First, before I start what it is I wish to speak about (Part Two), Allow me to extend a well and great loving call to our dear Brother Olmsted. Although some small battles of health have frequented our great Secretary of The Elders Quorum, he is an ever great example of how one could and should be in the Gospel, and love for others. We extend a wish of speedy recovery, and of dear loving regard.
On January 9th, 2010.... I posted the first of a multiple (One per week) series of how we could and should better utilize our online resources for our personal edification. That first suggestion, was "The First Presidency Message" (Click Here To Be Directed) . Another suggestion is as follows;
Suggestion Number 2: Our Doctrines
Underneath "The First Presidency Message" and "Visiting Teaching Message" is a often overlooked section called "Our Doctrines". It seems that perhaps nearly twice a month The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints puts up new videos on their home site and known YouTube channel (Also known as Mormon Messages). Currently featured on http://www.lds.org/ are three neat additives;
First, there is Faith In Christ , which is the entire record of The Living Christ: The Testimony of the Apostles
as given in January 1st of 2000. Seems that history may suggest that sometimes we take lightly the witnesses that bear record and personal testimony of that which The Holy Ghost has confirmed to ALL OUR HEARTS, that The Book Of Mormon is true! Every Prophet and Apostle of The Lord Jesus Christ that has ever served in that capacity has been a living witness to us that Jesus is the Christ, The literal living Son, of our literal living (Heavenly)Father. Records have been kept concerning this group of affirmation, but the most well known, most noteworthy are first, those whom bore witness of the plates of which Joseph Smith was led to by the Angel Moroni, the very same plates that he translated The Book Of Mormon from! So what are their names? Lets look to the preface of the book, page three.
First, let us read what it was that the above mentioned witnesses testified to!
That was from this past 179th Semi-Annual General Conference (Oct. 2009)
The Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother, Hyrum, died for it! They died firm in the Faith, and Faith is always the first step in our climb to Heaven. The Law of Consecration puts forth what Faith is required to be diligent. Try...... Unwavering. I testify, Faith can fix us! Consider also.....
The second portion of "Our Doctrines" is ALL about Families. The Family Is Of God ; To site one thing contained on that Proclamation says;
"All human beings—male and female—are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny."
If we are all Sons and Daughters of a Heavenly Father, then we all should take greater care in knowing his commandments concerning such. He is sending those beloved spirit children, and is trusting us to raise them to him. But That "Faith..... & Family........" is not all currently listed under there, but so is Self Reliance. visit that site for further information.
Till Next Time!