n those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,"
nd saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
or this is He that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make His paths straight."
nd the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey."
hen went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region, round about Jordan,"
And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins."
ut when he saw the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you
to flee from the wrath to come?"
ring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:"
nd think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham as our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up
children unto Abraham."
nd now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire."
indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but He that cometh after me is mightier than I,
WHOSE SHOES I AM NOT WORTHY TO BEAR
: He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: ..."
hen cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him."
ut John forbade him, saying, I HAVE NEED TO BE BAPTIZED OF THEE, AND COMEST THOU TO ME?
nd Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he suffered him."
nd Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightaway out of the water: and lo, the heavens were opened unto Him,
and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon Him:"
nd lo a voice from Heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." --- [Mathew Chapter 3 - Bible]
ow when he had ended all his sayings in the audience of the people, he entered into Capernaum."
nd a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die."
nd when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant."
nd when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this:"
or he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue."
hen Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him,
Lord, trouble not thyself: FOR I AM NOT WORTHY
that thou shouldest enter under my roof:"
herefore neither thought I myself WORTHY
to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed."
or I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another,
Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it."
hen Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him,
I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel."
"AND THE REMISSION OF SINS BRINGETH MEEKNESS AND LOWLINESS OF HEART; AND BECAUSE OF MEEKNESS AND LOWLINESS OF HEART
COMETH THE VISITATION OF THE HOLY GHOST ..." --- [Moroni 8: 26 - The Book of Mormon]
nd they that were sent, returning to the house, found the servant whole that had been sick." --- [Luke 7: 1-10 - Bible]
hen drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him."
nd the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them."
nd he spake this parable unto them, saying,"
hat man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness,
and go after that which is lost, until he find it?"
nd when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing."
nd when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me;
for I have found my sheep which was lost."
say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety
and nine just persons, which need no repentance."
ither what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle,
and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it?"
And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying,
Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost."
ikewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth."
nd he said, A certain man had two sons:"
nd the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living."
nd not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country,
and there wasted his substance with riotous living."
nd when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want."
nd he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine."
nd he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him."
nd when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!"
will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,"
nd am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants."
nd he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran,
and fell on his neck, and kissed him."
nd the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son."
ut the father said to his servants,
Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:"
nd bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:"
or this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry."
ow his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing."
nd he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant."
nd he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf,
because he hath received him safe and sound."
nd he was angry, and would not go in:
therefore came his father out, and entreated him."
nd he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee,
neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:"
ut as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots,
thou hast killed for him the fatted calf."
nd he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine."
t was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead,
and is alive again; and was lost, and is found." --- [Luke Chapter 15 - Bible]
There were present at that season some that told him of the GalilŠans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices."
And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these GalilŠans were sinners above all the GalilŠans, because they suffered such things?"
I tell you, Nay: but, EXCEPT YE REPENT, YE SHALL ALL LIKEWISE PERISH.
Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?"
I tell you, Nay: but, EXCEPT YE REPENT, YE SHALL ALL LIKEWISE PERISH.
--- [Luke 13: 1-5 - Bible]
"And now behold, my beloved brethren, I would speak unto you; for I, Nephi, would not suffer that ye should suppose that ye are more righteous than the Gentiles shall be."
"For behold, EXCEPT YE SHALL KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD YE SHALL ALL LIKEWISE PERISH;" --- [2nd Nephi 30: 1 - The Book of Mormon]
"EXCEPT YE REPENT, YE SHALL ALL LIKEWISE PERISH."
"EXCEPT YE SHALL KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD YE SHALL ALL LIKEWISE PERISH;"
hich is a manifest token of the righteous judgement of God, THAT YE MAY BE COUNTED WORTHY OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD,
for which ye also suffer;" --- [2nd Thessalonians 1: 5 - Bible]
e spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none."
hen said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down;
why cumbereth it the ground?"
nd he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:"
nd if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down." --- [Luke 13: 1-9 - Bible]
or the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard."
nd when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard."
nd he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,"
nd said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way."
gain he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise."
nd about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?"
hey say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive."
o when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first."
nd when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny."
ut when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny."
nd when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house,"
aying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day."
ut he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?"
ake that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee."
s it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?"
o the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen."
--- [Matthew 20: 1-16 - Bible]
therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye WALK WORTHY OF THE VOCATION WHEREWITH YE ARE CALLED;
--- [Ephesians 4: 1 - Bible]
hat ye might WALK WORTHY
of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;"
--- [Colossians 1: 10 - Bible]
hat ye would WALK WORTHY OF GOD
, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory."
--- [1st Thessalonians 2: 12 - Bible]
"MY PEOPLE MUST BE TRIED IN ALL THINGS, THAT THEY MAY BE PREPARED
to receive the glory that I have for them, even the glory of Zion; AND HE THAT WILL NOT BEAR CHASTISEMENT IS NOT WORTHY OF MY KINGDOM.
--- [D&C 136 : 31]
"HE THAT SAITH HE ABIDETH IN HIM OUGHT HIMSELF ALSO SO TO WALK, EVEN AS HE WALKED.
--- [1st John 2: 6 - Bible]
or I have given you AN EXAMPLE, THAT YE SHOULD DO AS I HAVE DONE TO YOU.
--- [John 13: 5 - Bible]
nd know ye that ye shall be judges of this people, according to the judgement which I shall give unto you, which shall be just. Therefore,
WHAT MANNER OF MEN OUGHT YE TO BE? Verily I say unto you, EVEN AS I AM.
--- [3rd Nephi 27: 27 - The Book of Mormon]
"SEE THAT YE ARE NOT BAPTIZED UNWORTHILY; SEE THAT YE DO NOT PARTAKE OF THE SACRAMENT OF CHRIST UNWORTHILY;
but see that ye DO ALL THINGS IN WORTHINESS
, and do it in the name of Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God: and if ye do this, and endure to the end, ye will in no wise be cast out."
--- [Mormon 9: 29 - The Book of Mormon]
e are also commanded not to cast any one who belongeth to the Church out of your Sacrament Meetings; nevertheless, if any have trespassed,
LET HIM NOT PARTAKE until he makes reconciliation.
nd again I say unto you, ye shall not cast any out of your Sacrament Meetings who are earnestly seeking the kingdom ---
I speak this concerning those who are not of the Church." --- [D&C 46: 4-5]
nd now I speak concerning baptism. Behold, elders, priests, and teachers were baptized;
AND THEY WERE NOT BAPTIZED SAVE THEY BROUGHT FORTH FRUIT MEET THAT THEY WERE WORTHY OF IT."
either did they receive any unto baptism save they came forth with a broken heart and a contrite spirit,
AND WITNESSED UNTO THE CHURCH THAT THEY TRULY REPENTED OF THEIR SINS.
nd none were received unto baptism save they took upon them the name of Christ, having a determination to serve Him unto the end."
--- [Moroni 6: 1-3 - The Book Of Mormon]
here has been a day of calling, but the time has come for a day of choosing;
AND LET THOSE BE CHOSEN THAT ARE WORTHY.
nd it shall be manifest unto my servant, BY THE VOICE OF THE SPIRIT, THOSE THAT ARE CHOSEN;
and they shall be sanctified."
--- [D&C 105: 35-36]
TRUST NO ONE TO BE YOUR TEACHER OR YOUR MINISTER, EXCEPT HE BE A MAN OF GOD, WALKING IN HIS WAYS AND KEEPING HIS COMMANDMENTS.
--- [Mosiah 23: 14 - The Book of Mormon]
TRUST NO ONE TO BE YOUR TEACHER OR YOUR MINISTER, EXCEPT HE BE A MAN OF GOD,
"WALK IN HIS WAYS AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS!"
"AND IN THE DAYS OF THESE KINGS SHALL THE GOD OF HEAVEN SET UP A KINGDOM ..." --- [Daniel 2: 28 & 44 - Bible]
Even ... The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
"AND THE KINGDOM ... AND THE GREATNESS OF THE KINGDOM ... SHALL BE GIVEN TO THE PEOPLE OF THE SAINTS." --- [Daniel 7: 27 - Bible]
Even ... The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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