long ago ideas

“When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago." - Friedrich Nietzsche. Long ago, Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery conquered false claims that the Book of Mormon was fiction or that it came through a stone in a hat. But these old claims have resurfaced in recent years. To conquer them again, we have to return to what Joseph and Oliver taught.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

When the World Will Be Converted

An all-time classic from President Spencer W. Kimball, published 45 years ago, is worth re-reading.


Two key excerpts:

Image result for spencer w. kimball photosNow, we have the promise from the Lord that the evil one will never be able to frustrate totally the work that He has commanded us to do.
“This kingdom will continue to increase and to grow, to spread and to prosper more and more. Every time its enemies undertake to overthrow it, it will become more extensive and powerful; instead of decreasing it will continue to increase; it will spread the more, become more wonderful and conspicuous to the nations, until it fills the whole earth.” (President Brigham Young, April conference, 1852.)
I have stated the problem. I believe there is a solution. I think that if we are all of one mind and one heart and one purpose that we can move forward and change the image which seems to be that “We are doing pretty well. Let’s not ‘rock the boat.’”

I'm hopeful that we can all become of one mind and one heart and one purpose, which would include listening to and believing the teachings of the prophets--including the teachings about the New York Cumorah.

Until then, the message is hazy regardless of how advanced the technology is, or how flashy the graphics and videos are.

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