Convention of Statesmen


Obedience to Law in Liberty

General Conference this weekend was truly one of the most powerful in my memory. We live in such chaotic times that Latter-day Saints looked to the leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for guidance. Every talk was amazing and filled with solid advice and principles to help us navigate these dangerous political, economic, and moral waters we find ourselves in now.

There were two exceptionally powerful talks I wish to share with you:

We Believe in Being Chaste, Elder David A. Bednar, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles 

"The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a single, undeviating standard of sexual morality: intimate relations are proper only between a man and a woman in the marriage relationship prescribed in God's plan...We are agents blessed with moral agency, and are defined by our divine heritage as children of God, and not by sexual behaviors, contemporary attitudes, or secular philosophies." Elder David A. Bednar, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, 183rd Annual General Conference


Obedience to Law is Liberty, Elder L. Tom Perry, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

"In many respects, this world has always been at war. The greater war is the war against sin. It serves as a reminder to live the commandments of God...for much of the civilized world, particularly the Judeo Christian world, the 10 commandments have been a culture we condemn murder, stealing and lying, and we still believe in the responsibility of parent to their children. But as a larger society we routinely dismiss the other commandments." Elder L. Tom Perry, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, 183rd Annual General Conference

There is no question where the Lord's servants stand on what is happening at all levels in America. I, for one, am so grateful that such a strong statement was made.
And the very first Fist Bump in General Conference, Elder Bednar fist bumps Elder Perry as he returns to his seat after delivering this powerful talk on the political and moral climes of the day.

We are blessed to have Lord's prophet and apostles to guide us through these troubled times. Men of great worth, they stand tall for righteousness in all times, in all places, and in all things, just as we are asked to do.
Do you realize that every single person ever born on this earth chose Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father's side in the War in Heaven described in the Book of Revelations in the New Testament. Those who sided with Satan in his rebellion against Heavenly Father were cast to earth and none of them received bodies. You and I, and all of mankind, chose Jesus Christ and passed our First Estate. You may deny Him. You may rage against Him. But He loves you enough that He gave His life, broke the bands of death and satisfied the requirements of justice. You've already chosen Him once, will you choose Him again?

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