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Title: This is a review of the slides we used while discussing . . . Parenthood Alma 3542


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This is a review of the slides we used while
discussing . . . Parenthood Alma 35-42
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ParenthoodAlma 36-42
  • Concept 1 Situation of Society
  • Concept 2 Principles of Light Truth (DC
    9340)
  • Concept 3 Helping Those Who Wander

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Situation of SocietyAlma 3515
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Situation of the Society(Alma 3515)
  • Know this also, that in the last days perilous
    times shall come. . .
  • . . . evil men and seducers shall wax worse and
    worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
  • 2 Timothy 31,13

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Situation of the Society(Alma 3515)
  • It is a great challenge to raise a family in
    the darkening mists of our moral environment.
    (Boyd K. Packer, in Conference Report, Apr. 1992,
    94 or Ensign, May 1992, 68)

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Situation of the Society(Alma 3515)
  • Great battles can make great heroes, but great
    heroes will make great battles. You will never
    have a better opportunity to be a greater hero in
    a more crucial battle than in the battle you will
    face today and in the immediate future.
    (Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, p.400-401)

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7 Principles of Light TruthAlma 35-42
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bring up your children in light and truth.
DC 9340
  • Teach your children so that they cannot commit
    sin without violating their conscience. Teach
    them the truth, that they may not depart from it.
    Bring them up in the way they should go, and when
    they get old they will not depart from it. If you
    will keep your boys close to your hearts, within
    the clasp of your arms if you will make them to
    feel that you love them, that you are their
    parents that they are your children, and keep
    them near to you, they will not go very far from
    you, and they will not commit any very great sin.
    (Joseph F. Smith, Gospel Doctrine, p.282)

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Gather Family Together (Alma 3516)
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  • Take time to do things as a family. . . Make
    family outings and picnics and birthday
    celebrations and trips special times and memory
    builders. Whenever possible attend as a family
    events where one of the family members is
    involved, such as a school play, a ball game, a
    talk, a recital. Attend Church meetings together
    and sit together as a family when you can.
    Mothers who help families pray and play together
    will stay together and will bless children's
    lives forever. (Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson,
    p.517)

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Deal with each child separately (Alma 3516)
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  • Have regular one-on-one visits with your
    children. Let them talk about what they like to
    do. Teach them gospel principles. . . Go on
    daddy-daughter dates and father-and-sons outings
    with your children. (Teachings of Ezra Taft
    Benson, p.511)

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Testimony (Alma 361,3,4,5,26,28,30 386)
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  • In the Book of Mormon, faithful fathers
    constantly bore their testimonies to their sons.
    (Ezra Taft Benson, A Witness and A Warning, p. 69)

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Testimony (Alma 361,3,4,5,26,28,30 386)
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  • From this we can see that the whole human family
    . . . had this knowledge disseminated among them.
    . .so that God became an object of their faith.
  • And the evidences which these men had of the
    existence of a God, was the testimony of their
    fathers in the first instance. . . . we have
    seen that it was human testimony, and human
    testimony only, that excited this inquiry. . .in
    their minds. It was the credence they gave to
    the testimony of their fathers, this testimony
    having aroused their minds to inquire after the
    knowledge of God. (Joseph Smith, Lectures on
    Faith, 233-34, 56)

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Example (Alma 362,3,29 372)
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  • A good model is the best teacher. Therefore, a
    fathers first responsibility is to set the
    proper example. (Ezra Taft Benson, A Witness and
    A Warning, p. 67)

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The Life Mission of Christ (Alma
3617-1812-22 388)
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  • If you wish to go where God is, you must be like
    God. . . Search your hearts and see if you are
    like God. I have searched mine, and feel to
    repent of all my sins. -Teachings of the
    Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 216

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Teach the Word (Alma 37)
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Teach the Word The Power of the Word
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  • When we have the scriptures in our heart and our
    mind and our soul, then we have a means of
    measuring all things we have a means of judging
    everything else. If we are soaked in the
    scriptures, we shant want to look at bad things
    on our walls or listen to bad music, because they
    wont fit. We shall intuitively reject them,
    just as we shall embrace what is good, because we
    shall have in minds a firm and sound sense of
    what is in good taste.
  • -Arthur Henry King, Abundance of the Heart, p.
    129

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Teach the Word Scripture, not speculation
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  • The elders have a world of truth to preach
    about. There is enough revealed to fill the
    whole earth as long as you live. Preach the
    truth as you understand it. Do not speculate on
    things you know nothing about, for it will
    benefit no one.
  • -Wilford Woodruff, JD 22333-334

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Teach the Word Best Time to Learn
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  • If we are to turn this tide, the effort must
    begin with children when they are young and
    pliable, when they will listen and learn.
    (Gordon B. Hinckley, Ensign, Nov. 1993, p. 54-60)

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Teach the Word Scripture Imagery
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  • Liahona
  • Rod
  • Light
  • Manna
  • Sword

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Teach the Word Scripture Imagery
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  • Liahona
  • Rod
  • Light
  • Manna
  • Sword

Lost Fall Dark Starve Die
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Perceive their Thoughts (Alma 401 411 421)
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  • . . . the things of God are of deep import and
    time, and experience, and careful and ponderous
    and solemn thoughts can only find them out. Thy
    mind, O man! If thou wilt lead a soul unto
    salvation, must stretch as high as the utmost
    heavens, and search into and contemplate the
    darkest abyss and the broad expanse of eternity -
    - thou must commune with God.
  • (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p.137)

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Helping those who wander
  • Alma 39) Address the problem give hope.
  • Alma 40) Choices and outcomes Which state do you
    want to be in? (spiritual death)
  • Alma 41) Restoration (Resurrection) What do
    you want to be restored to? (physical death)
  • Alma 42) Punishment God does not want you to
    suffer the penalty of sin!

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Alma 39) Address the problem
  • 1) Gate to immorality.
  • 2) Results of your actions.
  • 3) Barriers to future mistakes.
  • 4) Give hope to the transgressor.

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God himself, the Father of us all, ordained and
established a plan whereby his spirit children
might advance and progress and become like him.
It is the gospel of God, the plan of Eternal
Elohim, the system that saves and exalts, and it
consist of three things. These three are the
very pillars of eternity itself. They are the
most important events that ever have or ever will
occur in all eternity. They are the Creation,
the Fall, and the Atonement. (Bruce R.
McConkie, Ensign, June 82, p. 9-15)
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The Creation, Fall, and Atonement
Atonement Resurrection Knowledge
Brought back into Presence of God Eternal
Increase
Creation of Adam Deathless -
Innocent In Presence of God
- No Children
Fall - Mortal (Physical Death) Knowledge -
Cast out of Presence (Spiritual Death)
Children
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Just as a man does not really desire food until
he is hungry, so he does not desire the salvation
of Christ until he knows why he needs Christ.
No one adequately and properly knows why he
needs Christ until he understands and accepts the
doctrine of the Fall and its effect upon all
mankind (Ezra Taft Benson, Ensign, May 1987, 85).
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There are those who, reading certain scriptural
descriptions about the nature of man (such as
that man is "carnal, sensual, and devilish," Alma
4210) brush by these scriptures hurriedly, even
nervously, because they feel so uncomfortable
upon reading them. Such readers may feel,
wrongly, that these scriptures sound much like a
Calvinistic denigration of man. Such offended
readers may even say those adjectives do not
sound like most of the people they know. The same
brush-by occurs regarding the numerous scriptures
concerning "darkness" and "light.
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There is a danger, however, in ignoring these
scriptures and the profound message they contain.
Calvinism focused unnaturally on the natural man
and lacked the lifting dimension contained in the
fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ, with its
exalting perspectives and sweeping promises.
Though these scriptural insights concerning the
natural man may seem to put us sternly in our
place, when they are combined with the fullness
of the gospel, we are shown our immense
possibilities and what we have the power to
become. Are we not wiser to understand our fallen
nature and then, with equal attention, to be
taught about how we can be lifted up? Indeed, for
one to ask "Where do we go from here?" he must
know where "here" is! (Elder Neal A. Maxwell,
Notwithstanding My Weakness, p. 70).
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Spirits, though pure and innocent, before they
entered the body, would become contaminated by
entering a fallen tabernacle not contaminated by
their own sins, but by their connection with a
body brought into the world by the fall, earthly,
fallen, imperfect, and corrupt in its nature. A
spirit, having entered such a tabernacle, though
it may commit no personal sin, is unfit to return
again into the presence of a holy Being, unless
there is an atonement made (Elder Orson Pratt,
The Seer, p. 98). The natural man is actually
at cross purposes with God's plans. The natural
man really has different ends, seeks different
outcomes, marches to different drummers (Neal A.
Maxwell, Men and Women of Christ, p. 8).
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The natural birth creates a natural man, and the
natural man is an enemy to God. In his fallen
state he is carnal, sensual, and devilish by
nature. Appetites and passions govern his life
and he is alive -- acutely so -- to all that is
evil and wicked in the world (Elder Bruce R.
McConkie, A New Witness for the Articles of
Faith, p. 282). There are no persons without
evil passions to embitter their lives. Mankind
are revengeful, passionate, hateful, and devish
in their dispositions. This we inherit through
the fall, and the grace of God is designed to
enable us to overcome it (Brigham Young, JD,
8160).
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Women
Water Blood Spirit
Lev. 1711
Labor
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Women
Men
Baptism Atonement Holy Ghost
Water Blood Spirit
1-Clean 2-Feed 3-Protect
1-Clean 2-Feed 3-Protect
Lev. 1711
Labor
Labor
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Women
Men
Baptism Atonement Holy Ghost
Water Blood Spirit
1-Clean 2-Feed 3-Protect
1-Clean 2-Feed 3-Protect
Lev. 1711
Labor
Labor
Repentance removes GUILT Sanctification removes
DESIRE
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A major reason the family is so important to
the plan is really quite straightforward it is
the only place where we cannot hide from who we
really are as we strive to become what we are
destined to become. In essence, a family is the
mirror through which we become aware of
imperfections and flaws we may not be able or
want to acknowledge. No one knows us better than
the members of our family. Thus, the family is
the ultimate laboratory in mortality for the
improving and perfecting of God's children
(David A. Bednar, BYU-Idaho Education Week, June
28, 2003).
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Alma 42-Punishment God does not want you to
suffer the penalty of sin!
  • v. 4) ample time to repent.
  • v. 7) we are free to choose.
  • v. 12) punishment caused by own disobedience.
  • v. 15) God would of taken the punishment for.

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