Friday, November 10, 2017

But If It Be Not Built upon My Gospel

And it came to pass that as the disciples of Jesus were journeying
and were preaching the things which they had both heard and seen
and were baptizing in the name of Jesus,
it came to pass that the disciples were gathered together
and were united in mighty prayer and fasting.
And Jesus again shewed himself unto them,
for they were praying unto the Father in his name.
And Jesus came and stood in the midst of them
and saith unto them:
What will ye that I shall give unto you?
And they saith unto him:
Lord, we will that thou wouldst tell us the name whereby we shall call this church,
for there are disputations among the people concerning this matter.

And the Lord said unto them:
Verily verily I say unto you:
Why is it that the people should murmur and dispute because of this thing?
Have they not read the scriptures which saith:
Ye must take upon you the name of Christ,
which is my name.
For by this name shall ye be called at the last day.
And whoso taketh upon him my name and endureth to the end,
the same shall be saved at the last day.
Therefore whatsoever ye shall do,
ye shall do it in my name.
Therefore ye shall call upon the Father in my name,
that he will bless the church for my sake.

And how be it my church save it be called in my name?
For if a church be called in Moses' name, then it be Moses' church.
Or if it be called in the name of a man, then it be the church of a man.
But if it be called in my name, then it is my church,
if it so be that they are built upon my gospel.
Verily I say unto you that ye are built upon my gospel;
therefore ye shall call whatsoever things ye do call, in my name.
Therefore if ye call upon the Father for the church,
if it be in my name, the Father will hear you.
And if it so be that the church is built upon my gospel,
then will the Father shew forth his own works in it.
But if it be not built upon my gospel
and is built upon the works of men or upon the works of the devil,
verily I say unto you:
They have joy in their works for a season;
and by and by the end cometh,
and they are hewn down and cast into the fire
from whence there is no return.
For their works do follow them,
for it is because of their works that they are hewn down.
Therefore remember the things that I have told you.

And it shall come to pass that whoso repenteth
and is baptized in my name shall be filled.
And if he endureth to the end,
behold, him will I hold guiltless before my Father
at that day when I shall stand to judge the world.
And he that endureth not unto the end,
the same is he that is also hewn down and cast into the fire
from whence they can no more return
because of the justice of the Father.

And this is the word which he hath given unto the children of men.
And for this cause he fulfilleth the words which he hath given;
and he lieth not but fulfilleth all his words.
And no unclean thing can enter into his kingdom.
Therefore nothing entereth into his rest
save it be those who have washed their garments in my blood
because of their faith and the repentance of all their sins
and their faithfulness unto the end.
Now this is the commandment:
repent, all ye ends of the earth,
and come unto me and be baptized in my name,
that ye may be sanctified by the reception of the Holy Ghost,
that ye may stand spotless before me at the last day.

Verily verily I say unto you: This is my gospel.
And ye know the things that ye must do in my church.
For the works which ye have seen me do, that shall ye also do;
for that which ye have seen me do, even that shall ye do.
Therefore if ye do these things, blessed are ye,
for ye shall be lifted up at the last day.