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Title: This is a review of the slides we used while discussing . . . The Great Day of the Lord D


1
This is a review of the slides we used while
discussing . . . The Great Day of the Lord
DC 45
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Two Cautions
  • 1) Stick with the Prophets!

3
There are among us many loose writings
predicting the calamities which are about to
overtake us. Some of these have been publicized
as though they were necessary to wake up the
world to the horrors about to overtake us. Many
of these are from sources upon which there cannot
be unquestioned reliance. Are you priesthood
bearers aware of the fact that we need no such
publications to be forewarned, if we were only
conversant with what the scriptures have already
spoken to us in plainness? Let me give you the
sure word of prophecy on which you should rely
for your guide instead of these strange sources .
. .
4
Read the 24th chapter of Matthew particularly
that inspired version as contained in the Pearl
of Great Price. (Joseph Smith 1 Joseph
SmithMatthew.) Then read the 45th section of
the Doctrine and Covenants where the Lord, not
man, has documented the signs of the times
(Harold B. Lee, Ensign, Jan. 1973, 106).
5
Two Cautions
  • 1) Stick with the Prophets!
  • 2) Realize the emphasis is on Preparing for the
    Great Day!

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The trouble with us today, there are too
many of us who put question marks instead of
periods after what the Lord says. I want you to
think about that. We shouldnt be concerned about
why he said something, or whether or not it can
be made so. Just trust the Lord. We dont try to
find the answers or explanations. We shouldnt
try to spend time explaining what the Lord didnt
see fit to explain. We spend useless time.
If you would teach our people to put
periods and not question marks after what the
Lord has declared, we would say, It is enough
for me to know that is what the Lord said
(Harold B. Lee, in Ensign, Jan. 1973, 108).
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Prepare yourselves for the great day of the
Lord DC 4561 13310
8
Preparing for 2nd Coming
  • stand in holy places (v. 32) see 2 Nephi
    145-6

9
Stand in holy places, and be not moved,
until the day of the Lord come" (DC 878). Holy
men and women stand in holy places, and these
holy places consist of our temples, our chapels,
our homes, and stakes of Zion (Teachings of Ezra
Taft Benson, p. 106).
10
Preparing for 2nd Coming
  • stand in holy places (v. 32)
  • be not troubled--remember the promises (v. 35)
    see 1 Nephi 2216-17, 22, 26

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It has been said that the death of a
righteous man is never untimely because our
Father sets the time. I believe that with all my
soul (Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, p. 348).
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Preparing for 2nd Coming
  • stand in holy places (v. 32)
  • be not troubled--promises (v. 35)
  • look/watch (v. 39) see Bible Dictionary p. 788
    JS-M 146-50 DC 688-11

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Preparing for 2nd Coming
  • stand in holy places (v. 32)
  • be not troubled--promises (v. 35)
  • look/watch (v. 39)
  • preach repentance (v. 64)
  • build up churches (v. 65)
  • gather build Zion (v. 65-71)

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Preparing for 2nd Coming
  • stand in holy places (v. 32)
  • be not troubled--promises (v. 35)
  • look/watch (v. 39)
  • Do not be deceived - by false Christs and false
    prophets (v. 56-57 JS-M 15-6, 9, 22, 37 1
    Nephi 22)

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Deceive to mislead be a false appearance or
statement. (Random House Websters College
Dictionary)
16
Christ an ideal type of humanity. (Random
House Websters College Dictionary)
17
Prophet an effective or leading spokesman for
a cause, doctrine, or group. (Random House
Websters College Dictionary)
18
Church A body or organization of religious
believers. . . (Random House Websters College
Dictionary)
19
The titles church of the devil and great
and abominable church are used to identify all
churches or organizations of whatever name or
nature--whether political, philosophical,
educational, economic, social, fraternal, civic,
or religious--which are designed to take men on a
course that leads away from God and his laws and
thus from salvation in the kingdom of God (Bruce
R. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, 137-138).
20
A substantial segment of society has subscribed
to the environmental movement, which Robert
Nisbet, a distinguished American sociologist, has
characterized as a national religion, with a
universalized social, economic, and political
agenda (Dallin H. Oaks, Ensign, October 1992, p.
60-64).
21
Indeed, some people now claim that the
Founding Fathers worst fear in connection with
religion has been realized that we have, in
fact, a state sponsored religion in America
today. This new religion, adopted by many, does
not have an identifiable name, but it operates
just like a church. It exists in the form of
doctrines and beliefs, where morality is whatever
a person wants it to be, and where freedom is
derived from the ideas of man and not the laws of
God (M. Russell Ballard, Ensign, October 1992, p.
64-69).
22
There seems to be developing a new civil
religion. The civil religion I refer to is a
secular religion. It has no moral absolutes. It
is nondenominational. It is politically focused.
It is antagonistic to religion. It rejects the
historic religious traditions of America. It
feels strange. If this trend continues,
nonbelief will be more honored than belief (James
E. Faust, Ensign, October 1992, p. 69-71).
23
Preparing for 2nd Coming
  • stand in holy places (v. 32)
  • be not troubled--promises (v. 35)
  • look/watch (v. 39)
  • Do not be deceived Defend by. . .

24
Preparing for 2nd Coming
  • stand in holy places (v. 32)
  • be not troubled--promises (v. 35)
  • look/watch (v. 39)
  • Do not be deceived Defend by. . .

1) Treasure Word (JS-M 137) 2) Receive Truth
(DC 4557) 3) Take Holy Ghost as Guide (DC
4557)
25
Today the world is full of alluring and
attractive ideas that can lead even the best of
our members into error and deception. Students at
universities are sometimes so filled with the
doctrines of the world they begin to question the
doctrines of the gospel. How do you as a
priesthood leader help fortify your membership
against such deceptive teachings? The Savior gave
the answer in His great discourse on the Mount of
Olives when He promised, And whoso treasureth up
my word, shall not be deceived Joseph
SmithMatthew 137 (Teachings of Ezra Taft
Benson, p.302).
26
Preparing for 2nd Coming
  • stand in holy places (v. 32)
  • be not troubled--promises (v. 35)
  • look/watch (v. 39)
  • Do not be deceived (v. 56-57)
  • Gather and build Zion (v. 65-71)

27
We ought to have the building up of Zion as
our greatest object (Teachings of the Prophet
Joseph Smith, p.161).
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The End. . .
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