This grace is an enabling power that allows men and women to lay hold on eternal life and exaltation after they have expended their own best efforts.
Divine grace is needed by every soul in consequence of the fall of Adam and also because of man’s weaknesses and shortcomings. However, grace cannot suffice without total effort on the part of the recipient. Hence the explanation, “It is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do” (2 Ne. 25:23). It is truly the grace of Jesus Christ that makes salvation possible. This principle is expressed in Jesus’ parable of the vine and the branches (John 15:1–11). See alsoJohn 1:12–17;Eph. 2:8–9;Philip. 4:13;D&C 93:11–14."
On a different note, I guess there are still people who just don't understand Mormons. The debate rages on again in the media about whether or not Mormons are Christians...Here we go again.
Simple answer...of course we are Christians. (Read my blog, it's as plain as day).
The name of our church is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Mormon.org is a good resource to find out more.
"Mormon" is a just a nickname. He was a wonderful prophet and man of God.
Oh well. I guess if people really want to know, there really is an easy way to find out.