Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Planted in Our Hearts Doctrine and Covenants Section 2

John A Widstoe said, “The beginning and the end of the gospel is written in Section 2 of the Doctrine and Covenants. It is the keystone of the wonderful gospel arch; and if that center stone should fall out, the whole gospel structure would topple down in unorganized doctrinal blocks.”

The doctrine that is contained in Section 2 is so important it is repeated in some form in all of the four standard works.

Malachi 4:5-6
3 Nephi 25: 1-6
D&C 2: 1-3
JSH 1: 37-39

The priesthood of Elijah has been revealed or restored. The promises have once again been “planted” in our hearts. These promises must now take root and grow, producing the fruit that is necessary for the covenant to be fulfilled. This means that we are required to do the work that the Lord promised would be done, and that is to gather Israel. By doing this gathering, we will then be glorified, and the Lord will be glorified by us as well.

Just like every person before us, we were sent to this earth with a specific job to do. Let’s make sure we do it now!

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