In the first sentence of his history, Joseph Smith wrote about the many reports put into circulation by “evil-disposed and designing persons” in relation to the rise of the restored Church of Jesus Christ. Joseph sought wisdom as to how to respond to those publishing falsehoods against him.
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Come Follow Me for Sunday School: “Worth . . . the Riches of the Whole Earth”, Doctrine & Covenants 67-70
Jesus Christ has promised us “the riches of eternity” if we carry out faithfully the stewardships he has given us (D&C 67:2). In this lesson, the Lord teaches us what it means to be faithful stewards.
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Zechariah and Malachi describe the sequence of events that will lead up to the Savior’s coming in glory. They also lay out what is required of those who will come unto Him and partake of His Atonement.
Every week we have the sacred privilege of coming unto Christ at the sacrament table. We are commanded to “go to the house of prayer and offer up [our] sacraments upon my holy day” At that moment we come into the presence of the Lord and account for ourselves. Imagine being denied access to the sacrament table. Imagine losing the privilege of coming unto Christ to be purified of Him.
Throughout the vast span of human history innumerable kingdoms have risen and nearly all of them have fallen into the dust until now they only exist as remnants of scattered memories.