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Calling and Election

See also Election

Righteous followers of Christ can become numbered among the elect who gain the assurance of exaltation. This calling and election begins with repentance and baptism. It becomes complete when they “press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end” (2 Ne. 31:19–20). The scriptures call this process making our calling and election sure (2 Pet. 1:4–11; D&C 131:5–6).

  • Ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests:Ex. 19:5–6; ( Rev. 1:6; )
  • God hath from the beginning chosen the elect for salvation:2 Thes. 2:13;
  • Give diligence to make your calling and election sure:2 Pet. 1:10;
  • The Lord may seal you his:Mosiah 5:15;
  • I covenant with thee that thou shalt have eternal life:Mosiah 26:20;
  • Faithful priesthood holders become the church and kingdom and the elect of God:D&C 84:33–34;
  • The more sure word of prophecy means knowing that one is sealed up unto eternal life:D&C 131:5–6;
  • I seal upon you your exaltation:D&C 132:49;