The Lord is in charge

The Lord is in charge

I was asked if there was a day coming when men/women will be required to condemn those in the church whose conduct does not measure up.  I responded: There is certainly a day of separation coming.  Angels are already begging to begin that process.  The Lord has told them “not yet” but promised them it will
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Accuser of our brethren

Accuser of our brethren

There is really no reason to complain about the church.  That is a role I would never want to assume.  Satan’s title is “the accuser of our brethren” (Rev. 12: 10).  Of what does he accuse them?  The answer is of all their natural failings, mistakes, shortcomings and errors.  We are all ample examples of
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Posted by the moderator (she thinks it important)

Posted by the moderator (she thinks it important)

I think this is interesting history.  I should like to know more of this kind of thing. _________________________________ Joseph Smith, by revelation, established two presiding offices: The President of the High Priesthood and the Patriarch of the Church.  The President (Joseph Smith) presided.  But the Patriarch stood by with keys to ordain the next President
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It’s YOUR eternal salvation

It’s YOUR eternal salvation

When it comes to the subject of one’s eternal salvation, I can’t understand why someone would simply trust others and leave it to them to tell them what is necessary. I should think everyone would study this matter night and day, and reach their own conclusion about what is important, what is not, what will
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Judgment

Judgment

Since the Lord reserves to Himself alone the final judgment (3 Ne. 27: 27) I think we overstep our privileges when we presume our judgment of others is our right.  In fact, the irony of judging while holding priesthood office is that the one judging may be the one really on trial.  They hold office,
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Do we have a guarantee?

Do we have a guarantee?

I’ve been thinking about the “guarantee” we have as Latter-day Saints that God takes peculiar delight in us.  We’re His “chosen” and He looks down from heaven and grins broadly when He considers our enlightened advantage over our fellowman.  I’m not sure I can reconcile that happy view of our circumstances with His frank assessment
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Patriarch

Patriarch

When I first joined the church we sustained the Patriarch of the Church, along with the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve as a “Prophet, Seer and Revelator.”  I would expect that at some point Patriarch Smith will be succeeded by his oldest, direct, descendant, unless there is still a living sibling of
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Seriously

Seriously

There’s an article which estimates that 16% of the population (teens to 49 yrs.) of the United States has genital herpes.  You can read it here:http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN0923528620100309   Now there’s an advertisement for the law of chastity…. or anti-itch Gold Bond… or a wire hair brush to scratch with….   The woman/man has not been born
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Powerful doctrines

Powerful doctrines

I’ve been reading Alma’s teachings on priesthood in Alma 13.  There are some startling things in there.  We underestimate the depth of doctrine preserved in the Book of Mormon.  Pre-earth life is unmistakably taught there.    Ordination to the high priesthood reckons from before the foundation of the earth.  Power in that priesthood is derived
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Patriarch Smith

Patriarch Smith

The Patriarch of the Church is Eldred G. Smith, now aged 103 years.  His office used to ordain the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints using the hereditary priesthood line running back to Father Smith, Joseph and Hyrum.   Eldred G. Smith was made Emeritus in 1979, but continues to have an
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