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Published: Sunday, Oct. 2 2011 8:05 p.m. MDT

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A voice of Reason
Salt Lake City, UT

Conference was great!

georgiaangell
Lawrenceville, GA

Awesome shout out from Pres. Monson to the youth in Georgia who participated in the Southern Lights cultral celebration it was such a wonderful night very powerful and the youth were exceptional! We are all grateful for the temple to be dedicated and operating and having the prophet here was the icing on the cake!

Serenity
Manti, UT

Very uplifting conference. President Monson was awesome and the conference as a whole spoke of spiritual unity, love for the Savior and His love for each one of us. The conference gave us a good pattern with which to elevate our own hearts by love, obedience and forgivness while traveling toward our eternal salvation.

Cats
Somewhere in Time, UT

I'm so grateful for Conference and what it does for all of us around the world. The great stone cut from the mountain continues to roll forth.

Monk
Pleasant Grove, UT

Thanks to Elder Nelson for the mention of the Yefimov's! They, and so many other faithful Russian Saints are doing many great things for good in Russia!!

OnlytheCross
Bakersfield, CA

Glad you enjoyed conference, all.
Cats: It's good to be inspired, but let's keep metaphors and analogies accurate. The great stone cut from the mountain, rolling forth is what? The gospel, good news, is that Christ died for man's sins and His sacrifice brings you eternal life IF you accept God's gift. It is not that God is an exalted man and man can become one also. That is polytheism and heresy, never taught by Christ.

Be good, be inspired. Don't rewrite God's message.

VocalLocal
Salt Lake, UT

Re: OnlytheCross. Really? Who made you the 'authority' on interpreting Biblical metaphors and analogies? Personally I don't believe in the Bible or any other alleged book from heaven but I have a hard time seeing how you or any other religion can insist your interpretation of Bible verses is better or more correct.

AlanW
LAS VEGAS, NV

Why would an apostle say in a speech to the Mormon General Assembly that polygamy no longer exists in the Mormon Church. That is an outright lie. If a man's wife dies does the church not believe that he is still married to her? Yet he can go to the temple and marry another woman for time and eternity. He therefore is a polygamist, am I wrong? If you truly believe that the Mormon Church is true, you do believe in polygamy and you have to believe that the church still practices it. If not, why can't a woman marry a second time in the temple if her husband dies. Why does the Mormon Church not own up to the belief that polygamy is from God and the Church still practices it. Just getting around the law by saying that it is not practiced here on earth.

Rikitikitavi
Cardston, Alberta

@AlanW
Seems as though you take us all for a bunch of fools and you are so much better informed. WE know exactly what he said and exactly what he meant. On this earth today and for well over a century, the LDS Church DOES NOT perform any marriages that are plural. End of story! P.S. Across this earth there are tons of folks who remarry upon the death of a spouse. If the LDS Church is not the true church what does it matter regarding these marriages and how we perceive them?

Anonymous Infinity
American Fork, UT

@AlanW

Respectfully, you are incorrect in your statement. A woman cannot be sealed in the Temple to more than one man. Men can be married in the Temple to another woman after his wife dies, but for time (mortality) only. A woman can only be married for eternity while in this life to only one man. Get your facts line up.

AlanW
LAS VEGAS, NV

Anonymous, I was not wrong, in my first post I did say that a woman cannot be married in the Temple twice. Please read it again. And by the way, when a man is married a second time in the temple it is for eternity. If it were not for eternity he would be married in a chapel. Maybe you should get your facts straight. How do I know, my grandfather was sealed to both his wives and his kids were none too happy about it.

welcomethemall
Nampa, ID

AlanW and Anon --

This is no longer the case (regarding women being sealed only once.) Application can be made to the First Presidency for an exception to the "rule" you mention. The exception I note was not a matter of a divorce, nor was the first sealing cancelled. For reasons acceptable to the Brethren, the principle followed was (I believe), as with all things pertainig to marriage, under the assumption that the Lord would justly sort things out congruent to His justice and mercy. Frankly this seems consistent with the principles relating to the relative worthiness of husbands and wives - not everyone remains worthy of their commitments and it seems inconsistent with the principles of families that a woman or man would be denied marriage because they were sealed to an unworthy mate.

Obviously I do not sit in those councils, nor do I claim any special authority in the matter. I only offer my anecdotal experience that such exceptions are made - and personally I would defer to the counsel and direction of currently-serving priesthood leadership in this matter. Policies change - and they will change again.

DRay
Roy, UT

Things of the Spirit can only be understood by the Spirit...if you don't have or don't heed the Spirit, you cannot then understand spiritual things. That said, we follow the Prophet, and if one of us is wrong, it isn't him. He is guided and has the responsibility to declare the Lord's will to the entire world, no other individual than a Prophet has that. It was a great conference,
and now we move on, to action based upon following the counsel given.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Just remember some of us are not in this at all. Keep it in the religious arena, not the political arena.

Mormoncowboy
Provo, Ut

It is interesting that Monson associated the Ten Commandments with unchanging "morals", but forgot to include the "moral" punishments that are enumerated alongside God's "moral Commandments". For example, what could be more moral than putting a person to death for working on the Sabbath (Exodus 31: 14-15)? Certainly if the commandments are moral constants, then the gravity of violating them would be just as constant.

We can all pick and choose scriptures to suit our arguments it would seem.

?
SLC, UT

OnlyontheCross: Certainly the stone cut out without hands means the gospel, the good news, that Christ suffered for our sins and that what He did will bring us eternal life if we will accept His gift. But how do we accept His gift, if not through repentance and baptism as He has commanded? What is eternal life, if it is not to inherit all that Heavenly Father has offered, to be joint heirs with Christ and to become like them, to become holy even as they are holy?

CWJ
Layton, UT

2 Nephi Cp. 2 states that 'there must needs be an opposition in all things..' It seems that Pagan has proved that more than correct. Pagan, you are truly blessed that the moderators for DesNews are so willing to post a lot of what you post on here. If you actually had something pertinent to say to the subject at hand rather that the copy and pasted regurgitations of whatever website you have in your favorites, we may actually take you seriously.

the truth
Holladay, UT

RE: Mormoncowboy

That law is part of law moses NOT the Ten Commnadments.

The law of moses was given to the isrealeite to teach them obediance due to ther wickedness.

That law was fulfilled by Jesus Christ, and replaced with a higher law,

The ten commadments are part the higher law not the law of moses.

Those laws are moral and unchanging.

Punishements have nothing to to do with morals, but is an administration of justice according to the law.

crunchem
Cedar City, Utah

@ the truth: and 1!

BTW, Mr. Storywriter, it's a lectern, not a podium. The only one using a podium at conference, I assume, is Bro. Wilberg while conducting the choir.

Bill in Nebraska
Maryville, MO

To AlanW: The law of the land is that no plural marriages would be conducted in the state of Utah for the living. If a spouse dies and is remarried and though sealed it is not polgamy as stated by the law. The one spouse is dead. It is no different than a spouse dies and is the other remarries whether in the temple or not. Also, some marriages conducted in the Temple are for time only. It is not restricted to for all time and eternity. Since, it is for time only the marriage desolves as all time marriages at death.

The facts are clear that you and others really don't understand that polgamy is the act of being married to several wives at the SAME time in life. The law does not carry over to death.

If you really looked into American History you would also find that all of the brethern who were married to several wives were NOT required to give up their wives. Also, those imprisioned were set free and allowed to continue in their marriages without regard to the law. Also, for all purposes the law is only for the United States.

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