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General Conference, ‘Sisters in Zion’, October 2020 “You sisters … do not hold a second place in our Father’s plan for the eternal happiness and well-being of His children. You are an absolutely essential part of that plan. … Without you the plan could not function. Without you the entire program would be frustrated. … Each of you is a daughter of God, endowed with a divine birthright. …” — Henry Eyring (more…)

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TheChurchNews.com “Notable quotes…As the beloved daughters of Heavenly Father, and as the daughters of the Lord Jesus Christ in His kingdom, you will play a crucial part in the grand times ahead…You are daughters of a loving Heavenly Father, who sent you into the world with unique gifts that you promised to use to bless others.” — Henry Eyring (more…)

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General Conference, ‘Waiting on the Lord’ October 2020 “… while we work and wait together for the answers to some of our prayers, I offer you my apostolic promise that they are heard and they are answered, though perhaps not at the time or in the way we wanted. But they are always answered at the time and in the way an omniscient and eternally compassionate parent should answer them. My beloved brothers and sisters, please understand that He who never sleeps nor slumbers cares for the happiness and ultimate exaltation of His children above all else that a divine being has to do. He is pure love, gloriously personified, and Merciful Father is His name. …

COVID and cancer, doubt and dismay, financial trouble and family trials. When will these burdens be lifted? The answer is “by and by.” And whether that be a short period or a long one is not always ours to say, but by the grace of God, the blessings will come to those who hold fast to the gospel of Jesus Christ. That issue was settled in a very private garden and on a very public hill in Jerusalem long ago.” — Jeffrey Holland (more…)

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General Conference, ‘Ask, Seek, and Knock’, October 2020 “Recently a loved one said to me, “I believe personal revelation to be true. I believe the Holy Ghost will show me all things I should do. It is easy to believe when I feel my bosom burn with undoubting conviction. But how can I have the Holy Ghost always speak to me at this level?”

To my loved one and to all of you, I would say that I too would like to constantly feel those strong impressions from the Spirit and always see clearly the path to follow. But I don’t.

However, what we might feel more often is the still, small voice of the Lord whispering to our mind and heart: “I am here. I love you. Go on; do your best. I will support you.” We don’t always need to know everything or see everything. (more…)

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‘For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that day.’ 2 Timothy 1:12

 Before we look at today’s text, take a moment to reflect on the Bible verse above, and keep it in mind as we look at what Mr. Jackson said at the last General Conference. We’re certain that if anyone calling themselves a Christian would remember Paul’s words, organizations like Mormonism would be non-existent.

As an FYI, we’re looking at just a portion of Mr. Jackson’s talk. The reason for this is because of the numerous lies he told. We’ve pulled a few, and addressed them to show how Christians can pray for, and use them as a witnessing tool. To read it in full, see link below.

Remember beloved, we’re not doing this to mock, or ridicule, the Mormon people! On the contrary, we do this because our hearts are broken for their predicament. We’re convinced they love Jesus, but it’s the wrong Jesus! Mr. Jackson’s words are in black, and our response is in red.

General Conference, ‘The Culture of Christ’, October 2020

The gospel of Jesus Christ teaches us that there is purpose in life. Our being here is not just some big cosmic accident or mistake! We are here for a reason. (more…)

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 ‘They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.’ Lamentations 3:23

General Conference, ‘There was Bread’, October 2020 “As we seek to become temporally prepared, we can face the trials of life with increased confidence. … The Lord does not expect us to do more than we can do, but He does expect us to do what we can do, when we can do it. As President Nelson reminded us in our last general conference, “The Lord loves effort.” …The Lord has declared, ‘It is my purpose to provide for my saints’ [Doctrine and Covenants 104:15]. This revelation is a promise from the Lord that He will provide temporal blessings and open the door of self-reliance. …” — W. Christopher Waddell (more…)

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General Conference, ‘Sustainable Societies’, October 2020 “Whether aware of it or not, every man, woman and child of every belief, place and time is imbued with the light of Christ and therefore possesses the sense of right and wrong we often call a conscience.” — D. Todd Christofferson (more…)

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 Russell M. Nelson begins his talk to the women by saying –

“You have not only the numbers but the spiritual power to change the world. I have watched you doing just that during this pandemic.”

He then gives them three principles to help them navigate the current situation the world is in now.

As I read this quote a couple thoughts came into my mind. I asked myself – What “spiritual power’ is he referring to, and where are these powers coming from? (more…)

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 October 11 — America Redeemed by Shedding of Blood. Galatians 3:13 “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.” (more…)

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Self-Fulfilled Prophecies

General Conference, ‘All Nations, Kindreds, and Tongues’ October 2020 “…consider how the prophecies God gives His servants are fulfilled. … As we hearken to the Lord’s spirit of prophecy, we can become, in our own way, part of the fulfillment of His prophecies…” — Gerrit Gong

The LDS Church has indeed fulfilled prophecies in the Bible alright. (more…)

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 Today we’re checking out two talks given at GC; one by Dallin Oaks, the other by David Bednar. As we’ve noted earlier, the main theme for this conference was addressing racism. However, true to form, they couldn’t miss the opportunity to throw in the obligatory false teachings.

4.Proving Oneself for Eternal Progression

General Conference, ‘We Will Prove Them Herewith’, October 2020 “…tests in the school of mortality are a vital element of our eternal progression. Interestingly, however, the word test is not found even one time in the scriptural text of the standard works in English.

Rather, words such as prove, examine, and try are used to describe various patterns of demonstrating appropriately our spiritual knowledge about, understanding of, and devotion to our Heavenly Father’s eternal plan of happiness and our capacity to seek for the blessings of the Savior’s Atonement. …The process of proving ourselves is a fundamental part of Heavenly Father’s great plan of happiness.” — David A. Bednar

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General Conference, ‘Becoming Like Him,’ October 2020 “Becoming as Jesus Christ is will require changing our hearts and minds, indeed, our very character… By focusing deeply on one needed attribute, as you progress in obtaining that attribute, other attributes begin to accrue.” — Scott D. Whiting (more…)

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‘Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet’. Acts 7:48

Today, and tomorrow we’re looking at a few talks given at General Conference earlier this month, and pulled some of the most notable things that were said. It seems there were two main topics this time around. Most of the talks focused on race issues, or keeping a current temple recommend, or both.

As an FYI, the numbering system we’ve used here doesn’t reflect the order of talks given at the conference.

1‘Badge of Obedience to a Prophet of God’.

General Conference, ‘Recommended to the Lord’, October 2020 “Latter-day Saint temples…stand as testaments of faith in eternal life. … He sets the standards by which we enter as His guests.

The phrase “recommended to the Lord” puts additional perspective on being interviewed regularly by Church leaders. … A temple recommend is not a checklist or ticket for special seating. … To be “recommended of the Lord” means striving to become like Him. …

During President Howard W. Hunter’s first address as 14th President of the Church, he said, “It would please the Lord if every adult member would be worthy of — and carry — a current temple recommend.” After hearing President Hunter that day, President Russell M. Nelson said his temple recommend “became my badge of obedience to a prophet of God.”

Though temples throughout the world are closed or in limited use…being worthy to attend the temple has not been suspended. Whether you have access to a temple or not, you need a current temple recommend to stay firmly on the covenant path.” — Ronald A. Rasband (more…)

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ChurchNews.com “President Nelson told listeners to “please listen carefully to what I am about to say. God does not love one race more than another. His doctrine on this matter is clear. He invites all to come unto Him, ‘black and white, bond and free, male and female’ (2 Nephi 26:33). I assure you that your standing before God is not determined by the color of your skin. Favor or disfavor with God is dependent upon your devotion to God and His commandments, and not the color of your skin.” (more…)

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ChurchNews.com “President M. Russell Ballard, “No matter how you pray or to whom you pray, please exercise your faith — whatever your faith may be — and pray for your country and for your national leaders. … This is not about politics or policy. This is about peace and the healing that can come to individual souls as well as to the souls of countries.” — M. Russell Ballard (more…)

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