Sunday, March 18, 2012

Church Services This Week at Sullivan Hollow Second Ward Weber Heights Stake Ogden Utah 18 March 2012

Stake Conference General Session
There have been many movements about Women's rights and some of them have been very detrimental to women and the family.

Sister Olsen
The mission president's wife shared one of her favorite books, "The Dot"  I think it is the book that the person in this video is reading.

President Olsen
Olive oil is symbolic of the blood of Christ.  Olive oil is made in a press.  When we are anointed with olive oil we are symbolically
anointed with his blood.

Mosiah 2:41
 41 And moreover, I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God. For behold, they are blessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual; and if they hold out faithful to the end they are received into heaven, that thereby they may dwell with God in a state of never-ending happiness. O remember, remember that these things are true; for the Lord God hath spoken it.

The temple has been crafted by a master teacher.

Sister Baxter
English is the language of the restoration.  The book of Mormon was translated by revelation from the original into English.

Learning, pondering, searching, and memorizing scriptures is like filling a filing cabinet with friends, values, and truths that can be called upon anytime, anywhere in the world.” (Elder Richard G Scott, “The Power of Scripture”, General Conference October 2011)

Joshua 1:8
 8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

Knowing how important the scriptures were, lehi sent his sons all the way back to Jerusalem to get them.

Her parents joined the church when she was 7.  By the time she was 14 her parents stopped going to church.

Elder Baxter
He said that he will be speaking in general conference.

All of the ordinances in the church are about Christ.

In Christ's day they were persecuted and people said false things about the church, just as they do today.

Some of our critics say that we are not Christian because we do not preach the traditions of other churches which were created by man by their reasoning and not given by God.

We do not believe that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost are one anamorphic being, not because we are not Christian, but because that doctrine is totally false.

We are told we are not Christian because we don't use the symbol of the cross.  We know that all of the Lord's atoning sacrifice did not happen only on the cross, but also in the garden and in the empty tomb.  We do not worship a dead Christ.  The symbol of our faith is our lives, not a graven image.

He quote Neal A Maxwell as saying, "the only thing empty about our religion is the tomb."  I could not find that quote, but found this one,  “We say, humbly but firmly that it is the garden tomb--not life--that is empty.”(Neal A Maxwell, “All Hell Is Moved”, devotional address was given at Brigham Young University on 8 November 1977)

Matthew 7:21   
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

We are all saved in that we will all overcome physical death through the atonement, but Matthew says simply calling on Jesus doesn’t get you into heaven.  Taking his name upon you and doing His will is how it is done.  Both are necessary.

We believe that all must be baptized.  There must be a way for those that have not heard this doctrine and died and get them baptized.

“Indeed, given that all Christian Churches believe that the soul lives on after death and retains understanding and consciousness of self, doesn’t it make more sense to baptise dead adults than live babies?”

Baptising the dead might be seen as analogous, too, to the Jewish prayer of intercession.”

The key point is, surely, that all religions believe that the soul, after death, at last knows what’s what — whether Hinduism, Free Presbyterianism, Jainism, Judaism, Islam, Catholicism or whatever is the true religion. What if it’s Mormonism? What if it’s an everyday occurrence on the other side that Catholics and Protestants are left standing dumbstruck at the Gates, gasping: “Mormons! Who’d have believed it?” And maybe a wife berating her husband: ‘There! I told you it would be the Mormons! But would you listen?! Now it’s eternal hellfire for the two of us, I hope you’re satisfied.’

“In that scenario, shouldn’t all members of all other religions be literally eternally grateful to the Mormons for sharing their saving grace even unto and after death?
If, on the other hand, it isn’t the Mormons at all, those who turn out to have been right can wave a merry farewell to the crestfallen followers of Brigham Young as they trundle downwards to their eternal comeuppance.

“What’s the problem?” (Eamonn McCann, “What if Mormons are right and Catholics and Protestants wrong?”, Belfast Telegraph 28 August 2008)

The bible was not compiled at the time John wrote the book of revelation, thus his warning on adding to the book can not be
referring to the bible.

The Father’s plan is designed to provide direction for His children, to help them become happy, and to bring them safely home to Him. Lucifer’s attacks on the plan are intended to make the sons and daughters of God confused and unhappy and to halt their eternal progression.” (Elder David A Bednar, “Marriage Is Essential to His Eternal Plan”, Worldwide Leadership Training Meeting: Supporting the Family)

Envy, greed, lust, and unrighteous ambition flee from them.

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