There could not be more farcical then these cult like, self aggrandizing
entities that sprung up around the world. The mission is not to help
people or lift them from poverty but to increase their own wealth, brand name
and make these poor people contribute to spend on multi-million
structure/buildings.How sad is this religion thing that makes people
lose their senses.
Great news but it makes me wonder all the godmen in this world are nothing but
self aggrandizing. As aptly stated, their purpose is not to take
people out of poverty but let them be downtrodden and mislead them and in the
end blame it on the lord saying lord if he blesses he giveth. These
churches/temples are nothing but to increase membership and influence and
convert the ordinary innocent folks.Is there a real purpose in
building these multi-milliion dollar structures only to prove that god resides.
How much is it costing and how much is a common man cutting corners and
contributing to these useless structures.When will people come to
their senses and stop paying heed to the misleading godmen of this world. All
the common folks are doing is making a better life for the so called leaders of
the organizations .The east is the spiritual center of enlightenment
and does this country really need another philosophy to lead life. Indians are
most misguided, disillusioned people not knowing what to follow and what to
recognize and therefore easy targets for all these foreign cults.Wake up people, wake up and realize how you are being taken ride in the name
of god and religion.
“The Lord told me on the eve of conference: ‘Announce a temple in
That was the Lord's doing.” And verily it came
to pass, thus saith the lord.
“Our approach is to take the poverty out of the people, not the people out
of the poverty,” he said. “As we teach them that God loves them and
as they keep his commandments, they will have joy in their life and they will be
liberated from the bondage, not only of sin but of deprivation."So how well has that worked with American Indians? Has the Book of Mormon
really helped the Lamanites blossom as the rose? Tribal lands still hold the
highest poverty levels in the United States. Seems the keystone scripture of the
LDS church hasn't blessed the lives of the very people it was written for.
Pardon me for having doubts about prosperity gospel preaching in India.
"Get all the education you can" was often heard coming out of the mouth
of President Hinckley.As the prophet, seer & revelator of the
Lord, it was also by his authority that covenants saints made with God were
sealed in God's Holy House.Covenants saints have long made with
their Father, none has been more important than, "Be fruitful, multiply
& replenish the earth....(with 'little ones', which all begin as
babies).In Mark 10:14, regarding his very own disciples who rebuked
those who brought their own little ones to Jesus, it says Jesus was "much
displeased"!Elsewhere, Jesus told his people, "Ye should
have done the one, and not have left the other undone!So it is
here--we need not, we should not sacrifice having many children, fulfilling
God's command to be fruitful, to "get all the education we can."For sure, it would be unwise for us to subordinate the commandment of
God (being fruitful in having many chkldren), to gain knowledge, riches &
accolades of this world."Behold, ye do love $, & your
substance, & your fine apparel (etc)".These things are
transitory, temporary. Families are forever (unless we quit having children)!
I'd rather have more, than less!
wonderful pictures; I especially enjoyed seeing LDS members gathered for
worship. Great article altogether .
@Bobby Paluga, who said "“Our approach is to take the poverty out of
the people, not the people out of the poverty,”I have no idea
what steps Pres Nielsen has planned to implement his ideas, but I do hope that
he can fully understand the most important reason for poverty in India,
It’s overpopulation, the same maledy crippling Brazil, and most of
Africa."Bobby, I disagree. Having many children is something
both India and Africa are doing right!Why is it, that we succumb to
the philosophies of man, and fail to trust in the commandments of God?God did not say, "Be fruitful, multiply & replenish the earth..."
until you have too many.Rather, God declared—For
thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth
and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to
be inhabited...—Isaiah 45:18— AND —14 I, the Lord, stretched out the heavens, and built the earth, my very
handiwork; and all things therein are mine.15 And it is my purpose
to provide for my saints, for all things are mine.17 For the earth
is full, and there is enough and to spare; yea, I prepared all things,...—D&C 104:14-15, 17
60 yrs ago I had a roommate at BYU from India. His father was then India's
secretary of education and had asked his son to go to BYU and see what he
thought of Mormons. He attended a "normal ward" in Provo. I
asked him what he had told his dad. He had told him about a special feeling
that was at BYU, and the caring way he was treated by the people, by university
students, by professors, better than Oxford, or England where he had received a
bachelor's degree. He was doing a master's degree at BYU, and then
was going to Harvard for a PH.D.He wanted to return to BYU and be on
the faculty. He didn't.
As a prominent woman from Sengal said about "do gooders" in Africa,
"please go home." If you want to help us help us establish actuary
offices so we can document private property rights and establish capitalism and
free enterprise. Capitalism being introduced to many nations (including China(
has resulted in the poverty rate going from 1 in 4 in the past couple of decades
to 1 in 20. Socialism is a big drag on any economy. India is improving on
these things and will be an important economy. It is certainly an excellent
destination for our missionaries. A neighbor boy had a wonderful mission in
If anyone has questions about how the Lord buoys up his prophet read the last
few verses of Section 89 in the D&C starting with verse 18 to the end. Also
Section 84 verse 33. From these verses you can see what the Lord promises.
Sister Nelson is seeing the actual result of these promises. How cool is that?
And guess what, these verses not only apply to the prophet, but apply to
@BobbyPaluga You stated that overpopulation was what was plaguing
Brazil and Africa. If that is the case, then you must say the same for the USA.
Brazil's population is 120 million less than the USA's population and
is the same size land wise as the lower 48 United States. Africa's
population is 1.2 Billion people. Land mass is 1.73 Million square miles. The
USA's population is 326 Million and a land mass of 3.8 Million square
miles. This means the USA population density per square mile is basically the
same as Africa's population density per square mile.No, I
wouldn't say that overpopulation is an issue in Brazil and not really in
Africa. It is poverty, corruption, disease, and ethnic issues are the main
problems in these two regions. India has both a population issue and a poverty
issue to deal with. Until they learn to remove racism (caste system) from their
collective mentality (which we are still dealing with here), I don't think
the country as a whole will be able to eliminate the poverty issues. India is doing one thing right though. They are placing a huge emphasis on
education in hopes that education will help them rise out of poverty.
@BobbyPaluga as stated in the article, it is to give them the gospel of Jesus
Christ. I respectfully suggest that perhaps you missed the point. I
haven't stopped smiling since Pres. Nelson became the prophet. It is such a
joy to watch this man work.
When I worked with a variety of great engineers from India for ten years who
weren’t members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Saints, but they
loved to go to Temple Square during their Saturday off-work time.Many of them would state that they felt a different Spirit there as they
walked around the grounds and visited the various displays and visitor centers,
including the Tabernacle and Conference Center. Some of them were
here for the Oquirrah Mountain Temple Open House and they wanted to able to go
inside the Temple. They have so much respect for Temples in their religions and
culture. They were thrilled to be able to attend the Open House. They know now what it means to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-Saints today.President Hinckley was a blessing to the people
of India to move forward with the people of India. Presidents Monson and Nelson
have worked in their various ways over decades to be a part of this inspired
work going forward.
“Our approach is to take the poverty out of the people, not the people out
of the poverty,”I have no idea what steps Pres Nielsen has
planned to implement his ideas, but I do hope that he can fully understand the
most important reason for poverty in India, It’s overpopulation, the same
maledy crippling Brazil, and most of Africa.
Wonderful blessing for the nation of India, & saints (members) there to get
their 1st temple!On the issue of poverty, I hope that the saints in
India don't put their trust in the "arm of flesh" (& also
"lean to their own understanding"). If they "trust in God", as
Nephi strongly advocates, keeping God's commandments, including (&
especially) the commandment given by God to "be fruitful, multiply &
replenish the earth", God will prosper them in ways that those who
don't adhere to this principle (& who can), aren't as greatly
blessed.I worry about members, both in the US, & especially
outside it, who are tempted to subscribe rather to the traditions &
commandments of men, rather than to the counsel & commandments of God, &
get their education, & better paying jobs, figuratively sacrificing their
children (that is, the # they don't have), so they can afford these. Certainly, President Nelson, father of 10, who began (& continued)
having a big family, while in college, medical school, & a medical
residency, knows & shows us how this can (& should) be done. We need to
"suffer little children (babies) to come unto us, & forbid them
not," as Jesus commends! Larger families bless us!
Sister Wendy Nelson said of her husband, " He is doing so well. I just watch
him getting happier and younger as the trip goes on. The "man at the
pulpit" spoke with clarity, boldness and focus. I watch the Lord move upon
him in a most remarkable way."To be able to watch in action our new
Prophet has been an amazing experience and to have the one person by his side
that knows him better than anyone else, his wonderful wife Wendy, is a blessing
for all the church members. President Nelson is acting like she says, "a
seventy three old man." What an inspiring world trip for the church to
Just looking into the faces of these Indian Saints - is inspiring! How grateful
I am to LDS families who send missionaries, sacrifice being away from them, and
so people around the world have the blessings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. How
inspiring it is to hear from President Nelson and his vision for the gospel to
go to all corners of the earth.