"I AM the way, the truth, and the life. No man cometh unto the Father, but by me." ~ John 14:6
Jesus invites all to come unto and follow him. He is the example that we must follow and there is no other name given nor any other way nor means whereby salvation can come unto the children of men. Only in and through the name of Christ, the Lord Omnipotent does man find the true path to God and God's Kingdom.1
The world and the ways thereof are wickedness and most men arc caught and ensnared in the web of wickedness it does spin. Jesus bids you to come out of the world and to follow him and his paths of righteousness. The world is turned upside down were evil is deemed good and good is deemed evil, and Wo unto those of the world who partake thereof. In that day of the fullness of their eniquity they shall be burned as stuble. For the thoughts and ways of God are not those of the world, for God's ways and righteousness stands above and apart from those of the world.2
Because of the great and spaceous building of the sinners of the world, who do but mock the righteous of God, many are drawn away into the paths of darkness. Governments propound and instigate such, liberal media doeth espouse and support it, such as Hollywood doeth glamorize and embellish it, false Christians do proceed to accept and even teach it; but the ways of God are not the ways of man and never will be. Men ARE NOT left to define God according to thier desires and personal designs. 'Freedom' is not the right whereby men may justify wickedness.3 God gave men their agency that they might choose good rather than evil. And when men choose evil that will reap the consequeces of it whether it be sooner or later, in this life or in the next, the punishment and damnation of those who are and live the evil ways of the devil will be punished. The only way that man may escape this is to come unto Christ and repent of their wicked ways and put on the protective cloke of righteousness.4
God's laws and commandments are clear to the faithful in Christ. And no amount nor degree of public acceptance or legislation of condonment will ever effect what those laws and commandments are. And the repercussions of not living by God's laws and commandments will bring upon the heads of men great judgments.
God's law of Chasity is this: Sexual relations are to be held sacred and are ordained of God unto the purpose of God, to multiply and fill the earth. And they are only to be participated in by a man and a woman in the bonds of holy marital matrimony. Abstance is the law and the rule outside of such marriage. And all such which is participated in outside of marriage is an abomination in the sight of God. It is a wicknesses which is next to and akin to murder. The lust of it drew even King David into the snare of it and into his loss of his possible eternal glory. And David was and is held guilty for the murder of Uriah which it did lead to.
The commandments are clearly stated in the scriptures. And they are not open to worldly interpretation, either by the governemnts of men nor by the falsifications of explanations by the wolves that falsely invade the folds supposedly dedicated unto Jesus. Where such has entered in, the flock is dispoiled and not spared unto God. Supposed 'political correctness' is no excuse before the judgments of God in up holding his laws and commandments of what is righteousness and what is sin.
Yes the wicked do take the true word and commandments of God to be a 'hard thing'. And that is because it is not the way that they have chosen to live by. Unto the righteous the ways and laws of God are but a light thing as they are not caught up in the burdens of the world. And even unto the wicked the Lord doth say, "Come unto me. Cast your burdens upon me in repentance. And though your sins be as scarlet, you will be made as pure as the driven snow.'
To those who do but pursist in their sins, they do become hardened in them. To them who come unto Christ and repent and receive of his forgiveness, to them will be found the joys of God. Satan and sin is miserable, and Lucifer is the most miserable and desires to make all men miserable like unto himself. The Devil does not love you. He hates you and does no good thing for you. It is only in Jesus that you will find the love of God for you. And Jesus has and will do all things that he can for you and to your benefit for he doeth love you. Come unto him and be healed. Repent of wickedness before it doeth destroy you. Only in Christ is to be found life, even life eternal.
"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time." ~ 1 John 2:15-18
1 2 Nephi 9:41; Mosiah 3:17; Alma 38:9; Helaman 6:9
There is a very strong message in the Hymn 116, Come, Follow Me. In terms of God's Eternal Plan for man the message is a key to eternity. While those of the world will scoff and mock from that great and spaceous building of the pride of the world, the hymn's message taken to the heart of the true humble followers of Jesus Christ may find precisely the answer they need in making their way along the narrow path to Heaven. Read the sacred words of this scriptural hymn as found in the LDS 'Green Scriptural Pslams' of the Latter-days.
Come, Follow Me