Church can Save and Exalt Man – Mormon Quotes

Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, pg. 21; This is our first interest as a Church-to save and exalt the souls of the children of men. There is no richer program anywhere in the world than we have in the Church today for the building of men and women and providing the answers to the problems that face parents, families, and individuals. (God, Family, Country, p. 43.)

2 Corinthians 4:1-5Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; 2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.  3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.  5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.

As Christians we don’t “save” or “exalt” anyone.  We are not the Savior.  As Paul pointed out in his letter to the Corinthians, we preach the gospel, this isn’t about us.

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