Aaronic Priesthood Lesson 6: Christlike Service

Testing the words of LDS leaders with Biblical Truth:

February 2010

Aaronic Priesthood Manual 2

* We are God’s tools. If we don’t magnify our calling, God will hold us responsible (page 17):

Display some tools or pictures of tools.
• What makes these tools work? Help the young men conclude that no matter what the purpose of these tools, they can perform their function only in the hands of people. Elder Marion D. Hanks explained the kind of tools Heavenly Father has to work with: “The Lord said, speaking of His servants, ‘Their arm shall be my arm’ [D&C 35:14]. Have you thought about this? … The Lord says this arm of mine is His arm. This mind, this tongue, these hands, these feet, this purse—these are the only tools He has to work with so far as I am concerned. … So far as you are concerned, your arm, your resources, your intelligence, your tongue, your energy, are the only tools the Lord has to work with”…
President John Taylor warned us: ‘If you do not magnify your calling, God will hold you responsible for those whom you might have saved had you done your duty. And who of us can afford to be responsible for the delay of eternal life of a human soul?’ … “The old adage is ever true: ‘Do your duty, that is best; leave unto the Lord the rest.’

Test these LDS Words with Biblical Truth:

When a person is brought to faith in Jesus they receive the forgiveness of all sins–past, present and future! Through faith, they are credited with the perfect works of Jesus. Even the prophet Abraham received his righteousness through faith, and not through works:

“For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

And, as the passage continues, believers are so blessed because:
“Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.” (Romans 4:3-8)

On Judgment Day, if you have faith that through Jesus you have been washed clean, you will not be “held responsible for those whom you might have saved had you done your duty.”

To read more about the blessings of forgiveness, go to this blog Post: “God Doesn’t Lie–You Have Been Forgiven!!!” written March 12, 2009; or, Click here:

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