Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘M. Russell Ballard’

Church News, ‘Hope in Christ’, April 2021 “The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles have counseled together in a spirit of prayer and with a yearning to understand how to help all who feel alone or feel they don’t belong. We long to help all who feel this way. Let me mention, in particular, those who are currently single.

Brothers and sisters, more than half of adults in the Church today are widowed, divorced, or not yet married. Some wonder about their opportunities and place in God’s plan and in the Church. We should understand that eternal life is not simply a question of current marital status but of discipleship and being “valiant in the testimony of Jesus.”8 …

For many years, we have talked about “young single adults,” “single adults,” and “adults.” Those designations can be administratively helpful at times but can inadvertently change how we perceive others.

Is there a way to avoid this human tendency that can separate us from one another? … Let us call upon our members who are single to serve, lift, and teach. Disregard old notions and ideas that have sometimes unintentionally contributed to their feelings of loneliness and that they do not belong or cannot serve.” — M. Russell Ballard (more…)

Read Full Post »

General Conference, ‘Beware of False Prophets and False Teachers’, October 1999 “…there are false prophets and false teachers who have or at least claim to have membership in the Church. They declare that the Book of Mormon and other canonical works are not ancient records of scripture. They also attempt to redefine the nature of the Godhead…

… False prophets and false teachers are those who arrogantly attempt to fashion new interpretations of the scriptures to demonstrate that these sacred texts should not be read as God’s words to His children but merely as the utterances of uninspired men, limited by their own prejudices and cultural biases. They argue, therefore, that the scriptures require new interpretation and that they are uniquely qualified to offer that interpretation.” — M. Russell Ballard (more…)

Read Full Post »

For the Strength of the Youth, ‘The Great Cause of the Restoration’, January 2021 “…We should always remember the price Joseph and Hyrum Smith paid…to establish the Church so you and I could enjoy the many blessings and all of these revealed truths we have today. Their faithfulness should never be forgotten! … Before his death in 1844, Joseph wrote a spirited letter to the Saints. It was a call to action, which continues in the Church today: Brethren [and sisters], shall we not go on in so great a cause? …

“We should always remember the price Hyrum and Joseph Smith paid. … Their faithfulness should never be forgotten!” … Consider what offering you will present to the Lord in righteousness in the coming days. Be courageous…I know that the Savior is pleased when we present Him an offering from our hearts in righteousness, just as He was pleased with the faithful offering of those remarkable brothers, Joseph and Hyrum Smith…” — M. Russell Ballard (more…)

Read Full Post »

General Conference, ‘Return and Receive’, April 2017 “He [Satan] uses loud voices—voices that seek to drown out the small and still voice of the Holy Spirit that can show us “all things” we should do to return and receive.

These voices belong to those who disregard gospel truth and who use the internet, social and print media, radio, television, and movies to present in an enticing way immorality…

These voices may also include well-intentioned individuals who are blinded by the secular philosophies of men and women and who seek to destroy the faith and divert the eternal focus of those who are simply trying to return to the presence of God…” — M. Russell Ballard (more…)

Read Full Post »

ChurchNews.com “President M. Russell Ballard, “No matter how you pray or to whom you pray, please exercise your faith — whatever your faith may be — and pray for your country and for your national leaders. … This is not about politics or policy. This is about peace and the healing that can come to individual souls as well as to the souls of countries.” — M. Russell Ballard (more…)

Read Full Post »

‘Every word of God is pure: He is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. 6 Add thou not unto his words, Lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.’ Proverbs 30:5-6

General Conference, ‘Shall We Not Go On in So Great a Cause?’ April 2020 “Joseph came to realize that the Bible did not contain all the answers to life’s questions; rather, it taught men and women how they could find answers to their questions by communicating directly with God through prayer.” — M. Russell Ballard (more…)

Read Full Post »

General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints “We should always remember the price Joseph and Hyrum Smith paid, along with so many other faithful men, women, and children, to establish the Church so you and I could enjoy the many blessings and all of these revealed truths we have today. Their faithfulness should never be forgotten!”

From #PresBallard’s inspiring April 2020 #GeneralConference

facebook.com/223271487682878

message. How have you been blessed from all that the Prophet #JosephSmith (and his brother Hyrum) did to help restore the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the earth in our day? … #TrueHeroes(more…)

Read Full Post »

 May 8 — The Line in the Sand. Matthew 12:30 “He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.” (more…)

Read Full Post »

 April 13 –– God Never Changes  Isaiah 40:8 “The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: But the word of our God shall stand for ever.”

(more…)

Read Full Post »

Mormon Newsroom, October 4, 2007 “You will not get to know it [whether the Book of Mormon is true] by trying to prove it archaeologically, or by DNA, or by anything else…Religious truth is always confirmed by what you feel. And that’s the way heavenly father answers prayers.” — M. Russell Ballard (more…)

Read Full Post »

Matthew 22:36-40 “Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

 Today we’re looking at an article in the latest New Era Magazine. As a reminder, the Church’s intended audience for this periodical is their youth group consisting of 12-18 yr old kids. To read the article in full, see New Era, ‘The True, Pure, and Simple Gospel of Jesus Christ (excerpts),’ May 2019.

The article was written by their apostle M. Russell Ballard and his focus was the Two Greatest Commandments – see biblical passage listed above. For the sake of time, we’re looking at one key item of interest. Ballard’s comment was couched in a lot of nondescript directives that’d be easy to look over, thus our pointing it out here. (more…)

Read Full Post »

March 18 – 1 Corinthians 15:3 “For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures.”

(more…)

Read Full Post »

Our Search for Happiness—An Invitation to Understand the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, p. 14 “…our belief in Christ is not passive. We believe that He and our Heavenly Father continue to minister to mankind today through inspiration and revelation. The leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints function under His divine direction just as the early apostles and prophets did when His Church was fully upon the earth. Ours is an active, vibrant faith dedicated to serving the Lord and doing the things He would do if He were walking among us. As we do His will we feel His spirit, a peaceful, comforting presence that warms our souls with courage and faith and draws us ever closer to Him. And as we draw closer to Him, we learn to love Him and our Eternal Father, and we find ourselves showing our love for them by keeping their commandments—which helps us to become more like them.

Focus on the Prince of Peace (more…)

Read Full Post »

October 8 ––Things in Eternity. Isaiah 40:8 “The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: But the word of our God shall stand forever.”

Mark 12:25 “For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.” (more…)

Read Full Post »

General Conference, ‘Keeping Life’s Demands in Balance,’April 1987 “Just do the very best you can each day. Do the basic things and, before you realize it, your life will be full of spiritual understanding that will confirm to you that your Heavenly Father loves you. When a person knows this, then life will be full of purpose and meaning, making balance easier to maintain.” — President M. Russell Ballard (more…)

Read Full Post »

Ensign, ‘Be Anxiously Engaged,’ October 2012; “…In your morning prayer each new day, ask Heavenly Father to guide you to recognize an opportunity to serve one of His precious children. Then go throughout the day with your heart full of faith and love, looking for someone to help. Stay focused, just like the honeybees focus on the flowers from which to gather nectar and pollen. If you do this, your spiritual sensitivities will be enlarged and you will discover opportunities to serve that you never before realized were possible.

I know that if you do this—at home, at school, at work, and at church—the Spirit will guide you, and you will be able to discern those in need of a particular service that only you may be able to give. You will be prompted by the Spirit and magnificently motivated to help pollinate the world with the pure love of Christ and His gospel.” – M. Russell Ballard

(more…)

Read Full Post »

The Visiting Teaching Message this month is titled “Of One Heart”.

The message begins with M. Russell Ballard stating;

“At the heart of the English word atonement is the word one. If all mankind understood this, there would never be anyone with whom we would not be concerned, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, or social or economic standing. We would strive to emulate the Savior and would never be unkind, indifferent, disrespectful, or insensitive to others.”

(more…)

Read Full Post »

 General Conference, ‘Beware of False Prophets and False Teachers,’ October 1999; “I reiterate: there are false prophets and false teachers who have or at least claim to have membership in the Church. … they attempt to redefine the nature of the Godhead … False prophets and false teachers are those who arrogantly attempt to fashion new interpretations of the scriptures to demonstrate that these sacred texts should not be read as God’s words to His children but merely as the utterances of uninspired men, limited by their own prejudices and cultural biases. … They argue, therefore, that the scriptures require new interpretation and that they are uniquely qualified to offer that interpretation.” – M. Russell Ballard

(more…)

Read Full Post »

1 Peter 1:25; “But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.”

General Conference, ‘The Miracle of the Holy Bible,’ April 2007

m-russell-ballard-october-2016M Russell Ballard

“We are true and full believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and in His revealed word through the Holy Bible.

It is a miracle that we have the Bible’s powerful doctrine, principles, poetry, and stories. But most of all, it is a wonderful miracle that we have the account of the life, ministry, and words of Jesus, which was protected through the Dark Ages and through the conflicts of countless generations so that we may have it today.

(more…)

Read Full Post »

Romans 6:23; “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

The Ministry of Prophets and Apostles Today, ‘Our Savior’s Atonement’, February 19, 2016 M. Russell Ballard, Apostle

crucifixion-propheciesEarlier this year, Mormon apostle Russell Ballard delivered a speech about the atonement of Christ. We’ve taken the main comments he made and used them in this article to expose how the Church erroneously defines the word ‘atonement’.

 

 

(more…)

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »

%d bloggers like this: