Thursday, October 15, 2009

Choose This Day


Looney said...

I like the message and theme, but there is one sentence in the middle that puzzles me:

"It is hard to know when we have done enough for the atonement to change our natures and so qualify us for eternal life and we don't know how many days we will have to give the service necessary for that mighty change to come."

I have always viewed the atonement as the beginning of the process that changes our nature, not the other way around. Any thoughts on this? Or scriptural references?

Delirious said...

Yes Looney, that statement was a little confusing to me too. As I listened again, to see if I could understand what he was saying, I thought of a scripture in the Book of Mormon that talks about being spiritually born of God, (Alma chapter 5
and having a "mighty change of heart". (v. 12) I think this was what Elder Eyring was referring to. I think he was questioning how we know when we are spiritually reborn and have, as the scripture says, "received his image in our countenance." (v. 19) I think if that was to what he was referring, he is right. It is hard to know when we have allowed the atonement to work in us that change of heart to the point that we have become spiritually reborn. Am I spiritually reborn? I sometimes think I am, but then when I see my weaknesses, I wonder.