Spread the Good Word: Helaman 14:30

by | Aug 2, 2019 | The Good Word | 1 comment

Helaman_14_30.png

Today, we wrap up our series of Good Words on free will. This scripture from Helaman tells us that God has given us “a knowledge” and He’s made us “free.” What do these two things have to do with one another?

Well, at this point in The Book of Mormon, Samuel has shared all of the predictions that God gave him regarding Christ’s birth and death.

Samuel says the reason why God wants the people to know these predictions is “to the intent that there should be no cause for unbelief among the children of men” (verse 28) and also so that God’s righteous judgment falls upon the people — those who believe are saved and those who don’t aren’t. They have all the information they need to make a decision in faith.

Verse 31 says that God has allowed us to know good from evil, and that still holds true today.

Humans can perceive what is good and what is evil (to a great extent) without having to be trained. For example, giving a thirsty person water is good. Stealing someone else’s water is bad.

When it comes to actually choosing good versus evil and acting upon what we perceive … well, that’s where we need training. We can be easily tricked into believing what’s good is actually bad and vice versa — take Adam and Eve in the Garden.

But the decision is ultimately ours. God lays it out for us, and then it’s up to us to accept or reject, follow or stray, believe or not.

This article has undergone ministry review and approval.

Author

1 Comment

  1. Rosemary Banes

    Wonderful Share !

    Psalm 16:8-11
    I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure. For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption. You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

    Great is Our Lord Jesus Christ !

    If you want to know who Jesus Christ is follow ChristNow.
    https://www.facebook.com/christnowonline/

    Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Further Reading

flowers_jug.jpg

Blessing Bits: Miracles in the Moment

Today's article consists of Blessing Bits from the May 2020 issue of The Gospel News. Do you have your own blessings to tell? Click here to share them with us. He Heals the Sick The week leading up to the GMBA Youth Camp, I was praying that God would bless us with...

Read More

snowflakes_in_focus.jpg

Blessing Bits: Peace When We Need It

Today's article consists of Blessing Bits from the June and July/August 2020 issues of The Gospel News. He Brings Peace and Love During the quarantine, most of us were missing our friends, family, and Church. I personally have missed all your hugs most. I have...

Read More

Never Miss a New Article

Subscribe to Our Email List
Sign up and get every new blog post sent straight to your inbox so you always have the day’s devotional at your fingertips.

We never share your email address with anyone for any reason, and we use it only to send you Gospel Blog emails. Just articles, not ads!

Your Story for God’s Glory

Share Your Testimony on Miracle Monday

We devote Miracle Monday to sharing miracle stories. From finding a lost wedding ring to healing cancer on the spot, Jesus Christ has done it all, big and small.

And we want to hear about what He’s done for you.

The Gospel Blog Is Open for Submissions

We encourage devotional-style or scripture-based articles in the ballpark of 500 words. We are open to any topic that glorifies God and unites the Church.