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General Conference Report, ‘Relief Society Attendance,’ pp 9-10 “Now to the sisters in the Church I say that attendance at Relief Society, in an important way is not really optional. It is as obligatory upon a woman to draw into her life the virtues that are fostered by the Relief Society as it is an obligation for the men to build into their lives the patterns of character fostered by the priesthood”. – Boyd K. Packer, September 30, 1978 (more…)

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March 26 – Protector. Psalm 18:2-3; “The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. 3 I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.”

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“On Being a Mormon Historian (and Its Aftermath),” in George D. Smith, ed., Faithful History: Essays on Writing Mormon History, 1992, p. 76 “When Elder Packer interviewed me as a prospective member of Brigham Young University’s faculty in 1976, he explained: ‘I have a hard time with historians because they idolize the truth. The truth is not uplifting; it destroys. I could tell most of the secretaries in the church office building because that they are ugly and fat. That would be the truth, but it would hurt and destroy them. Historians should tell only that part of the truth that is inspiring and uplifting.’” –– D. Michael Quinn (more…)

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March Witnessing Tip of the DayMarch 5 – We can take refuge in remembering Jesus’ promise to us in John 14:16; “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever”.

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Witnessing Tip of the Day March2March 26 – Protector. Psalm 18:2-3; “The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. 3 I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.”

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Witnessing Tip of the Day FebruaryFebruary 29 – Atonement & Repentance. Hebrews 8:12; “For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.”

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boyd-k-packerEnsign, ‘Come to the Temple,’ February 1995; “No work is more of a protection to this church than temple work and the genealogical research that supports it. No work is more spiritually refining. No work we do gives us more power. No work requires a higher standard of righteousness.

Our labors in the temple cover us with a shield and a protection, both individually and as a people. So come to the temple—come and claim your blessings. It is a sacred work.” – Boyd K. Packer

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Ensign, ‘The Mystery of Life,’ Nov. 1983, p. 17; “For His own reasons, the Lord provides answers to some questions, with pieces placed here and there throughout the scriptures. We are to find them; we are to earn them. In that way sacred things are hidden from the insincere.” – Boyd K. Packer

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salt lake mormon temple 2“I desire to share a few thoughts about a basic doctrine of the Church. What I say is boyd-k-packerbased on these convictions:

First: instruction vital to our salvation is not hidden…
Second: every verse, whether oft-quoted or obscure, must be measured against other verses…

Next: there is a consistency in what the Lord says and what He does…
Fourth: not all that God has said is in the Bible…

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Mormon Decisions 10The other day I came across an online repository of sorts filled with LDS references about the Mormon Holy Ghost. The quotes were taken from speeches, and writings of past and present leaders of Mormonism, and as it turned out the page was written by a professor at BYU, Bruce K. Satterfield.

Looking over some of these I can’t help but feel sorry for those who absorb this into their spirit. There’s mass confusion from one leader to the next with no solid foundational truth upon which to stand. It’s no wonder the #1 issue for many new ex-Mormons is a lack of confidence about God’s Holy Spirit, and how He operates.

I just cannot imagine living life without God’s Holy Spirit as a constant staple in my life. When I’m lonely, or unsure about life, without fail, He is always there to guide me along and clarify doubts for me in His word and His presence.

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boyd-k-packerA few days ago I was on the Church’s website, and came across a quote at the end of a page made by one of the LDS apostles, Boyd K. Packer. The name of the page was ‘Recent Messages from LDS Prophets and Apostles”.

The standalone quote was very telling, and I’ve been praying it’ll give pause to members of the Church when they come across it. Today we’re looking at a couple of things within the context of what he said.

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boyd-k-packerI just read on the Mormon Newsroom website that Mormon apostle Boyd Packer died today.

We’re asking Christians to pray for surviving family members to know the real Jesus of the Bible. As we stated in Mr. Perry’s death, while we don’t like this man’s ideologies, we do grieve that he was espousing doctrines that so clearly deny our Lord.

With Love in Christ;

Michelle †

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Mormon Decisions 10General Conference, April 2015, “The Plan of Happiness”; “…The commandment to multiply and replenish the earth has never been rescinded. It is essential to the plan ofboyd-k-packer redemption and is the source of human happiness. Through the righteous exercise of this power, we may come close to our Father in Heaven and experience a fulness of joy, even godhood. The power of procreation is not an incidental part of the plan of happiness; it is the key to happiness…” – Boyd K. Packer, President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

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Mormon Decisions 10General Conference, “The Key to Spiritual Protection,” October 2013; “Just as chalk canboyd-k-packer be removed from a blackboard, with sincere repentance the effects of our transgression can be erased through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. That promise applies in every case.” — Boyd K. Packer

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Mormon Decisions 10In 1990 Mormon apostle Boyd K. Packer delivered an address at the LDS General Conference priesthood meeting. His topic was about the wonderful work they performed by publishing their new edition of their scriptures ten years earlier.

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Mormon Decisions 10Ensign, ‘The Reason for Our Hope,’ November 2014; “The Savior wrought the Atonement, which provides a way for us to become clean. Jesus Christ is the resurrected Christ. We worship and recognize Him for the pain He suffered for us collectively and for the pain He endured for each of us individually, both in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross. He bore all with great humility and with an eternal understanding of His divine role and purpose.

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Mormon Decisions 10General Conference, ‘A Defense and a Refuge,’ October 2006; “Sometimes clergy, even ministerial organizations, oppose us. They do what we would never do. We do not attack or criticize or oppose others as they do us…

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Mormon Decisions 10General Conference Report, “The Origin of Man,” p 18; “In origin, man is a son of God. The spirits of men “are begotten sons and daughters unto God” (D&C 76:24). Through that birth process, self-existing intelligence was organized into individual spirit beings”. – Marion G. Romney, September 30, 1978

 

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Mormon Decisions 10Holy Temple, pg 213; “Each a Savior…We cannot know the full outcome of our efforts. We are commanded to bring the gospel message to the living, and to make provision for ordinance work to be performed for those who have died. We do not know how many of them will be redeemed in the celestial kingdom. We only make it possible for those to progress who can qualify.

It might be likened to putting spiritual resources in a bank to be held in escrow under the name of an ancestor. When and how much he will be eligible to withdraw and claim we do not know. We just know that we are to provide the account for the use of the worthy.” – Boyd K. Packer

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salt lake mormon temple 2Morality, pg 105; “The power of creation-or may we say procreation-is not just an incidental part of the plan: it is essential to it. Without it the plan could not proceed. The misuse of it may disrupt the plan.” – Boyd K. Packer

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