Hastening the work…

“Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles has said, “For me, the missionary purpose captures the majesty of the work and glory of God (see Moses 1:39).  What endeavor is more magnificent than bringing the children of God to ultimate salvation through the grace of their Redeemer, the Lord Jesus Christ?  Remember that our missionary purpose is not only to warn others but also to save them, not only to teach but also to baptize, not only to bring others unto Christ but also to make them steadfast in Christ to the end.

“Our invitation to the world is to come unto Christ. Coming unto Christ is an abbreviation, a way of describing in three words the the plan of salvation.  It means to obtain the fruits of His Atonement and Resurrection – ultimately eternal life.  Eternal life depends on the exercise of our moral agency, but it is possible only through the grace of Jesus Christ.  To come unto Him means to do what is required to lay hold upon that grace – the pardoning, sanctifying, transforming, redeeming power of His infinite, atoning sacrifice.

“As we share testimony of the gospel by the Spirit, those who are willing to hear will receive sufficient witness to begin to have faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement.  That faith will give them the will to repent.” (Ensign, August 2014, p.36-38).

—  The Time is Now, Chapter Two, p. 20