I recently heard a great talk by John Bytheway. He shared this scenario:
“Imagine if suddenly everyone heard a voice, as if from a loudspeaker. It says, ‘Attention everyone. We regret to inform you that the Plan of Salvation has failed.’ Pause. ‘You may now resume your purposeless existence.'”
Wouldn’t that be awful? Think about it. All of us, in the backs of our minds, know that there is a reason for our existence and that we can return to Heavenly Father because repentance and the Atonement. Although if the Plan of Salvation weren’t in place, I know I wouldn’t be living the way I am now! I would be living like there’s no consequences, and I wouldn’t be happy. I’d be wondering what the point of life is.
The funny part is that some people think that their existence in life is pointless even with the Plan of Salvation!
This is why we need to share the gospel, so that our brothers and sisters don’t need to feel hopeless anymore. In Mosiah 28, verse 3, it talks about the sons of Mosiah, preparing to serve missions after repenting of their sins. It says: “Now they were desirous that salvation should be declared to every creature, for they could not bear that any human soul should perish; yea, even the very thoughts that any soul should endure endless torment did cause them to quake and tremble.”
This is how we need to feel! I hope we can all find some ways to share the gospel with those who are wandering.
Spread the word that YOU will one day return to Heavenly Father!
What is the Plan of Salvation? Here is some videos to explain…