3-day youth conference encourages participants to become perfected in Christ

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  • cowboypriest Sacramento, CA
    May 12, 2014 9:44 a.m.

    Sounds like a heart-warming event, but they would have done much better to follow the simple pattern set forth in the Bible and the Book of Mormon rather than have a theatrical event: preach the word. The conference will have a short-term affect on their behavior but it will not bring about a mighty change of heart.

    “They were encouraged to pray many times per day..." Good. But the rest is prideful flattery. We cannot save ourselves. That is the problem. That is why Christ came. We must instead "rely wholly on the merits of Christ," not on ourselves (Moroni 6:4; 2 Ne 31:19). The world cannot reach its full potential before Christ comes, only after he comes. The Lord does not have "increased expectations" of modern youth. He expects the same that he has commanded from the beginning: that we be perfected IN Him, not with Him, whatever the latter means. Upon trying to perfect ourselves, we learn immediately that we do not have the power, therefore we must rely wholly on Him. Then we will be able to produce works of righteousness and partake of the fruit of the tree of life. See Moroni 10:32-33; and John 15.

  • mothernut Spring, TX
    May 12, 2014 8:41 a.m.

    These youth were so engaged in this conference. To hear of their experiences was so touching. When you invite the light of Christ into your life you can't help but feel his love.

    May 10, 2014 9:11 p.m.

    Those who say that “the generations keep getting progressively worse” need to recall what their own youth was like. We had those, even in my high school years of the ‘50’s, that had their share of good vs. evil decisions to make. And many of our adult mentors went through the “Roaring Twenties”, their parents through the gaslight days of the 1890’s, and so forth. The truth of the matter is, every age has its maturation challenges, and many come out relatively unscathed. We need to encourage our youth; they are the hope of the future.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    May 10, 2014 6:23 p.m.

    Wow! This sounds just fantastic. I hope that the plan that was used for this event will be circulated and other stakes around the Church will do the same thing. I would love to attend such an event. It sounds absolutely unforgettable.

  • gmlewis Houston, TX
    May 10, 2014 9:27 a.m.

    What a beautiful expression of love by the adults for these youth, and by these youth for each other! The Gospel truths are life-changing.