Becoming Children of Light

To become children of light means to reject the power of the adversary and to choose daily to follow the Light of Christ. Read the full article.
—Elder Craig C. Christensen


Doctrine of Light

  • Jesus Christ is the light and life of the world (see Mosiah 16:9). This is His divine nature.
  • Joseph Smith’s experience in the Sacred Grove teaches us the depth of the spiritual power of light.
  • As we follow the Savior and embrace light, we become His children, children of light.

Children of Light

  • We have been given the light of the gospel through the Atonement of Jesus Christ.
  • When the light of the gospel shines in us, we are children of light.
  • We are drawn to that which is virtuous, clean, and pure.
  • Children of light let their light shine so that others may see their goodness (see Matthew 5:16) and be inspired.
  • Children of light exercise great faith as they listen to and heed the words of the prophets.

Counsel from President Monson

  • He invites us to strengthen our commitment to live the gospel.
  • He asks us to rescue and strengthen those around us.


  • We don’t need to wait until we are perfect before we can be a light to the world.
  • Becoming children of light is a process.
  • Heavenly Father relies on us to help bring all of His children home to Him.
  • As we seek the light of the Savior we will receive more light, becoming brighter every day.

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  • Patterns of Light”: Elder David A. Bednar explains in a three-part series how the Light of Christ affects us.