2 WHAT IS THE PLAN OF SALVATION? The plan of salvation* is God s plan for the happiness of His children. It is centered on the Atonement of Jesus Christ. If you will follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, you will find lasting inner peace in this life and eternal joy after death. As you learn about the plan of salvation, you will find answers to these questions: Where did I come from? What is my purpose in life? Where will I go after this life? WHERE DID I COME FROM? Your life did not begin at birth, nor will it end at death. You are made up of a spirit body (sometimes called the soul) and a physical body. Your Heavenly Father created your spirit, and you lived with Him as a spirit before you were born on earth. You knew The plan of [salvation] and loved Him, and He knew and... was prepared from the loved you. This period is called foundation of the world, pre-earth life. through Christ, for all Throughout your pre-earth life, whosoever would you were taught the principles and believe on his name. commandments that would lead to happiness. You grew in intelligence Alma 22:13 and learned to love the truth. You were taught about the plan of salvation. During this pre-earth life, Jesus Christ was chosen as the Savior; you learned that through Him you would be able to overcome the effects of your wrong choices. 2 *Words in red are defined on pages 18 and 19. The family is central to our Heavenly Father s plan.
5 An important part of God s plan was for you to come to earth to receive a physical body and to learn to make correct choices. You would not remember living in Heavenly Father s presence, but He would give you the ability to know right from wrong. You would be able to recognize His love and truth. Through your experiences and trials, you could learn to make right choices consistently. With the help of Jesus Christ, you would be able to return to live with your Heavenly Father when your life on earth was over. Although your memory of it is withheld, before you came to this earth you lived in the presence of God, your Eternal Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ. You shouted for joy when given the privilege of coming to this earth to receive a body and to follow In your pre-earth life, you God's plan for your happiness. learned that only by choosing to follow God s plan could you receive lasting peace and satisfaction in this life and for eternity. Because He loves you, your Heavenly Father gave you agency, or the power to make choices. He let you choose whether you would follow His plan and the Lord Jesus Christ. Satan, one of God s spirit children, rebelled against our Heavenly Father and did not accept His plan. He wanted to force us all to do his will. Sadly, many of our Heavenly Father s children chose to follow Satan. Satan and his followers were sent away from God s presence and were not allowed to be born on earth. They continue to exist as spirits. They are miserable, and they want you to be miserable. They tempt you and all God s children to do things that bring unhappiness and that are not pleasing to God. *Words in red are defined on pages 18 and 19. We have much to learn and experience during this life. 5
6 In the pre-earth life, you chose to have faith in Jesus Christ and to follow God s plan. Because of your choices, you were born on earth. Only by making these same choices can you find peace in this life and be able to return to live with your Heavenly Father after this life is over. WHAT IS MY PURPOSE IN LIFE? The Creation and the Fall The earth was created as a place for our Heavenly Father s children to live and gain experience. Adam and Eve were the first of God s children to come to earth. They lived in a place called the Garden of Eden, where they were still in God s presence. Our Heavenly Father gave Adam and Eve agency, or freedom to choose. He commanded them not to eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Obeying this commandment meant they could remain in the garden, but they could not progress by learning from experiences and challenges. Satan tempted Adam and Eve to eat the forbidden fruit, and they chose to do so. This was part of God s plan. Because of their decision, they were separated from God s presence physically and spiritually. They became mortal, that is, subject to sin and death. They were unable to return to Him without His help. Their physical and spiritual separation from God is called the Fall. Our Heavenly Father sent angels and the Holy Ghost to teach Adam and Eve the plan of salvation. Central to this plan is the Atonement of Jesus Christ, which enables God s children to overcome the effects of the Fall and have joy in this life and in eternity. *Words in red are defined on pages 18 and 19. 6
7 If Adam had not transgressed he would not have fallen, but he would have remained in the garden of Eden... And [Adam and Eve] would have had no children; wherefore they would have remained in a state of innocence, having no joy, for they knew no misery; doing no good, for they knew no sin. But behold, all things have been done in the wisdom of him who knoweth all things. Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy. 2 Nephi 2:22 25
9 Your Life on Earth Because of the Fall, you are separated from God physically and spiritually. This separation is part of God s plan for His children. Your purpose in leaving His presence to come to earth includes obtaining a body, gaining experience, and learning to make right choices. I am a child of God, And he has sent me here, Many aspects of life bring happiness, Has given me an and some bring sorrow. These experiences help you learn to distinguish With parents kind and dear. earthly home between good and evil and to make Lead me, guide me, correct choices. God influences you walk beside me, to do good and to follow Him, while Help me find the way. Satan tempts you to ignore God Teach me all that I must do and commit sin. (Sin is knowingly To live with him someday. choosing to do wrong or not to do Hymns, no. 301 right.) When you choose to follow God and keep His commandments, you grow in wisdom and strength of character. You can experience joy even in times of trial, and you can face life s challenges with a spirit of peace. You have made many good choices in your life, but you have also made some wrong choices. When you make wrong choices and commit sin, you separate yourself to some degree from God. The scriptures call this separation spiritual death. In addition to separating you from God, sin also causes guilt and shame. You cannot overcome sin and its effects by yourself. *Words in red are defined on pages 18 and 19. We should carefully consider our choices. 9
10 The Atonement of Jesus Christ Because your Heavenly Father loves you, He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to pay for your sins. This payment is part of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ voluntarily suffered for your sins, pains, sicknesses, and For God so loved the sorrows. Through His grace and world, that he gave his mercy, He can help you in your trials only begotten Son, that and relieve you of the guilt and whosoever believeth in him shame that result from your sins. should not perish but have In paying for your sins, Jesus did not everlasting life. eliminate your agency or personal John 3:16 responsibility He will not make you clean against your will. To receive His help and strength, you need to exercise faith in Him, repent, be baptized, receive the Holy Ghost, and choose to follow His teachings for the rest of your life. As you rely on the Atonement, you will feel the love of God, and He will help you endure your trials. You will experience joy, peace, and consolation. All that seems unfair in life can be made right through the Atonement of Jesus Christ and the mercy and love of our Heavenly Father. The Atonement is the central point in the plan of salvation. WHERE WILL I GO AFTER THIS LIFE? From an earthly perspective, physical death may seem like an end, but really it is a beginning, a step forward in our Heavenly Father s plan. At death, your spirit will leave your body and go to the spirit world, which is a place of learning and preparation. In the spirit world, your memories of this life will remain with you. 10 *Words in red are defined on pages 18 and 19. The Savior suffered for our sins in the Garden of Gethsemane.
12 At death your spirit leaves your body and goes to the spirit world, a place of preparation, learning, and resting from care and sorrow. Death will not change your personality or your desire for good or evil. If you choose to follow Christ during your life on earth, you will be at peace in the spirit world and will rest from your cares. Those who choose not to follow Jesus Christ and do not repent will be unhappy. Our Heavenly Father knew that many of His children would never have an opportunity to learn about Jesus Christ during their lives and that others would choose not to follow Him. Because He loves His children, God provided a way for those in the spirit world to learn about His plan, have faith in Jesus Christ, and repent. Those who accept and follow Jesus Christ will have peace and rest. Resurrection and Judgment One of the great gifts of God to all who come to earth is the resurrection, which is made possible by the Atonement of Jesus Christ. When Jesus died on the cross, His spirit went to the spirit world. Three days later, His spirit was reunited with His glorified, perfected body that could no longer die. This reuniting of body and spirit is called resurrection. Everyone who is born on earth will be resurrected. After you are resurrected, you will go before God to be judged according to your works and the desires of your heart. *Words in red are defined on pages 18 and The resurrected Savior appeared to Mary.
14 Degrees of Glory After you are judged, you will live in a state of glory. Because everyone s works and desires vary, heaven includes different kingdoms, or degrees of glory. Celestial kingdom. Our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ reside in the celestial kingdom. If you live according to the gospel of Jesus Christ and are cleansed from sin by the Atonement, you will receive a place in this, the highest kingdom. You will live in God s presence and know complete joy. Terrestrial kingdom. People who refuse to accept the gospel of Jesus Christ but who live honorable lives will receive a place in the terrestrial kingdom. Telestial kingdom. Those who continue in their sins and do not repent will receive a place in the telestial kingdom. The Atonement of Jesus Christ makes salvation possible. Pre-earth Life Creation and Fall Earth Life Faith in Jesus Christ Repentance Baptism Gift of the Holy Ghost Endure to the end Physical Death 14
15 WHAT DOES THE PLAN MEAN FOR ME? When you understand that God is your Father, that He loves you, and that He has made it possible for you to gain experience and knowledge here and become like Him after this life, you know the importance of your decisions during your life. You understand that you must follow Jesus Christ to receive the full blessings of our Heavenly Father s plan. Spirit World Celestial Terrestrial Telestial Resurrection and Judgment 15
16 HOW CAN I KNOW? A greater knowledge of the plan of salvation has come because of the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ through the Prophet Joseph Smith. You can know for yourself that these things are true by asking your Heavenly Father in prayer. He will answer you through the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost is also called the Spirit of God, and one of His roles is to witness, or testify, of the truth. How Do I Pray? The Holy Ghost reveals and Address your Heavenly confirms truth through feelings, Father. thoughts, and impressions. The Express the feelings of feelings that come from the Holy your heart (gratitude, Ghost are powerful, but they are questions, requests to also usually gentle and quiet. confirm the truth of the As taught in the Bible, The fruit Book of Mormon and of of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, what the missionaries longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, have taught). faith, meekness, [and] temperance (Galatians 5:22 23). These feelings Close ( In the name of are a confirmation from the Holy Jesus Christ, amen ). Ghost that this message is true. You will then need to choose whether you will live in harmony with the teachings of Jesus Christ as restored through Joseph Smith. 16 You can know the truth through sincere prayer.
18 LIST OF TERMS Agency The gift from God to choose between good and evil, between right and wrong. Atonement The event that enables us to be reconciled to God. To atone is to suffer the penalty for sin, thereby removing the effects of sin from repentant sinners. Jesus Christ was the only one capable of making a perfect Atonement for all mankind. His Atonement included His suffering for our sins, the shedding of His blood, and His death and Resurrection. Because of the Atonement, everyone who has lived will be resurrected. The Atonement also provides us with a way to be forgiven of our sins and to live forever with God. The Fall The event by which mankind became mortal. It resulted in a spiritual and physical separation from God. Because Adam and Eve, the first humans, disobeyed God s commandments, they were separated from His presence (this separation is also called spiritual death) and became mortal (subject to physical death). As descendants of Adam and Eve, we are also separated from God and subject to physical death. The Atonement of Jesus Christ overcomes both physical and spiritual death. Grace Divine help and strength given through the mercy and love of Jesus Christ. Through His grace, made possible by His Atonement, all mankind will be resurrected. Through His grace, those who continually repent and live according to His gospel will feel an enduring closeness to their Heavenly Father in this life and live in His presence after this life. Ordinance A sacred, formal act performed by the authority of the priesthood. Examples include baptism, receiving the Holy Ghost, and the sacrament. Ordinances are often a means of entering into covenants with God. Physical death The separation of the spirit from the mortal body. When the physical body dies, the spirit continues to live in the 18
19 spirit world. We overcome physical death through resurrection, which was made possible by the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Plan of salvation Our Heavenly Father s plan to enable us to become like Him and receive a fulness of joy. This plan is centered on the Atonement of Jesus Christ and includes all the commandments, ordinances, and teachings of the gospel. Pre-earth life Our life before we were born on this earth. In our pre-earth life, we lived in the presence of our Heavenly Father as His spirit children. We did not have physical bodies. Resurrection After physical death, the reuniting of the spirit with the perfected physical body of flesh and bones. Jesus Christ was the first to be resurrected. After resurrection, the spirit and body will never again be separated, and the person lives forever. Everyone who has lived will be resurrected because of the Atonement. Salvation Deliverance from sin and death. Salvation is made possible by the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Through the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, everyone will overcome the effects of death. We can also be saved from the effects of sin through faith in Jesus Christ. This faith is manifested in a life of repentance and obedience to the laws and ordinances of the gospel and service to Christ. Spirit The part of a person that lived with Heavenly Father before birth. During life on earth, the spirit is joined with a physical body. The spirit continues to live after death. Spirit world Where our spirits go between death and resurrection. For those who were righteous during their lives, the spirit world will be a place of peace and joy. Spiritual death Separation from God as a result of disobeying His commandments. We are saved from spiritual death through the Atonement of Jesus Christ as we repent and keep His commandments. 19
20 ADDITIONAL STUDY The following questions and scriptures will help you learn more about the principles in this pamphlet and ponder on them. The list is not comprehensive; footnotes and cross-references in the scriptures will refer you to additional passages and resources. What was your relationship with God before you were born? Jeremiah 1:5 (Bible, Old Testament) Hebrews 12:9 (Bible, New Testament) What is the Fall? Why was it necessary? 2 Nephi 2:14 26 (Book of Mormon, pages 58 59) Alma 42:2 9 (Book of Mormon, pages ) What is the purpose of your life here? How could this knowledge affect the decisions you make each day? 2 Nephi 2:25 27 (Book of Mormon, page 59) Alma 34:32 (Book of Mormon, page 295) 20
21 What is the Atonement? How can it help you in your daily life? John 3:16 17 (Bible, New Testament) Romans 3:23 25 (Bible, New Testament) 2 Nephi 2:6 8 (Book of Mormon, page 57) Alma 7:11 12 (Book of Mormon, page 225) Alma 42:22 23 (Book of Mormon, pages ) What is the spirit world? What happens there? 1 Peter 4:6 (Bible, New Testament) Alma 40:11 14 (Book of Mormon, page 308) What does it mean to be resurrected? Who will be resurrected? Why is resurrection important? 2 Nephi 9:13 15 (Book of Mormon, pages 73 74) Alma 11:42 45 (Book of Mormon, pages ) What is heaven? Why are there different levels of glory? 1 Corinthians 15:40 43 (Bible, New Testament) 21
22 WORSHIP WITH US COME AND SEE HOW THE RESTORED GOSPEL CAN BLESS YOUR LIFE Sacrament meeting is the main worship service. It usually lasts a little over an hour and typically consists of the following: Hymns: Sung by the congregation. (Hymnbooks are provided.) Prayers: Offered by local Church members. The sacrament: Bread and water are blessed and passed to the congregation in remembrance of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Speakers: Usually one or two preassigned members of the congregation speak on gospel topics. Dress: Men and boys generally wear suits or nice pants with a shirt and tie. Women and girls wear dresses or skirts. Donations are not requested during worship services. 22
23 We also invite you to attend additional meetings, according to your interests and age group. The order and availability of these meetings may vary. Sunday School: Classes for studying the scriptures and doctrines of the gospel. Priesthood meetings: Classes for men and boys ages 12 and older. Relief Society: Classes for women ages 18 and older. Young Women: Classes for girls ages 12 to 18. Primary: Group service and classes for children ages 3 to 11. A nursery for children ages 18 months to 3 years is often available. Sacrament meeting time: Chapel address: 23
24 What Should I Do? Read the Book of Mormon. Suggested readings: Pray to know that what the missionaries have taught is true. Attend church. Prepare to be baptized on Visit to learn more about Heavenly Father s plan for His children. Continue meeting with the missionaries to learn more about the truths God has restored through modern-day prophets. Next appointment: Missionaries names and phone number: Image Credits Front cover: Detail from He Is Risen, by Del Parson Del Parson. Do not copy Page 11: Detail from Christ in Gethsemane, by Harry Anderson Page 13: He Is Risen, by Greg Olsen. Greg Olsen. Do not copy Pages 3, 4, 8, 22, 23 by Steve Bunderson 2008 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in the USA. English approval: 7/08 ENGLISH
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