The way to perfection
The publication of this text, The Way to Perfection, has come about through repeated requests from our workers for a faith-promoting discussion of doctrinal principles and historical themes which justify the large place salvation for the living and the dead occupies in the life of every Latter-day Saint. After much hesitation on his part the author was persuaded, and appointed, by the Board of Directors of the Genealogical Society of Utah, to undertake such a work. The principles of the Gospel do not change. In connection with the lessons previously published, doctrines of the Church have been considered. This present text is not an attempt to give to the saints something new. The ordinances of baptism, laying on of hands, ordination, etc., are the same today as they have been through all generations since the beginning of time. Yet it is a fact, as every Latter-day Saint can say, that these principles which never change are in another sense always new. All who delight in the keeping of the commandments of the Lord are made to rejoice in every discussion of these principles. They never tire of hearing them. Yet old and familiar subjects may be dressed in new clothes; they need not always be presented in the self-same way; and it is always the application of Gospel truths in human lives which gives them their vital significance. It is hoped that the study and discussion of the principles here presented will inspire Latter-day Saints to be awake to their privileges and duties, to live more worthy lives, and to be more valiant in the service of God. This book has been prepared not only for study by genealogical workers, but for general use throughout the Church.
Specifications of The way to perfection
|Author||Joseph Fielding Smith|
|Publisher||Deseret Book Co|
|Number Of Pages||365|
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