Consider our position for just a moment. We have information like no previous generation has ever known. We have wealth like no previous generation has ever had. And we are connected like no previous generation has ever been connected. As unique as all of this is to our generation, we face the same timeless tests that so many generations before us have faced.
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Were topics related to the Second Coming mentioned in this October’s general conference? Yes. In studying the talks of the First Presidency and the members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, I saw repetitions and themes. Here is what I found.
Speaking to a crowd of 12,000 in Worcester, Massachusetts, in October 2019, President M. Russell Ballard encouraged his listeners to pray for the United States, its leaders and families. The invitation from the Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles has new relevance after the House and Senate certified the electoral vote in the United States on Wednesday, Jan. 6. The U.S. Capitol was locked down as protesters clashed with police.
In a world so full of evil and chaos, it is easy to feel outnumbered and overwhelmed by the powers of the adversary that seem to thwart good efforts on every hand. The Lord’s purpose is to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of men and His purposes will not be thwarted.
We all have adversaries, even enemies. Can we really change that?
Understanding the God of the Old Testament: An Evangelical Scholar Explains the Meaning of “God Is Love”
After explaining the wrong assumptions many people make about the meaning of "love," Ben Witherington teaches us about the love of God in his essay, "What 'God Is Love' Actually Means".
In January, youth all over the world will open a new international youth magazine called For the Strength of Youth. They will notice its new look and feel. The articles are shorter and more readable. I hope one thing the youth will notice is the tagline on the cover: “Finding Joy in Christ.” Every month, that tagline can remind youth of that wonderful goal.