Excerpt from The Latter-Day Saints' Millennial Star, Vol. 76: August 13, 1914
Do we owe Him so little that we can afford to pass our time In comfort and ease, caring nothing for the greater and better things of life - nothing for the laws which Christ laid down for our sal vation? Is it not better by far to be live fish going against the stream - if we may find peace, happiness and love at the end - than to go with the stream, and fail to realize the purpose of our creation? Shall we be of the world, and regret forever that we have not attained to what we might have been through our failure to improve the opportunities that have been offered to us? Our eyes are open, free agency is given to all, and two roads lie before us from which to choose. I need not say where the respective roads lead, for this we all know, and if we would but make a care ful study of the matter, we will know which is the better way.
But I am wandering from my subject, the fatherhood of God, and I will now return to it. For some time past I have been searching for scriptural texts that are pertinent to my leading thought, and by the time we have read a few of them we will see that never for a moment was the fatherhood of God absent from the mind of Christ. On one occasion, when speaking of the love of God for mankind, taking a little child to Himself, He said, Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish (matt. 18: And another passage reads: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved (john 3: 16.
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