“The great plan of salvation is a theme which ought
to occupy our strict attention,
and be regarded
as one of heaven’s best gifts to mankind.”
History of the Church 2:23
During a lesson in Relief Society the teacher read the quote above about the Plan of Salvation occupying our strict attention. I could draw the standard Plan of Salvation diagram with its circles and slashes with my eyes closed, what more was there to study? It bothered me, until I discovered bits and pieces of the Plan of Salvation scattered throughout the Book of Mormon. Jarom, a descendant of Lehi asks, "what could I write more than my fathers have written? For have not they revealed the plan of salvation?" (Jarom 1:2).
The Plan of Salvation is given life and color and clarity in the words of the Book of Mormon!
I wanted a way that I could record these bits and pieces in a way that would allow me to study and learn more about each part of the Plan of Salvation. I also wanted something that my kids could work on as they independently read the Book of Mormon (when they are a little older)- a way for them to find the truths of the Plan of Salvation in the Book of Mormon.
I ended up creating a study guide for the Plan of Salvation. It can be filled out as a project, or just added to as you read through the scriptures. I have mine in a three ring binder which allows me to add pictures, more pages, and conference talks that are illuminating, like this one!
The Plan of Salvation truly is "one of heaven's best gifts to mankind" and actively searching out the doctrines has helped me to see more clearly the things which God would have me do here on earth, and the person that He would have me become!