the gift of eternal life?
Source: Ensign » 2008 » November (local
The article writes:
"And because of the Atonement, eternal life — which is living forever in God’s presence, the
greatest of all the gifts of God — became a possibility. To qualify for eternal life, we must
make an eternal and everlasting covenant with our Heavenly Father."
On the one hand, the LDS Church teaches that eternal life is a gift.
On the other hand, she
teaches that you must earn or qualify for this gift.
Think about that for a moment. Have you
ever received a Christmas gift or a birthday gift?
Did you have to qualify for this gift or was
it really a free (and unearned) gift given solely
due to love?
If you have to qualify or earn something, then
it is not a gift.