The father’s counsel to the obedient son is comforting: "Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine" (Luke 15:31). Both the righteous brother and the penitent prodigal received an appropriate but different reward, while a loving father rejoiced over both sons.
We are Christians
As Christians, we embrace our brothers and sisters across the doctrinal aisle. We are fellow Christians. Jesus Christ is our Savior. His grace made salvation possible. Through faith, repentance and baptism, we are "born again" (John 3:3-5; Mosiah 27:25; see also Elder Dallin H. Oaks, "Have You Been Saved?" Ensign, May 1998).
We also humbly share our witness that the heavens are open. Christ established his church, men changed it, and we bear witness that God has re-established it once again through apostles and prophets.
William Monahan is a 1980 graduate of BYU Law School. He practices law and teaches law and ethics. A former Phoenix stake president and current high councilor for the Queen Creek Arizona Chandler Heights Stake, he is active in Interfaith and is a U.S. Air Force veteran.
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