Mision Chile Concepcion Sur

Mision Chile Concepcion Sur
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

A Father and a brother

June 19, 2017

So this week we had a whole bunch of things going on and it was great. Tuesday we had really awesome district meetings. I am constantly impressed with the district leaders that we have here in the zone. Wednesday we had a really wonderful day. We were just packed with appointments and even though there was like torrential rain we were out there going from house to house. I will be sending pictures. Thursday it continued raining and we traveled early to Los Angeles for a multi zone conference. It was really cool. In the conference president explained the following:

Jesus in the scriptures is often refereed to as our Father. This is not to say the he is Heavenly Father, the being in which we pray to but it does refer to us being born again in Jesus. For example there is a scripture in Mosiah that says he is the father and the son, It is where Abinadi is talking and explaining about Jesus. However we need to understand that First God our Heavenly Father is the Creator, the great Arquitect. God the Son is Jesus Christ a separate entity and being with a body of flesh and bone like unto the father. God the Holy Spirit, The Holy Ghost, Whatever he is called in English I don`t remember, He is a spirit and has no body if it were not so he could not dwell within us. Lesson for other time. We are talking about how one of the titles of Jesus is Father (Fathers day so I am talking about this.) So Jesus is out brother in the sense that he a spirit Child of our Heavenly Father and he came to this earth to receive his mortal body. However he is our Father because we make a covenant with him and take upon his name. We are "Born again" with his name. As it explains in Mosiah 5:And now, because of the covenant which ye have made ye shall be called the children of Christ, his sons, and his daughters; for behold, this day he hath spiritually begotten you; for ye say that your hearts are changed through faith on his name; therefore, ye are born of him and have become his sons and his daughters.
And under this head ye are made freeand there is no other head whereby ye can be made free. There is no other name given whereby salvation cometh; therefore, would that ye should take upon you the name of Christ, all you that have entered into the covenant with God that ye should be obedient unto the end of your lives.

So example of how this works. My name is Kelton Miller. My fathers name is Keith Miller. I have his last name because I am his son. I have a sister who is married. Her name is now ends with Taylor instead of Miller because she has made a promise or if you would a covenant with her spouse and she has taken his name. As we make covenants with Christ we take upon his name. That is also why many times in the scriptures he is refered to as the bridegroom. In order to get into heaven we need to have the name of Christ. In essence Christ is our Father and we are his spiritual Children 

Love you bunches
Elder Miller

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