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‘Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.’ Colossians 2:8

 Today we’re looking at a topic we’ve discussed before — yoga.

The reason we’re discussing this again is because of what I found on the LDS Youth homepage. See LDS Youth Theme 2023 for more info.

In their utter contempt for the Lord and His word the Church decided to use Philippians 4:13 as a segue to introduce the theme for 2023 along with an image of stacking stones used in Yoga.

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 November 9 — Who is the One True Church? Matthew 16:18 “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Continue Reading »

 November 8 – God’s Holy Priesthood of One. Genesis 14:18; “And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.”

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 November 7 — Replacing the Curtain God Tore Down.  Dan. 9:26c “…and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.”

Matthew 27:50-51; “Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. 51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent.” Continue Reading »

 October 6 – Slandering Those Who Leave Mormonism. 2 Timothy 1:12 “For the which cause 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 that which I have committed unto him against that day.” Continue Reading »

As an FYI, the GC talk we’re looking at today was delivered in October 2021 by Quentin Cook.

 General Conference, ‘Personal Peace in Challenging Times,’ October 2021 “I was recently assigned to dedicate a portion of historic Nauvoo. As part of the assignment, I was able to visit Liberty Jail in Missouri. As I viewed the jail, I contemplated the events that make it such a significant part of Church history. The lives of the Saints were threatened as the result of an extermination order issued by the governor of Missouri. In addition, the Prophet Joseph and a few choice associates had been unjustly imprisoned in Liberty Jail. One of the reasons for the violent opposition to our members was most of them were opposed to slavery.” — Quentin L. Cook

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 November 4 — Rebuilding Jerusalem Didn’t Include Joseph Smith.  Daniel 9:25; “Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.”

John 12:12-13; “On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13 Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.” Continue Reading »

November 3 — Brigham Young: Jesus had Reduced Understanding. Dan. 9:24b “…and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.”

 Luke 1:35 “And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.” Continue Reading »

November 2 — Daniel’s 70 Week Prophecy Proves Joe Smith Lied. Dan. 9:24a “Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins…”

Galatians 1:3-5 “Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, 4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father: 5 To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” Continue Reading »

 November 1 – Fishy BoM Sailing Tales – Genesis 6:8-9; “Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth, There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.

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 October 31 –– Forgiveness After You’ve Paid Uttermost Farthing. Dan. 7:13-14b; “I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. 14…that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him…”

Ephesians 1:20-22; “Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church”. Continue Reading »

‘Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.’ Acts 4:12

 ChurchNews.com “One simple way to get to know someone is by learning their name. … “Jesus wants for us to know Him because His is the only name under heaven whereby we can be saved. … My earnest desire is that you will come to know Jesus Christ by His many names and that you will become like Him as you exemplify His divine attributes in your life.”” Jonathan Schmitt Continue Reading »

 October 29 – Gospel Hobbies are Dangerous to Church.  2 Timothy 2:15-16; “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.  But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.”

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October 28 – LDS Prophet Declared Virtue Worth More Than Life. 2 Peter 1:5 “And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge”.

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Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

 

 The article we’re posting today was written by Melissa Grimes in 2016. What she said then still holds true for many members of the Church today,

When she sent it to me for the site I remember crying with joy that Jesus set her free and at the same time grieved for those who can’t pull themselves away from the lies.

This has to be one of the best articles I’ve ever read about what it’s like being LDS.

The other day I came across an article on PBS.org written by a man who shares his experience in converting from Catholicism to Mormonism. In summary, he says that he didn’t choose Mormonism at first, but eventually it chose him. He states that deciding to leave the religion he knew for the Mormon Church was result of his parent’s conversion, a decision he said he accepted without any complaints. Later, however, he realized that he couldn’t continue to rely on someone else’s faith and spiritual experiences, these were things he had to discover for himself.

In his closing remarks, he states “I am a Mormon”, a statement I can recall saying many times when I was asked about my faith, or religion. As a Mormon, my identity was in the Church. My mind, my heart, my soul, my whole being belonged to the Church. Anytime I was faced with a new idea, or situation I always thought, “what would the Church have me do”.

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October 26 –– One Shepherd. Ezekiel 34:23-24 “And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd. 24 And I the LORD will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the LORD have spoken it.”

Matthew 1:1 “The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.” Continue Reading »

 October 25 – Does Man have One Spirit or Two? Ephesians 4:4-6 “There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.”

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 October 24 – No Other Name but Mormonism. Acts 4:12 “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

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8th President of the Church – George Albert Smith — Served from 1945–1951

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 October 23 – Conditional Love of LDS God. Romans 5:8 “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

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7th President of the Church – Heber J. Grant – Served from 1918–1945 Continue Reading »

 October 22 – LDS: Ancient Prophets Looked Forward to Joseph Smith.  Acts 3:19-21 “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.”

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