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.
- Thomas S. Monson, “Stand in Holy Places,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2011, 82−86.
- Gospel Topics, “Light of Christ”; lds.org/topics.
- Boyd K. Packer, “The Light of Christ,” Ensign, Apr. 2005, 8−14.
- “Patterns of Light”: Elder David A. Bednar explains in a three-part series how the Light of Christ affects us.