Book of Mormon Scripture Journal Reading; Day #3
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October 25, 2017 2:42 PM:
The Testimony of Three Witnesses:
There may have been at least two things that I really pondered about in this passage…
So in the quote down below I found it very miraculous, or at the very least, admirable, that the three witnesses: Oliver Cowdery, David Whitmer, and Martin Harris managed to see that connection between faith and salvation. Basically, that they were able to see and understand that if they were to have faith in the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, they would ultimately be “found spotless” and be saved.
“And we know that if we are faithful in Christ, we shall ride our garments of the blood of all men, and be found spotless before the judgement-seat of Christ…”
I find the important and interesting wording in “found spotless”. They don’t necessarily say they would be saved if they had faith in Christ, they just said they would personally be free from any blemish at the last day. Now, why is this important? Because they saw that connection, like I said. They understood that they would ultimately be saved, if they were to do what they were supposed to do and follow where their faith took them. Obedience is key, people!
This could mean following a prompting because of their faith in Christ, and serving a family. Or even sharing the Gospel with a stranger. Or moving to another state last minute when directed to. Their faith is the stepping stone to being “found spotless” as it is with all of us.