Since 2017, I have been serving as a Sunday School teacher, so posts on this blog have slowed down.

On a weekly basis, I will post potential class discussion material at lpwgospeldoctrine.blogspot.com.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Drinking the living water symbolizes making one’s calling and election sure

“Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting [aiōnios, ‘eternal’] life” (John 4:13-4).

“Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth [pisteuō, ‘have faith’] on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water” (John 7:37-8).

“But unto him that keepeth my commandments I will give the mysteries of my kingdom, and the same shall be in him a well of living water, springing up unto everlasting life” (D&C 63:23).

“Then knowledge through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is the grand key that unlocks the glories and mysteries of the kingdom of heaven” (Joseph Smith, HC 5:388).

The living water is more than just the sacramental cup given to a person by a priesthood holder.

It is Christ alone who symbolically gives a person the living water that causes him or her to never thirst spiritually in mortality, and springs up to eternal life.