LDS Church follows Christ's 'blueprint,' speaker says

By Scott Lloyd

For the Deseret News

Published: Sunday, Jan. 12 2014 8:40 p.m. MST

“If one were to match the blueprint of Christ’s original church against every church in the world today, he would find that point for point – organization for organization, teaching for teaching, ordinance for ordinance, fruit for fruit, and revelation for revelation, it will only match one—The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” he said.

Conversely, “If one rejects this church after studying the blueprint, then it will likely ruin him for any other church because he knows too much,” he said.

“If someone turns from the church, where will he go to learn about the restored truths concerning the nature of God as revealed in the Sacred Grove, the preaching of the gospel to the dead, the three degrees of glory and eternal families?” he asked. “Where will he go to get the ordinances that can save and exalt him? Where will he go to have his wife and children sealed to him for eternity? Where will he go when he wants a priesthood blessing of comfort or healing for a family member? Where will he go to find a prophet of God? He will look in vain for those doctrines and those ordinances and those powers and those prophets, as they are unique to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”

Music for the devotional was provided by the Ephraim LDS Institute Choir under the direction of Greg Booth.

Church Edcucational System devotionals, in addition to being transmitted live, are rebroadcast subsequently to many areas of the world. For more information, go to the Internet site www.lds.org/broadcasts/ces-devotionals.

Email: rscott@deseretnews.com

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