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Title: This is a review of the slides we used while discussing ' ' ' Prophets D


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This is a review of the slides we used while
discussing . . . Prophets DC 1, 21
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My dear brethren, this is an answer to the
great challenge of our time. The word of God, as
found in the scriptures, in the words of the
living prophets, and in personal revelation, has
the power to fortify the Saints and arm them with
the Spirit so they can resist evil, hold fast to
the good, and find joy in this life. (President
Ezra Taft Benson, The Power of the Word,
Priesthood Leadership Meeting, 4 April 1986,
bold and italics added.)
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Key Symbols in Lehis Dream
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Sections 1 21 Background and Placement
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Why Prophets are Called DC 114-23, 37-38
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Ours is a day when 'every man walketh in his
own way' (DC 116). Thus there is also a
special need to consider how dangerous pleasing
oneself can be it may be the most dangerous form
of preening, lulling us into the fatal illusion
one commentator aptly described For if God
is a socially conscious political being whose
views invariably correspond to our own prejudices
on every essential point of doctrine, he demands
of us no more than our politics require.
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Besides, if God is finite, progressive, and Pure
Love, we may as well skip church next Sunday and
go to the movies. For if we have nothing to fear
from this all-loving, all-forbearing,
all-forgiving God, how would our worship of him
constitute more than self-congratulation for our
own moral standard? As an atheist, I like this
God. It is good to see him every morning while I
am shaving (Eugene D. Genovese, Pilgrim's
Progress, The New Republic, 11 May 1992, p.
38) (Neal A. Maxwell, Popularity Principle,
Ensign, March 1995, p. 15.)
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A Seer Seeer DC 211 Moses 627, 35-36
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This is the principle on which the
government of heaven is conducted-by revelation
adapted to the circumstances in which the
children of the kingdom are placed. Whatever God
requires is right, no matter what it is, although
we may not see the reason thereof till long after
the events transpire (Teachings of the Prophet
Joseph Smith, p. 256, bold added).
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Words Commandments DC 214-5
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Usually the Lord gives us the overall
objectives to be accomplished and some guidelines
to follow, but he expects us to work out most of
the details and methods. . . Today those
spiritually alert look at the objectives, check
the guidelines laid down by the Lord and his
prophets, and then prayerfully act -- without
having to be commanded "in all things." This
attitude prepares men for godhood. Sometimes the
Lord hopefully waits on his children to act on
their own, and when they do not, they lose the
greater prize, and the Lord will either drop the
entire matter and let them suffer the
consequences or else he will have to spell it out
in greater detail. Usually, I fear, the more he
has to spell it out, the smaller is our reward.
(Elder Ezra Taft Benson, General Conference
Report, p. 121-122.)
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Blessings from Heeding DC 216
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Up to this day God had given me wisdom to save
the people who took counsel. None had ever been
killed who abode by my counsel. At Hauns' Mill
the brethren went contrary to my counsel if they
had not, their lives would have been spared.
(Joseph Smith, History of the Church, Vol.5,
Ch.7, p.137
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How thankful we ought to be . . . how thankful
we are, for a prophet to counsel us in words of
divine wisdom as we walk our paths in these
complex and difficult times. The solid assurance
we carry in our hearts, the conviction that God
will make his will known to his children through
his recognized servant is the real basis of our
faith and activity. We either have a prophet or
we have nothing and having a prophet, we have
everything (Teachings of Gordon B. Hinckley, p.
499-500).
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The End. . .
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