Old Testament
Lesson 2
“Thou Wast Chosen Before Thou Wast Born”


Lesson Highlights

A study of this lesson will help us understand the doctrine of foreordination and our responsibility to help build up the kingdom of God and bring souls to Christ.

Scripture references for study:  Abraham 3; Moses 4:1–4
    Note: Underlined scripture references have been hyperlinked to the LDS Scriptures at LDS.org and will open in a new window.

Lesson 2 Handout (PDF)


Introduction

WHERE DID WE GET THE BOOK OF ABRAHAM?

Resource Note 1.

For additional information see Translation and Historicity of the Book of Abraham at LDS.org.


Thou Wast Chosen Before Thou Wast Born - Abraham 3

Abraham learns that in the pre-mortal life many spirits were foreordained.


Jesus Christ Was Chosen in the Council in Heaven

READ ABRAHAM 3:24-28.

READ MOSES 4:1-4.


We Chose To Follow Jesus Christ

WHOM DID WE CHOOSE TO FOLLOW IN THIS COUNCIL IN HEAVEN?

HOW DO WE KNOW WE CHOSE TO FOLLOW JESUS CHRIST?

"And they who keep their first estate shall be added upon; and they who keep not their first estate shall not have glory in the same kingdom with those who keep their first estate; and they who keep their second estate shall have glory added upon their heads for ever and ever." (Abraham 3:26)

Lucifer/Satan and his followers were cast out of Heaven.


Gospel Doctrine Notebook

Record your thoughts about the doctrine of foreordination. How does an understanding of the great eternal plan, as laid out in the our pre-earthly life, affect your life today? How will you apply this knowledge in coming days?


Resources Used In This Lesson

A New Witness for the Articles of Faith by Bruce R. McConkie.

Adversity by Elaine Cannon.

BYU Speeches of the Year.

BYU Studies.

Collected Discourses, Volume 4.

Conference Reports (CR).

Doctrines For Exaltation: The 1989 Sperry Symposium on the Doctrine and Covenants, edited by Susan Easton Black.

Encyclopedia of Mormonism edited by Daniel H. Ludlow.

Go Forward With Faith: The Biography of Gordon B. Hinckley by Sheri L. Dew.

Gospel Truth: Discourses and Writings of George Q. Cannon.

History of the Church (HC).

Jesus the Christ by James E. Talmage.

LDS Church News.

Millennial Star.

Mormon Doctrine by Bruce R. McConkie.

Not My Will, But Thine by Neal A. Maxwell.

Studies In Scripture, Volume 2: The Pearl of Great Price edited by Robert L. Millet and Kent P. Jackson.

Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson.

Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith selected and arranged by Joseph Fielding Smith.


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