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Published: Sunday, Oct. 6 2013 10:55 a.m. MDT

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Jack
Aurora, CO

@ DocHolliday,
He wasn't kidding. Just because you don't believe it, doesn't mean it isn't true.
You are correct, the choice is there to follow or not, but the blessings don't come to those who don't.
They don't speak FOR the world, they speak TO the world. So no, they aren't speaking for you, they are speaking to you.
We know just like the original 12 Apostles. They were called and set apart by those in proper authority to be a special witness for Jesus Christ (that's the calling of an Apostle), so that being the case, you can gain confirmation of that fact from the Source of all truth.

The Scientist
Provo, UT

Jack,

I talk directly with "the Source" all the time. She says she doesn't know those men at all.

Brahmabull
sandy, ut

Jack

Blessings don't come to those who don't follow your god and your religion? I see plenty of happy and successful people that are of other religions or no religion at all. they have great families, make good money, etc. Yes, they have problems like everybody else. But they are in no way short on being blessed. So what blessings are you talking about that are being withheld from the %99+ of the world that doesn't follow your religion?

Dennis
Harwich, MA

After over 60 years in the Church I still refer to it as "so called" Eternal Marriage. I've never believed the doctrine for even a moment.
The Church needs to stop labeling peoples, issues, and actions and take care of it's own business. It's trying too hard to be the guardian of the world when it's only a small organization in the grand scheme of things.

Spider Rico
Greeley, CO

We will continue to speak against sin in all its forms even if it is unpopular to do so. To those that have left the Church I am sorry, and I pray for you. To those within the Church struggling with their faith due to social issues I recommend study, fasting, prayer. I also have struggles with sin. I have found that when I give into those sins I find a malcontent in my life. When I turn back to God and the Atonement I find peace and joy and a greater desire to serve others. Some will wander onto paths that lead away due to the scorn and mockery of others (see 1 Nephi 8). I hope that more will hold fast to the rod of iron that leads to Eternal Life. Hold fast my brothers and sisters.

slow down
Provo, UT

I thought this was a very good talk. I was glad it was given, both for its general and specific messages. We are in a cultural moment where some people--in the church and out, well-meaning and not--are wondering how malleable and "correctable" church principles and policies are. This talk, coming in a series of such messages over the past years, clarifies the difference between the church and society. I am very grateful there is such a difference.

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