Thursday, April 30, 2009

Beware of False Prophets

Doctrine & Covenants 49
"is not ordained of God"

Watch out for the wisdom of the world. Those who say you shouldn't marry or eat meat are giving false advice. Marriage is ordained of God. God also ordained animals for the use of man. However, we should be wise and use what has been given prudently.

President Boyd K. Packer taught:

"Young people, learn to use moderation and common sense in matters of health and nutrition, and particularly in medication. Avoid being extreme or fanatical or becoming a faddist.

"For example, the Word of Wisdom counsels us to eat meat sparingly (see D&C 89:12). Lest someone become extreme, we are told in another revelation that 'whoso forbiddeth to [eat meat] is not ordained of God' (D&C 49:18).

"Another scripture counsels, 'Cease to be idle; cease to be unclean; … cease to sleep longer than is needful; retire to thy bed early, that ye may not be weary; arise early, that your bodies and your minds may be invigorated' (D&C 88:124).

"Honor the principle of the Word of Wisdom and you will receive the promised blessings. 'All saints,' the revelation promises, 'who remember to keep and do these sayings, walking in obedience to the commandments,' are promised that they 'shall receive health in their navel and marrow to their bones' and 'shall run and not be weary, and shall walk and not faint' (D&C 89:18, 20).

"The Word of Wisdom does not promise you perfect health, but it teaches how to keep the body you were born with in the best condition and your mind alert to delicate spiritual promptings."

(Note: Tthis was the same talk with the coach driver story.)

Elder Russell M. Nelson taught:

"I know 'that marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.' I know that the earth was created and that the Lord’s Church was restored so that families could be sealed and exalted as eternal entities. And I know that one of Satan’s cunning methods of undermining the work of the Lord is to attack the sacred institutions of marriage and the family.

"Marriage brings greater possibilities for happiness than does any other human relationship. Yet some married couples fall short of their full potential. They let their romance become rusty, take each other for granted, allow other interests or clouds of neglect to obscure the vision of what their marriage really could be. Marriages would be happier if nurtured more carefully."

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