General Conference- Saturday Afternoon Session

Quotes from Saturday afternoon’s session:

Elder Bednar on the Spirit of Elijah:

 

“The Spirit of Elijah affects people inside and outside of the Church.  However, as members of Christ’s restored Church, we have the covenant responsibility to search out our ancestors and provide for them the saving ordinances of the gospel.”

Elder Christofferson – Divine Gift of Repentance:

“Repentance exists as an option only because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ.”

Elder Andersen – Children:

“Many voices in the world today marginalize the importance of having children or suggest delaying or limiting children in the family.”

Elder Perry – Share Who We Are:


“At all times of day across the entire world, the Church and its teachings are being discussed on the internet, on blogs and social networks by people who have never written for a newspaper or magazine.  They are making videos and sharing them online. These are ordinary people — both members of our faith and other faiths — who are talking about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”

“The growing visibility and reputation of the Church presents a remarkable opportunity to us as its members.  We can help to “disabuse the public mind, ” and correct misinformation when we are portrayed as something we are not.  More importantly, though, we can share who we are.”

“How we speak about the Church is as important as what we say.  We should approach such conversations with Christ-like love.  Our tone, whether speaking or writing, should be respectful and civil, regardless of the responses from others.  We should be honest and open and try to be clear in what we say.  We want to avoid becoming defensive or argue in any way.”

“As you utilize the internet you may come across ongoing conversations about the Church.  When directed by the Spirit, don’t hesitate to add your voice to these conversations.”

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