This Easter, start a plan for knowing Christ better

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  • donn layton, UT
    April 2, 2015 7:36 a.m.

    RE: #6. I have accepted him as my Savior and have been born again(anōthen G.born from above).

    Signs of a true Christian experience (Born again/which comes froms God)conversion) of unity love and devotion is qualified by an awareness of a great gulf between sinful creatures and an absolute Holy being. i.e.. Is 6:5 Woe is me! ..for I am a man of unclean lips(sinner).

    A higher devotion for Jesus and a thirst for the Bible. Johnathan Edwards .E.g.. ,Amazing Grace God saved a wretch like me.

    The Holy Spirit Bears witness of Jesus and that Jesus sends the Holy Spirit (John 15:26). The Jesus of the Bible will send the Holy Spirit. If you don't have the right Jesus they can't have the true Holy Spirit, and your testimony is invalid.”

    E.g…, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God”.(John 1:1) Verse 14,God becomes man not men become gods.

  • nonceleb Salt Lake City, UT
    April 1, 2015 10:17 a.m.

    I am fine with reaching level 2. I would have gone to level 3 if you had written, "one of the most beautiful philosophies." I also admire many of the teachings of Lao Tsu, Confucius, Buddha and Marcus Aurelius. I would feel like it would be intellectually dishonest to go any further than level 2. I use many of teachings of Jesus as a guide in trying to be a better person. If a decent person has to accept the divinity of Jesus to be saved, I would not consider that to be beautiful at all.

  • Steve C. Warren WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    April 1, 2015 9:22 a.m.

    Good column. I'd like to add two thoughts.

    First, Christ is indeed the Son of God and our Savior. But LDS standard works show that he is also the Father and the Son, he is the God who possesses "all power" over the earth, he is the God who answers our prayers, and he is the only source of eternal life.

    Second, a quote by Dietrich Bonhoeffer: "The disciple always looks only to his master, never to Christ and the law, Christ and religion, Christ and the world. He avoids all such notions like the plague. Only by following Christ alone can he preserve a single eye. His eye rests wholly on the light that comes from Christ . . . "