In the Book of Mormon, Alma chapter 22, we find Aaron in a position to teach Lamoni’s father about the entire plan of salvation, from the beginning:
13 And Aaron did expound unto him the scriptures from the creation of Adam, laying the fall of man before him, and their carnal state and also the plan of redemption, which was prepared from the foundation of the world, through Christ, for all whosoever would believe on his name.
I have always wondered what it would be like to teach someone, who was eager to learn, the entire plan of salvation from the beginning, and to see their expression when they learn who they are, what they are doing here, and what will happen after this life!
So, I wrote a little book and decided to title it, “What is the Purpose of Life?” I hoped that it would do what Aaron did, expound the big picture for those who did not know the great plan of happiness.
The book, in 53 short pages, describes:
- Our Premortal Life
- Jesus Christ
- The Great Apostasy
- The Restoration
- Our Purpose
- Life After Death
- In a Nutshell
- The Rest of the Story
- The Living Christ
I am not a professional writer, so I just published it myself and for the past few years I have just been giving it to friends who are curious about the purpose of life. It is a handy little book with simple answers to life’s complex questions!
Writing and publishing the book was easy to do. I invite you to do the same! Or perhaps write your testimony! Or your personal history! Your friends and family will treasure what you have to share!
Today’s technology makes ways to share the gospel almost uncountable! The information I wrote is inexpensive and available on Kindle. Choose a way that you are comfortable with and sink your own sickle!
You can write a book, write a blog, share your testimony via social media, create online ads, the ideas are endless! Of sharing your beliefs using technology, our church leaders have said the following:
“There are new ways to invite others to ‘come and see.’ Let’s make sharing our faith online more a part of our daily life. LDS.org, Mormon.org, Facebook, Twitter—all provide opportunities.”— Elder Neil L. Andersen
“Sharing the good news of the gospel is easier and the effects more far-reaching than ever before. . . . Perhaps the Lord’s encouragement to ‘open [your] mouths’ might today include ‘use your hands’ to blog and text message the gospel to all the world!” . . .
“With the blessings of modern technology, we can express gratitude and joy about God’s great plan for His children in a way that can be heard . . . around the world. Sometimes a single phrase of testimony can set events in motion that affect someone’s life for eternity.” — President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
My friends, we know so much!
How can we keep it to ourselves?
I invite you to share what we know, using the tools God has provided for us!
Let us sink our sickles in white fields!
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