- Jeffrey Kuck
- I am Jeff Kuck and I am going to college at BYU. I just got back from serving a mission in Montana for my church. I am from Milton, GA. I love music, listening to it playing it whatever. I play 11 instruments, ukulele, baritone ukulele, guitar, charango, pan flute, euphonium, trumpet, tuba, trombone, piano, and harmonica. I enjoy all sports, but I love golf.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
The Gospel of Jesus Christ
Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered everything for us. Now he invites us and expects us to use his Atonement for the salvation of our souls. The Atonement is Christ's suffering, death, burial and resurrection which allows us to return to our Heavenly Father one day. We apply the Atonement into our lives by living the first principles and ordinances of the gospel which are Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, Repentance, baptism, Receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and Enduring to the End. Faith is believing and hoping in something you cannot see. For instance, I cannot see Jesus Christ! I know that he is there because I have studied the scriptures, prayed to know if he is there, and felt the confirming witness of the Holy Ghost. I testify that He lived, died and Lives again! It is one thing to believe in Christ, but do you believe him? You show that you believe Him through repentance. Christ himself said in the Doctrine and Covenants 58: 42, "Behold, he who has arepented of his bsins, the same is cforgiven, and I, the Lord, remember them no more." I know that this is true! We must repent, but we also be baptized before the full cleansing power of the Atonement can take full effect in our lives, both by water and by fire. The baptism of Water means baptism where you are fully immmersed in the water. The baptism of fire means the baptism of the holy ghost or receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost. but in order to retain the effect of the Atonement we must endure through life's trials constantly repenting and reminding ourselves of Christ's Atonement and our commitment to Him. In this Christmas season we must remind ourselves of Him and why we celebrate his birth into the world. As President Monson, the Prophet and Seer of the Lord, puts it, "There is no better time than now, this very Christmas season, for all of us to rededicate ourselves to the principles taught by Jesus the Christ. Let it be a time that lights the eyes of children and puts laughter on their lips. Let it be a time for lifting the lives of those who live in loneliness. Let it be a time for calling our families together, for feeling a closeness to those who are near to us and a closeness also to those who are absent." I stand as a witness of Him, even Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God.