“Be Ye Converted” was a talk given by Bonnie L. Oscarson in the October 2013 General Conference.

Here is an outline of some ways she explains how to be truly converted:

• “One of the great heroes from the Old Testament was the prophet-warrior Joshua. He extended this invitation to the children of Israel, whom he led: ‘Choose you this day whom ye will serve; … but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.’ Joshua’s declaration demonstrates true conversion to the gospel. For Joshua and all of us, conversion to gospel principles comes through righteously living the principles of the gospel and being true to our covenants with the Lord.”

• “True conversion is more than merely having a knowledge of gospel principles and implies even more than just having a testimony of those principles. It is possible to have a testimony of the gospel without living it. Being truly converted means we are acting upon what we believe and allowing it to create “a mighty change in us, or in our hearts.” In the booklet True to the Faith, we learn that ‘conversion is a process, not an event. You become converted as a result of … righteous efforts to follow the Savior.’ It takes time, effort, and work.”

• “True conversion occurs as you continue to act upon the doctrines you know are true and keep the commandments, day after day, month after month.”

• “It is well to remember that no matter how inspired your parents and youth leaders may be, ‘you have [the] primary responsibility for your own conversion. No one can be converted for you, and no one can force you to be converted.’”

• “Conversion takes place as we are diligent about saying our prayers, studying our scriptures, attending church, and being worthy to participate in temple ordinances.”

• “Conversion comes as we act upon the righteous principles we learn in our homes and in the classroom.”

• “Conversion comes as we live pure and virtuous lives and enjoy the companionship of the Holy Ghost.”

• “Conversion comes as we understand the Atonement of Jesus Christ, acknowledge Him as our Savior and Redeemer, and allow the Atonement to take effect in our lives.”

• “As you are converted, you will have a desire to share with others what you have learned, and your confidence and ability to testify to others with conviction and power will increase. This desire to share the gospel with others and the confidence to testify boldly are natural results of true conversion.”

• “A person who has experienced true conversion draws upon the power of the Atonement and receives salvation for his or her own soul, then reaches out to exert a powerful influence upon all those who know him or her.”

http://castroller.com/podcasts/AudioGeneral/3773296?start=0

http://www.lds.org/general-conference/2013/10/be-ye-converted?lang=eng

Advertisements

“Be Ye Converted”

One thought on ““Be Ye Converted”

  1. Pingback: cheap lululemon

Leave a Reply