Elder D. Todd Christofferson

Quorum of the Twelve

"I thought I knew what it felt like to be inadequate." In retrospect, being called to the Seventy 15 years ago seems like a pleasant experience.

As one who has been immersed in God's work, "I trust in him. I know his grace is sufficient."

"I plead with my Heavenly Father to sustain me as he ever has, that I might measure up to something that is far beyond my native capacity, and be able to focus outwardly. ..."

Saints must become new creatures in Christ, Paul states in the New Testament.

"It is faith in Christ as the atoning one, the Redeemer who can cleanse from sin and make holy."

"To be complete however, repentance requires a covenant of obedience." Baptism unto repentance is "the culminating step, the capstone of our repentance."

"Then the Lord baptizes us by fire, or the Holy Ghost."

"Now the Lord cautions us to take heed since there is a chance we may fall from grace."

Some may ask why doesn't this mighty change happen more quickly to them. Scriptural accounts of mighty changes are miraculous and not typical.

"For most of us, the change is more gradual."

As members continue in the path of rebirth, "Temptations will lose their appeal, and through Christ you will become holy, as he and his father are holy."

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