November 21 – Jude 1:24-25; “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.”
Posts Tagged ‘false gods’
Isaiah 64:6; “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.”
Teachings of Heber J. Grant, Chapter 4, Persistence, pp. 33-41; “If you want to know how to be saved, I can tell you; it is by keeping the commandments of God. No power on earth, no power beneath the earth, will ever prevent you or me or any Latter-day Saint from being saved, except ourselves. We are the architects of our own lives, not only of the lives here, but the lives to come in the eternity.”
Also see Brian H. Stuy, comp., Collected Discourses Delivered by President Wilford Woodruff, His Two Counselors, the Twelve Apostles, and Others, 5 vols. (1987–92), 4:357.
Philippians 1:9-10; “And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; 10 That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ.”
‘This topic is a controversial one’, is the way most reports refer to society’s latest fad; ‘Pokémon Go’. Three months after its initial release by Nintendo, the virtual game is still going at it, even if it isn’t talked about all the time as it once was.
Today we’re looking at the spiritual dangers of this latest craze in an effort to give a heads up to the unknowing, and to remind others of what the Bible says about discernment.
The other day I was notified that I had received a comment on the website pertaining to an article I had written a while ago about Yoga. A Mormon woman, who’s very much into this shared with me what she believes are benefits of yoga.
As I read over her comment, and attempted to formulate a response I discovered that I couldn’t do it justice with only a few short sentences. I felt that it needed more, so here’s my open response to her.
Exodus 32:3-6, 8; “And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron. 4 And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. 5 And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To morrow is a feast to the LORD. 6 And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play. They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.”
When Moses and Joshua returned to camp with the second set of Tablets of the Testimony, they found fellow Israelites patiently waiting, which was a far different scene than the one Moses had come upon the first time he had trekked up Mt. Sinai.
Although they were behaving this time around, consequences for their past would carry a heavy toll.