Topic: Purged to Meet God’s Standard
“The fierce flames, the fervent heat, the burning fires of the Second Coming that destroy the wicked shall also cleanse the righteous. When we say that the wicked and ungodly shall be consumed; when we say that only the righteous shall abide the day; when we say that there shall be an entire separation between the righteous and the wicked in that day–we must take into account the fact that there are no perfect men. All men fall short of divine standards; none attain the high state of excellence manifest in the life of the Lord Jesus; even the most faithful saints commit sin and live in some degree after the manner of the world. But such worldly works as remain with the righteous shall be burned so that the saints themselves may be saved. Let us take this comforting assurance from the inspired writings of one of our apostolic colleagues of old.
“Paul said: ‘Other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.’ Our house of salvation must be built on Christ. He is our Savior, our Redeemer, our Advocate, our Mediator. He brought life and immortality to light through his gospel. He alone makes salvation possible; we are saved by his goodness and grace, provided we keep his commandments.” – Bruce R. McConkie, “The Millennial Messiah: The Second Coming of the Son of Man,” p. 543