Friday, February 11, 2011
Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Gal 5:1
Wherefore, men are free according to the flesh; and all things are given them which are expedient unto man. And they are free to choose liberty and eternal life, through the great Mediator of all men, or to choose captivity and death, according to the captivity and power of the devil; for he seeketh that all men might be miserable like unto himself. 2 Nephi 2:27
We are free in Jesus Christ, we can become free through Him. We have all been given the ability to make choices, it is up to us to make the choices that will free us, or bring us into bondage. Through studying the scriptures we can learn how to avoid sin. Through daily prayer we can be filled with the power to over come sin. Our souls are valuble, God wants to make our souls free, while Satan wants to own and destroy our souls. Freedom has a price, we must follow and obey Gods commandments. This may seem as though we are in bondage to God but in reality He makes us free as we obey the commandments. Lets look at some of the basics, stealing, if the offense is bad enough we can be put in prison. Honoring our parents, if the offense is bad enough we can be put in to time-out or even grounded. Lets look at the spiritual side. Worshiping Idols, we become attached to things that cannot and will not be a blessing to us. Covetous living, we become subject to material things. So live life so that you can be free to make choices that will not only make God happy but you as well. Speaking of free, there is a free book that can help you become free.
Missionaries are handing out copies of the Book of Mormon all over the world, even as you read this. So what is this book? If it’s given out for free, why do so many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints count their Book of Mormon as one of their most valuable possessions? What kind of book can cause so many readers to change their lives, their minds and their hearts? What kind of book can answer life's seemingly unanswerable questions? Free Book.