Month: October 2010

God’s Love

A year ago, a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints sent me a letter for my birthday.  Since my birthday is coming around again this year I wanted to talk a little bit about that letter.  Elder Johnson said something in his letter that has had me thinking since I read it.

“One thing I’ve learned recently is the love the Lord has for his children.  I guess I always knew it, but now I feel it!  I’m sure you know what I mean.  When you feel something it is the spirit manifesting the truth

President packer… Cont.

A lot has been said and a lot will be said about President Packer’s talk from Conference Oct 2010.  Someone forwarded this link to me:

This is a blog post by a Gay Mormon and his presepective on the talk.  It think that the author of this blog understands the post better than I did.  Please give it a read, he has a very insightful insight.…

Everlasing punishment

In the Book of Mormon, there is a King/Prophet named Benjamin, that while serving his people helped them keep peace for a long time.  He is about to die, so he is addressing his people one final time.  I would say that this is the first account of a General Conference in the scriptures.  King Benjamin has everyone gather in family groups around the Temple.  He then builds a tower so that as many people as possible can hear him. (We now use mass media). Then has the words written down so that those who could not hear him can …

President Packer said WHAT?

There has been a lot of “wars, and rumors of wars” over what President Boyd K Packer said in the Oct 2010 General Conference about the stance the Church has on Homosexuality.  The wars have started because of a talk entitled, “Cleansing the Inner Vessel.”  In that talk President Packer says:

We teach a standard of moral conduct that will protect us from Satan’s many substitutes or counterfeits for marriage. We must understand that any persuasion to enter into any relationship that is not in harmony with the principles of the gospel must be wrong. From the Book of Mormon

Wandering in the desert

Do you ever feel that life is like wandering in a desert.  You have no idea where you are, where you have been, or where you are going?   The only thing you know is that it is hot and you think you have been here before.

After Lehi, his family, and Ishmael’s family left Jerusalem and were traveling in the wilderness, the Lord directed them in their travels with a Liahona.  Nephi describes it as such.

And it came to pass that as my father arose in the morning, and went forth to the tent door, to his great astonishment