Decisions for Successful Living, pp. 164-165; “There is no truth more plainly taught in the Gospel than that our condition in the next world will depend upon the kind of lives we live here. ‘All that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth; they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.’ (John 5:28-29.) Is it not just as reasonable to suppose that the conditions in which we now live have been determined by the kind of lives we lived in the pre-existent world of spirits? That the apostles understood this principle is indicated by their question to the Master when the man who was blind from his birth was healed of his blindness, ‘Master, who did sin, this man or his parents that he was born blind?’ (John 9:2.) Now perhaps you will have a partial answer to some of your questions as to why, if God is a just Father, that some of his children are born of an enlightened race and in a time when the Gospel is upon the earth, while others are born of a heathen parentage in a benighted, backward country; and still others are born to parents who have the mark of a black skin with which the seed of Cain were cursed and whose descendants were to be denied the rights of the priesthood of God” – LDS Prophet, Harold B. Lee, 1973
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The ability to communicate directly with God in prayer is one of the greatest blessings a believer possesses, and yet it’s the one thing many don’t access very often (myself included). When I take the time to think about why my prayer life isn’t what I’d like to be I have to admit that it has a lot to do with laziness, and pretty much just letting the business of life take over my time. Also it has to do with feeling my prayers are weak, and not knowing what I should say, or how I should say it. Anyone else ever feel that way?
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged Alive in Christ, Bruce McConkie 1982 BYU speech, false doctrines of Mormonism, false teacher of Mormonism, personal relationship with Jesus not needed, Robert Millet on 07/29/2015 | Leave a Comment »
Alive in Christ, The Miracle of Spiritual Rebirth, p. 140; “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is absolutely indispensable to our salvation. No supposed personal relationship with Jesus, no commitment to the gospel, no high level of Christian conduct in society can compensate for what is to be found in the Church.” – Robert Millet, 1997
Posted in July, Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged Best of Lowell Bennion pg 262, Christianity, false doctrines of Mormonism, Jesus, Luke 18:9-14, prodigal son, works vs. grace on 07/29/2015 | Leave a Comment »
July 29 – Luke 18:9-14; “And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: 10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. 12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. 13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.”
On the heels of the Church’s latest announcement on ‘finding’ the names of 57,000 deceased Mormon pioneers, a few questions about their temples come to mind.
Ecclesiastes 9:5; “For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.”
Posted in July, Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged Acts 2:27, Christianity, Ensign November 1978, false doctrines of Mormonism, Jesus, Marion Romney, souls dissolve, Worth of Souls on 07/28/2015 | 1 Comment »