Salvation; Evidence of

Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pg 297; “Salvation is nothing more nor less than to triumph over all our enemies and put them under our feet. And when we have power to put all enemies under our feet in this world, and a knowledge to triumph over all evil spirits in the world to come, then we are saved, as in the case of Jesus, who was to reign until He had put all enemies under His feet, and the last enemy was death.”

John 15:13-15; “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. 15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you”.

Once we are saved there are marked character changes.  Some are less visible to the outside than others will be, but for the most part those around you should be able to see that something has changed. 

One of the determining markers should be humility. Just as Jesus told the disciples not to rejoice they had power over the demons, but they should rejoice their names are written in the book of Life. 

The disciples were on display for all of us to see the immaturity in their young new walk with the Lord and thankfully God allowed this to take place to teach each of us a lesson. How many of us have done similar things in our new life in the Lord? 

The thing to learn in today’s Mormon Dilemma is to not only look at the immaturity, but to also look at the core teaching of this passage. It’s not just that they’re wrong about being humble. It’s also what they taught about Jesus.

They’ve made it sound like Jesus was saved because he learned to put all enemies under him. Jesus wasn’t saved! Jesus is God!!! Jesus isn’t a created being who had to learn lessons in life folks. We are to learn from Him. In his humbleness He came here putting on human flesh so we could learn from Him, not the other way around!