GPC35c7: The Obedient Gain Eternal Life
Unit 7: Perfecting Our Lives
Chapter 35: Obedience
Concept 7: The Obedient Gain Eternal Life
'The Lord counsels us, "If you keep my commandments and endure to the end
you shall have eternal life, which gift is the greatest of all the gifts of
God" (D&C 14:7).
The Lord has described other blessings that will come to those who obey him
in righteousness and truth until the end:
"Great shall be their reward and eternal shall be their glory.
"And to them will I reveal all mysteries, yea, all the hidden mysteries of
my kingdom from days of old, and for ages to come, will I make known unto
them the good pleasure of my will concerning all things pertaining to my
"Yea, even the wonders of eternity shall they know, and things to come will
I show them, even the things of many generations.
"And their wisdom shall be great, and their understanding reach to heaven.
. . .
"For by my Spirit will I enlighten them, and by my power will I make known
unto them the secrets of my will--yea, even those things which eye has not
seen, nor ear heard, nor yet entered into the heart of man" (D&C 76:610).
2 Nephi 31:16. "And now, my beloved brethren, I know by this that unless a
man shall endure to the end, in following the example of the Son of the
living God, he cannot be saved."
Why is it important to endure to the end?
Abraham 3:25 (we came to earth to test our obedience)
1 Samuel 15:22 (obedience is better than sacrifice)
Ecclesiastes 12:13; John 14:15; Romans 6:16; D&C 78:7; 132:36; Deuteronomy
4:140 (we should obey God)
2 Nephi 31:7 (Jesus Christ was obedient)
Proverbs 3:14; 6:2022; 7:13; Ephesians 6:13; Colossians 3:20 (children
should obey their parents)
D&C 21:4-6 (obey the prophet)
John 8:31-32; Mosiah 2:22, 41; D&C 82:10; 1 Nephi 2:20 (blessings for
D&C 58:21-22; 98:4-6; 134 (obey the laws of the land)
Isaiah 60:12; D&C 1:14; 93:39; 132:6,39 (consequences of disobedience)
2 Nephi 31:16; D&C 53:7; Matthew 24:13; Luke 9:62 (endure to the end)'
"4. And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye
would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things
are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent,
having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you by the
power of the Holy Ghost.
5. An by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things."
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