quotes tagged with 'premortal'

We can be assured the Lord knows what he is doing...Each of us as a daughter or son of Heavenly Parents have received the genes of godhood. Irrespective of our place of birth, a plan is in effect to bring those genes into full maturity, even if this earth life never exposes us to the complete truths we learned in our premortal state.

Author: Glenn L. Pace, Source: Safe Journey, 15Saved by davejames99 in planofsalvation premortal 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

All those salient truths which come home so forcibly to the head and heart seem but the awakening of the memories of the spirit. Can we know anything here that we did not know before we came?

Author: Joseph F. Smith, Source: Gospel Doctrine, 13Saved by davejames99 in spirit premortal 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

If we could understand the glory we once had with our Father in heaven, we would be discontented in dwelling in this condition of existence. We would pine for the home we left behind us. Its glory and its beauty, its heavenly graces and delights were of such a character that we would pine for it with that homesickness that men have some partial knowledge of here on the earth....Wisely, in the providence of God, this knowledge is withdrawn from us. We can have a glimpse occasionally, through the revelations of the Spirit to us, of the glory there is awaiting us.

Author: George Q. Cannon, Source: Gospel Truth, 8Saved by davejames99 in heaven premortal 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I want to tell you, each and every one of you, that you are well acquainted with God our Heavenly Father, or the great Elohim. You are all well acquainted with him, for there is not a soul of you but what has lived in his house and dwelt with him year after year; and yet you are seeking to become acquainted with him, when the fact is, you have merely forgotten what you did know.

Author: Brigham Young, Source: Discourses of Brigham Young, 50Saved by davejames99 in god premortal 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

At the first organization in heaven we were all present and saw the Savior chosen and appointed and the plan of salvation made, and we sanctioned it.

Author: Joseph Smith, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=da135f74db46c0...Saved by mlsscaress in agency salvation savior decision plan premortal binding sanction 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
There are several reasons for bearing testimony. One is that when you declare the truth, it will bring an echo, a memory, even if it is an unconscious memory to the investigator, that they have heard this truth before—and of course they have. A missionary’s testimony invokes a great legacy of testimony dating back to the councils in heaven before this world was. There, in an earlier place, these same people heard this same plan outlined and heard there the role that Jesus Christ would play in their salvation.

“And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.”

So the fact of the matter is investigators are not only hearing our testimony of Christ, but they are hearing echoes of other, earlier testimonies, including their own testimony of Him, for they were on the side of the faithful who kept their first estate and earned the privilege of a second estate. We must always remember that these investigators, every man, woman, and child, were among the valiant who once overcame Satan by the power of their testimony of Christ! So when they hear others bear that witness of Christ’s saving mission, it has a familiar feeling; it brings an echo of truth they themselves already know.
Author: Jeffrey R. Holland, Source: “Missionary Work and the Atonement,” Ensign, Mar 2001, 8. http...Saved by mlsscaress in truth christ reason testimony legacy role investigator premortal familiar echo bear declare 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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