Thursday, October 14, 2010

Don't take crayons

Note: Do not take crayons to Thailand.
Thought: Do you think the pages you have marked with crayon will stick together due to the climate?

In the scriptures, it says to cry repentance unto the people. I always thought repentance meant going to the Bishop or asking for forgiveness when do something wrong. Or the story about the prophet who stood on the wall and no arrows could shoot him down while he was crying repentance unto the people. While studying PMG though, pg 63, The gospel of Jesus Christ, in the scripture study box says to look up "repentance" in the bible dictionary. I assume I would jsut find more scriptures and not a real definition but I did find a definition, one I had never thought of repentance like before..

The Greek word of which this is the translation denotes a change of mind, i.e., a fresh view about God, about oneself, and about the world. Since we are born into conditions of mortality, repentance comes to mean a turning of the heart and will to God, and a renunciation of sin to which we are naturally inclined. Without this there can be no progress in the things of the soul’s salvation, for all accountable persons are stained by sin, and must be cleansed in order to enter the kingdom of heaven. Repentance is not optional for salvation; it is a commandment of God.

A fresh view! Turning of the heart, change of mind, and following the will of God. That is what the gospel is and the first principle of the gospel.

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