Archive for the ‘General Conference October 2023’ Category

 Church News, ‘Hallmarks of Happiness,’ 30 September 2023 “…remember that all are sons and daughters of a loving Heavenly Father. “Knowing and trusting this reality changes everything.” — Gary Sabin (more…)

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“Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7

 A cursory glance at the topics of the October 2023 General Conference seemed rather mundane at first glance. They kept saying their main theme was on the Holy Ghost, however, this was only partly true.

Their main agenda seemed to zero in on being temple worthy and to be worthy enough you have to pay 10% of your income. They used the word tithe and its derivatives 61 times. Any hint at what God’s Holy Spirit might be able to do for you was overshadowed by the panhandling ways of the Church. (more…)

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“For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.” Mark 12:25

 General Conference, ‘The Sealing Power,’ October 2023 “In temples, the sealing power makes individual salvation and family exaltation universally available to the children of God wherever and whenever they may have lived on the earth. …

the very reason the earth was created was so families could be formed and sealed to each other. Salvation is an individual matter, but exaltation is a family matter. No one can be exalted alone.” — D. Todd Christofferson (more…)

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 Church News, ‘Think Celestial’, 1 October 2023 “Mortality is a master class in learning to choose the things of greatest eternal importance. …

Put Jesus Christ first, because eternal life is dependent on faith in Him and His Atonement.

The deceptions from the adversary will not end. Seek guidance from trusted voices. …

Thinking celestial will help build faith, as does living a virtuous life and spending time in the temple.” — Russell M. Nelson (more…)

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 Church News, ‘Our Constant Companion’, 1 Oct 2023 “Individuals can be taught by and learn from the Spirit line upon line, receiving what is needed until ready for more.

“We need the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost. We desire it, yet we know from experience that it is not easy to achieve. We each think, say and do things in our daily lives that can offend the Spirit.” When that happens, remember the promise offered in the sacrament prayers. …

For those who are having a difficult time feeling the Holy Ghost: “Ponder whether there is anything for which you might repent and receive forgiveness.” — Henry B. Eyring (more…)

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‘He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.’ 1 John 2:9

 Church News, ‘Brothers and Sisters in Christ’, 30 September 2023 “The world is polarized by strong divisions that can influence an individual’s way of thinking, acting and speaking of other cultures, races and ethnicities as inferior, generating attitudes of contempt, indifference, disrespect and prejudice. “There is no place for prejudiced thoughts or actions in the community of Saints.”

“May we align our hearts and minds with the knowledge and testimony that we are all equal before God, that we are all fully endowed with the same eternal potential and inheritance. May we enjoy more the spiritual kinship that exists between us and value the different attributes and varied gifts we all have…” — Ulisses Soares (more…)

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‘We love him, because he first loved us.’ 1 John 4:19

 President M. Russell Ballard: ‘The Prophet Joseph Smith’ “Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are “abundantly blessed” because of the Prophet Joseph Smith. “My message this morning is simple. It is deep. And it is full of love for the Prophet Joseph Smith.” …

Knowing that God the Father and Jesus Christ revealed themselves to Joseph Smith is “one of the most glorious and wonderful things that anyone in this world can know.” …

“We thank the Lord for Joseph Smith and for his courage to go into that grove of trees.”

Because of Joseph Smith, Latter-day Saints have the Book of Mormon, know the purpose of life and have many other abundant blessings.” (more…)

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