What President Nelson Said in October General Conference – Deseret News


Jesus Christ offers relief and peace from sorrows and troubles, a special kind of rest that comes through a covenant relationship with God, President Russell M. Nelson said Sunday morning at a worldwide international conference.

“My message to you today is that because Jesus Christ overcame this fallen world and because He atoned for each of us, you too can overcome this sin-saturated, self-centered, and often exhausting world,” said President Nelson during the penultimate session of the faith’s 192nd Biannual General Conference.

Latter-day Saint leader reveres church’s 17th prophet says current times are the most complicated in the history of the world, a time when “complexities and challenges leave many feeling overwhelmed and exhausted,” he said.

He said that peace from the “spiritually and emotionally draining plagues of the world, including arrogance, pride, anger, immorality, hatred, greed, jealousy and fear” comes by overcoming the world , which “means growing to love God and his beloved Son more.” that you love someone or anything else.

President Nelson said the key to overcoming is entering into a “covenant relationship with God that binds us to Him in a way that makes everything in life easier” and choosing to follow the doctrine. of Christ.

As he often does at conferences, he called on listeners to take action.

“Let him know,” he said, “by your prayers and actions that you are serious about overcoming the world:

Ask Him to enlighten your mind and send you the help you need.

Every day, write down the thoughts that come to you as you pray; then diligently follow.

Spend more time in the temple and seek to understand how the temple teaches you to rise above this fallen world.

He also asked them to follow the same charge he gave to young adults in the church in May, to take charge of their own testimonies.

Work for it.

Feed him to grow.

Feed it with truth.

Do not pollute it with false philosophies of unbelieving men and women.

As you make the continued strengthening of your testimony of Jesus Christ your highest priority, watch for miracles to occur in your life.

He promised that if they let God prevail in their lives, they would find “more peace, confidence, joy and, yes, rest.”

President Nelson also made additional promises.

“My dear brothers and sisters, so many wonderful things await us,” he said. “In the next few days we will see the greatest manifestations of the Savior’s power the world has ever seen. Between now and when he returns “with power and great glory,” he will bestow countless privileges, blessings, and miracles on the faithful.

The Sunday morning session also included remarks from three members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, the Young Men general president, a counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, and a distinguished general authority.

Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Old Holland explained why Latter-day Saints generally do not wear crosses or display them in churches or temples.

He said church members have “deep respect and admiration for the faith-filled motivations and dedicated lives of those who” display crosses, but gave three reasons why Latter-day Saints don’t. don’t.

  • First, crucifixion was an atrocious form of execution long after it had been used against Christians, who chose to pass on their gospel identity in other ways for 300 years after Christ’s death and resurrection.
  • Second, the cross has been held up as a symbol of mainstream Christianity, but Latter-day Saints believe theirs is “the restored Church of the New Testament.” Thus, our origins and our authority date back before the time of councils, beliefs and iconography.
  • Third, Latter-day Saints focus on the completed miracle of Christ’s mission, including his resurrection.

He shared Christ’s call to those who would follow him to take up his cross:

It speaks of the crosses we carry rather than the ones we carry. To be a disciple of Jesus Christ sometimes means carrying a burden—your own or someone else’s—and going where sacrifice is required and suffering inevitable. A true Christian cannot follow the Master only in areas he or she agrees with.. Nope. We follow him everywhere, including, if necessary, into arenas filled with tears and trouble, where sometimes we can be very alone.

David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Elder Bednar used a long account from the parable of the royal wedding feast to explain the meaning of the phrase “many are called, but few are chosen.”

Being or becoming elected is not an exclusive status conferred on us. Rather, you and ultimately can choose to be chosen through the righteous exercise of our moral agency.

He said that God has no favorite list or limit to the “chosen one”.

Our hearts, our desires, our keeping the sacred covenants and ordinances of the gospel, our obedience to the commandments, and most importantly, the Savior’s redeeming grace and mercy determine whether we are counted among the elect of God.

The Holy Spirit will help us see ourselves as we really are.

If we appropriately seek the spiritual gift of eyes to see and ears to hear, I promise we will be blessed with the ability and judgment to strengthen our covenant bond with the living Lord.

Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Eternal happiness can be found through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, repentance, forgiveness, and temple covenants, Elder Gong said.

“Happy and Forever” is not the imagination of fairy tales. True and lasting joy and eternity with those we love are the very essence of God’s plan of happiness. His lovingly prepared path can make our eternal journey happy and forever.

He recognized that not all relationships and families are perfect.

Happily ever after does not mean that every relationship will be happily ever after. But a thousand years of Satan being bound can give us time and surprising ways to love, understand, and work things out as we prepare for eternity.

Joseph W. SitatiSeventy General Authority Emeritus

Brother Sitati, received emeritus status on Saturdayspoke on Sunday about patterns of discipleship, including patterns of faith, humility and love, which he called “realities that govern our lives that we cannot change.”

When we respect and align what we do with these eternal realities, we experience inner peace and harmony. When we don’t, we get destabilized and things don’t work out as planned.

When we focus our best efforts on loving God and others, we are able to discover our own divine worth, as sons and daughters of God, with the complete peace and joy that experience brings.

Sister J. Anette Dennisfirst counselor in the Relief Society general presidency

Sister Dennis said that followers of Christ should love others as Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ do.

Everyone needs to feel that they truly belong and are needed in the body of Christ.

We are commanded to love others, not to judge them. Let’s lay down this heavy burden; it is not for us to carry it. Instead, we can grasp the Savior’s yoke of love and compassion.

General of Young Men President Steven J. Lund

Elder Lund said more than 200,000 Latter-day Saint youth attended hundreds of new For the Strength of Youth conferences this summer.

They each have their own stories to tell about moments of clarity and spiritual gifts that run through them and carry them along this arc of growth. I too have been changed by this summer of FSY as I have seen the Spirit of God respond tirelessly to the righteous desires of the individual hearts of these young multitudes who have each found the courage to “trust Him”, with a week in his keeping.

He said experiences like FSY conferences rekindle testimonies but also raise the question of what to do to keep those fires of faith alive.

We must continue to do the things that got us there in the first place, such as praying often, steeping ourselves in the scriptures, and serving sincerely.

Let there be no doubt, that is the very stuff of the heroes displayed by our youth when they stood their hearts and minds upright against the shifting moral tectonics of our time.

Songs and prayers

Prayers were offered by Elder Weatherford T. Clayton, a General Authority Seventy who serves as associate executive director of the Missionary Department and president of Missionary Health Services, and President Bonnie H. Cordon, Young Women general president.

The Temple Square Tabernacle Choir performed “How Wondrous and Great”, “With Songs of Praise”, “You Can Make the Pathway Bright”, “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet”, “How Great the Wisdom and the Love” and “Let Us All Press On”.


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