“The parables of Jesus are brief but brilliant and profound literary gems. Though they were given more than two thousand years ago, the lessons taught and the language used still ring in our minds and hearts.”
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“Parables show us how to better get on and then stay on the covenant path that leads to salvation and exaltation.”
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When the first volume of The Work and the Glory series was published in 1990, readers instantly fell in love with the Steed family and their adventures in 1800s Palmyra.
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“Every blessing of the gospel won’t do the people of the world one bit of good until they are gathered to the Church where they can become the Lord’s true covenant people.”
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Over and over the Lord has indicated that the time of the end is near and that the day of His coming will be soon. And yet most of those scriptural passages are now almost two hundred years old, but we are still waiting for their fulfillment. So how are we to interpret words like “close,” “quickly,” “soon,” “hasten,” and “speedily”? This is why some, including some faithful Church members, claim that we have no reason to believe that the Second Coming is not still five or six hundred years away, and that we are working ourselves up into a dither over nothing.
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Living in the last days: What President Nelson taught 10 years ago that applies to us perfectly today
While serving as a General Authority Seventy, I had one of those unexpected teaching moments that life presents to us. This was when the financial crash was in full swing and our country was experiencing the most drastic drop in the economy since the Great Depression. Every day there were new announcements. The stock market crash. The collapse of the housing market. Major banks, mortgage companies, retirement funds, and investment houses were failing. There was talk of massive government bailouts. Unemployment was skyrocketing. A dark cloud had settled over the country and was spreading to other nations.
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Are we experiencing signs of the Second Coming? Elder Gerald Lund weighs in with nearly 50 years of insights
All In host Morgan Jones spoke with Elder Lund about what he believes experiences today mean in regard to the Second Coming.
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Editor's note: We’ve all heard it said, “Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.” But in his 2010 release, Divine Signatures, Elder Gerald N. Lund wrote that “sometimes, the Lord sends His blessings in such a highly unusual, dramatic, or precisely timed manner, that it might be likened to a 'divine signature.'”
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Exactly 100 years ago, men from all over the world were fighting for a cause bigger than their own.
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Preparing for general conference is always a good idea. Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf has said, "There are messages in each general conference given as a gift and a blessing from heaven specifically for our personal life situations." To aid in your preparation, we've compiled a list of items that will help you stay in the conference spirit through conference weekend and beyond!
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While touring the Switzerland Geneva Mission in December 2003, my wife and I had an interesting experience. It is another example of how we learn by faith and how the witness comes after the trial of our faith.
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It isn't an easy task to narrow down the list of books written by prophets, apostles, and historians about the Church. The topics are varied and the viewpoints are many. However, there are certain books that have risen to the top and have stayed extremely relevant to readers over the years. We'd like to introduce our ultimate list of must-read LDS classics:
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Growing up as the daughter of best-selling author Gerald N. Lund, Rebecca Belliston heard the question countless times: “
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A few weeks ago, renowned LDS author Gerald Lund announced his new historical fiction page-turner, Fire and Steel, would release one month from today, on Black Friday, in Deseret Book stores. But we simply couldn't wait that long.
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