Enduring to the end is not a separate step in the doctrine of Christ—as though we complete the first four steps and then hunker down, grit our teeth, and wait to die. No, enduring to the end is actively and intentionally repeating the steps in the doctrine of Christ.
We are a making-and-keeping-covenants people, and nothing better shapes us than the sacred covenants we make to the Lord. We live these covenants when we follow His plan, and we come to know who we really are.
Let us establish clearly our priorities in life. Let us go to the sacrament table repenting of our sins and renewing our covenants on a weekly basis. Let us serve others. Let us fast from critical talk and worldly behavior. Let us feast upon the Word.
E. Dale LeBaron shares stories about the African converts who lived faithful to the gospel for years before receiving the blessing of baptism.
Almost every principle and every doctrine of the Church can be made simple if we make the effort. It is absolutely possible to live righteously and properly in a simple way.
Theodore M. Burton speaks about the doctrine of baptism and discusses what our doctrine teaches on what it means to be born again.
Christ commanded Nicodemus to be born again, of water and of the spirit. More than the ordinances of baptism and confirmation, that means a change of heart.