Sunday, April 5, 2009

Today's Spiritual Message: Apostles on the Earth Today

Yesterday morning, Elder Neil L. Anderson was called by God to take up the mantel of Apostleship left behind by Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin.

Elder Anderson certainly did not seek nor much less ask for this holy calling, but as President Dieter F. Uchtdorf has said:
In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we do not seek, nor do we decline, callings that come from God through inspired priesthood channels.
Click on the picture of Elder Holland at the top left to hear why we believe in continued revelation.

This morning (4/5/09) he gave one of the most beautiful and moving talks on the Atoning sacrifice of the Savior Jesus Christ I have ever heard. (Click the picture to the right, then Sunday AM, then Elder Jeffery R. Holland to watch it.)

I testify that Jesus is the Christ and the only way we can overcome the pitfalls of this life: both our own mistakes as well as the pains, sorrows, and injustices of this mortal existence (including death).

The New Testament record reads:
And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;
In our day it has been said:
The twelve traveling councilors are called to be the Twelve Apostles, or special witnesses of the name of Christ in all the world
I testify that these humble men have been called by Jesus Christ that they might assist Him in bringing all the children of God unto Himself and unto life evermore.
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

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