Posts Tagged ‘General Conference October 2016’

 The other day I came across an article by Elder Tad R. Callister titled How the Church ruins it’s members for any other church.  The title and content of the article really isn’t surprising, the Mormon Church has a long history of feeling superior to any other church. One of the first lessons you learn as you’re investigating the Church is, this is the only “true church” all the other ones are corrupt.

New members of the Mormon Church are taught that while some of the other Christian denominations have some of the truth, they are the only ones who have all the truth. Which is the beginning of the indoctrination and brainwashing. After all, how could you ever leave a church that has “all the truth” for one that has a fraction of it? (more…)

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First Thessalonians 5:18 “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

Today we’re looking at the LDS ‘Talk of the Week’, we found on the LDS website.

henry eyring General Conference, ‘Gratitude on the Sabbath Day,’ October 2016

The early Saints were given a revelation about how to keep the Sabbath day and how to fast and pray.1

They, and we, were told by the Lord how to worship and give thanks on the Sabbath. As you can tell, what matters most is the love we feel for the givers of the gifts. Here are the Lord’s words of how to give thanks and how to love on the Sabbath:

“I give unto them a commandment, saying thus: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, with all thy might, mind, and strength; and in the name of Jesus Christ thou shalt serve him. …

“Thou shalt thank the Lord thy God in all things.

“Thou shalt offer a sacrifice unto the Lord thy God in righteousness, even that of a broken heart and a contrite spirit.”2


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1 John 5:14-15; “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: 15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.”

General Conference, ‘The Soul’s Sincere Desire’, October 2016

It was a sad day earlier this week, and the reason why stems from ‘The Talk of the Week’ the Church posted on its front page of their website.

carol-f-mcconkie-ldsorg-articleLDS Relief Society President, Carol F. McConkie, delivered a speech at General Conference earlier this month titled ‘The Soul’s Sincere Desire’. We’re taking a look at it since they’ve highlighted it in their talk of the week, so here we go! If you’d like to read her speech in its entirety, click on the highlighted link above. For today’s purposes, we’ve simply pulled a few quotes to examine, and see if they’re biblically sound.

“We pray to our Heavenly Father and Him only because He is “God in heaven, who is infinite and eternal, from everlasting to everlasting … , the framer of heaven and earth, and all things which are in them.” As our Creator, He gave commandments that we “should love and serve him, the only living and true God, and that he should be the only being whom [we] should worship.”8


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Titus 2:11-12; “For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12 training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age.”

General Conference, ‘The Perfect Path to Happiness,’ Sunday Morning Session, October 2, 2016

lds-org-october-2016Looking at Thomas Monson’s speech at General Conference reminded me of all the warnings Paul gave to new believers in Galatia, and the more I read, the darker my outlook became for the Mormon people. Today we’re taking a quick look at a couple of key items in his speech you can access at the embedded link above.

‘I testify of the great gift which is our Father’s plan for us. It is the one perfect path to peace and happiness. …

Essential to the plan is our Savior, Jesus Christ. Without His atoning sacrifice, all would be lost. It is not enough, however, merely to believe in Him and His mission. We need to work and learn, search and pray, repent and improve.’


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m-russell-ballard-october-2016 During General Conference this Sunday Elder M. Russell Ballard prepared a special message to those who are thinking of leaving the Church. The Deseret News highlighted some portions of his talk in an article. Below is a link to the article if you’d like to read it.

As a Mormon I was made to feel that my membership in the Church was the most important thing in my life. Countless General Conference talks, Sunday School and Relief Society lessons, along with the missionary discussions I had received when I first decided to join the Church had taught me that if I ever chose to leave Mormonism, I’d have nothing.


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