Sunday, April 17, 2011

Today's Spiritual Message: Avoid Procrastination

I'm one to talk.  Anyway, as I'm getting ready for bed, here're a few verses of scripture I'd like to share on the theme of procrastination:

32 For behold, this life is the time for men to bprepare to meet God; yea, behold the day of this life is the day for men to perform their labors.

33 And now, as I said unto you before, as ye have had so many witnesses, therefore, I beseech of you that ye do not procrastinate the day of your repentance until the end; for after this day of life, which is given us to prepare for eternity, behold, if we do not improve our time while in this life, then cometh the night of darkness wherein there can be no labor performed.

34 Ye cannot say, when ye are brought to that awful crisis, that I will repent, that I will return to my God. Nay, ye cannot say this; for that same spirit which doth possess your bodies at the time that ye go out of this life, that same spirit will have power to possess your body in that eternal world.

35 For behold, if ye have procrastinated the day of your repentance even until death, behold, ye have become subjected to the spirit of the devil, and he doth seal you his; therefore, the Spirit of the Lord hath withdrawn from you, and hath no place in you, and the devil hath all power over you; and this is the final state of the wicked.

Please note that in LDS doctrine, hell is a temporary experience and essentially everyone will eventually merit some degree of heaven (except for literally a handful or two of people):

See Doctrine & Covenants 76 for a more complete explanation of how heaven will be divided.

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