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Prophets and Priesthood in the Old Testament “Adam was earth’s first Christian. He was baptized, confirmed, born of the Spirit, quickened in the inner man, ordained, and received into the holy order of God (see Moses 6:64–68). “The priesthood was first given to Adam; he obtained the First Presidency, and held the keys of it from generation to generation.”” – Robert L. Millet (more…)

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2014 city_of_david_eastGod’s promise fulfilled. Malachi 4:6; “And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.”

Luke 1:16-17; “And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. 17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”

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Dictionary.com defines character as someone’s ‘moral, or ethical quality’. One who possesses a good moral character is said to have the following characteristics – ‘qualities of honesty, courage, good reputation’, and ‘integrity’.

character_sign-28675334_std-scaled10001A few weeks ago, BYU students sat in a series of lectures. The topic was broad, but carried the same tune they’ve been singing in the past several months. Doubting Mormonism and moral character.

Having a good moral character was only part of the discussions in a series of speeches given at a BYU Conference late last month (November 2016). The main focus at this conference seemed to be on reminding students ‘what faith really is in the context of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ’, and to reiterate that most of  their ‘cultural understandings are wrong or at least distorted’, when it comes to Mormonism.

Translation:

1.The Mormon gospel is far different than the gospel Jesus preached in the Bible.

2.The students’ cognitive reasoning skills are wrong; aka 1+1 does not = 2. 1+1 = 3, but only within specific parameters and set guidelines the Church has yet to reveal, but will do so at some point in the future, ‘line upon line’.

The Who’s Who of Mormon psychology each took turn providing an analysis on what one must do when, and/or if, they’ve come to the dreaded pitfall of a faith crisis.

If you’d like to read the report in full, a link is provided below. For the sake of brevity, we’ve pulled a few of their comments, and asked the obligatory questions anyone would want answers to!

First and foremost, as always, please pray for the young folks who were in attendance at this Provo conference. Now that finals are just wrapping up, they’ll have a week or two at home to digest what they heard. Pray that God will intervene by placing Christians in their pathway!

Here we go, let’s take a look at what the Church had to say this time around! I retrieved the article from the Deseret News on December 12, 2016.

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Robert MilletEnsign, ‘The Eternal Gospel,’ July 1996, p. 53; “Knowing what we know concerning God our Father — that he is a personal being; that he has a body of salt lake mormon temple 2flesh and bones as tangible as our own; that he is an exalted and glorified being; that he was once a man and dwelt on an earth – and knowing that this knowledge was had by many of the ancients, should we be surprised to find legends and myths throughout the cultures of the earth concerning gods who have divine power but human attributes and passions? … Should we be surprised to find pagan traditions of virgin births and divine humans?” – Robert L. Millet

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Mormon Decisions 10Alive in Christ, The Miracle of Spiritual Rebirth, p. 140; “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is absolutely indispensable to our salvationRobert Millet. No supposed personal relationship with Jesus, no commitment to the gospel, no high level of Christian conduct in society can compensate for what is to be found in the Church.” – Robert Millet, 1997

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Mormon Decisions 10Ensign, ‘Joseph Among the Prophets,’ June 1994; “There is another sense in which Joseph Smith was known to the ancients: he was schooled and tutored by them during his own mortal ministry. Save Jesus Christ only, the world has never known a more competent scriptural authority than Joseph Smith. It is one thing to read a book of scripture and quite another to be personally instructed by its authors. Who among the world’s scholars and religious leaders can lay claim to having stood face to face with Adam, Enoch, Noah, Moses, Elijah, John the Baptist, Peter, James, and John? Who can speak with authority about life in ancient America because of lessons learned from Nephi, Mormon, Moroni, and no doubt other ancient American Hebrews? (See Journal of Discourses, 13:47; 17:374; 21:94, 161–64; 23:362.) Many of Joseph’s heavenly visitors laid their hands on his head and conferred their priesthood keys and authorities (see D&C 128:20).” – Robert Millet

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Mormon Decisions 10Ensign, ‘Joseph Smith Among the Prophets,’ June 1994; “As suggested earlier, the life of Joseph Smith was in some degree patterned after that of his Master, Jesus Christ. That pattern holds true even when extended to its tragic conclusion. Like his Master, Joseph Smith also shed his blood in order that the final testament, the reestablishment of the new covenant, might be in full effect.” – Robert L. Millet

 

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Mormon Decisions 10Conference Report, Second Day Morning Session, October 1916: p 42-43; “Christianity, as it is known in the world today, has fallen far short of the accomplishment of what might have been expected of it. It has failed in establishing those principles which Christ taught among the children of men… A false doctrine is a corrupt doctrine; a false religion is a corrupt religion; a false teacher is a corrupt teacher. Any man who teaches a false doctrine, who believes in and practices and teaches a false religion is a corrupt professor, because he teaches that which is impure and not true. That is the trouble with Christianity today. It is not true…that which is known as Christianity, is the falsest of all religions in the world.” – Hyrum M. Smith

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