The Need for Personal Revelation in the Modern World

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  1. FollowerOfChrist

    FollowerOfChrist New Member

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    Many people believe in God and in His only begotten Son Jesus Christ. That Jesus came to earth performed miracles, taught His gospel, the way to return to our Heavenly Father. He was despised and rejected by men. We hung and crucified Him, the one who came to rescue us from our sins. Today we only have the stories that help us to discover the truthfulness of this history. While the scriptures are great there is a torrent of opinion about how valid the stories they present actually are for every voice that proclaims they are true there is another proclaiming the exact opposite. With the war of voices and opinions, it is very easy to get lost. The world is an unsavory place if you don’t have a guide many of us seek ideas of philosophies that seem to have worked for other people, many have placed faith in Christ yet many questions and doubts remain, yet we ask questions many responses are to just have faith. While some questions we don’t have the answers to, we can find the answers to many of our questions through personal revelation, as a result of prayer. We have so much to gain through personal prayer where we speak to God of our challenges and our desires, hopes and dreams our fears, and our questions too. God answers the prayers of His children and we are all his children. In the Book of Mormon, we read, “And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye wouldaskGod, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things.” (Moroni 10: 4-5). Any question we truly desire to know can be answered through the power of the Holy Ghost as a result of asking in prayer with faith. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints owes its very existence to the very things we have been speaking of, there was a war of opinions in his youth during the early 1800’s about which church was God’s church. A young boy named Joseph Smith did not want to be condemned to Hell so he, after reading James 1:5 (f any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.) Joseph has a miraculous experience that led him to restore the fullness of Christ’s teachings, of which some had been lost or altered through time, to the earth and establishing them in a church for all men and women.

    We are all like Joseph, we all have times where we just don’t know what to do, or where to turn Henry B. Eyring put it so well when he said, “We all know that human judgment and logical thinking will not be enough to get answers to the questions that matter most in life. We need revelation from God. And we will need not just one revelation in a time of stress, but we need a constantly renewed stream. We need not just one flash of light and comfort, but we need the continuing blessing of communication with God.”

    It is this continuing flow of revelation that stirs us up to the remembrance of our God, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. When troubles come or impossible situations, or doubts, or persecution, or great blessings we will remember our God and find comfort and answers with Him.

    Now more than ever do we need to include God in our lives in an ever more personal way. He loves us and will respond to our pleadings. We are all His and he wants to hear from us, “…for he [God] doeth that which is good among the children of men; and he doeth nothing save it be plain unto the children of men; and he inviteth them all to come unto him and partake of his goodness; and he denieth none that come unto him, black and white, bond and free, male and female; and he remembereth the heathen; and all are alike unto God, both Jew, and Gentile.” Book of Mormon, 2 Nephi 26:33.
     
  2. wil

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    Welcome! I don't think we've had anyone of the LDS persuasion lately.

    Since we don't proselytize or recruit here....but discuss religion and belief ( I am positive you read our code of conduct, right?) I take it you are here to discuss modern religions?

    What do you see at the major differences between Christianity and Mormonism?

    Were you born into a family of Mormons? Or converted?

    What are the differences in the various Mormon denominations?
     
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