Saturday, January 17, 2015

Why Proselytize to Christians?

David A Bednar, Come and See, October 2014 General Conference
“Latter-day Saints take seriously this responsibility to teach all people in all nations about the Lord Jesus Christ and His restored gospel. We believe the same Church founded by the Savior anciently has been reestablished on the earth by Him in the latter days. The doctrine, principles, priesthood authority, ordinances, and covenants of His gospel are found today in His Church.”
Elder Bednar shared a story of a little boy that had been bandaged up by one of his siblings and it made him feel better.  He then ran outside and put bandages on all of his friends.  He used this story to further illustrate why we share the gospel with those of other faiths, even when they already believe in Christ.

“Why did that little boy do what he did? Please note that he immediately and intuitively wanted to give to his friends the very thing that had helped him when he was hurt. That little boy did not have to be urged, challenged, prompted, or goaded to act. His desire to share was the natural consequence of a most helpful and beneficial personal experience.”

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