Though some may view it as a punishment, repentance actually is a gift given through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Without it, we wouldn't be able to return to the presence of our Heavenly Father and fully enjoy the blessings of eternal life.
“[The Sabbath] is not a day for all the things you can’t do. That would be a pathetic way to think of the Sabbath,” Elder Holland shares in a video featured on the Church’s website. Then he gives an analogy to the Star of David that can transform how we think of this sacred day.
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sustain their leaders as “prophets, seers and revelators.” Does that mean these men in the First Presidency and Quorum of 12 Apostles foretell future events? In recent years these modern-day prophets have clearly been “forthtelling,” which involves teaching doctrine, witnessing of the Savior and warning against […]
Since I was a Beehive, I've received quotes from prophets, lists, and handouts about what we can and can't do on Sunday. While well-intentioned, I'm not sure these lists capture the spirit of what it means to keep the Sabbath day holy.