Chapter 5,Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Howard W Hunter
“It is the message that in our day, in the dispensation of the fulness of times, the gospel has been restored for the blessing of all who will listen and obey.
“The dispensation of the fulness of times was ushered in by a very special vision to another young man not quite 15 years of age who went to the woods to pray for answers to the questions he had in his mind concerning religion.” (Elder L Tom Perry, “The Message of the Restoration, April 2007 General Conference)
Sometimes we try to show other Christian churches that we are Christian too. The point of the restoration is that we are not the same. We are Saints, covenant followers of Christ. We should be different than other Christians to some degree.
Before Joseph saw Father and Jesus Christ he was attacked by Satan to impede him receiving revelation. It is the same with us. When we are about to receive revelation, Satan works try to distract us from doing what is necessary to receive revelation.
We need to show our testimony through our countenance.
My teaching companion’s lesson on the atonement and debt.
The talk drew from Elder Kim B Clark’s October 2015 general conference talk, “Eyes to See and Ears to Hear”.
If we learn to hear the Lord's voice we will know when it is him. His voice could mean the way that the spirit speaks to us. When we learn what those promptings feel like we can better understand them.
We all have different ways of doing things, but we are equal in God's eyes. Equal does not mean the same.