26 January 2014

What Sister Breksa teaches about God

"God is Our Loving Heavenly Father.

"God is our Heavenly Father.  We are His children. He has a body of flesh and bone that is glorified and perfected. He loves us. He weeps with us when we suffer and rejoices when we do what is right.  He wants to communicate with us, and we can communicate with Him through sincere prayer.

"He has given us this experience on earth so we can learn and grow.  We can show our love for Him through our choices and our obedience to His commandments.

"Heavenly Father has provided us, His children, with a way to be successful in this life and to return to live in His presence.  However, we must be pure and clean through obedience in order to do so. Disobedience moves us away from Him. Central to our Father's plan is Jesus Christ's atonement. The Atonement included Christ's suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane as well as His suffering and death on the cross. Through the Atonement we can be freed from the burden of our sins and develop faith and strength to face our trails."

Preach My Gospel: A Guide to Missionary Service (LDS Church 2004)

and a part of the above written in Japanese,

神はあなたの天の御父です。神はあなたのことをよく御存じで,人には想像もできないくらい,あなたのことを愛して おられます。神は,この世でも永遠の世界でも,あなたが幸 せになることを願っておられます。 あなたが幸せになるために, は一つの計画を立てられました。 その計画は「イエス・キリストの 福音*」と呼ばれています。イエ ス・キリストは神の御子です。イエス・キリストの生涯と教えは, この世で平安を得,永遠の世で喜 びを得る方法を示しています。