September 5 – Romans 1:18-20; “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.”

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God made it evident to all that there is indeed a Creator.  If your heart desires to know Him, He will make it manifest to you.  It doesn’t matter if you live in a jungle in Africa or the concrete jungle of New York…He will answer your call.

If God created you then why would he dump you in a desert somewhere and then send you to hell for not knowing him?  What kind of god is that?

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“Let us reflect for a moment on this teaching that only those who confess the name of Christ or who are baptized in this life shall be saved; that all who have died without confessing Christ, or without having had the privilege of hearing him, are forever lost and are cast into hell; that there is no salvation for them, although it is no fault of their own that they did not hear.”  Joseph Fielding Smith, Doctrines of Salvation, 3 vols, 2: 130.