This previous quote comes from a Truman G. Madsen talk “The Temple and the Atonement”
The ordinances, including temple ordinances, are the mysteries of godliness and their deepest symbolic meanings.
Otherwise I can’t help but quote D&C 130
18 “Whatever principle of intelligence we attain unto in this life, it will rise with us in the resurrection.
19 And if a person gains more knowledge and intelligence in this life through his diligence and obedience than another, he will have so much the advantage in the world to come.”
So yeah the basics will get us through (saved) but so will a mark of 50% on a test, but I’d still rather have a mark of 100%. The one with 100% is more prepared to apply the knowledge where the other may have to brush up. No one will reach 100% in life but we can try our best, and then D&C 130 will apply.
“Enduring to the end” is far too broad a subject for clear interpretation. To me it means everything we can do past the basics, which puts into question if the basics really are sufficient enough, which I believe is the question in the original post, to which I feel may be almost impossible to answer. So what good is prophecy? I think it lies in the broad description of enduring to the end.]]>
Hmmmm… Maybe I’ll blog about that…
I think finding those truths in prophecy, studying and getting those “ah ha” experiences builds faith. But on the other hand they’re not necessary. They won’t save me.
To some, perhaps those “ah-ha” moments are necessary for their faith. I honestly don’t think there is such as thing as “fluff” in the Gospel. Not everything makes sense, sure, but that doesn’t mean it’s not necessary.]]>