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Come Unto Christ : Preparatory Conditions, Ongoing Requirements, and Promised Blessings Elder David A. Bednar 29 January 2000. 124 SCRIPTURES. Come unto me 74 Come unto Him 24 Come unto Christ 5 Come unto . . . ( ) 11 Cometh unto me 6 Cometh unto . . . ( ) 4.

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Come Unto Christ: Preparatory Conditions, Ongoing Requirements, and Promised BlessingsElder David A. Bednar29 January 2000


124 SCRIPTURES

  • Come unto me74

  • Come unto Him24

  • Come unto Christ 5

  • Come unto . . . ( )11

  • Cometh unto me 6

  • Cometh unto . . . ( ) 4


Exodus 18: 15

  • And Moses said unto his father in law, Because the people come unto me to inquire of God.


67 SCRIPTURES

  • 42 of the 67 scriptures are in the Book of Mormon.

  • 15 of the 42 scriptures in the Book of Mormon are in 3 Nephi.


67 SCRIPTURES

  • 18 of the 67 scriptures are in the Bible.

  • 1 of the scriptures is in the Old Testament.

  • 10 of the scriptures are in the New Testament.

  • 7 of the scriptures are in the Joseph Smith Translation.


67 SCRIPTURES

  • 7 of the 67 scriptures are in the Doctrine

  • and Covenants.


ANALYSIS

  • Preparatory Conditions

  • Ongoing Requirements

  • Promised Blessings


1 Nephi 13: 40

  • ...These last records … shall establish the truth of the first … and shall make known the plain and precious things which have been taken away from them; and shall make known to all kindreds, tongues, and people, that the Lamb of God is the Son of the Eternal Father, and the Savior of the world; and that all men must come unto him, or they cannot be saved.


PREPARATORY CONDITIONS

  • Repent16

  • Humble, meek, broken heart, contrite13 spirit, heavy laden, poor in spirit

  • Works of righteousness, conduct thyself 4 wisely, do

  • Believe in me, believe on my name, be 3 believing

  • Desire 2


ONGOING REQUIREMENTS

  • Baptized, remission of sins 9

  • Hear, Do, Remember, Offer, Drink, Call 8+ Endure, Continue

  • Believe on me, in my gospel, in all 5 things which are good, faith in me

  • Obey, keep commandments, touch not 5 the unclean thing

  • Full purpose of heart 4Sanctified by, filled with the Holy Ghost 2


PROMISED BLESSINGS

  • Redeemed, saved, spared, rescued11

  • Kingdom of God, Kingdom of Heaven 9

  • Greater knowledge, taught of God, eat 7 and drink of the waters of life freely

  • Soul shall live, everlasting life 4

  • Rest, peace 4

  • Him will I receive, I will receive him, 3 numbered among my people

  • Mine arm of mercy is extended 2


MANY LEVELS OF FAITHSTEPS WITHIN EACH LEVEL OF FAITH


STEPS WITHIN EACH LEVEL OF FAITH

  • Step 1: hope or belief that something is true.

  • Step 2: action reflecting a willingness to believe and live the truth.

  • Step 3:witness of the Spirit, or “confirmation,” that something is true


MANY LEVELS OF FAITH

  • Stage 1: Faith as Hope

  • Stage 2: Faith as a Combination of Belief and Knowledge

  • Stage 3:Exceeding Faith in Christ’s Redeeming Power

  • Stage 4:Fullness of All Things


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