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“Quench Not the Spirit Which Quickens the Inner Man,” Ensign, Nov. 2007, 38; “Do you wish to know the price to be paid for the privileges that are offered after we have received the Holy Ghost? The price is not a predetermined or fixed amount; rather, it is determined by each of us individually.

“If you set your payment, which is your personal effort, very low, you may not be able to avail yourself of all the Spirit has to offer. You may even quench the Spirit! However, if you set your personal contribution high, you will reap an abundant harvest from the Spirit. The payment I reference is, of course, not money; rather, it is a greater commitment to and involvement in personal spiritual endeavors and behaviors.” – Keith Hilbig (more…)

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Today we’re looking at a talk given by LDS apostle, Russell Ballard he gave back in 2007. The reason this matters more than a decade later?

Members of the Church are still using this talk in their daily lives today.

Mr. Ballard’s talk focused on a handful of ‘facts’ about the Church that members could share with nonmembers who are seeking info on Mormonism.

General Conference, ‘Faith, Family Facts and Truth,’ October 2007

“Mormons place particularly strong emphasis on family as the basic unit of the Church and of society. We have a deep commitment to marriage (defined as a union between one man and one woman). Polygamy, a limited practice in the early pioneer days of the Church, was discontinued in 1890, some 117 years ago. (more…)

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