2024- Finding life giving perspectives on Christianity C.S. Lewis

Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important. C. S. Lewis.

Revelation 3:15 Context

 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. 16So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.sit in the middle and and do nothing is like being dead. you are  ether living or you are dying.

Like some have said if you alliow grass to grow under your feet you will become  dirt for who knows what!n

To move forward towards life that we my find a fullness of Joy we must engage in the moving cause of life agnd God's greatest creation - humanity.

Joseph smith called it The moving cause of all things.

There is great power in faith. “Faith is the moving cause of all action. …” (Joseph Smith, Lectures on Faith, p. 8.)

The Prophet Joseph said:

“It was by faith that the worlds were framed. God spake, chaos heard, and worlds came into order by reason of the faith there was in Him. So with man also; he spake by faith in the name of God, and the sun stood still, [and] the moon obeyed, mountains removed, prisons fell.

“Had it not been for the faith which was in men, they might have spoken to the sun, the moon, the mountains, prisons … in vain!

“Faith, then, is the first great governing principle which has power, dominion, and authority over all things; … Without it there is no power, and with out power there could be no creation nor existence!

“When a man works by faith he works by mental exertion instead of physical force. It is by words, instead of exerting his physical powers, with which every being works when he works by faith.” (Lectures on Faith, pp. 9–10, 61.)

A Prophet’s Faith By Elder A. Theodore Tuttle Of the First Council of the Seventy

"I believe there are basically two kinds of faith. The kind of which I have spoken—faith that God lives and rules in the heavens—sustains us in life’s challenges. It enables us to endure without yielding, and bear the trials common to us all. This faith has characterized the lives of this people all through their history. It is a great legacy to inherit and to bequeath.

There is another kind of faith: more powerful, less known, infrequently observed. This faith in God compounds our ability to accomplish our righteous desires. It is the creative, and generative kind of faith. This is the faith save for the exercise of which things would not happen. This is the great causative force in human lives. This is the faith that moves mountains.

The scriptures teach that certain powers of heaven are governed by the faith of mortal men. The Lord’s ability to help us succeed is limited only by our faith in him. “For if there be no faith among the children of men God can do

no miracle among them; wherefore, he showed not himself [unto them] until after their faith."

“Neither at any time hath any wrought miracles until after their faith; wherefore they first believed in the Son of God.” (Ether 12:12, 18.)

Just as faith without works is dead, likewise, works without faith are dead. We can cause righteous desires to come to pass, for in the words of our Master, “According to your faith be it unto you.” (Matt. 9:29.)

For this coming year 2024  it will be our best year if we exercise in faith in Christ and His plan of Happiness. Hope you liked this read

Michael Bedard







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