Sections 18 and 19

Read Doctrine and Covenants sections 18 and 19

Section 18

The worth of souls is great in the sight of God (10-11)

The Lord is glad when anyone repents (13-16)

Further requirements for bringing people unto Christ:  (18-19)

The church of the devil (20) Personal characteristics and duties of the Twelve Apostles (27-29)

Two of the Three Witnesses assigned to search the future Twelve Apostles (37-39)

Section 19

 Christ has subdued (i.e. conquered, mastered, triumphed over, subjugated) all things (2-3)

The final judgment (3)
President Dallin H. Oaks

"Many Bible and modern scriptures speak of a final judgment at which all persons will be rewarded according to their deeds or works or the desires of their hearts. But other scriptures enlarge upon this by referring to our being judged by the condition we have achieved. …

"The Final Judgment is not just an evaluation of a sum total of good and evil acts––what we have done. It is an acknowledgment of the final effect of our acts and thoughts––what we have become. It is not enough for anyone just to go through the motions. The commandments, ordinances, and covenants of the gospel are not a list of deposits required to be made in some heavenly account. The gospel of Jesus Christ is a plan that shows us how to become what our Heavenly Father desires us to become" ("The Challenge to Become," Ensign, Nov. 2000, 32).
The eternal character (and not duration) of the final punishment (6-7,10)

The intensity of Christ's suffering during the atonement (15-20)

When preaching the gospel, declare repentance only (21-22,31) How to have peace in God (23,38)

Questions for Review

1. Some of the world's philosophies declare that human beings are naturally worthless. Should Latter-day Saints agree with that idea? (18:10)

2. What is the Lord's reaction when someone repents? (18:13)

3. What is the extent of Jesus Christ's powers? (19:2-3)

4. What does the final judgment at the "end of the world" mean? (19:3; President Dallin H. Oaks)

5. What is "eternal punishment"? (19:10-12)

6. What forms of prayer did the Lord command us to practice? (19:28)

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