We are so fortunate to have these men as church leaders. We don't hear
anger,hatred or discord. Instead they bring a message of hope,love and
forgiveness to all that would receive it! If you have doubt,are confused by the
world or have been hurt or insulted then take your cares and lay them at the
feet of the Lord. From your knees ask his forgiveness and protection. He refuses
no one. Christ lives!
Yes, we will resurrect when Jesus comes again. Jesus will not come in this
life, but in the next generation. There is not a Heaven and a Hell only for a
few, but a Heaven with a Father in Heaven that loves us unconditionally. It is
a place of peace, joy, and love. It is not a golden brick road with a castle
and a mean Old Testament God. How do I know? I had a near death experience.We are now in end times. Just look at what is happening in the Middle
East.We need to listen to the prophet and his leaders because they
are annointed of God.
Great to hear your church speak of Easter! HAVE A GOOD EASTER! GOD LIVES SAY
AMEN TO THAT!
A wonderful conference...We Testify of Christ, we love Christ. He is the center
of our lives and the Saviour of all mankind.
"The Savior of all mankind'"For God so love the world that he gave his one
and only Son,that 'whoever' beleives in him shall not perish,but have eternal
life." (John 3:16)also"Whoever beleives in the Son has eternal life,but
whoever rejects the Son, will not see life,for God's wrath remian in him" (John
What an wonderful weekend celbrating Easter and the resurected Lord and his
mission at the feet of prophets of God in our own day. Perhaps there really is
hope for this world. Not perhaps, certainly if we will but follow their counsel.
Didn't we meet you in December of 1999 when you were crying "end times" then too
as you guys planned your trip to Missouri ?
I hate to be critical but wouldn't it be more appropriate to have the article
titled "LDS General Conference" rather than "Mormon"?
These are truly men of God.
Even though I am Unitarian and have never been LDS, I feel great comfort in
hearing the words of Prophet Monson. I think his message of humility and
following the teachings of Jesus Christ when it comes to showing compassion to
the meek and the poor and the different is wonderful. I have always believed
that the LDS church has a message of social justice that is in tune with the
desires of Christ but is drowned out by the political rhetoric that is espoused
by the Republican Party. I feel that Jesus was more of a socialist than a
capitalist. The more closer we follow Jesus, the more socialist we become.
John. I am glad that you found the message inspiring, as did I. How could it not
be inspiring? It was about Christ and his teachings.I do think that
this issue of social Justice needs to be understood. There is a huge difference
between what Christ teaches: freely giving of ones substance to the poor out of
love, and what socialism is: the forced redistribution of wealth by government.
Christ has never advocated for the latter. In fact, the war in heaven was fought
so that men and women would be free to choose to do good or evil.I
do agree that as men and women grow closer to the Lord they tend to be much more
charitable. I submit that there is a difference between Christian charity, and
Social justice through government, aka socialism. I know it is
possibly semantics, but that is what most conservatives believe, especially LDS
I watched the entire conference. I felt the Savior's love over and over again
during the talks. I was uplifted. I felt the confirmation in my heart that
Jesus Christ lives! I felt the Holy Ghost witness that President Thomas S.
Monson is God's chosen Prophet for the world at this time; and never before has
there been a greater need to have a Prophet of God on the earth!
Jesus was not a socialist!He does advocate socialism, not one
bit.He advocates compassion and love.Socialism is
government control of the means of production. It is your money taken by FORCE
and given those the government determines is "needy".That is not
compassion and love.
I agree that Christ was very emphatic about caring for one's neighbor, feeding
the poor, adminitering to the sick. But, as with all things, He encouraged these
things to be done with a "generous heart." Social justice should be motivated by
Christ-like love. It should not be government mandated.
Several problems with your statement . Thomas Monson has the title "President
Monson " and this applies if you think he is a prophet or not . Socialism and
capitalism did not exist 2000 years ago so Jesus could not have been either a
socialist or a capitalist.When you say "the political rhetoric of the Republican
Party . Actually its not the GOP but radio hosts like Glenn Beck( who most
Mormons agree with )and Rush who spout the rhetoric. Was jesus political at all
? Based on the "Render unto God " I dont think so You miss the point that most
LDS in the USA are right wing Republicans who agree more with Glenn Beck than
they do with President Monson.
i agree !!esus was not a socialist!He does advocate
socialism, not one bit.He advocates compassion and love.Socialism is government control of the means of production. It is your money
taken by FORCE and given those the government determines is "needy".That is not compassion and love.
"I just walked by this bloody drunk passed out on the road. I'm sure glad we
don't have any government services to bail out these freeloaders lying in the
gutter along the roads.""Wait a minute. This dumb Samaritan just stopped
and gave him a handout. Stupid liberal."
First of all, His name was never Jesus. Jesus is a Greek name, and He was
clearly not Greek. His name is Yeshua, and He is, was and always will be
Jewish. He also didn't celebrate easter, nor did His disciples. Easter is the
name of a false god that clearly represents pagan fertility rights, and has
nothing to do with the resurrection of the Savior. Do you realize that our
tradition of dying easter eggs come from an ancient pagan tradition that
involved the sacrifice of babies and dying the eggs in their blood? To this
very day, Greek orthodoxy dies their easter eggs only one color - blood red.He and His disciples celebrated Bikkurim (First Fruits), and all the
other Appointed Times found in the Torah, such as Passover, The Feast of Weeks
and The Feast of Tabernacles. Easter is not God's feast, it's MAN's feast, and
He takes no pleasure in it. The same applies to Christmas. It is
time for those servants of the living God to come out of the paganism of
so-called Christianity, and return to HIS ways, and HIS commandments, and not
the commandments and traditions of men.
Yes. Although most Mormons are conservative, look at Harry Reid. He's a Mormon,
and I am assuming in good standing with the church, and he's as liberal as they
True,in Hebrew James's name is Jacoby,Paul is Cephas(Shaul) and Elias is Elijah.
But since you seem be be a legalist, Jesus said,"Love the Lord your God with all
your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind,This is the first and
greatest commandment,and second is love your neighbor as yourself."((Matthew
22:37,39)Therefore the greatest transgression(sin) would be not too, and
remember God demands perfection.
he was not a socialist but he was not a capitalist either, didn't he say to the
rich young man to give all his wealth to the poor and follow him. extreme
socialism control our lives but extreme capitalism controls our souls trough
greed and the search of wealth only.
JW's thrive on being contrary. "His name isn't Jesus" sounds like a JW. Without
their Contrarianism, they would have nothing different to teach. Doctrinally,
whether Jesus, Yeshua, Jehova or Joshua, he is the same. He is the Son of
God...IMO. I grow tired of sectarians telling me that I believe in some
strange Jesus...not the same as theirs. Though we may call him by different
names, he is the same yesterday, today and forever....right? Stop trying to
separate me from my God with your Semantics.
Good conference! But we have this article of faith #12 and I was hoping that,
given Glen Beck's rantings about our President Obama, someone would at least
give Glen a gentle reminder as to what means. Maybe the Tea Party patriots
(what an oxymoron) who are members of the Church need to relive their Primary
days. We used to recite them when I was young.
For the comment about how all, or most, "mormons" listen and follow what Glen
Beck says, Are you crazy. I'm a member and proud to be one, but I never listen
to Glen Beck. I truely don't know anyone who does. He should never be used as
a view on what "mormons" believe in anyway. The church follows the teaching of
Christ, always had always will. To say that "mormons" are huge right wings, is
false and incorrect. I know many who are not even republicans, if your going to
make comments on things make sure you do alittle research.
Acts 4:32-35 (King James Version)And the multitude of them that
believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought
of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.
And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection
of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all. Neither was
there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or
houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every
man according as he had need.
In Reformed Egyptian that is his name for sure
It was a wonderful conference. I am happy to have been able to see most of it
(we missed half of the second Saturday session).It is true that
Glenn Beck is LDS. It is true that many members listen to him, though not all
(and I'm only talking about the 5 million or so members in the US - most outside
the US probably have no idea who he is). It is also true that not all of those
who listen to him agree with everything he says.I listen to his show
on occasion. I do agree with some of his opinions, but not all. Mostly, when I
listen it is to open my eyes to the different opinions that are out there, and
to hear some of the guests he has on, to hear what they have to say.To say that all "mormons" listen to and follow Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, or
anyone outside the church leadership is a generalization. About the only
generalization I've ever heard that is true is that generalizations are (almost)
i Agree with Glen Beck on his Political Views and i believe the same in his
Religious Views...anyone who has listend to him would know that he loves his
Church and is a Worthy member and his politics and his religion are not
1...listen to Glen Beck talk about "Come Come Ye Saints" and then come back here
and start talking!!!! listen to his CONVERSION story and then come back and
start talking...Jesus Said Love one Another...i love glen beck i love president
obama...i love harry reid...i love Mitt Romney...i love Thomas S. Monson The
Living Prophet on this earth
I stand corrected. I mistakenly called President Monson by the name Prophet
Monson. I apologize and meant no offense by that. To me, he a Prophet, thus the
root of my error. I do stand by the position that Jesus Christ advocated what
would construed as socialism today. I also believe that Brigham Young and Joseph
Smith also advocated philosophies that would be considered socialism today. I am
not a socialist myself. I do believe that free markets play a major role in
determining the proper equilibrium for the exchange of most goods and services.
I do feel that it is the role of government to serve as a referee to ensure that
the rules of the free market are followed by both producer/provider and consumer
so that the exchange is fair and done in good faith. I am a liberal progressive
who thinks that social justice policies and consumer protection regulation makes
things better for all of society in the long run. I believe that Jesus had a
slight anti-business bias, but being the Son of God, he is entitled to this
bias. I error on the side of Jesus.
What a faith promoting conference! I just love hearing the words of those men.
I will follow those men to the grave.
To say that all "mormons" listen to and follow Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, or
anyone outside the church leadership is a generalization. ==============That's because you are a Mormon in Maryland.You should see the Glenn Beck worshipping going on here in Utah.It's enough to me you sick!!!
to:John Kateel | 11:21 a.mEvery time someone calls me a liberal it
reminds me of my obligation to look after the poor and the needy. The wealthy
and affluent in society take care of themselves. Someone needs to
stand watch to make sure those without a voice, the child, the elderly, the
handicapped, the invalid are represented and taken care of. We Liberals do that,
not very elegantly sometimes, but we do make the attempt.The word
Liberal has powerful and positive religious connotations as well. Joseph Smith
said God "is more liberal in his views" than we are ready to believe or receive.
Indeed the word liberal or liberally is used 15 times in the scriptures all with
a positive connotation. Where the word conservative is not mentioned once and
the practice of withholding ones substance from the "poor and the needy, the
sick and afflicted" is definitely frowned upon. Mormons (1844)TolerantInclusionDancing (considered sinful)EnvironmentalismFreeing the SlavesUnorthodox (Non-Traditional)
MarriagesSocialism - United OrderWomen’s Rights (prior
Women’s Suffrage)Progressive Immigration policiesUniversal
Welfare ProgramsFree SpeechFree Religion (who, where, what they
may)Sustaining VoteLiberal then - Liberal Now
John K.Thank you for your comments! It is always refreshing to hear
the thoughts and impressions of those outside the LDS Church who share our faith
in Jesus Christ. I'm impressed with you and your honest appreciation of the
teachings of President Monson and the teachings of the Savior.I
greatly respect you and envy the pilgrim's progress that you are obviously
making. I'm always trying to get back on that same path, and I've found the
best method is to seek your own way as directed by the light of Christ that is
in you. Seek to obtain a witness from the Holy Ghost, who alone can reveal the
truth of all things. Don't pay too much attention to those on this board or
elsewhere who claim to have access to all truth. Seek answers through study and
prayer.Lastly, if you have a moment to read a short scripture, I
would commend to you Moroni 10:3-5, the last chapter in the Book of Mormon. It
is a passage that means a lot to me.Good luck!
all I can say is... lol
re -- His name isn't Jesus | 9:36 a.m["It is time for those
servants of the living God to come out of the paganism of so-called
Christianity, and return to HIS ways, and HIS commandments, and not the
commandments and traditions of men."]and you got all of that out of
a book... and still have no clue about God. that's a shame.perhaps
if you put away your books and actually think about what God wants, you'd
realize that all the holidays are simply that - holidays - and God has no
problem with any of them - they are all man-made. He's just glad we take the
time to celebrate something.and His only commandment is the golden
rule. follow that and you're going to be fine. and in the meantime, He's
sitting up there going "they think all those books are real? I should have made
Near death experience?Me too.I saw the same things.It
completely changed me.I lived 48 years as a hard-core, red-necked, conservative Utah kind of Mormon.I came back a
broken-hearted, loosed necked, contrited spirit, bleeding heart, Liberal, child of the same God kind of Mormon.
I try to explain to my friends that we worship the LIVING Christ.Which is why our churches don't have a crucifix on top.They like
that.It makes sense to them.
To John Kateel: Thanks for your kind, ecumenical and inclusive
thoughts. As a Mormon bishop, I appreciate your Christ-like reach across the
theological divide. We Mormons could do worse than follow your example. God
Mormons have the Angel Moroni a symbol of Mormonism. also at Christmas You have
a baby Jesus in the manger,but he is grew up to be a man, and die on the cross.
That makes sense of the Cross for Christians.
There are - or were - holidays which were made by God. The Passover, the Day of
Atonement, some other festivals which are part of the Law of Moses. I believe
the Law of Moses was fulfilled in Christ and we are no longer commanded to
observe those holidays, though it certainly doesn't hurt to do so. I also
believe that there are cultural traditions derived from pagan worship that can
be viewed as indirect symbols of Christ if the viewer so desires. God could
have chosen any time of the year for his Son to be sacrificed, die, and
resurrect. It's interesting that he chose spring time (in the northern
hemisphere), when the rebirth that is evident in all nature witnesses and
symbolizes the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Eggs and rabbits are apt symbols
of this "renewal of life"though not specifically commanded by God. So I
hope that you don't consider me a worshipper of Ashtaroth just because I had
Easter eggs for breakfast this morning.
"Acts 4:35 (King James Version)And laid them down at the apostles'
feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need."-------------This is speaking of the Church, not of the nation. When
the Prophet institutes this law (the Law of Consecration), it will be under the
direction of the priesthood. It will not work under the direction of a man (or
woman) or under a government that is not inspired of God.In the mean
time, we give as we are able, sharing with those in need, through whatever
sources will do the most good.
I understand, and I do not wish to argue.If you could explain how to
symbolically represent the "empty tomb", Which is what we believe, and
celebrate - espicially at Easter - then I'd be in favor of erecting it on top of
every LSD meeting house in the world.
As a kid growing up, I use to detest having to gather around the television, or
radio to listen to Conference. Age, maturity, and a few humbling life
experiences later, I feel enlightened by what was spoken and sung during these
just concluded sessions.Never have I felt the music from the Tabernacle
Choir to be so powerful as it was in the afternoon session yesterday. Wow! I certainly know where my shortcomings are after many of the talks were given,
yet I see where I can be and it looks pretty good; just have to get a few of my
stumbling blocks out of the way. I hope I don't give up on me because the Lord
hasn't, and won't.
So grateful to have living prophets on the earth! Thanks to those of you who
have left inspiring comments about how following the teachings of Jesus will
bring goodness into your lives. I find that when I follow him, I am happier,
kinder, more loving and have more fulfillment in my life. I challege each of
you to discover the same!
Same here. I can always find answers, inspiration, and even rebuke when I
listen to GC. Gives me the courage to do way is right.
to Craig J: i know exactly how you feel...i used to do anything to get away from
listening or watching Conference...now...i cant wait for 6th months to pass so
we can have it again...and as for the music...i know exactly what you
mean...except for me...the music especially hit me at the end of Priesthood
Session when the BYU Priesthood Choir sand the Iron Rod...i've never heard a
song so powerful so full of life and so comforting in my life
8:19am - "Even though I am Unitarian and have never been LDS"11:21am
- "I mistakenly called President Monson by the name Prophet Monson. I apologize
and meant no offense by that. To me, he a Prophet, thus the root of my error"so... you are utilitarian, but you believe the leader(s) of the LDS
church are true prophets of God...if you believe that, why aren't
you LDS? and if you are NOT LDS, why would you believe their leaders are true
prophets?you sound somewhat confused.
After reading these comments I am very grateful we have General Conference.
Unlike our liberal brethren who are perfect in every way and by self
proclamation, far more compassionate than conservatives, we conservatives need
to be reminded what wretched souls we are and that total government control is
really Jesus' way. Right?Conservatives want to teach a man to fish
and therefore feed him for life.Liberals want to give a man a fish (other
fishermen's, of course) indefinitely until he is dependent on those fish for
life.Conservatives are about creating jobs and increasing
productivity.Liberals are about handouts and making as many people
dependent on the gov't as possible.So which of these best describes
the Church's inspired welfare system?
It was so nice to hear the brethren speak and not say anything about socialism,
capitalism, liberalism, or conservatism. The gospel cannot be neatly fit into
anyone's ideology, nor can it be used as 100% justification for your ideology.
It can certainly influence your political views, but if you're expecting it to
completely back up or disparage any worldly philosophy, you will be
disappointed. My Mormonism remains constant, my political allignment is in
constant flux.The way I see it, conservatives could be a little more
compassionate, and liberals could expect a little more personal responsibility
out of people. Neither are perfect. In both camps you will find good people who,
when it comes to the way they conduct their own personal lives, look almost
exactly the same.
As President Monson spoke of the resurrection and the events leading up to
Christ's crucificion on the cross I felt as though he had seen all these events
in vision because he spoke as one who had been there and witnessed these things
and not just as someone who had read about them. In his 47 years as an aspostle
of the Lord I am sure his mind has been open to many things particularly visions
from our Father in Heaven. How great it is to have such spiritual giants among
us to help us follow Christ!
I am flattered to receive some encouraging words from individuals who have
posted comments. General Conference offers an avenue of self reflection that
serves as a compass to right our bearings. Our Heavenly Father works his
magnificent wonders through many conduits that are outside of mainstream
thought. This General Conference led me to reflect on some of these folks. For
example, it took tremendous courage for the Afrikaner F.D De Klerk to give up
the reigns of power to Nelson Mandela in South Africa. The Truth and
Reconciliation Commission founded by Desmond Tutu forgave their oppressors.
Oskar Schindler worked to save over a thousand Jews from the hands of the Nazis
despite being German himself. The atheist Gorbachev ended communism. The Muslim
economist Muhammad Yannus created the Grameen Bank to provide micro-loans to
poor Hindus, and white Americans fought fellow white Americans to end slavery
here in the USA. Mother Teresa and all she has done as a Catholic nun. This
General Conference helps us open our eyes to see the good in all of God's
children no matter how different they may be from us.
You make me sad.I hope you are just being a troll.If
not, I to would like to take this opportunity to remind you what wretched
soul you are as well.Smug, arrogant, and greedy.yep, you're a
"so... you are utilitarian, but you believe the leader(s) of the LDS church are
true prophets of God...if you believe that, why aren't you LDS? and
if you are NOT LDS, why would you believe their leaders are true prophets?"Probably for the same reason that I, as an LDS person, believe that
people of other faiths can be inspired, but I don't join their faith. I believe
that Pres. Monson is a prophet, but that doesn't mean that I don't believe that
other religious leaders of other faiths can and do receive inspiration from God
for the benefit of those who listen to them. Much of what the Pope
says is good and true, but I'm not about to go out and become Catholic.
Conservative LDS | 3:01 p.m. April 5, 2010 After reading these comments I
am very grateful we have General Conference. Unlike our liberal brethren who are
perfect in every way and by self proclamation, far more compassionate than
conservatives, we conservatives need to be reminded what wretched souls we are
and that total government control is really Jesus' way. Right?Conservatives want to teach a man to fish and therefore feed him for life.Liberals want to give a man a fish (other fishermen's, of course) indefinitely
until he is dependent on those fish for life.Conservatives are about
creating jobs and increasing productivity.Liberals are about handouts and
making as many people dependent on the gov't as possible.So which of
these best describes the Church's inspired welfare system? --------------- I give up...Y didn't even listen
to the Prophets or the Apostles did you.I'll remind you -- "Canned Peaches".enough said.....
A great question from the comment board. How can I not be LDS but still believe
that President Monson is a Prophet? The answer stems from my Hindu roots. My
parents are from India and my mom is Catholic but my dad is Hindu. I grew up
Catholic and am still Catholic but also attend the Unitarian Church. So when my
Hindu dad comes to church he prays to Jesus because Hindus believe Jesus is a
God. My sister-in-law to be who is Muslim, attends Catholic church and prays to
Allah who is God to her. When my wife goes to the Hindu temple because she is
Hindu and I attend with her, she prays to Ganesha while I pray to Jesus. When we
both viewed General Conference together at the Tabernacle because the Conference
Center was full, we were amazed by the piety of the LDS folks who were in
attendance and listened intently to the words of the various speakers on the
screen. Like Rev. Golsmith at the Unitarian Church likes to say, nothing a Jew
and a Mormon can't solve over a ham sandwich and a beer.
Not all Mormons are closed minded and myopic.There are some of us
who understand what you are saying.When I was a young man preparing
for my LDS mission, I was taught that there have been many prophets to their
people in their times.Abraham,Moses,Jesus,Buddha,Muhammad,as well as the belief of the Brahma, Vishnu, and
Siva. Mormonism will destroy anyone's beliefs, (if they espouse
goodness and truth)...But rather, is more like completeling or perfecting
those beliefs.Such as filling in the holes in swiss cheese or
providing the missing pieces of a puzzle.Like Jesus himself once
said, "Think not that I am come to adestroy the law, or the prophets: I am not
come to destroy, but to fulfil."That is what Mormonism should do.Not destroy one's faith or beliefs, but to ful-fill them - quite literally I'd
suppose. I hope that helps, and I'd be most fascinated to hear more
of your take on it, please.~LDS Liberal
Mormonism will 'NOT' destroy one faiths and beliefs.~LDS Lib
["Probably for the same reason that I, as an LDS person, believe that people of
other faiths can be inspired, but I don't join their faith..."]["Much of what the Pope says is good and true, but I'm not about to go out and
become Catholic."]but do you believe the pope is a prophet? you
didn't say it - you simply said that he is "inspired" and what he says is "good
and true". there is a big difference between thinking someone is
"inspired" and "good and true", versus believing they are a true prophet of
God.my response was to someone that believed your leader is a true
prophet of God, so I asked why he isn't LDS. if I believed someone was actually
a true prophet of God, I would join their religion. so what say you? is the
pope a prophet? or just "inspired", which is why you are LDS and not catholic.
thank you for answering my comment. I am still a little confused. Do you
believe the leaders of all churches are prophets? your 3:48pm post indicates
you have "involvement" in multiple religions. I'm just curious how you decide
who is a true prophet and who isn't. certainly it cannot be determined simply
by the words spoken...
And if you believe that, I've got some ocean front property here in Utah I will
All I can say is Amen "Conservative LDS." Couldn't have said it better
I enjoyed Conference very much! If the world would follow these inspired mens
message, the world would be a better place. God loves each of us and wants us to
return to him. May each of us "follow the Prophet" He knows the way!
I give to the Church and other charities liberally for humanitarian efforts. I
provide free care to the poor on an almost daily basis. The difference is I do
that by my own free will and choice based on the faith that the money and
service will not be wasted and will be used efficiently to the maximum benefit
to the recipient (like "the canned peaches" story).I am sorry, but I have
no such faith that the money I give to the government will be used either wisely
or efficient. The track record of gross misuse and waste of public funds speaks
for itself.I am for charities that truly help people who need help. Not
ones that disable people in the long term. I am the first to admit that I can
always improve my charity toward my fellow man but don't preach to me that my
conservative ideals make me less compassionate than liberals. . . .that just
A friend who is B'hai said -- We are ALL Prophets. All good comes from God.Each and everyone of us are children of the same God and share the same
ability to communicate with him on a personal level.The right to
speak for God for others is a heirarchy -- as Mormons we call it "Stewardship"
It begines with the one-on-one.Me for me, with God.then -Me and for my family.my flocks, my lands, my business,
etc.If more "Stewardship",then more responsibility and
inspiration for those whom you serve.It works progressively.I
believe that other possess (in goodness) this ability to know God's will.
Yes.This is what I would define as InspirationAs to the
actual title of Prophet.That would be one who posses all the rights, and
privledges God has given man -- called keys.There is massive power
aboard a nuclear sub.For safety & security, keys and codes for
launch are given to a number of seperate members of a team - who provide them
the need ever arises. Only one man holds all the keys, the
Captain (a prophet).And even he takes his orders from above.~Peace
can be "inspired" of God if they truly wish. That doesn't mean I believe that
anybody that says so (without any credentials is). But every church has a
little different beliefs. What the LDS say is a "prophet" is not that
necessarily to me. If they mean inspiration he maybe is that. But I don't
believe that "God" personally tells him things. He and many other "prophets" are
also fallible...I don't believe anybody is not somewhat fallible.Also, as
far as resurrection...it is almost common knowledge now that this is not
literally true. Both anciently and today most people believe that the
resurrection is a spiritual thing of the soul both when living and dead. Hardly
anybody believes that people will or have risen up litterally from death. If you
really read the New Testament I find this evident of even them. If the thought
that eventually the body will rise up (even though it may be dust at that point)
gives hope, that's up to you, but not the majority.
...everyone will be resurrected to either eternal life or death...Revelation
Why do they call it a general conference; why not be more transparent and call
it a meeting of the board of directors of the Mormon church corporation and give
a written corporate report with financial statements.