Saturday, February 25, 2012

Do Your Own Laundry

Yesterday, we had a meeting with the other missionaries in my district. One of the sisters was giving a discussion and shared this scripture from the Book of Mormon:
 "I say unto you, can ye look up to God at that day with a pure heart and clean hands? I say unto you, can you look up, having the image of God engraven upon your countenances?
 I say unto you, can ye think of being saved when you have yielded yourselves to become subjects to the devil?
  I say unto you, ye will know at that day that ye cannot be saved; for there can no man be saved except his garments are washed white; yea, his garments must be purified until they are cleansed from all stain, through the blood of him of whom it has been spoken by our fathers, who should come to redeem his people from their sins." (Alma 5:19-21)

I thought that was interesting what Alma had said, "there can no man be saved except his garments are washed white". I guess that makes doing your laundry even more important! Notice though how clean Alma tells us we have to make our garments. He says, "until they are cleansed from all stain." Seems like we're going to need to put some extra effort into our laundry...

Luckily, Alma also tells us what kind of laundry detergent we need to use to get out those tough stains. "Through the blood of him (Jesus Christ)...who should come to redeem his people from their sins."

So, there you have it! The only true way to do your spiritual laundry. There's only one condition though...I'm not washing your clothes...your mom won't be doing...and God's already given you the stain remover. I think this is a job only you can do.

Besides, it should make anyone a little uncomfortable if someone was going through their laundry. I know it would weird me out.

Let's do a quick review in simple terms of what you should hopefully learn and apply from this post...

Repentence isn't complete with just accepting the fact that Christ made it possible to be forgiven of our sins. We have to use Christ's Atonement to wash away our sins.
A fine example of applying some of Christ's
stain remover and scrubbing it out.

Also, using just clean water, or your works and goodness, won't remove our stains. Again, Christ's Atoning sacrifice which provides us His grace and mercy must be used. a slogan of truth!
I hope this was an enlightening and simple blog post for those striving to understand their personal relationship with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Feel free to comment and share with your friends.

A few great blogs to read on learning more about Christ's Atonement:

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