A Brand New Year 2010 : Part Two "Our Doctrines"   Leave a comment

Hello Brethren,

First, before I start what it is I wish to speak about (Part Two), Allow me to extend a well and great loving call to our dear Brother Olmsted. Although some small battles of health have frequented our great Secretary of The Elders Quorum, he is an ever great example of how one could and should be in the Gospel, and love for others. We extend a wish of speedy recovery, and of dear loving regard.

On January 9th, 2010…. I posted the first of a multiple (One per week) series of how we could and should better utilize our online resources for our personal edification. That first suggestion, was “The First Presidency Message” (Click Here To Be Directed) . Another suggestion is as follows;

Suggestion Number 2: Our Doctrines

Underneath “The First Presidency Message” and “Visiting Teaching Message” is a often overlooked section called “Our Doctrines“. It seems that perhaps nearly twice a month The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints puts up new videos on their home site and known YouTube channel (Also known as Mormon Messages). Currently featured on http://www.lds.org/ are three neat additives;

First, there is Faith In Christ , which is the entire record of The Living Christ: The Testimony of the Apostles
as given in January 1st of 2000. Seems that history may suggest that sometimes we take lightly the witnesses that bear record and personal testimony of that which The Holy Ghost has confirmed to ALL OUR HEARTS, that The Book Of Mormon is true! Every Prophet and Apostle of The Lord Jesus Christ that has ever served in that capacity has been a living witness to us that Jesus is the Christ, The literal living Son, of our literal living (Heavenly)Father. Records have been kept concerning this group of affirmation, but the most well known, most noteworthy are first, those whom bore witness of the plates of which Joseph Smith was led to by the Angel Moroni, the very same plates that he translated The Book Of Mormon from! So what are their names? Lets look to the preface of the book, page three.

First, let us read what it was that the above mentioned witnesses testified to!

THE TESTIMONY OF THREE WITNESSES
 
Be it known unto all nations, kindreds,tongues, and people, unto whom this work shall come: That we, throughthe grace of God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, have seen theplates which contain this record, which is a record of the people ofNephi, and also of the Lamanites, their brethren, and also of thepeople of Jared, who came from the tower of which hath been spoken. Andwe also know that they have been translated by the gift and power ofGod, for his voice hath declared it unto us; wherefore we know of asurety that the work is true. And we also testify that we have seen theengravings which are upon the plates; and they have been shown unto usby the power of God, and not of man. And we declare with words ofsoberness, that an angel of God came down from heaven, and he broughtand laid before our eyes, that we beheld and saw the plates, and theengravings thereon; and we know that it is by the grace of God theFather, and our Lord Jesus Christ, that we beheld and bear record thatthese things are true. And it is marvelous in our eyes. Nevertheless,the voice of the Lord commanded us that we should bear record of it;wherefore, to be obedient unto the commandments of God, we beartestimony of these things. And we know that if we are faithful inChrist, we shall rid our garments of the blood of all men, and be foundspotless before the judgment-seat of Christ, and shall dwell with himeternally in the heavens. And the honor be to the Father, and to theSon, and to the Holy Ghost, which is one God. Amen. 
 

Oliver Cowdery
David Whitmer
Martin Harris

 
Ask yourself this question, or perhaps, ponder whether you could fictitiously bear testimony of the above mentioned declaration given if it wasnt true. Consider this testimony (Given by a Latter-Day Apostle Of Jesus Christ) of Elder Jeffrey Holland:

That was from this past 179th Semi-Annual General Conference (Oct. 2009)

The Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother, Hyrum, died for it! They died firm in the Faith, and Faith is always the first step in our climb to Heaven. The Law of Consecration puts forth what Faith is required to be diligent. Try…… Unwavering. I testify, Faith can fix us! Consider also…..

The second portion of “Our Doctrines” is ALL about Families. The Family Is Of God ; To site one thing contained on that Proclamation says;

“All human beings—male and female—are created in the image of God. Eachis a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such,each has a divine nature and destiny.”

If we are all Sons and Daughters of a Heavenly Father, then we all should take greater care in knowing his commandments concerning such. He is sending those beloved spirit children, and is trusting us to raise them to him. But That “Faith….. & Family……..” is not all currently listed under there, but so is Self Reliance. visit that site for further information.


Till Next Time!

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Posted January 17, 2010 by rexfordgbeardsleyjr in Uncategorized

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