Archive for June, 2010

Have You Been Saved?

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Dallin H. Oaks, “Have You Been Saved?,” Ensign, May 1998, 55

As Latter-day Saints use the words saved and salvation, there are at least six different meanings.

Dallin H. Oaks

What do we say when someone asks us, “Have you been saved?” This question, so common in the conversation of some Christians, can be puzzling to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because it is not our usual way of speaking. We tend to speak of “saved” or “salvation” as a future event rather than something that has already been realized.

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Marcos A. Aidukaitis, “Because My Father Read the Book of Mormon” Ensign, Nov. 2008, 15-17,

I invite all who hear me today to read the Book of Mormon and to apply the promise it contains. Those who do will know that the book is true.

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Moroni 10:32-33 – Grace

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32 Yea, come unto Christ, and be perfected in him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness; and if ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all your might, mind and strength, then is his grace sufficient for you, that by his grace ye may be perfect in Christ; and if by the grace of God ye are perfect in Christ, ye can in nowise deny the power of God.
33 And again, if ye by the grace of God are perfect in Christ, and deny not his power, then are ye sanctified in Christ by the grace of God, through the shedding of the blood of Christ, which is in the covenant of the Father unto the remission of your sins, that ye become holy, without spot.

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Love One Another

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“The Savior said:” ‘A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another. . . .” ‘By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another’ (John 13:34–35).”Mother Teresa, a Catholic nun who worked among the poor in India most of her life, spoke this truth: ‘If you judge people, you have no time to love them.’ ”

Thomas S. Monson, “May You Have Courage”, Ensign, May 2009, 124

“If only we will listen, we can know of God’s love and feel it, even when we are disobedient. A woman recently returned to Church activity gave this description in a sacrament meeting talk: ‘He has always been there for me, even when I rejected Him. He has always guided me and comforted me with His tender mercies all around me, but I [was] too angry to see and accept incidents and feelings as such.’ ”

Dallin H. Oaks, “Love and Law”, Ensign, Nov. 2009, 27