Posts Tagged ‘false apostle Dallin Oaks’

Ensign, ‘Have You Been Saved,’ May 1998 “We are saved from our sins (see Hel. 5:10) by a weekly renewal of our repentance and cleansing through the grace of God and His blessed plan of salvation (see 3 Ne. 9:20–22).” — Dallin Oaks

Matthew 1:21 “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.”

Romans 5:8 “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (more…)

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 The LDS reference for today is an absolute heartbreaker. For the sake of overall brevity, we’re limiting ourselves to just a few comments Dallin Oaks gave in a General Conference speech. To read his article in full, see  Ensign, ‘Have You Been Saved,’ May 1998.

“As Latter-day Saints use the words saved and salvation, there are at least six different meanings.

What do we say when someone asks us, “Have you been saved?” This question, so common in the conversation of some Christians, can be puzzling to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because it is not our usual way of speaking.

We tend to speak of “saved” or “salvation” as a future event rather than something that has already been realized. … (more…)

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Our LDS reference today has brought me to my knees each time I read it. It came from a book written by Wayne and Leslee Boss, located in the Gospelink Program. You can also buy it online.

Are My Children Going to Make It? Real Help for Teaching the Gospel in the Home [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1991], ix, 63-64 “The purpose of this book is to provide parents with ideas about ways to both simply and enjoyably teach their children the gospel.

…The Prophet Joseph said that a prophet is only a prophet when he’s acting as such. How do you know whether the President of the Church is speaking as a prophet or as just a man?

“Son, I’ve found that if you apply two simple tests, you’ll never be deceived. First, the statement will be consistent with what’s taught in the scriptures. Second, the Spirit will bear witness to you that the doctrine is true. You have the right to receive a spiritual witness from the Lord about the truthfulness of any doctrine taught, regardless of the source. These are just two of the safeguards the Lord has prepared against deception.” …

When the prophet of the Lord speaks, children have a right to know that he is speaking for and in behalf of their Heavenly Father. That means that neither parents nor their children should ever find fault with the Lord’s prophet. …

Thus, parents who find fault with their leaders place themselves and their children in a very dangerous position. As Dallin H. Oaks explained, “The primary reason we are commanded to avoid criticism is to preserve our own spiritual well-being, not to protect the person whom we would criticize. (7)”” — R. Wayne Boss and Leslee S. Boss (more…)

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While perusing the LDS website earlier this week, we came across an interesting article. The Church reminded members their apostles have Instagram, and other social network platforms from which they send out quick messages.

Just to make it clear, our hearts hurt for Mr. Oaks. He’s either very deceived in believing there’s nothing wrong with the hypocritical behavior of the Church, or he’s complicit in spreading the lies and confusion on to members. Or both. (more…)

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 The title for this month’s Visiting Teaching Message is Priesthood Power through Keeping Covenants.

The article begins by quoting Neil L. Anderson who said:

“As you worthily participate in the ordinances of the priesthood, the Lord will give you greater strength, peace, and eternal perspective. Whatever your situation, your home will be ‘blessed by the strength of priesthood power.’

Then the question is asked,

“How do we invite priesthood power into our lives?”

My answer is, why would you want to?


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Salvation by Grace

Ensign, November 1988, p. 65; “Man unquestionably has impressive powers… But after all our obedience and good works, we cannot be saved from the effects of our sins without the grace extended by the atonement of Jesus Christ… Man cannot earn his own salvation.” – Dallin H. Oaks, “What Think Ye of Christ?”


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