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General Conference, ‘The Personal Journey of a Child of God’, April 2021 “Each person who comes to earth is a unique son or daughter of God. Our personal journey did not begin at birth. …  As covenant children of God, we love, honor, nurture, safeguard, and welcome those spirits who are coming from the premortal world. …

The Sacred Decision to Have a Child

It is concerning that even in some of the most prosperous countries of the world, fewer children are being born. “God’s commandment for His children to multiply and replenish the earth remains in force.”

…remember that each spirit child of God is coming to earth on his or her own personal journey…As you receive these precious children in the Savior’s name… I promise you that the Lord will bless you and shower His love and approval upon you.” — Neil L. Andersen Continue Reading »

 May 5 – “Hear O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD”.  Deut. 6:4.

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“Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, 25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.” Jude 1:24-25

‘Christ Is Risen; Faith in Him Will Move Mountains’ “Talk summary: “My dear brothers and sisters, my call to you this Easter morning is to start today to increase your faith. …

To do anything well requires effort. Becoming a true disciple of Jesus Christ is no exception. First, study. Become an engaged learner. Second, choose to believe in Jesus Christ. Third, act in faith. Fourth, partake of sacred ordinances worthily. And fifth, ask your Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, for help.

“Faith takes work. Receiving revelation takes work. … Do not minimize the faith you already have. It takes faith to join the Church and remain faithful.”” — Russell Nelson, Sunday April 4 2021 Continue Reading »

Leaving Mormonism brings many new discoveries, some more shocking than others.

This particular subject matter was one of the most surprising for me based on its brazen audacity to openly lie to the Mormon people.

Little did I know as a Mormon, the Church has spent an extraordinary amount of time retro-engineering their beloved founder’s prophetic wisdom.

Not only have they done this with their signature canon, the BoM, but they went so far as to touch up the Doctrine and Covenants, Pearl of Great Price, Joe Smith’s History, and even the History of the Church as well.

We know they’ve rewritten the canon simply because they’ve told us so in their release of the ‘Joseph Smith Papers’, which contains sidebar notes telling us of the revisions.

Today we’re checking out their ‘handiwork’ by comparing the Book of Commandments written in 1833, with the Doctrine and Covenants which they’ve dated as 1828. (As an FYI, their spelling errors have been left intact.)

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May 2 –The Name of the Lord.  Ps. 113:2 “Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for evermore.”

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General Conference, ‘Jesus Christ: The Caregiver of Our Soul’, April 2021 “Through Jesus Christ and His atoning sacrifice, we can experience a mighty change of mind and heart, bringing a fresh attitude, both toward God and toward life in general. When we sincerely repent of our sins and turn our hearts and will to God and His commandments, we can receive His forgiveness and feel the influence of His Holy Spirit in greater abundance. Mercifully, we avoid having to experience the depth of suffering the Savior endured. …

My dear friends, I testify to you that as we genuinely repent of our sins, we allow the atoning sacrifice of Christ to become wholly effective in our life. We will become free from the bondage of sin, find joy in our earthly journey, and become eligible to receive eternal salvation, which was prepared from the foundation of the world for all who believe in Jesus Christ and come unto Him.” — Ulisses Soares [emp. added] Continue Reading »

LDS Newsroom General Conference, Sunday Afternoon Session, April 2021 “Telling listeners that they have been “blessed abundantly” to learn about eternal principles from the Lord’s authorized servants, Elder Bednar invited Latter-day Saints to “learn, live and love principles of righteousness.”

“Only gospel truths can enable us to ‘cheerfully do all things that lie in our power’ to press forward on the covenant path and to ‘see the salvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed,’” Elder Bednar said.”

For more info see David A. Bednar: ‘The Principles of My Gospel’.

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April 29 – Dead Works. Matthew 5:16; “Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

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General Conference, ‘Defending Our Divinely Inspired Constitution’, April 2021 “Because of the many threats that undermine the principles of the Constitution, Latter-day Saints have a unique responsibility to uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution by praying for the Lord to guide and bless all nations and their leaders.

Learn and advocate the principles of the Constitution by seeking out wise and good persons and be knowledgeable citizens.

“No party, platform or individual candidate can satisfy all personal preferences. Each citizen must therefore decide which issues are most important to him or her at any particular time.

Then, members should seek inspiration on how to exercise their influence according to their individual priorities. This process will not be easy.” — Dallin H. Oaks Continue Reading »

General Conference, ‘The Gospel Light of Truth and Love’, April 2021 “Thanks to the commencing of the ongoing Restoration just over 200 years ago, “the gospel light of truth and love” now shines brightly throughout the earth. … Highlighting the rapid growth of the Church, President Russell M. Nelson recently said: “Today, the Lord’s work in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is moving forward at an accelerated pace. The Church will have an unprecedented, unparalleled future.”

As we gather on both sides of the veil, as we make sacrifices to serve and make the temple pivotal in our lives, the Lord is truly building us — He is building His covenant people.” — Alan R. Walker Continue Reading »

April 26 – LDS: Works and Jesus’ Blood Needed for Salvation Leviticus 17:11; “For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.”

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‘Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.’ Isaiah 12:2

General Conference, ‘They Cannot Prevail; We Cannot Fail’, April 2021 “Just going to church once a week is not enough to build upon the rock. Our entire lives should be filled with the gospel of Jesus Christ. The gospel is not part of our life, but our life is actually part of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Think about it. Is that not true? Our mortal life is only part of the whole plan of salvation and exaltation.” — Chi Hong (Sam) Wong Continue Reading »

 April 24 – Is. 9:6; “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

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 April 23 – King David & Murderers. 2 Samuel 7:16; “And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever.” 2 Samuel 12:13; “And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the LORD. And Nathan said unto David, The LORD also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die.”

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General Conference, ‘Essential Conversations’, April 2021 “…The Holy Ghost is essential to our children’s testimony of and conversion to Jesus Christ…  Consider the value of family conversations about the gospel of Jesus Christ, essential conversations, that can invite the Spirit. … To do so, we can assist children in recognizing when they are feeling the Spirit and in discerning what actions cause the Spirit to leave…” — Joy D. Jones Continue Reading »

“Free will carried many a soul to hell, but never a soul to heaven.” Charles Spurgeon

General Conference, ‘Essential Conversations’, April 2021 “There is a uniquely special time in children’s lives when they are protected from Satan’s influence. It is a time when they are innocent and sin free. It is a sacred time for parent and child. Children are to be taught, by word and example, before and after they have “arrived unto the years of accountability before God.” …  As we nurture and prepare our children, we allow for their agency…and we never, ever, give up on them. After all, isn’t this the Lord’s way with each of us?” — Joy D. Jones Continue Reading »

 April 20 – Luke 23:44; “And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour”.

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 April 18 – By their fruits. Matt. 7:20-23; “Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.  Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

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April 18 – Cult Characteristics. 1 Corinthians 15:16, 29 “For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: 29 Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? Why are they then baptized for the dead?”

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General Conference, ‘Why the Covenant Path’, April 2021 “…there are many who, while not on the covenant path themselves, act in a way that mirrors the choices and contributions of those who are on the path. You might say they reap the blessings of walking a “covenant-consistent” path. What, then, is the difference of the covenant path?

Actually, the difference is uniquely and eternally significant. It includes the nature of our obedience, the character of God’s commitment to us, the divine help we receive, the blessings tied to gathering as a covenant people, and most importantly, our eternal inheritance.” — D. Todd Christofferson [emp. added] Continue Reading »

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