Friday, November 14, 2014

How to Know Which Church is God's

Neil L Anderson, Joseph Smith, October 2014 General Conference
“Should we be surprised with the evil spoken against him? The Apostle Paul was called mad and deranged.5 Our Beloved Savior, the Son of God, was labeled gluttonous, a winebibber, and possessed of a devil.6

Neal A. Maxwell, “All Hell Is Moved” (Brigham Young University devotional, Nov. 8, 1977), 3;
Some insist upon studying the Church only through the eyes of its defectors—like interviewing Judas to understand Jesus.  Defectors always tell us more about themselves than about that from which they have departed."

My Thoughts
When a church that is claiming to be God’s receives so much opposition that is a sign of their validity.  Is that the only thing we need to look at and call them true?  No, but it is something that should get our attention and make us look for more indicators.

You Will Know Them By Their Fruits
Matthew 7:16-17
16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

Lead By A Prophet
Amos 3:7
 7 Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

“We might remind the inquirer that Joseph was not alone in the visit of angels.
“The Book of Mormon witnesses wrote, ‘We declare with words of soberness, that an angel of God came down from heaven, and … we beheld and saw the plates.’  We could quote many others as well.”

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