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Elder Adeyinka A. Ojediran: ‘The Covenant Path: The Way to Eternal Life’


Elder Adeyinka A. Ojediran: ‘The Covenant Path: The Way to Eternal Life’

Elder Adeyinka A. Ojediran, a General Authority Seventy, spoke during the Sunday afternoon session of April 2022 general conference. He compared covenants and ordinances to markers on the path back to God. The following is a summary of what he said.

Notable quotes from Elder Ojediran

“The path to perfection is the covenant path, and Jesus Christ is the center of all ordinances and covenants.”

“We need the Spirit to help us navigate through mortality and the sacrament to energize our spiritual being.”

“As you regularly partake of the Savior’s emblem through the sacrament, you will have His Spirit to guide you on the covenant path and stay faithful to your covenants.”

Summary of Elder Ojediran’s talk

Heavenly Father’s children who live on this earth should prepare to return to Him by doing everything He commands. 

“The path to perfection is the covenant path, and Christ is the center of all ordinances and covenants.”

Covenants made through ordinances like baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, priesthood ordination, the sacrament and temple ordinances are markers on the path to God.

“Nephi counseled that all is not done by merely getting into the strait and narrow path; we must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope and a love of God and of all men.” 

Jesus Christ invites all to take His yoke upon them to find “rest in this tumultuous world.”

The Savior emphasized two things that help maintain fidelity to covenants. 

First, the Holy Ghost teaches and reminds of the Savior’s teachings. “He can be our constant companion to guide us on the covenant path.” 

Second, by participating in the sacrament, remembering the Savior and keeping His commandments, “we shall have His Spirit to be with us.” The Lord also “renews the promised remission of sin.” 

“We need the Spirit to help us navigate through mortality and the sacrament to energize our spiritual being.”

About Elder Ojediran

  • Elder Adeyinka A. Ojediran was born in Ibadan, Nigeria, on April 5, 1967, to Amos Adeniyi and Caroline Anike Ojediran.
  • He earned a bachelor’s degree in botany at the University of Ilorin and a Master of Business Administration from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
  • Elder Ojediran married Olufunmilayo Omolola Akinbebije in Nigeria in 1998; the couple was sealed in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2002.

Read more April 2022 general conference coverage

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