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February 22 – Romans 1:19-20; “Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse”.

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General Conference, ‘The Role of the Book of Mormon in Conversion,’ October 2018 “We are gathering Israel for the last time and are doing so with the Book of Mormon, one of the most powerful tools of conversion.” – Shayne M. Bowen (more…)

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October 14 –– Testing all Things 1 John 4:1 “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” (more…)

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October 11 –– Ostracizing God’s Sovereignty. Luke 17:20-21 “And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: 21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.” (more…)

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General Conference, ‘Trust in the Lord and Lean Not,’ April 2017 “Remember, in our premortal life we stood with the Savior. We trusted Him. We voiced our support, enthusiasm, and joy for the plan of happiness set forth by our Heavenly Father. We leaned not. We fought with our testimonies and “aligned ourselves with the forces of God, and those forces were victorious.” This battle between good and evil has moved to earth. Once again we have the sacred responsibility to stand as a witness and put our trust in the Lord.” — Bonnie H. Cordon, Young Women’s President (more…)

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God and Man in Eternal Union, p. 3-4; “…Joseph Smith taught that the Priesthood “stands as God to give laws to the people, administering endless lives to the sons and daughters of Adam.” Those who hold the keys of its power may rightly be called Gods, whether they are pre-mortal spirits, prophets in mortality, or resurrected beings…” – Hyrum Andrus

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Proverbs 30:5; “Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.”

Doctrinal Commentary on the Pearl of Great Price, pp. 137-181; “Procreation is the key to the origin of human life, so far as the method of its organization is concerned, and transplantation is the key to how man arrived on earth. Having formed a body and placed man’s organized spirit therein, the Gods then ‘put’ the man in the garden. Before this, however, seeds had been brought to the newly organized earth and planted to bring forth the garden in which Adam was placed. [Abr 5:7-8; Moses 3:7-8.]”” – Hyrum L. Andrus, 1998

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 The title for April’s message is Oath and Covenant of the Priesthood.

Just by looking at the title alone I can see how this could easily turn into a very, very long article, but for the sake of your time, and my sanity, I’ll try to keep it short. If you’d like to indulge in some further reading on Mormon Priesthood, I’ve provided some links below.

Okay, before we begin, and  in case you’re not sure what the Mormons mean by “priesthood” here’s a short definition:

“priesthood is the power and authority that God gives to man to act in all things necessary for the salvation of God’s children. The blessings of the priesthood are available to all who receive the gospel.” (lds.org, Priesthood)

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LDS Church News, ‘Help Youth Gain a Testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith,’ 22 December 2016;

joseph-smith-jesus-christ-grove-of-trees If you’re  follower of Jesus Christ, you’ll be sure to pick up on why the LDS Newsroom Message is disturbing. As you might imagine, our hearts were saddened upon the reading of this Newsroom announcement. We’re wondering why they aren’t helping the youth gain a testimony of Christ Jesus and Him crucified?

Be sure to check out the date of this news release – it was December 22nd, the day before the anniversary of Smith’s birth,  yet there’s no mention of Jesus…hmmm… We’ll be looking at a few of Ms. Oscarson’s comments and ask a few questions. To read the article in full click on the link provided above. Here we go!

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Mormons Approaching OrthodoxyThis is an open letter to Mr. Richard Mouw, president emeritus of Fuller Theological Seminary.

I could yammer on about this forever and a day, however, for the sake of space and time, I’m relegating myself to just a few things that quickly came to mind. Lucky you and me! Ha!

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1 Corinthians 1:18-19; “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”

Cross 1 Cor 1 18Ensign, ‘The Meaning of the Cross for Latter-day Saints,’ July 2011; “Is the cross important to our faith?  The answer is an unequivocal yes! The Redeemer’s suffering on the cross is vitally important to us and is an inseparable part of the Atonement, through which He suffered and died for our sins and thereby provided us with a clear path to salvation and exaltation.” – Gregory A. Schwitzer

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Witnessing Tip of the Day FebruaryFebruary 22 – Romans 1:19-20; “Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse”.

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BYU-Idaho Devotional, ‘President Thomas S. Monson: Taking Temples to All the World,’ September 20, 2011; “Being worthy of a temple recommend, and actively worshiping in the temple is an important part of the whole armor of God, literally part of the oil in our lanterns in preparation for the glorious second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. The temple provides us with protection against Satan and the whirlwinds of his temptations.” – Thomas E. Coburn, Managing Director, Temple Department

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Noel B ReynoldsBook of Mormon Authorship: New Light on Ancient Origins [Provo: BYU Religious Studies Center, 1982], 8; “By its own account, the Book of Mormon is for doubters. It announces on its title page a clear purpose for all the hard labor of preserving records: “To the convincing of the Jew and Gentile that JESUS is the CHRIST, the ETERNAL GOD.” That statement presupposes that there would be serious and searing doubt in the world and that even religious readers, whatever their Messianic expectations, would not only raise questions about the historicity of this or that segment of the life of Jesus, but about the whole religious enterprise.” – Noel B. Reynolds, ed.

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Jack_H_GoaslindGeneral Conference, ‘Our Responsibility to Take the Gospel to the Ends of the Earth,’ October 1983; “Let me state it clearly and pointedly. Working for the salvation of others is essential for our own salvation.” – Jack Goaslind, Jr.

 

 

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Orson PrattJournal of Discourses 13:125; “Jesus made his appearance on the earth in the meridian of time, and he established his kingdom on the earth. But to fulfill ancientsalt lake mormon temple 2 prophecies the Lord suffered that kingdom to be uprooted; in other words, the kingdoms of this world made war against the kingdom of God, established eighteen centuries ago, and they prevailed against it, and the kingdom ceased to exist. The great beast that John saw made war with it and prevailed against it, and human institutions, without prophets or inspired men, usurped the place of the ancient kingdom of God.” – Orson Pratt, Salt Lake City, April 10, 1870

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Mormon Decisions 10“Evidences and Reconciliations”, pg. 149; “Every person must decide for himself, on the basis of the evidence produced, which of these threeJohn_A._Widtsoe opinions as to the age of the earth, before Adam, seems most reasonable to him, whether (1) six days, or (2) six thousand years, or (3) may millions of years. Clearly it does not matter to one’s daily welfare or ultimate salvation which view he adopts, except that every Latter-day saint must seek and cherish truth above all else.” — John A. Widtsoe

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Mormon Decisions 10General Conference, April 2015, “The Priesthood—a Sacred Gift”; “I echo the spirit of that special hymn and say to you: Come, all ye sons of God who have received the priesthood, letThomas Monson us consider our callings; let us reflect on our responsibilities; let us determine our duty; and let us follow Jesus Christ, our Lord. While we may differ in age, in custom, or in nationality, we are united as one in our priesthood callings. …

Brethren, each of us has been entrusted with one of the most precious gifts ever bestowed upon mankind. As we honor our priesthood and live our lives so that we are at all times worthy, the blessings of the priesthood will flow through us. …

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Mormon Decisions 10General Conference, “The Eternal Blessings of Marriage,” April 3, 2011; “I have no power to describe the peace and serenity that come from the assurance that as I continue to live worthily, I will be able to be with my beloved Jeanene and our children forever because of that sacred ordinance performed with the proper priesthood authority in the house of the Lord. Our seven children are bound to us by the sacred ordinances of the temple…

Marriage provides an ideal setting for overcoming any tendency to be selfish or self-centered. I think one of the reasons that we are counseled to get married early in life is to avoid developing inappropriate character traits that are hard to change.” — Richard G. Scott

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March Witnessing Tip of the DayMarch 8 – Matthew 11:21-2; “Woe unto thee, Chorazin! Woe unto thee, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes”.

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