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lundbaek wrote:d_no's comment calls my attention to a lack of awareness that I think could be remedied by the counsel given by President Uchtdorf, speaking in the Priesthood session of the October 2009 General Conference, as he told us that “For members of the Church, education is not merely a good idea—it’s a commandment. We are to learn (quoting part of D&C 88:79) “of things both in heaven and in the earth, and under the earth; things which have been, things which are, things which must shortly come to pass; things which are at home, things which are abroad;” The conference report referenced the entire verse, which continues “The wars and the perplexities of the nations, and the judgements which are on the land; and a knowledge also of countries and of kingdoms–"
I consider this a commandment because the word is used in Verse 77 and I think it appllies every bit to Verse 79. We are expected to find out as best we can what has been and what is going on in the world, and what is prophecied in our future.
This is a challenging assignment, since nearly all news reports consist of varying elements of truth, 1/2 truth, error, and disinformation. But as with other commandments, "I know that the Lord giveth no commandment s unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them to accomplish the thing which he comandeth them."
I bring this up because of my awareness of people who scorn the idea of even listening to or reading MSM news reports, let alone other news sources because they say it upsets them and detracts from their spirituality.
iamse7en wrote: Why don't more LDS people wake up!
tribrac wrote:iamse7en wrote: Why don't more LDS people wake up!
Are you kidding? LDS can't follow the simplest of commandments, ugh... er... I mean suggestions from the Pro...um Presidency of the Church.
The saints abondoned Zion for Babylon shortly after reaching SLC. They are still enjoying it. They have large homes, boats, cars, vacations, and all the food & clothes they desire. The members who are most adapted to Babylon are trumpeted as heros and role models. Why would anyone want to wake up from such a delightful dream?
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