You Never Check Your Religion At The Door


“We check our religion at the door”? Lesson number one for the establishment of Zion in the 21st century: You never check your religion at the door.

That kind of discipleship cannot be—it is not discipleship at all. As the prophet Alma taught, we are “to stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places that [we] may be in” (Mosiah 18:9)—not just some of the time, in a few places, or when our team has a big lead.

Whatever the situation or provocation or problem, no true disciple of Christ can check his or her religion at the door.

Source: Jeffrey R. Holland, “The Call to Be Christlike”, Ensign June 2014. Jeffrey R. Holland serves as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read the full text of this article.

Called Unto Liberty is researched, compiled, and edited (with occasional commentary and explanatory notes) by Steve Farrell, Editor In Chief of The Moral Liberal. Copyright © 2014 Steve Farrell and The Moral Liberal.