Friday, July 26, 2013

Post 46z: In This Blog Post You Will Listen to and Read the Talk Given by President Boyd K. Packer of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles at the April 2013 General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He Teaches Us Truths Which are Basic to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Bears His Special Apostolic Witness of Our Savior Jesus Christ.

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President Boyd K. Packer of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

I invite you to now experience the talk President Packer gave at the April 2013 General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:

Elder Packer listed the following as References for his talk. (I believe that which he has included below will shed additional light on the subject of his April 1213 General Conference talk you have just viewed and listened to. It may take more time than you presently have to read view all of this so you may want to enjoy all which you now have time for and then return to this blog post later! (I have added paintings that I feel fit each of President Packer's references he listed at the end of his talk as it appeared in the May Ensign Magazine.)

The Prophet Isaiah Foretells Christ's Birth. -by Harry Anderson
Isaiah 32:
17. And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.

Jesus the Christ (Jesus is speaking to us!)
Doctrine and Covenants 38:
 30 I tell you these things because of your prayers; wherefore, treasure up wisdom in your bosoms, lest the wickedness of men reveal these things unto you by their wickedness, in a manner which shall speak in your ears with a voice louder than that which shall shake the earth; but if ye are prepared ye shall not fear.

Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith
(This particular quote of the Prophet Joseph Smith is relatively long, but surely reflects the teachings of President Packer. It sheds marvelous light on what we each came to earth to experience and learn!)

C H A P T E R 1 7

We came to earth to obtain a body, to gain knowledge,
and to overcome through faith.

“All men know that they must die. And it is important that we
should understand the reasons and causes of our exposure to
the vicissitudes of life and of death, and the designs and purposes
of God in our coming into the world, our sufferings here,
and our departure hence. What is the object of our coming into
existence, then dying and falling away, to be here no more? It is
but reasonable to suppose that God would reveal something in
reference to the matter, and it is a subject we ought to study
more than any other. We ought to study it day and night, for the
world is ignorant in reference to their true condition and relation
[to God].”

“The design of God before the foundation of the world was
that we should take tabernacles [bodies], that through faithfulness
we should overcome and thereby obtain a resurrection
from the dead, in this wise obtaining glory, honor, power, and

“We came to this earth that we might have a body and present
it pure before God in the celestial kingdom. The great principle
of happiness consists in having a body. The devil has no body,
and herein is his punishment. He is pleased when he can obtain
the tabernacle of man, and when cast out by the Savior he asked
to go into the herd of swine, showing that he would prefer a
swine’s body to having none. All beings who have bodies have
power over those who have not.”  

“Salvation is for a man to be saved from all his enemies; for
until a man can triumph over death, he is not saved. . . .

“The spirits in the eternal world are like the spirits in this
world. When those have come into this world and received 
tabernacles,then died and again have risen and received glorified 
bodies, they will have an ascendancy over the spirits who have
received no bodies, or kept not their first estate, like the devil.
The punishment of the devil was that he should not have a habitation
like men.                                     

“The principle of knowledge is the principle of salvation. This
principle can be comprehended by the faithful and diligent; and
every one that does not obtain knowledge sufficient to be saved
will be condemned. The principle of salvation is given us through
the knowledge of Jesus Christ.

“Salvation is nothing more nor less than to triumph over all
our enemies and put them under our feet. And when we have
power to put all enemies under our feet in this world, and a
knowledge to triumph over all evil spirits in the world to come,
then we are saved, as in the case of Jesus, who was to reign until
He had put all enemies under His feet, and the last enemy was
1 Corinthians 15:
25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. 
26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
“Perhaps there are principles here that few men have thought
of. No person can have this salvation except through a tabernacle.

“Now, in this world, mankind are naturally selfish, ambitious
and striving to excel one above another; yet some are willing to
build up others as well as themselves. So in the other world
there are a variety of spirits. Some seek to excel. And this was the
case with Lucifer when he fell. He sought for things which were
unlawful. Hence he was sent down, and it is said he drew many
away with him; and the greatness of his punishment is that he

shall not have a tabernacle. This is his punishment.”

Doctrine and Covenants 101:78  That every man may act in doctrine and principle pertaining to futurity,     according to the moral agency which I (Jesus) have given unto him, that every man may be accountable for his own sins in the day of judgment.

The Prophet Alma the Younger
Alma 45:16 And he said: Thus saith the Lord God—Cursed shall be the land, yea, this land, unto every nation, kindred, tongue, and people, unto destruction, which do wickedly, when they are fully ripe; and as I have said so shall it be; for this is the cursing and the blessing of God upon the land, for the Lord cannot look upon sin with the least degree of allowance.

Jesus the Christ
John 8:11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

Moroni as he appeared many centuries later to the young Joseph Smith
During his lifetime, sometime between A.D. 400 and 421, in a land we now know as Baja California, the Prophet Moroni wrote:

Moroni 7:16 For behold, the Spirit of Christ is given to every man, that he may know good from evil; wherefore, I show unto you the way to judge; for every thing which inviteth to do good, and to persuade to believe in Christ, is sent forth by the power and gift of Christ; wherefore ye may know with a perfect knowledge it is of God.


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