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09) DOCTRINE vs. POLICIES: How do programs and policies differ from doctrine and principles? Does the doctrine of the Church change over time?

Prophetic Statements Harold B. Lee It is not to be thought that every word spoken by the General Authorities is inspired, or that they are moved upon by the Holy Ghost in everything they speak and write. Now you keep that in mind. I don’t care what his position is, if he writes something or […]

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30) CHURCH: Does the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints exist to support the family? Or does the family exist to support the Church?

Prophetic Statements Joseph F. Smith #1: “In the home the presiding authority is always vested in the father, and in all home affairs and family matters there is no other authority paramount. To illustrate this principle, a single incident will perhaps suffice. It sometimes happens that the elders are called in to administer to the […]

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The Book of Mormon in the “Real World”: An Answer for Apathy in the Church

by James F. Stoddard III There I was, 1996 and fresh out of BYU, teaching high school history, government and PE in Northern Arizona to students who couldn’t care less about the subject material.  It was culture shock after years at BYU and teaching motivated new missionaries at the Missionary Training Center.  How could I […]

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04) CHURCH/STATE: Should religious influence be excluded from politics? Can Prophets understand and receive revelation on political issues and government principles?

Prophetic Statements First Presidency We encourage all members, as citizens of the nation, to be actively involved in the political process, and support those measures which will strengthen the community, state, and nation–morally, economically, and culturally. Brigham Young The Constitution and laws of the United States resemble a theocracy more closely than any government now […]

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01) AUXILLARY: If music has been approved by a Church auxiliary does that make it OK? Should we compromise on rock music to not offend or drive away some of the youth?

Commentary The prophet Nephi gave true counsel regarding where we should put our faith and trust. Nephi taught that we should not put our trust in the arm of flesh, but solely in the Lord . The word of the Lord in scripture, personal revelation and the word of inspired leaders should be our anchor. […]

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32) GOD REMOVED: What is the consequence of removing God from educational settings? When prophets and the founding fathers have indicated that we believe in separation of church and state, what does this mean?

Commentary Who has been chiefly responsible for removing God from academia? How has education changed over the past century? When God is removed education weakens and eventually fails. Everything the adversary does is ultimately focused on separating us from God and from His Principles. Everything the Lord does is to bring us to Him and […]

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01) CHURCH/GOVERNMENT WELFARE: What is the difference between the Church welfare system and the government welfare system? Should government be involved in welfare?

Prophetic Statements Heber J. Grant If we inspire in the hearts of the people a desire to do their duty, it will be the easiest thing in the world to take care of all those who are in distress among this people. . . . I am confident beyond the shadow of a doubt that […]

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11) PROGRAMS: What role should programs play in bringing individuals to Christ?

Supporting Statements Bruce R. McConkie “We are so wound up in programs and statistics and trends, in properties, lands and mammon, and in achieving goals that will highlight the excellence of our work, that we have ‘omitted the weightier matters of the law.’… However talented men may be in administrative matters; however eloquent they may […]

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FAQs

Learn what prophets have said about topics such as science, government, doctrinal issues, education, music, and more!

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07) LAW OF MOSES: Is the Law of Moses based on strict obedience whereas the Law of Mercy or of Christ is not? Was the Mosaic Law given by Jesus Christ?

Questions Answered: Was the covenant of Moses based on the law of justice as its basis for accomplishing justification (justification by law), while the gospel covenant uses the law of mercy for justification (justification by faith)? Does Justification by law or by works mean that the person must live and keep all of the commandments […]

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Joseph Smith Education

Joseph Smith has been called “America’s greatest educator” and yet the Prophet’s principles for successful education have largely been forgotten! Principles of a “Joseph Smith Education” Focus OUT Not IN – “Feed My Sheep” Mission Centered – “Here am I send me” Spirit Directed Father Presided and Family Centered Content is the message – “All […]

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31) HANG BY A THREAD: What have latter-day prophets taught concerning the prophecy of Joseph Smith that the United States Constitution would hang by a thread and be saved, if saved at all, through the efforts of the Elders of Israel?

Prophetic Statements Joseph Smith 1. Even this nation will be on the very verge of crumbling to pieces and tumbling to the ground, and when the Constitution is upon the brink of ruin, this people will be the staff upon which the nation shall lean, and they shall bear the Constitution away from the very […]

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Socialism

Joseph Smith Wednesday, 13. I attended a lecture at the Grove, by Mr. John Finch, a Socialist, from England, and said a few words in reply… Thursday, 14. I attended a second lecture on Socialism, by Mr. Finch; and after he got through, I made a few remarks, alluding to Sidney Rigdon and Alexander Campbell […]

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The Proper Role of Government

The Honorable Ezra Taft Benson Former Secretary of Agriculture [The Eisenhower Administration – ed.] Published in 1968 Men in the public spotlight constantly are asked to express an opinion on a myriad of government proposals and projects. “What do you think of TVA?” “What is your opinion of Medicare?” How do you feel about Urban […]

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To the Fathers in Israel

President Ezra Taft Benson November 1987 My dear brethren, I am grateful to be here with you in this glorious assembly of the priesthood of God. I pray that the Spirit of the Lord will be with me and with you as I address you on a most vital subject. This evening I would like […]

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The Proper Role of Government

The Honorable Ezra Taft Benson Former Secretary of Agriculture [The Eisenhower Administration – ed.] Published in 1968 The Proper Role of Government Men in the public spotlight constantly are asked to express an opinion on a myriad of government proposals and projects. “What do you think of TVA?” “What is your opinion of Medicare?” How […]

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Stoddard, L. Hannah

Joseph Smith Foundation director, author, film producer, speaker   L. Hannah Stoddard is the lead author of Faith Crisis, Volume 1: We Were NOT Betrayed!, Seer Stone v. Urim & Thummim: Book of Mormon Translation on Trial, and Faith Crisis, Volume 2: Behind Closed Doors. She is the executive director of the Joseph Smith Foundation, and […]

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