THIS IS, "THE FAMILY: A PROCLAMATION TO THE WORLD"
PRESIDENT HENRY B EYRING:
"Since the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ through the Prophet Joseph Smith until September 23, 1995, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued a proclamation only four times. It has been more than fifteen years since the last one, which described the progress the Church had made in 150 years of its history. Thus you can imagine the importance our Heavenly Father places upon the subject of this most recent proclamation." (given in a BYU address, November 5, 1995)
As many of you know, I have spent the last 8 months taking college classes through the Pathway program (now called Pathway Worldwide). I have taken the opportunity to share some of the things that I have learned on this blog. I did that because I felt inspired to do so.
This semester, I am taking a Religion class entitled "The Eternal Family." Once again, I feel inspired to share with you some of the things that I am learning and it has created a knot in my stomach the size of Texas.
IT'S EASIER FOR ME SIMPLY TALK ABOUT CHRIST.
"Anti-Christ is anti family. Any doctrine or principle our youth hear from the world that is anti family is also anti-Christ. It's that clear. They need to know that if it's anti family, it's anti-Christ..."
When I read this quote, I realized that I cannot profess to love and teach of Christ without professing and teaching the nature of eternal families as well. They are inseparable doctrines.
BACK TO THE KNOT IN MY STOMACH...
The knot in my stomach tells me that I need to share what I am learning this semester.
The knot in my stomach tells me that there will be people who may not agree with the things I write and will use their God-given right of free agency and speech to let me know they don't agree with what I have written.
The knot in my stomach tells me that I need to use my God-given right of free agency and speech to stand up for what I know to be truth.
Most importantly, the knot in my stomach is the same feeling I get when I feel the need to share my testimony of something and I have learned it is not wise to ignore that feeling. I always regret it when I do.
JUMPING IN WITH BOTH FEET...
And so, in the words of the great prophet, Nephi, "I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save He shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them." (1 Nephi 3:7)
The Lord will prepare a way for me to do this. He will help me write in a manner that (hopefully) will not cause people to choose to take offense, but rather, to study out what they read in their own minds and hearts and take their thoughts to God to find out for themselves if what they have read is true.
Stay tuned...and let the good times roll.
WHY ETERNAL FAMILIES?
This page is dedicated to sharing information regarding God's plan for families, how we can strengthen our family relationships, and how the Savior can heal even the most broken of hearts.