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Published: Sunday, Oct. 7 2012 6:00 p.m. MDT

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bikeboy
Boise, ID

In my years of observing General Conference, I have come to the conclusion that "new revelation" is rare indeed! We have an occasional slight change of course, like the revised minimum age for missionary service... but mostly it's words of encouragement to stay the course!

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is really quite simple - in fact, we learn most of it in Primary. The challenge is "enduring to the end" - avoiding the pitfalls and snares set for the "natural man" in each of us, and maintaining the course we already know.

I'm so grateful for the words of good cheer we just heard! My batteries are recharged, and my grasp on the Iron Rod is just a little stronger than it was a couple days ago.

(Oh - the music is always a special spiritual treat. THANK YOU to Bro. Wilberg, the Tabernacle Choir, the awesome musicians, and all others who soothed my spirit with wonderful music!)

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

I know that no dissent is tolerated here during conference time, and yet another 'denied' email is coming my way but, wow. I don't have anything at stake here but tomorrow half the work day will be spent discussing all the truths and powerful information and whatnot that came out of this conference. And, from the bits I saw in the media and here well I gotta tell you...it's just not there. Be of good cheer? Beer and prozac ads do a better job of selling this stuff. Hallmark is cleaining up with it. But they're not gods' messengers. At least, I hope not. It's time to walk a little further out toward the bridge with all the fire on it. Come out against war, or hunger, or corruption, or abuse of the poorest, most underpriviliged people on earth. Maybe have a discussion as to whether or not it's right for the wealthy to let their servants die for lack of funds to obtain treatment for preventible disease. I already know what's coming my way for bringing this up. But I still expect more.

ulvegaard
Medical Lake, Washington

Granted, it may not seem much like 'major revelation', and with no offense intended, I think that there is revelation on a regular basis - but we just see it as simple alterations and adjustments. My guess is that our perspective often shields us from the full scope of what is happening. Many of us go through our day to day lives rarely noticing spiritual promptings; because we have become so used to them being with us much of the time.

I think revelation is the same way - we become so accustomed to it that we don't always notice it significantly. Riding on a train you don't notice that you are moving all that much and certainly not at the speeds they go -- unless you are standing on the ground watching it whiz by.

Because the revelations that do come do not majorly change our course - since for the most part I think the members are doing pretty well, not perfect, but we're trying - then revelation is not earth shattering, but comes across as a nudge or a refinement on what we are already trying to do. Conference was great again -- as always.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

Having lived in Utah and around the United States and the world, I think of the various ways of listening or finding what was said and done at the Conference. The members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are so blessed today to have the capability of hearing the conference, live in many, many languages. The gospel lives and the messages tell us that through the word and spirit. In a month, we will be able to read it through the Ensign and Liahona and get a solidified message in our heart and soul.

I remember the landlines to the Philippines and short wave stations we could get some sessions of conference. Travelling miles to get to a building that could get satellite in later times. I remember the dish getting hit by lightning and people who travelled hours were not able to listen to a prophet's voice.

Thanks to the technology and people that brought us God's word to us throughout the world so all could hear, who tuned into His word.

We are blessed to have it more available than the tower that King Benjamin built to hear same type of message.

Cinci Man
FT MITCHELL, KY

My wife and I loved conference. What magnificent messages that can bless the lives of all who listen and heed. Thank you brethren and sisters who lead this church.

garybeac
Chapel Hill, NC

We are grateful to the missionaries sent to our ward in Chapel Hill North Carolina. They don't call it Chapel HILL for nothing, and these young men trudge up and down our steep terrain with smiles on their faces, even when it's in the 90's and the humidity it stifling. They remind us to be of good cheer, and they are an ensign to our community of the joys of the restored gospel. With doors and hearts often shut against them because of the so-called free-thinking of this college town, our happy missionaries offer the hope of things that even free-thinkers can't help but recognize and thirst after: peace, charity, and dedication. Can faith be far behind?

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

poor hutterite, sorry life is so bad. Mayb if you had cancer like I do you could find something worthwhile in life. there is joy in life and in religion. you might want to try having a positive attitude and I can promise you'll see things differently

Bill in Nebraska
Maryville, MO

Hutterite: Do you really know what the beliefs of the Hutterite are. If so everything you mentioned here are against that same religion. Almost everything about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints agrees in part to a lot of what the Hutterite believe in. They are a strong community driven religion much like the Menonite and Amish. Yet you stand out as one who is hypocritical of them even. Maybe you should really take a strong look into your own heart as ute alumni has stated. Then maybe you will find joy in this life as so many who live the LDS Religion have.

RFLASH
Salt Lake City, UT

I liked how He spoke of watching over one another. Sometimes the very idea that there is someone on your side can help us get through the hard moments. I know it has helped me. I am not a Mormon, but I have felt the love and friendship of some. During one of the hardest times in my life, they pulled me through and many of them didn't realize it. I had been ill for so long. These were people from work. I could literaly feel something coming from them. They didn't give me money. They did let me corner them when I needed to talk about the importance of life. I am sure they rolled their eyes a few times. It impacted my life to a point that I felt impelled to thank each one of them. They looked at me funny when I did. That is what I mean, they didn't even realize how they had helped me. If we were able to do that more, it would be a different world. Again I say thanks to those Mormons for being good people and fore your support

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