Archive for July, 2009

7
Jul

Religious Liberty

   Posted by: admin    in Words to Live By

“The saints can testify whether I am willing to lay down my life for my brethren.  If it has been demonstrated that I have been willing to die for a ‘Mormon’.  I am bold to declare before Heaven that I am just as ready to die in defending the rights of a Presbyterian, a Baptist, or a good man of any other denomination; for the same principle which would trample upon the rights of the Latter-day-Saints would trample upon the rights of the Roman Catholics, or of any other denomination who may be unpopular and too weak to defend themselves”.

History of the Church, 5:498

3
Jul

Nearer, My God, to Thee

   Posted by: admin    in Gospel Gems

By Sarah F. Adams, 1805-1848

1. Nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!
E’en though it be a cross that raiseth me,
still all my song shall be,
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

2. Though like the wanderer, the sun gone down,
darkness be over me, my rest a stone;
yet in my dreams I’d be
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

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3
Jul

Amazing Grace

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By John Newton

1. Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
that saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found;
was blind, but now I see.

2. ‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
and grace my fears relieved;
how precious did that grace appear
the hour I first believed.

3. Through many dangers, toils, and snares,
I have already come;
’tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
and grace will lead me home.

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3
Jul

The Keystone of our Religion

   Posted by: admin    in Book of Mormon, LDS Church

James E. Faust, “The Keystone of our Religion” Ensign, Jan. 2004, 2-6,

James E. Faust

James E. Faust

After many years, I still remember holding in my hand my mother’s copy of her favorite book. It was a timeworn copy of the Book of Mormon. Almost every page was marked. In spite of tender handling, some of the leaves were dog-eared and the cover was worn thin. No one had to tell her that she could get closer to God by reading the Book of Mormon than by any other book. She was already there. She had read it, studied it, prayed over it, and taught from it. As a young man I held her book in my hands and tried to see, through her eyes, the great truths of the Book of Mormon to which she so readily testified and which she so greatly loved.

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