However, seen in its proper place as the door way of discipleship to the gospel of Jesus Christ, obedience becomes the empowering principle that is also found accompanied by faith and character. The gospel of Jesus Christ can only be experienced through obedience.
Not only is obedience the doorway
Elder Scott shares four principles that are like foundation building blocks:
- Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His program to acquire the power to achieve.
- Repentance to rectify the consequences of mistakes of omission or commission.
- Obedience to the commandments of the Lord to provide strength and direction in our lives.
- Selfless service to enrich the lives of others.
In December 2007, Elder M. Russell Ballard gave a talk at the commencement exercises at BYU-Hawaii campus entitled “Sharing the Gospel Using the Internet.” In his remarks, he invited members of the church to find ways to use the Internet to spread the gospel. It was in response to his talk, and longing for a better way to organize my personal gospel studies that I began what has now become an eight-year endeavor to chronicle my personal studies of the Book of Mormon.