'The Lord's message is for everyone': President Nelson talks about global tour

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  • G L W8 SPRINGVILLE, UT
    April 16, 2018 5:25 a.m.

    If the DesNews is going to reject one of my comments (rightly so) which dealt with Trump vs. Clinton and constitutional questions, some of the rest of you need to get back on topic and wait for another time to deal with elections and governmental issues.

    So, for the record--I support President Russell M. Nelson's inspiration and leadership and look forward to the reports of his and Elder Holland's journey. They're setting the example for ministering that's not really new, but something we needed to be doing all along.

  • KevinSim Springville, UT
    April 14, 2018 4:22 p.m.

    Sgallen posted:

    =While I've long since ceased to believe that the LDS president has any special
    =communication to deity, this example of meditation is worthwhile to note.

    Sgallen, why have you "long since ceased to believe that the LDS president has any special communication to deity"?

  • KevinSim Springville, UT
    April 14, 2018 3:12 p.m.

    NoNamesAccepted posted:

    =Show me a perfect candidate and I'll vote for him/her. Last election, we had a
    =couple of bad choices and we picked the less bad option.

    NoNamesAccepted, usually I agree with what you post, but I simply cannot read your second statement without coming out against it. We did have "a couple of bad choices"; Hillary Clinton was not just a bad candidate; she was a very bad candidate; but she was a far better candidate than Donald Trump. For almost twenty years before the election I had voted straight Republican for every single presidential candidate who ran. Last election I held my nose and voted for Clinton.

  • KevinSim Springville, UT
    April 14, 2018 3:11 p.m.

    Anti-Trump posted:

    =62% of Mormons support Donald Trump.
    =
    =Help!
    =I fell so lost now in 'the Church'...

    Anti-Trump, where did you get that 62% figure? I find it very hard to believe that that many Latter-day Saints support Mr. Trump. Granted, what happens in Utah is not necessarily representative of LDS behavior over all, but November 2016 more people in Utah voted against Mr. Trump than voted for him. If all the people who had voted for Evan McMullin had voted for Hillary Clinton instead, Clinton would have carried the state.

    For the record, neither my wife or I voted for Trump. I, personally, held my nose and voted for Clinton. She was a bad candidate, but she was far better than the Republican alternative.

  • NoNamesAccepted St. George, UT
    April 13, 2018 8:40 p.m.

    @Anti-Trump: "62% of Mormons support Donald Trump.
    "Help!
    "I fell so lost now in 'the Church'..."

    It is tragic when someone allows his political views to interfere with his religious beliefs. Doubly so when he allows someone else's political vote to interfere with his religious faith.

    A lot of people--including LDS--didn't so much vote for Trump as they cast the most effective vote they could against Hillary. And anyone who read the recent poll on "support" for Trump, rather than stopping at the headline, would know that most LDS support Trump's policies and support the office, while opposing sexual misconduct, course language, and much else that might be attributed to Trump personally.

    The very people who most often claim church members should not be mindless sheep voting single party, are the same folks most likely to get offended when church members don't vote as these people think they should.

    Show me a perfect candidate and I'll vote for him/her. Last election, we had a couple of bad choices and we picked the less bad option.

    Stop acting as if that harms our standing with God. You'd be very offended if I suggested any of your votes affected your worthiness.

  • GingerMarshall Brooklyn, OH
    April 13, 2018 6:40 p.m.

    3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
    4 Blessed are those who mourn,
    for they will be comforted.
    5 Blessed are the meek,
    for they will inherit the earth.
    6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
    for they will be filled.
    7 Blessed are the merciful,
    for they will be shown mercy.
    8 Blessed are the pure in heart,
    for they will see God.
    9 Blessed are the peacemakers,
    for they will be called children of God.
    10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
    11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you."

    That'd be nice.

  • illuminated Kansas City, MO
    April 13, 2018 1:33 p.m.

    "The Lord's Message is for everyone"

    I'm glad he made that statement. I've seen so many members lately who don't want to offend Muslims by sharing the gospel with them.

    If you're inviting anyone over for a Church activity, don't let them leave until they have heard the message of the Restoration, even if that may offend them.

  • Anti-Trump Everett, WA
    April 13, 2018 12:20 p.m.

    Jesus taught --

    Love
    Peace
    Charity
    Forgiveness
    Tolerance
    Chastity
    Kindness

    62% of Mormons support Donald Trump.

    Help!
    I fell so lost now in 'the Church'...

  • TAS Tehachapi, CA
    April 13, 2018 12:18 p.m.

    It's great we have a Prophet like President Hinckley, who wants to be out visiting the saints throughout the Earth.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    April 13, 2018 11:08 a.m.

    In prior church callings, I have received inspiration/revelation just because of the nature of the calling, sometimes still do receive it. I'm going to adopt President Nelson's strategy of writing it down so I don't forget. Yellow legal pad, here I come.

  • dordrecht Salt Lake City, UT
    April 13, 2018 9:54 a.m.

    The message of Jesus Christ is love, so simple and yet so difficult to live!

  • sgallen Salt Lake City, UT
    April 13, 2018 9:18 a.m.

    Y ask Y-- great point, some of the comments from members seem like hero worship. I was intrigued by the way he says he receives inspiration-- at night, in a chair, with a yellow notepad. It's no different than the way we can all be inspired, whatever that may mean to us. A period of reflection and meditation can put life's struggles into perspective and help us process the 'monkey voice' of streaming consciousness in our head.

    While I've long since ceased to believe that the LDS president has any special communication to
    deity, this example of meditation is worthwhile to note.

  • Y Ask Y Provo, UT
    April 13, 2018 7:43 a.m.

    From Joseph Smith on, these Prophets have declared that they are "just a man".

    But many of these members don't act like it.

  • Northwest Reader Vancouver, WA
    April 13, 2018 5:42 a.m.

    Love it!

  • emb Pleasant Grove, UT
    April 13, 2018 4:30 a.m.

    What a man!

  • M_Hawke Golden, CO
    April 12, 2018 11:56 p.m.

    It seems that the church is teeming with energy and is all abuzz since general conference and the beginning of the leadership of Pres. Nelson. I could feel it in this article and from the interviews therein. It's very exciting and a very exciting time to be a member of the church!