Junior Ganymede
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The Costs of Discipleship

April 15th, 2014 by G.

Elder Holland is pitching it strong and true.

The road leading to the promised land “flowing with milk and honey” of necessity runs by way of Mount Sinai, flowing with “thou shalts” and “thou shalt nots.”


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“Because I have spoken the word of God ye have judged me that I am mad” or, we might add, provincial, patriarchal, bigoted, unkind, narrow, outmoded, and elderly.
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It is a characteristic of our age that if people want any gods at all, they want them to be gods who do not demand much, comfortable gods, smooth gods who not only don’t rock the boat but don’t even row it.
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It is obvious that the bumper sticker question “What would Jesus do?” will not always bring a popular response.
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Christlike love is the greatest need we have on this planet in part because righteousness was always supposed to accompany it. So if love is to be our watchword, as it must be, then by the word of Him who is love personified, we must forsake transgression and any hint of advocacy for it in others.
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Defend your beliefs with courtesy and with compassion, but defend them.
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-Thus Elder Holland. He’s picked up the torch Brother Maxwell left burning.

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April 15th, 2014 09:27:56
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Michael Towns
April 15, 2014

Aside from being able to see and hear Pres. Monson, this sermon and Elder Oaks’ masterful address were the highlights of the 184th Annual World General Conference.


Bookslinger
April 16, 2014

Prophets, seers and revelators rock.

Viva la revelación!


Fraggle
April 16, 2014

“Viva la revelación!”

I am totally stealing that….


Bookslinger
April 16, 2014

F: you’re welcom. So did I. Its on various tshirts with a pic of one of several prophets. One with pres Monson has the pose and coloring of the famous Che poster/tshirt. Google it.

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