Tuesday, October 6, 2009


While listening to President Eyring's talk (mp3 here) last night, from the RS Broadcast, I decided that I need to learn more about faith. So today, I read BD Faith. Here are some things that struck me:

- Faith is to hope for things which are not seen, but which are true. (In other words, faith IS hope, but in specific things that are true. Hope seems to be more of a personal thing - I hope I pass this test... I hope she forgives me...)
- It must be centered in Jesus Christ.
- To have faith is to have confidence.
- It's to place confidence in Him without reservation.
- It's kindled by hearing the testimony of others.
- Strong faith is developed by obedience to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
- Faith comes by righteousness.
- Faith is a principle of action and of power.
- By faith one obtains a remission of sins and eventually can stand in the presence of God.
- True faith must be based upon correct knowledge.
- Faith in Jesus Christ is more than belief.
- True faith always moves its possessor to some kind of physical and mental action. (This one struck me!)
- Faith is a gift.
- It must be cultured and sought after.
- The effects of true faith in Jesus Christ include (1) an actual knowledge that the course of life one is pursuing is acceptable to the Lord; (2) a reception of the blessings of the Lord that are available to man in this life; and (3) an assurance of personal salvation in the world to come.

1 comment:

Valerie said...

Great post with important reminders. Thanks for sharing.

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