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In the New Testament, Jesus told a parable of a man who, about to leave on a trip, gave each of his servants some talents (coins) to have stewardship over. Each received a different amount. Most of them used the talents in such a way as to increase the value of the stewardship by the time the master returned. However, the person who had received the smallest number of talents—only one—hid his in the ground to protect it, rather than working to make it worth more than it was worth originally.
C. S. Lewis, in a letter to T. S. Eliot, made this observation:
Thomas S. Monson, the sixteenth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often referred to as the Mormon Church, counseled members to read good books.
In my previous blog, “Antemortal Appearances of Jesus Christ,” I shared some exciting Biblical accounts of those who saw the risen Lord after His crucifixion. In this blog, I desire to share additional witnesses, both immediately after the Lord’s resurrection and in modern-day. For the exciting news is that Jesus Christ lives and leads His church today!
As Mormons (or members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) we believe in Jesus Christ. We worship Him and are grateful for His grace toward us. We know that through no other means can we return to the Father save by Jesus Christ.
Apostles serve as very special witnesses for Jesus Christ. As such, they have responsibility to carry the gospel of Christ to every nation. They also, just like the ancient Apostles, are responsible for clarifying gospel truths whenever misunderstandings arise.
I did not grow up in the Mormon church (officially known as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). Thus, I had a rather confused image of God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
In a previous blog, I mentioned how Jesus Christ is the cornerstone of my faith. And yet, when I was a youth I barely knew who He was.
There is a hymn that moves me each time I hear it. It is called “Dear to the Heart of the Shepherd.” Even when I first joined the Mormon church (officially called The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), I noticed this hymn.
Have you heard of the expression, “The Lamb of God”? It is a very important phrase, for it refers to Jesus Christ.