Posts Tagged ‘Liahona’

 Liahona, ‘The Promised Messiah,’ December 2022 “During His ministry, Jesus made no distinction between rich and poor, male and female, young and old, healthy and infirm. He did not shun those of different faiths or cultural backgrounds. He loved everyone. He loves everyone. … A popular Christmas carol implores, “O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel.”

We may not be captive in Egypt or Babylon, as were the ancient Israelites, but we are captive nonetheless—captive to sin and death. And like Israel of old, we hope for deliverance. The birth of “a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11) heralded the fulfillment of that hope. That is why we sing of Bethlehem, “The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.” … (more…)

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‘For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.’ 2 Corinthians 11:13-14

An article in the Church’s Liahona Magazine (February 2021) highlighted the importance of David Whitmer who was one of the original three witnesses to the BoM. We’ve pulled a couple of things they said to compare it with what they’ve said in the past. To read their article in full see Liahona, ‘Who was David Whitmer?’ February 2021.

Here in part is what they said about Whitmer – (more…)

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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, 25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.”

We all have our favorite go-to verses reminding us the Lord has all things under control even when things around us seem to be falling apart. The passage in Jude is one of my favorites and is something I’ve prayed for Mormons to embrace as their own.

Today we’re looking at part of a talk given by Julie Beck in May 2010. To read her talk in full see Liahona, “And upon the Handmaids in Those Days Will I Pour Out My Spirit”, May 2010, p.10-12. At the time she gave the talk she was serving as the LDS Relief Society President. (more…)

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“He must increase, but I must decrease.” John 3:30

Liahona, ‘The Power of the Priesthood,’ May 2010, p. 7 “The priesthood…was to be named after Melchizedek, the great high priest to whom Abraham paid tithes. …

President Joseph Fielding Smith said, “While it may be said . . . that we are but a handful in comparison with . . . the world, yet we may be compared with the leaven of which the Savior spoke, which will eventually leaven [or lift] the whole world.” We can and in due time certainly will influence all of humanity. It will be known who we are and why we are. …

Priesthood is the authority and the power which God has granted to men on earth to act for Him. When priesthood authority is exercised properly, priesthood bearers do what He would do if He were present. We have done very well at distributing the authority of the priesthood. We have priesthood authority planted nearly everywhere.” — Boyd K. Packer (more…)

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“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” Romans 1:16

Liahona, ‘Grow into the Principle of Revelation’, January 2021 “When we couple increased purity and obedience with fasting, diligent seeking, study of the scriptures and the words of living prophets, and temple and family history work, the heavens will open. The Lord, in turn, will fulfill His promise: “I will impart unto you of my Spirit, which shall enlighten your mind” (Doctrine and Covenants 11:13).

We may need to be patient, but God will speak to us in His own way and in His own time. … May we put our faith into action, calling upon Him, living worthy of His promised inspiration…” —— Russell Nelson (more…)

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Liahona, ‘Grow into the Principle of Revelation’, January 2021 “Worthy to Receive Revelation … Refining our ability to recognize the whisperings of the Holy Ghost and increasing our capacity to receive revelation requires worthiness. Worthiness does not require perfection, but it requires that we strive for increased purity.

The Lord expects daily effort, daily improvement, daily repentance. Worthiness brings purity, and purity qualifies us for the Holy Ghost. As we take “the Holy Spirit for [our] guide” (Doctrine and Covenants 45:57), we qualify for personal revelation.” — Russell Nelson (more…)

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 January 12 — Which Master Do You Serve? Jeremiah 23:5-6 “Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. 6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.”

John 13:13 “Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.” (more…)

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‘For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.’ Matthew 24:24.

 Today is part 2 of our look at an article in the latest church magazine, Liahona, ‘What Did Moroni Teach Joseph Smith?’, January 2021.

Yesterday we looked at five lies, some of which included witchcraft, necromancy, and Joseph’s ill-gotten fame.

Today we’ll see how neither Moroni, nor Joseph, opted for defending the Lord. Moroni did nothing more than feed a teenager’s inflated ego. Based on the Church’s track record, one must wonder if this even happened at all.

If you’re LDS, we want to reiterate we don’t say these things to demean or bash you. Our hearts are broken for the way this church has lied, and led members away from Jesus, not to Him.

We pray you’ll look at the evidence and compare all of it objectively – your very soul depends on it!

As Paul Harvey used to say…now for the rest of this story!

#6 — Gospel Demoted for Witchcraft. (more…)

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‘For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.’ 2 Corinthians 11:13-14

 Today and tomorrow, we’ll be looking at an article in the latest Liahona on how the Lord introduced the Mormon gospel.

This article was a reminder of why all Christians should be on alert about Mormonism. The open display of rebellion was heartbreaking.

To read their article in full, see Liahona, ‘What Did Moroni Teach Joseph Smith?’, January 2021. Our purpose in doing this is to compare what they’ve said to what God has revealed in His word.

To be sure, the origins of the LDS Church are far removed from how biblical Christianity began. The Church traces its beginning to one person: Joseph Smith, whereas Christianity traces its roots to God’s relationship with His creation.

The focus of their article was to show the numerous times Moroni was seen floating in the air with the message there existed ‘Another Testament of Jesus Christ’. This new and updated gospel included God’s pronouncement He thought the bride of Christ was nothing more than the ‘whore of Babylon’.

Today we’re looking at lies #1-5, and tomorrow lies #6-10. (more…)

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Liahona, ‘Why We Need Jesus Christ’, December 2020

Today we’re looking at an article in the upcoming Liahona. This article was supposed to be focused on Jesus’ birth, but as you’ll see in the text, it was far from anything to do with our Lord.

For the sake of brevity, we’re only looking at a few of the things mentioned. Originally, D. Todd Christofferson gave this talk at a 2017 BYU devotional. To read his talk in full, the link is provided above.

We’ve inserted comments/questions below. (more…)

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Liahona 1 Nephi 16:28-29; “And it came to pass that I, Nephi, beheld the pointers which were in the ball, that they did work according to the faith and diligence and heed which we did give unto them. 29 And there was also written upon them a new writing, which was plain to be read, which did give us understanding concerning the ways of the Lord; and it was written and changed from time to time, according to the faith and diligence which we gave unto it. And thus we see that by small means the Lord can bring about great things.”


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Mormon Decisions 10Liahona, ‘The Voice of the Spirit,’ April 1981; “Safety lies in knowing and complying with the marion romneyteachings of Jesus and his prophets, and in discerning and strictly heeding the guidance of the spirit of Christ which “giveth light to every man that cometh into the world; and (which) … enlighteneth every man through the world, that hearkeneth to the voice of the Spirit.

“(For) every one that hearkeneth to the voice of the Spirit avoids every unnatural, unholy, and impure practice, (and) cometh unto God, even the Father.” (D&C 84:46–47.)” – First Presidency Message, Marion G. Romney


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salt lake mormon temple 2Liahona, November 2011; “My beloved young brothers and sisters, family history is not simply an interesting program or activity sponsored by the Church; rather, it is a vital part of the work of salvation and exaltation. You have been prepared for this day and to build up the kingdom of God. You are here upon the earth now to assist in this glorious work.”


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“We can also intentionally deceive others by a gesture or a look, by silence, or by telling only part of the truth. Whenever we lead people in any way to believe something that is not true, we are not being honest. The Lord is not pleased with such dishonesty, and we will have to account for our lies.” – Gospel Principles, p 181.

In this part of our investigation we’re taking a look at the obscure. While most of the names we’re looking at receive a lot of attention on the forefront, there’s little to no information given in the text explaining their historical background or geographical location.

As a student of the Bible I approach my studies expecting to discover in-depth info about the people involved and where they lived. Everything in the Bible has a paper trail if you will, with that person, event or place linking it to previous events. It describes why people were given the names they had, why God had a relationship with them, what they could expect from Him and vice versa.  Unfortunately this isn’t the case when it comes to the Book of Mormon.


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