Message from the First Presidency.
When you truly love, you will receive in return. In the days when Joseph Smith lived, other churches asked him why he was able to follow him even with all of the suffering they were going through. He responded saying “because I possess the principle of love. Also I can offer the world a good heart and a good hand.”
God’s Kingdom: A Kingdom of Order.
The principles of the Lord Jesus Christ are divine.
And the Deaf Shall Hear.
This is a story about a child that had a life goal of becoming a missionary but had been told it may be hard due to his handy cap. Here is apart of the article.
“Clarke, our second son, has had a lifelong goal of serving a mission for the Church, but because he has been deaf since birth, we felt that this was not a realistic goal. As we tried to explain to him that it might not be possible for him to fill a mission, he sometimes answered, “You have taught me all my life to have faith;now where is your faith?”
Because of this child’s faith the church now offers opportunities for people with hearing issues to be missionaries in the church.
The Church and It’s Magazines.
This section speaks about the history of the church’s magazines as of 1972.
“On April 19, 1843, the Prophet Joseph Smith was giving instructions to the Twelve. To Brother Taylor he said:“John Taylor, I believe you can do more good in the editorial department than preaching. You can write for thousands to read; while you can preach to but a few at a time. We have no one else we can trust the paperwith. …” (DHC 5:367.) “
“And if a person gains more knowledge and intelligence in this life through his diligence and obedience than another, he will have so much the advantage in the world to come.” (D&C 130:18–19.
The Women’s Movement: Liberation or Deception?
“Error, sin, lust, envy, and evil thrive in the midst of today’s prosperity. More than $5 million a year is spenton pornographic literature by which vile men try to “diggold out of dirt.” Magazines, movies, television programs, and other mass media are utilized to lower moral standards and behavior. Crime and spiritual values are questioned. Our interests are centered in ourselves. We are preoccupied with material things. Many of us are more concerned about conquering space than about conquering ourselves. We are more dedicated to material securitythan to inner purity. We give much more thought to what we wear, what we eat, what we drink, and what we can do to relax than we give to what we are.”
I never really thought about all of these issues being in the 1970’s. Being a child of the 80’s I thought all of these issues started in the mid 90’s when I started to see these things unfold.
“From the beginning, the Prophet Joseph Smith recognized the importance of organizing the women of the Church “through the order of the priesthood.” As he did so, the Prophet declared: “… and I now turn the key in your behalf in the name of the Lord, and this Society shall rejoice, and knowledge and intelligence shall flow down from this time henceforth. …” (History of the Church 4:607.) “