This week we have been focusing a lot on the doctrina de Cristo, or the doctrine of Christ. This is really the most basic but most important part of the gospel. It is Faith in Jesus Christ, Repentence, Baptisim, the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and Endure to the end.
We have been focusing on teaching just these principles and making sure the people understand them. A lot of them time we know of repentence, but do we really understand it, and do we live it? Those are the two biggest questions we ask.
The first is understanding. We can look in 2 Nephi 31 verse 2 it talks about how important it is to understand but what is it that we need to understand.
To really understand we need to know our purpose or what we want. For most people that is eternal life, and happines in this life and next. The question then is how can we recieve eternal life. We can look at many stories such as the Rich Prince in Mathew but for now we are just going to stay in 2 Nephi 31 because the response is the same. We will start reading verse 10 half way, to where it gets to our main focus and follow me.
Follow me how can we follow Christ. We can read many examples of what he did in the new testament but we are going to read in 3 Nephi 27 13 and 14 we learn he was doing the will of the Father.
Now how can we follow the will of the Father let´s go back and read 2 Nephi 31 verse 10. We can continue reading and we find that the main focuses are the faith, repentence, baptisim, the holy ghost and endure to the end.
We have been teaching these to tons of people and have seen tons of changes in them when they understand. It seems that when we understand we actually apply what we learn. Being in the offices we get to hear tons of success stories of other missionaries and people who have been visted by the missionaries for years and not stepped foot in the church are now returning.
One of the big thing is these is an example our mission president gave us along with a few other variations, but the goal is not to use the same over and over with the less active members we are suppose to study in our personal study and find other refrences of the doctrina de Cristo, and what we study in the morning use in the lesson that day. It has changed not only the mission but my studies and I can not say how important it is to really understand and live the doctrine of Christ all is for our benfit. It is simple and clear sometimes we make it more complicated then we have to but it it the only way. The refrence escaped me right now but in spanish it says you there is not another way to slavation expect through the means of Christ. then the next few verse says we can not live more or less the law. We have to live the law to exactness and luckily this law was made simple for all of us everyone in the world to complete we just have to understand it and live it.