Crying Repentance… By Elder Rast Or his best fish imitation…
From the Email bag… I am John Murala from Hyderabad, India. I am one of the district counselman from Hyderabad district of LDS church in India. I often see your presentations (gospel doctrine) on the net. We have a YSA conference in India next week for which we expect more then 500 participants. I will be speaking on "Standing for something". There is one mission in India (The India Bangalore mission) but from November there will be two. The second mission will be India Delhi Mission. There are 25 branches and over 6000 members. The YSA's are coming from all over India and Nepal.Many will travel for a few days on train to make it to Hyderabad. It will be a conference for three days. Our mission pres is Pres Nichols from Alaska. There are over 120 missionaries and the church is growing.
Young Man Asked about marriage, he replied- “I’m having issues with commitment…” Question- What does that mean? the Savior we
D&C 27/ Eph 6 15 Wherefore, lift up your hearts and rejoice, and gird up your loins, and take upon you my whole armor, that ye may be able to withstand the evil day, having done all, that ye may be able to stand. 16 Stand, therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, having on the breastplate of righteousness, and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace, which I have sent mine angels to commit unto you; 17 Taking the shield of faith wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked; Where are we supposed to stand?
New Testament Scholar Certainly Roman forces used flaming missiles to destroy their enemies, but they were much more subtle appearing and more deadly. The "fiery darts" we read about in this passage were made from a hollow reed (something like bamboo). One end was stoppered then the reed was filled with a flammable liquid, probably a mixture of alcohol and naphtha. A loosely fitting stopper holding a wick was slipped into the other end of the tube and lit. It was then shot like an arrow, not a bundle of straw or some other flammable substances, but at the soldier himself. Since the missile had it's own fuel source and the wick was protected by the tube, the missile kept burning until it hit something. When it hit a soldier, the wick popped out, the liquid spilled over the soldier' s armor and ignited, cooking him in his own armor.
1 Nephi 15:24 1 Nephi 15:24 … and whoso would hearken unto the [iron rod], and would hold fast unto it, they would never perish; neither could the temptations and the fiery darts of the adversary overpower them unto blindness, to lead them away to destruction. Question: In Lehi’s dream, where were fiery darts of the adversary?
D&C 27/ Eph 6 15 Wherefore, lift up your hearts and rejoice, and gird up your loins, and take upon you my whole armor, that ye may be able to withstand the evil day, having done all, that ye may be able to stand. 16 Stand, therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, having on the breastplate of righteousness, and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace, which I have sent mine angels to commit unto you; 17 Taking the shield of faith wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked; 18 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of my Spirit, which I will pour out upon you, and my word which I reveal unto you, and be agreed as touching all things whatsoever ye ask of me, and be faithful until I come, and ye shall be caught up, that where I am ye shall be also.
Ezra Taft Benson Holy men and women stand in holy places, and these holy places consist of our temples, our chapels, our homes, and the stakes of Zion, which are, as the Lord declares, "for a defense, and for a refuge from the storm, and from wrath when it shall be poured out without mixture upon the whole earth." We must heed the Lord's counsel to the Saints of this dispensation: "Prepare yourselves for the great day of the Lord." This preparation must consist of more than just casual membership in the Church. We must be guided by personal revelation and the counsel of the living prophet so we will not be deceived.
Pres. Henry B. Eyring When we honor [the] priesthood, we have heavenly hosts and angels who are watching over us. Some of us know how literally that is true. Some of us have an absolute assurance that those whom we have known who held the priesthood who are now part of that heavenly host are deeply aware of what we are doing and sometimes deeply concerned for the quality of our service. Making Covenants with God, BYU Devotional
In Closing, John A. Widstoe “These are trying days, in which Satan rages, at home and abroad, hard days, evil and ugly days. We stand helpless as it seems before them. We need help. We need strength. We need guidance. Perhaps if we would do our work in behalf of those of the unseen world who hunger and pray for the work we can do for them, the unseen world would in return give us help in this day of our urgent need. There are more in the other world than there are here. There is more power and strength there than we have here upon this earth. We have but a trifle, and that trifle is taken from the immeasurable power of God. We shall make no mistake in becoming collaborators in the Lord’s almighty work for human redemption” (In Conference Report, Apr. 1943, p. 39).
Joseph Smith We contemplate a people who have embraced a system of religion, unpopular, and the adherence to which has brought upon them repeated persecutions. A people who, for their love to God, and attachment to His cause, have suffered hunger, nakedness, perils, and almost every privation. A people who, for the sake of their religion, have had to mourn the premature death of parents, husbands, wives, and children. A people, who have preferred death to slavery and hypocrisy, and have honorably maintained their characters, and stood firm and immovable, in times that have tried men's souls. Stand fast, ye Saints of God, hold on a little while longer, and the storm of life will be past, and you will be rewarded by that God whose servants you are, and who will duly appreciate all your toils and afflictions for Christ's sake and the Gospel's. Your names will be handed down to posterity as Saints of God and virtuous men. (Joseph Smith, History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7 Vols. 4:337)