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As an FYI, the GC talk we’re looking at today was delivered in October 2021 by Quentin Cook.

 General Conference, ‘Personal Peace in Challenging Times,’ October 2021 “I was recently assigned to dedicate a portion of historic Nauvoo. As part of the assignment, I was able to visit Liberty Jail in Missouri. As I viewed the jail, I contemplated the events that make it such a significant part of Church history. The lives of the Saints were threatened as the result of an extermination order issued by the governor of Missouri. In addition, the Prophet Joseph and a few choice associates had been unjustly imprisoned in Liberty Jail. One of the reasons for the violent opposition to our members was most of them were opposed to slavery.” — Quentin L. Cook

But Brigham Declared…  (more…)

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 October 31 –– Forgiveness After You’ve Paid Uttermost Farthing. Dan. 7:13-14b; “I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. 14…that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him…”

Ephesians 1:20-22; “Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church”. (more…)

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“Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: 35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.” Acts 10:34-35

 General Conference, ‘The Doctrine of Belonging,’ October 2022 “How blessed we are to see the day that Zion is being established simultaneously on every continent and in our own neighborhoods. As the Prophet Joseph Smith said, the people of God in every age have looked forward with joyful anticipation to this day, and “we are the favored people that God has made choice of to bring about the Latter-day glory.”

Having been given this privilege, we cannot permit any racism, tribal prejudice, or other divisions to exist in the latter-day Church of Christ. … (more…)

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‘But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.’ 1 Peter 3:15

 General Conference, ‘Nourishing and Bearing Your Testimony,’ October 2022 “…Do I Know and Understand What a Testimony Is? Your testimony is a most precious possession, often associated with deep spiritual feelings. These feelings are usually communicated quietly and described as a “still small voice.” (more…)

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‘As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me.’ Psalm 55:16

 General Conference, ‘A Mighty Change of Heart: “I Have Nothing More to Give You”’, April 2022 “Experience a “mighty change of heart” by studying the scriptures, strengthening one’s faith in Jesus Christ, praying, fasting and covenanting to surrendering our hearts to Him. …

Maintain that mighty change by partaking of the sacrament, turning one’s life to the temple and loving and serving neighbors. … This change of heart is not an event; it takes faith, repentance and constant spiritual work to happen. …

As we participate in the conference this weekend, let the words of our prophets, which will come from the Lord, enter our hearts to experience a mighty change. (more…)

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 July 24 – Gospel Preaching to the Dead. Mark 16:15 “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” (more…)

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‘And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.’ Isaiah 35:8

 TheChurchNews.com “Heavenly Father’s children who live on this earth should prepare to return to Him by doing everything He commands.

“The path to perfection is the covenant path, and Christ is the center of all ordinances and covenants.” …by participating in the sacrament, remembering the Savior and keeping His commandments, “we shall have His Spirit to be with us.” The Lord also “renews the promised remission of sin.”

“We need the Spirit to help us navigate through mortality and the sacrament to energize our spiritual being.” — Adeyinka A. Ojediran (more…)

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 General Conference, ‘For God So Loved Us’, April 2022  “God sent Jesus Christ because He loves His children and designed a plan for each of them to return home to Him. This plan is personal and was set forth by a loving Heavenly Father, “who knows our hearts, our names and what He needs us to do.” …

Heavenly Father’s personalized plan includes helping others return to Him because “that is how we become like Jesus Christ.” —  Michael T. Ringwood (more…)

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 General Conference, ‘Is the Plan Working?’, April 2022 “All of us face boisterous winds that can shake our faith and cause us to sink. When we struggle—for any reason—that does not mean the plan isn’t working. That is when we need the plan the most!

In those moments, follow the example of Peter. Turn to the Savior right away.

“Now is the time and the day of your salvation. … Do not procrastinate the day of your repentance.”8

Humble yourself before the Lord… Peter had shown faith, both in walking on the water and in reaching out to the Savior when he needed help. Even so, the Savior saw in Peter the potential for so much more. “O thou of little faith,” He said, “wherefore didst thou doubt?”10 (more…)

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 General Conference, ‘Fear Not: Believe Only!’ April 2022 “Young adults—and senior couples as well—serve missions by the thousands at their own expense with no say whatsoever as to where they will labor, and members young and old trundle off to temples to perform sacred ordinances necessary to bind the human family together— …

God promised He would, out of a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night, guide prophets, give an iron rod, open a narrow gate leading to a strait path, and above all grant us the power to finish the course. So please, please, stay for the whole feast even if you are not sure about the broccoli.” — Jeffrey Holland (more…)

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‘For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.’ 1 Peter 3:17

 General Conference, ‘Conversion to the Will of God’, April 2022 “A personal conversion includes the responsibility to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with the world. Conversion comes by understanding and accepting the will of God.

A testimony will be strengthened with the knowledge that Joseph Smith was an instrument in the Lord’s hands. The Doctrine and Covenants provides the keys, ordinances and covenants necessary for salvation. But many are kept from the truth because they know not where to find it.” — Quentin L. Cook (more…)

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 General Conference, ‘Your Divine Nature and Destiny’, April 2022 “When we sincerely repent, no spiritual scar remains, no matter what we have done, how serious it was, or how many times we repeated it. As often as we repent and seek forgiveness with real intent, we can be forgiven.” — Dale G. Renlund (more…)

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 May 27 —What Did You Learn About The Lord Today? 1 Samuel 3:10 “And the Lord came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.” (more…)

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‘Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet’. Acts 7:48

 Today we’re looking at a GC talk given by Gerrit Gong and comparing what he said to what the Lord says in His word.

We pray you’ll ask the Mormon you know for their opinion on one or two of the items listed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 May 17 — LDS Honors Joseph Smith Over Jesus. John 5:43-44 “I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. 44 How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?” (more…)

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 May 15 — LDS Contradictions Reveal the Lies They Tell. 2 Peter 2:1 “But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.” (more…)

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“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness”. Romans 1:18

 General Conference, ‘Teaching Self-Reliance to Children and Youth’ April 2022 “Let us follow our Savior, Jesus Christ, and His gospel by becoming self-reliant throughout our lives and teaching this to our children and youth. …

Self-reliance is defined as “the ability, commitment, and effort to provide the spiritual and temporal necessities of life for self and family.”1

Striving to be self-reliant…will strengthen our faith in Jesus Christ and joyfully bind us to Him through the covenants and ordinances of salvation and exaltation.” — Hugo Martinez (more…)

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 May 1 — Scandal of the Cross Removed. Hebrews 2:10-11 “For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. 11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren.” (more…)

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 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 2 Timothy 3:7

Today we’re looking at 7 key comments (aka lies) from a talk Dale Renlund gave at the April 2022 General Conference. To read his talk in full see link below.

General Conference, ‘Your Divine Nature and Destiny’, April 2022

1.“…we have heavenly parents, a father and a mother. ….”

This is a lie. We have One Heavenly Parent, not two. (more…)

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 Newsroom “The prophet has announced 100 new temples since 2018 — In his concluding remarks at the April 2022 general conference, President Russell M. Nelson…announced plans to build 17 new temples throughout the world.” (more…)

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