Sunday, May 2, 2010

New Month, New Theme

The Conversion of Peter, by Caravaggio

Time for a new month and new scripture theme. I have to say I will miss the General Conference theme; I enjoyed it a lot and am continuing to read the talks. Hopefully the new theme this month -- conversion -- will be just as enjoyable.

From President Faust:

Peter’s conversion to the great principle that the gospel of Jesus Christ is for everyone is another example of this slowness to comprehend. He had been an eyewitness, as he stated in 2 Peter: “For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty” (2 Pet. 1:16). To what had he been an eyewitness? He had been an eyewitness to everything in the Savior’s ministry.

Following Christ’s encounter with the Samaritan at the well of Jacob, Peter had seen the Savior welcome the Samaritans, who were loathed by the Jews (see John 4). But when Peter saw a vision and heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common” (Acts 10:15), he was thoroughly confused. Finally, when Peter was fully converted to the instruction and had received a spiritual confirmation, he “opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him” (Acts 10:34–35).

James E. Faust, “The Surety of a Better Testament,” Ensign, Sep 2003, 2–6

Scripture of the Day: 2 Peter 1:16 (as linked above in President Faust's quote)

1 comment:

  1. I look forward to fallowing this month and learning more about conversion. As I am working to become converted my self. You always leave me inspired. Thank you!


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