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12) STROBES AND DARKNESS: Can darkness and strobe lights associated with rock music be destructive?

Commentary Prophetic Statements Ezra Taft Benson Attend dances where the music and the lighting and the dance movements are conducive to the Spirit. [1] [2] Youth leaders, are you holding aloft our standards, or have you compromised them for the lowest common denominator in order to appease the deceived or vile within the Church? Are […]

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13) SENSUAL: Is music good if we “like” it? If one believes that music gives them a blessing does that mean that it is good for them? If music appeals to our sensual appetites is it good? Can music be addictive?

Questions Answered: Is music good if it is attractive to our physical desires, if we “like” it? If one believes that music gives them a blessing does that mean that it is good for them? If music appeals to our sensual appetites is it good? Can music be addictive? Commentary Prophetic Statements Harold B. Lee […]

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07) LIFESTYLE: Does the lifestyle of the artist have an influence on the music that is produced?

Prophetic Statements Ezra Taft Benson May I quote from a musician who for many years has observed the influence of music on behavior: Satan knows that music hath charms to sooth or the savage beast. That music has power to create atmosphere has been known before the beginning of Hollywood. Atmosphere creates environment, and environment […]

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02) BEAT: Can the heavy beat of music be detrimental? What about the rock offbeat? Can the backbeat be dangerous? Can the beat of music be detrimental to both body and Spirit?

Prophetic Statements David O. McKay You inquired as to what is wrong with electronic bands. I am informed that moderate and modest music can be played by electronic bands, but I also understand that most electronic bands have a very loud beat which is inconsistent with the standards we desire to have observed; also, that […]

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22) WORTHY MUSIC AND DANCE: Are music and dance an important part of our being? What should be the proper atmosphere and fruits of righteous dancing and music?

Prophetic Statements Epistle of the Twelve to the Church In nearly all cities or towns of an extensive population there are certain vices, or crimes, not exactly tolerated by law, but yet, borne with by the people as a kind of unavoidable or necessary evil; such, for instance, as gambling, drunkenness, vain and wicked amusements […]

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Pop Goes the Music
Pop Goes the Music Joseph Smith Foundation

This video by Dr. Garlock contains three lectures presented in a warm and engaging style. These messages present biblical standards of music reinforced with illustrations. Dr. Garlock has a wealth of experience in evaluating the trends in today’s “Christian” music in light of the Scriptures.

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Turn on the Lights for Shekinah!

Join us on October 31st for an evening when we will gather together to turn on the lights for Shekinah or Reformation Night. Join us for a potluck, sing-along, and much more! The word “Shekinah” comes from the Hebrew word meaning “God’s manifested glory” or “God’s presence.”Hebraic literature records that “Whenever ten are gathered for […]

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Raising the Bar launch!

Are you striving to raise your standards? Are you looking for like-minded friends who are also “raising the bar”? Then you have come to the right place! We are excited to introduce to you a new standards group providing a safe place for Latter-day Saint individuals who are striving to live higher standards to meet […]

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Foundational Zion Standards Training Modules

Thank you for interest in supporting Raising the Bar and supporting Latter-day Saint families who are striving to live higher standards! We are grateful for your help and excited to work with you more. The modules below have been designed with resources that will equip families of Raising the Bar with a foundation in the […]

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June 2018, Answering the “CES Letter”: Polygamy & the Book of Mormon Translation (Hannah Stoddard, Radio) Are you or someone you know experiencing a faith crisis? Are you struggling with LDS Church History? On June 22, 2018, Hannah Stoddard joined Greg Jarrard on Latter-day Radio to discuss the CES Letter, Joseph Smith’s polygamy, the translation […]

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

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Article – Do We Still Believe in the Patriarchal Order? Documentary – Biblical Young Women Home & Family FAQs 01) BIRTH-CONTROL: What is the first commandment ever given by the Lord to man? How does the Lord feel about birth control? Should couples postpone having children? 02) OVERPOPULATION: Is the earth overpopulated? Is there enough food and resources to […]

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Presentation Slides

Answering the “Letter to a CES Director” Introduction Polygamy/Polyandry Adam-God Translation of the Book of Mormon Finding Answers Educating Zion series Focus OUT, Not In – “Feed My Sheep” (Webinar 3-20-2016) Mission Centered – “Here am I, Send Me” (Webinar 3-20-2016) Other Presentations Music: The Forgotten Language of the Heart (April 10, 2016) “Hanukkiah” Earthworks Fortell Last […]

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Papers & Articles

LDS Answers promotes, markets and distributes material that strengthens faith in Jesus Christ and supports the Restoration. Members of our coordinating foundation contribute to a variety of topics and disciplines including education, family life, health, Church history, doctrine, music, Joseph Smith, science and so forth. We connect organizations and individuals, creating a united network of faith. […]

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Scripture Resources

FAQs The Joseph Smith Foundation FAQs are a compilation of prophets statements and scripture on some of the most vital questions of our day. The compilation seeks to let the Lord speak through His prophets without opinion and conjecture. Pure scripture and revelation, as opposed to the philosophies of men mingled with scripture. Great care […]

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