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April 10 — Obedience. Acts 5:29; “Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.” (more…)

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General Conference, ‘Come, Listen to a Prophet’s Voice,’ October 2018 “As we solidify in our lives the practice of listening to and heeding the voice of the living prophets, we will reap eternal blessings. … The chief cornerstone and building block of the Church and for our lives is Jesus Christ. This is His Church. President Nelson is His prophet. President Nelson’s teachings witness and reveal for our benefit the life and character of Jesus Christ. He speaks lovingly and knowingly of the Savior’s nature and of His mission. He has also borne frequent and fervent testimony of the divine calling of the living prophets—the Presidents of the Church—under whom he has served. …

Listening to and hearkening to living prophets will have profound, even life-changing effects in our lives. We are strengthened. We are more assured and confident in the Lord. We hear the word of the Lord. We feel God’s love. We will know how to conduct our lives with purpose.” – Dean M. Davies (more…)

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Hebrews 1:1-2 “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds”.

 If you visited the front page of the LDS website earlier this week. you couldn’t have missed the obvious. The Church has brought new meaning to ‘Follow the Prophets’ with their latest in-house ad campaign.

The upper left corner shows a picture of an elderly man (Thomas Monson) who looks like he couldn’t harm a fly. On the bottom right is another seemingly innocuous image; this time it’s someone holding a smart-phone.

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Mormon Decisions 10Matthew 28:18-20; “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 ¶ Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

The old Mormon adage ‘when the prophet speaks the thinking is done’, has beenElaine Cannon used by dozens of Mormon leaders over the years. One memorable leader who fell into the trap was Elaine Cannon (President of LDS Young Women). At a female Fireside back in 1978, she told the young women ‘When the prophet speaks the debate is over’. Ensign, November 1978 

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1 Corinthians 2:14; “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”

Liahona January 2015 1A few weeks ago I noticed an article in the Church’s Newsroom announcements saying they broke a record for the number of times people downloaded talks for General Conferences. The reason it caught my attention is because I’ve seen a record number of downloads for our articles on this General Conference as well and then I began to wonder why…

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Mormon Decisions 10Ensign, “Believe All Things,” July 2005, p 30; “For us, to ‘believe all things’ means to believe the doctrine of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ as well as the words of the Latter-day prophets. It means to successfully erase our doubts and reservations…”The more we believe, the easier faith-based obedience becomes. Hence the value of ‘believing all things.’…the philosophical standard of the world holds that unquestioning obedience equals blind obedience, and blind obedience is mindless obedience. This is simply not true. Unquestioning obedience to the Lord indicates that a person has developed faith and trust in Him to the point where he or she considers all inspired instruction — whether it be recorded scripture or the words of modern prophets — to be worthy of obedience…One day there will be answers to all our questions, and they will be based on divine fairness and love…” – Robert Oaks

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Mormon Decisions 10Liahona, ‘Follow the Prophet’, April 2014; “As we follow President Monson and try to be more like him, we will inevitably succeed in being more faithful disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ.” – Elder William Walker of the Seventy

Journal of Discourses 16:248; “We talk of obedience, but do we require any man or woman to ignorantly obey the counsels that are given? Do the First Presidency require it? No, never.” – Joseph F. Smith, Salt Lake City, October 7, 1873

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Old-Testament-Gospel-Doctrine-Teachers-Manual-35570000There are a few songs within Mormonism that when sung are meant to give church members a sense of pride and uniqueness about themselves. It might (or might not) be a surprise for you to hear that these songs have little to nothing to do with Jesus Christ, and everything to do with praise and honor to a mortal man, their prophet.

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False Prophets and Prophecies of the Mormon Church

Today while perusing the official website of the LDS Church I came upon their page defining the role of a prophet.  I thought it’d be of interest for us to just take a look at what they say and see if we can glean any insight.  http://lds.org/study/topics/prophets?lang=eng

 

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