Today’s App Message

Elder Neil L. Andersen

Question

Why is it so valuable to have the understanding the gospel provides that we existed as individuals long before we were born, and that our mortal life is only the most recent step we have taken in our mortal journey?

Quote

Each person who comes to earth is a unique son or daughter of God. Our personal journey did not begin at birth. Before we were born, we were together in a world of preparation where we “received [our] first lessons in the world of spirits.” Jehovah told Jeremiah, “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee.”…
I testify that your own personal journey as a child of God did not begin for you as the first flow of earth’s air came rushing into your lungs, and it will not end when you take your last breath of mortality.
May we always remember that each spirit child of God is coming to earth on his or her own personal journey.

Elder Neil L. Andersen

Scripture

56 Even before they were born, they, with many others, received their first lessons in the world of spirits and were prepared to come forth in the due time of the Lord to labor in his vineyard for the salvation of the souls of men.

D&C 138:56

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