Here is some fragments from the talk that ought draw your significant attention, and should be seriously looked over!
Download "Fledgling Finches and Family Life" By Boyd K. Packer 34:30 Total Talk Time
The Adversary’s Influence
There came into my mind the warnings spoken by the prophets. We will not always be safe from the adversary’s influence, even within our own homes. We need to protect our nestlings.
In order to do that, we must first acknowledge that Satan, the devil, lives; what his purposes are; what his intentions would be; and what our defenses should be.
He was lying in wait in the Sacred Grove when the boy Joseph entered. No doubt Satan was hoping to forestall the Restoration. He was an “actual being from the unseen world, who had such marvelous power as [the boy Joseph] had never before felt in any being” (JS-H 1:16).
A Dangerous World
We know that we are spirit children of heavenly parents here on earth to receive our mortal bodies and to be tested. We live in a very dangerous world that threatens those things which are spiritual. The family, the most fundamental organization of the Church, is under attack from forces seen and unseen. The adversary is about. His objective is to cause injury to the family. If he can weaken and destroy the family, he will have succeeded.
The scriptures tell us, “Fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matthew 10:28).
We also know that the prophets have said that Satan cannot take one sparrow, or one finch, out of our nest unless we permit it. (3)
Perilous Times Have Come
Paul warned Timothy and warns us. (Notice how perfectly this warning describes what is going on around us now.)
But Paul also gave us the key to our protection. Speaking in the same chapter, he identified healing power in this small phrase: “From a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 3:15).
In 2 Nephi we are warned:
Do we need any more evidence to understand that we are at war with the adversary? The revelations teach us how to win this spiritual war:
Wherefore he that prayeth, whose spirit is contrite, the same is accepted of me if he obey mine ordinances. [D&C 52:14–15]
From the accounts of the Council in Heaven we learn that God is our Father, and we are His children.5 We would do well to always remember Him as our Father. We are instructed to address Him as “our Father which art in heaven” (Matthew 6:9).
Our Father delegates to His priesthood leaders a commanding authority to preach, to teach, to minister, and to bless.
Those with a Body Have Power over Those Without
Joseph Smith taught that “wicked spirits have their bounds.” Now listen carefully:
The agency defined in the scriptures is a “moral agency,” which means that we can choose between good and evil.
Tolerance Can Become a Vice
I must say something about tolerance. Tolerance is a virtue, but, like all virtues, when exaggerated it transforms itself into a vice. The permissiveness afforded by the weakening of the laws of the land to tolerate acts of immorality does not reduce the serious spiritual consequences that result from the violation of God’s law of chastity.
Let me say that again: We who have bodies have the power and authority over those who do not. And we are free to choose what we will and to pick and choose our acts, but we are not free to choose the consequences. They come as they will come.
Alma taught that “the Lord cannot look upon sin with the least degree of allowance” (Alma 45:16). In order to understand, we must separate the sin from the sinner.
While “the Lord cannot look upon sin with the least degree of allowance,” He is not condemning everyone because of sin. For example, when they brought Him a woman taken in adultery, obviously guilty, He dismissed the case with five words, “Go, and sin no more” (John 8:11). That is the spirit and the letter of His ministry.
All Have the Light of Christ
We are born with the Light of Christ, a guiding influence which permits each person to recognize right from wrong.
We, brethren, as holders of the Holy Priesthood Posses The Power to thwart the work of the adversary, if we but stand righteous to use it, and consistently keep the commandments. That is why our Temple Covenants, and certainly all other Covenants we make with our Heavenly Father are so important to keep. We have the greatest Assurance from The Lord, when he said to Joseph Smith [Also given to Church in the "General Council" in Jacksson County, Missouri, April 26, 1832]:
"I, the Lord, am bound when ye do what I say; but when ye do not what I say, ye have no promise" (D & C Section 82:10)
Let us be righteous holders of the Priesthood, and we will ever be ready to Serve Our Lord!
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October 3rd :Saturday Priesthood Telecast 7:00pm
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October 7th :Leadership Training @ Stake Center