I'm disappointed the speakers all appeared to be using a teleprompter.
Many people were turned off when the President of the United States always used
a teleprompter. Why not just speak from the heart?
I truly appreciated the opportunity to receive direct guidance from our church
leaders twice a year. I also appreciated that some talks were given in their
native language, not for my sake, but for the sake of those who spoke that
language. It represents the fact that our church is a world-wide church - How
Wonderful! I also appreciate that wherever I go in the world, I can attend an
LDS meeting and know that I am receiving the same experience and teachings that
I would receive at home. We are all united under the same leadership. I trust
our Prophet, his counselors, the Twelve Apostles, and all those called to serve
under their inspired leadership. They are truly dedicated and prayerful people.
This is the Church of Jesus Christ, once more restored to the earth by Jesus
Christ himself and functions under His leadership.
raybiesLayton, UTI noticed a lot of talks about caring for the poor.
The United Order was Brigham Young's attempt to implement the
Law of Consecration among colonies of LDS. It was an implementation that is
sometimes used interchangeably with the Law of Consecration. It
predated socialism...12:41 p.m. Oct. 6, 2014======== No, not exactly...Enoch practiced it.as did Abraham, Moses, Jesus taught it -- 1st Century Christians,
and amongst the Nephites, The American Pilgrims, as the United
States military. FYI - So do Families, and so will the
Kingdom of God.BTW -- it's more Communist in nature than
Socialist....Having ALL things in Common
Those of you complaining about the dubbed over messages. Please note that the
decision to have the speakers use their native language was a decision that was
made shortly before conference. There was not enough time to work out all of the
details to make it as perfect for everyone as possible. The ability and tools it
takes to do this are available it just takes time to work it all out. What an
incredible experience it must have been for those to hear a talk in their native
language. I can only imagine the smiles on the saints faces and how the spirit
must have filled their hearts. We forget how blessed and spoiled we are. When
much is given, much is expected. We are expected to be patient and be grateful
the church is as big as it is and is covering the earth. Be happy for these
A common complaint has been raised by many of listening to the "dubbed"
native language talks and preferring subtitles only. Here are two thoughts you
may not have not considered: #1. This is how all foreign language members
of the Church have had to listen to Conference for the past 50+ years of
broadcasting. It only seems fair the English speaking members get a turn. #2. A large majority of listeners cannot read the subtitles, either because of
a disability, age limitation or sight impairment. I would suggest the
church offer a dedicated YouTube feed or LDS.org feed that would play the talk
with subtitles only. Other than that, it should be accepted that attending LIVE
in the Conference Center will be one of the only ways to hear a fully unimpeded
talk. And, I think it will be interesting to see how much this motivates more
local members to attend LIVE instead of watching in their PJs from home. For the
past few years I have noticed there are ALWAYS empty seats in the balcony &
Terrace levels, which I clearly remember President Monson noticing and pointed
out in a previous talk stating: "we can do better".
I noticed a lot of talks about caring for the poor. The United Order
was Brigham Young's attempt to implement the Law of Consecration among
colonies of LDS. It was an implementation that is sometimes used interchangeably
with the Law of Consecration. It predated socialism...
What a wonderful conference! Thank you for posting the summary!
Thanks for another Great General Conference!!Thanks to BYU-TV for
making it available to us here in California.It's always nice
to have opportunity to listen to the messages given and the challenges to
improve our behavior and our focus.We Should All be Kind to one
Blind obedience is never a good thing. It is good to hear them keep reminding
people to love each other and their neighbors. It is so disheartening to have
neighbors that don't speak to you because you are not one of them or some
extended family members that don't. You shouldn't need conference
talks to remind you to love each other regardless of your differences. Everyone
George of Jungle: Are your questions legitimate or are you mocking? If
legitimate then the answer is that there are socialist in the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints just as there are socialist in our country.
However, the United Order will basically be voluntary not mandatory as it is in
socialism. The New World Order is man made not the will of Heavenly Father.
The United Order will become the law when the Savior returns and destroys the
wickedness. It will be then that the Government of the World will be
established by the Savior of mankind. All will be voluntary as Christ will not
compel anyone to do something against their choice. This new world government
is already on earth but will be added upon when the Savior returns. I
don't understand it fully but I know that the most righteous shall survive
the massive destruction of the wickedness of this world. They whether members
of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints or other sects shall be the
most righteous. In the end the only government will be that which the Lord has
To George of the Jungle. Please do not be insulted, but obviously you are
uninformed about what the LDS mean by the United Order or Law of Consecration.
If I could, permit me to suggest you go to lds.org and perform a search for
United Order. You will find useful information there which will point out that
you have crossed two things which have nothing to do with each other at all.
@Laurels: Oh, please! Is there nothing more important to complain about?
Aubrey1, you may indeed have found the english voice-over distracting from the
Cantonese language of that particular talk. But those of us listening to audio
only, being unable to receive a video feed, were ever so grateful for the
opportunity to hear and understand. Likewise, all of the english-speaking and
vision impaired members were blessed for it as well.
It seems Elder Oaks has been appointed the primary spokesman concerning
reiterating the Church's position on marriage equality. An observation . .
. his delivery is much less confrontational and kinder than what we typically
have heard from either Pres. Packer or Elder Nielsen.
What could be a better gift than improved logic? Elder Holland I loved
your talk today.To love thy neighbor as much as one self, Is the
path our Lord asks of us. Sharing the truth about Satan will open the
doors of heaven for us God's children.My prayers are with you and our
prophet Thomas S. Monson and all the dedicated servants of the Lord Jesus
Christ. To rebuke Satan and his hidden power over us is only possible with
the power of God. Ask and it shall be granted unto you and the Leadership
of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.....Which I am proud to be a
member..sincerely,Elder Jonathan L. Petersonservant of our
Lord Jesus Christ
What a wonderful Conference it has been to this point! As the Brethren and
Sisters have pointed out, no one is perfect, except One who has walked this
earth. I'll let the folks at the top work through the nuances of which
session properly started off this General Conference. I'm going to ponder
the messages I just heard and get to work on those things I need to do...Can
hardly wait for the Priesthood Meeting messages in just a few hours and
Please use English subtitles for us at home. It was very distracting to have the
English speaker over-lapping the Cantonese. We wanted to hear Elder Wong speak
his native language.
Are the Mormons socialist? What is the United Order? Is it anything like The New
Pres. Uchtdorf announced at the General Women's Meeting last Saturday that
the Women's Meeting was the first session of General Conference. The LDS Church News 10.05.2014 edition ran a story entitled "20 Historic
Events" with #20 being the announcement that the General Women's
Meeting was the first session of the semiannual general conference.The LDS Church's website has posted all of the talks from the General
Women's meeting on the General Conference page.Yet, President
Eyring just announced "Welcome to the first session of General
Conference" as he conducted the Saturday morning session.I know
it seems to be a "minor" misstatement, but officially designating the
General Women's Meeting as the first session of GC was a major change. It
would have been VERY nice, and would have brought attention to this historic
change, if Pres. Eyring had announced, "Welcome to the second session of
GC" and made some reference to the 1st session.