“For by This Name Shall Ye Be Called at the Last Day”

Brant Gardner

In the context of names we see that the answer is not to name the church, but the emphasize the name of Christ! It is not the naming of the church that is the answer, but the fact that “ye must take upon you the name of Christ.” In the context of ancient naming, look at the importance of the sentence; “For by this name shall ye be called at the last day.” Why is calling by this name at the last day be so important? Just as contextually Jesus was “called” in prayer, and he came, so shall we respond to this name when it is called. It will be the key to our entry into the kingdom. The essential issue isn’t just the naming of the church, but the naming of the person: “And whoso taketh upon him my name, and endureth to the end, the same shall be saved at the last day.”

Multidimensional Commentary on the Book of Mormon