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Published: Friday, July 26 2013 3:50 p.m. MDT

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Hutterite
American Fork, UT

When you own the band, it plays your tune.

The Deuce
Livermore, CA

Religion is a set of values and a compass by which one lives their life. The problem with religion is that too many think it is a Sunday only activity. By outwardly living those values tells me agreat deal about your faith.

IQ92
hi, UT

I read the LDS Newsroom article. It has an overall feel of an "op ed" piece--written by an educated PR professional, rather than a religious leader. That's okay. Just reaffirms the spiritual difference between the two.

A Scientist
Provo, UT

"The relevance of religion"... Or, rather, the increasing irrelevance, as shown by the dramatic rise in non-believers in the world.

Hold on a second
Spring City, UT

Under the heading of the article, Modernity in Fragments, it says, "With its teeming plurality of choices and possibilities, our modern world presents unique challenges to religion."

We read in the scriptures that God is not a changeable God, that His laws and ordinances are irrefutable, that He neither turns to the right nor to the left. With the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in its fullness, how do we reconcile the changes that have occurred since Joseph Smith? Will the Lord be accepting of our "modern" LDS Church if we've changed the doctrines?

EternalPerspective
Eldersburg, MD

Hold on a second

We do know that in the true Church of God as revealed throughout the Bible, ongoing revelation by a living prophet did set and sometimes change doctrine according to God's will, combined with the degree of faith exercised by the people who made sacred covenants (i.e. Moses).

Does this mean changes to conform with the modern world is synonymous with changes to doctrine and practices as given by a living prophet in God's church once against restored to the earth?

Accommodation of worldly practices to attract members in churches made by man is often grouped together with an active God who steers His Church with change. One who can discern spiritual things knows the difference.

The patterns in the bible of a living prophet, new scripture, and ongoing guidance given according to the will of God is ironically, something most of the world only believes was possible by dead prophets in the Bible, while denying such could be on the earth today. Never in the history of any period has the words of a prophet called of God been more needed than in the midst of the chaos and confusion of today.

A Scientist
Provo, UT

Eternal Perspective,

Good point.

We must wonder, however, why god and his alleged spokespersons are always behind the curve and trailing society, often by several decades or more?

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