Friday, August 29, 2014

Why Do We Preach and Teach???

At Zone Conference today, this quote from Elder Oaks stuck out to me...

"We do not preach and teach in order to 'bring people into the Church' or to increase the membership of the Church.  We do not preach and teach just to persuade people to live better lives...We invite all to come unto Christ by repentance and baptism and confirmation in order to open the doors of the celestial kingdom to the sons and daughters of God.  NO ONE ELSE CAN DO THIS!"

Another quote I liked was from one of the missionaries.  He said that an older gentleman in his ward told him, "I strive for spiritual progression, not spiritual perfection."

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