October 2013 Visiting Teaching Message: The Divine Mission of Jesus Christ: Creator

by | Sep. 27, 2013

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The Divine Mission of Jesus Christ: Creator

Jesus Christ “created the heavens and the earth” (3 Nephi 9:15). He did so through the power of the priesthood, under the direction of our Heavenly Father (see Moses 1:33).

“How grateful we should be that a wise Creator fashioned an earth and placed us here,” said President Thomas S. Monson, “… that we might experience a time of testing, an opportunity to prove ourselves in order to qualify for all that God has prepared for us to receive.”

Read the rest of the October 2013 visiting teaching message.

Supplement: Read the following excerpt from Mark. E. Petersen's talk "Creator and Savior," from the April 1983 general conference.

The special creation of this earth was a vital part of the plan of salvation. It had a particular purpose. It was no afterthought. Neither was it an accident of any proportion, nor a spontaneous development of any kind.

It was the result of deliberate, advance planning and purposeful creation. The Divine Architect devised it. The Almighty Creator made it and assigned to it a particular mission.

Read the rest of Elder Petersen's talk at lds.org.

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