*I feel as if we are being told to get over the small petty things, and humble ourselves. We are supposed to be of one mind and one heart. We are not to dis-ban and turn against one another. The Gospel is about unity and love. We are to lift one another up higher than we could do on our own. I love that thought.
* It’s true that in order to gain your own testimony you have to gradually take yourself off of your parents’ testimony and strength. It takes a lot of action to find your testimony, and I really do believe you have to do it, knowing that it will take work on your part.
*I think that in Philippians 4:13, it describes the solution to this difficult decision. Through Christ we can do all things, even things more difficult then we alone can bear. Christ knows our situations and he knows our hearts. We must do the right thing, and continue to have faith that those we love will have softened hearts.
*This writing is an example of 2 Nephi 32:3, because we will always face difficult decisions and difficult circumstances in our lives. The scriptures will literally answer all questions we face about decisions we need to make, or will bring us the peace we are seeking. “The words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do.” If we read our scriptures, then I know we will be blessed with answers.
Choice 5: Hebrews 1-2. Jesus Christ is greater than Angels.
*Christ is superior to the Angels. It says in the Bible Dictionary under “Analysis of Hebrews” that, “…He has a more excellent name, inheritance, and higher calling. They are servants; He is the Son. If the word of Angels is important, how much more earnest heed we ought to give to the things spoken by the Lord.”
*Hebrews 1; 3 great truths Paul wrote about the Savior:
1. He is better than the angels, because “He has obtained a more excellent name than they” (Hebrews 1:4)
2. Christ is a sceptre of righteousness. (Hebrews 1:8)
3. Christ loved righteousness more than iniquity; therefore was blessed by God above all others.
*Christ tasted death, so that He would know what man would one day suffer. “For in that he himself suffered being tempted, he is able to succor them that are tempted” (Hebrews 2:18). Christ came to earth to experience immortality so that He would know what the children of God would face. He did it for us, so that He could more perfectly understand us and comfort us. We can find grace in time of need, through our Savior who so died for us.
“Yea, I say unto you come and fear not, and lay aside every sin, which easily doth beset you, which doth bind you down to destruction, yea, come and go forth, and show unto your God that ye are willing to repent of your sins and enter into a covenant with him to keep his commandments, and witness t unto him this day by going into the water of baptism. Book of Mormon, (Alma 7:15)
"Now I say unto you that ye must repent, and be born again; for the Spirit saith if ye are not born again ye cannot inherit the kingdom of heaven; therefore come and be baptized unto repentance, that ye may be washed from your sins, that ye may have faith on the Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world, who is mighty to save and to cleanse from all unrighteousness. (Alma 7:14)
Our Savior tells us not to be afraid to repent, because if we don't, His death will have been in vain.