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
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Resource notes: Click on links for expanded information.

Lesson 2 Handout (PDF format)


Introduction

  1. WHERE DID WE GET THE BOOK OF ABRAHAM?
  2. Resource Note 1.

Thou Wast Chosen Before Thou Wast Born - Abraham 3

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

Jesus Christ Was Chosen In Council In Heaven

  1. READ ABRAHAM 3:24-28.
  2. READ MOSES 4:1-4.

We Chose To Follow Jesus Christ

  1. WHOM DID WE CHOOSE TO FOLLOW IN THIS COUNCIL IN HEAVEN?
  2. HOW DO WE KNOW WE CHOSE TO FOLLOW JESUS CHRIST?
  3. "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)
  4. Lucifer/Satan and his followers were cast out of Heaven.


Gospel Doctrine Notebook

  1. 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?


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