Archive for November, 2009

Michael R. Ash, “Some Mormons may not understand Josephs translation process” mormontimes.com, Nov. 30, 2009

Michael R. Ash

Michael R. Ash

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New and Everlasting Covenant

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“The new and everlasting covenant is the gospel of Jesus Christ. In other words, the doctrines and commandments of the gospel constitute the substance of an everlasting covenant between God and man that is newly restored in each dispensation. If we were to state the new and everlasting covenant in one sentence it would be this: ‘For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life’ (John 3:16).”

D. Todd Christofferson, “The Power of Covenants,” Ensign, May 2009, 20

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The Door to True Happiness

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“The gospel of Jesus Christ has the answers to all of our problems. The gospel is not a secret. It is not complicated or hidden. It can unlock the door to true happiness. It is not someone’s theory or proposition. It does not come from man at all. It springs from the pure and everlasting waters of the Creator of the universe, who knows truths we cannot even begin to comprehend. And with that knowledge, He has given us the gospel—a divine gift, the ultimate formula for happiness and success.”

Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “The Way of the Disciple,” Ensign, May 2009, 75–78

There is a quotation variously attributed to Winston Churchill or George Orwell. Regardless of our individual politics, regardless of our beliefs about the rightness or wrongness of a particular war, the words are worth reflecting upon anew:

“We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.”