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As a result of continued dismay towards the Church’s new revelation on the gay family, last night President Nelson addressed the Handbook Scandal of 2015 during a YSA Devotional. He reminded us the importance of millennials not turning to Google or Twitter for answers, but turning to God and His word. President Nelson stated (quote):

“Revelation from the Lord to his servants is a sacred process, and so is your privilege of receiving personal revelation. You have as much access to the mind and will of the Lord for your own life as we apostles do for his church. Just as the Lord requires us to seek, ponder, fast pray, and wrestle with difficult questions, he requires you to do the same as you seek answers to your own questions.”

In the spirit of helping those that are in need of guidance, I feel prompted to share the words of President Ezra Taft Benson, who said (quote):

“The Book of Mormon … was written for our day. The Nephites never had the book; neither did the Lamanites of ancient times. It was meant for us.”

And this reminder from the Lord in Doctrine and Covenants 20:9 (quote):

“[The Book of Mormon] contains a record of a fallen people, and the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles and to the Jews also”

As we navigate through this difficult time and seek to do God’s prophet’s will, we can find a second witness to their words in the scriptures. Because of translation errors in the Bible, our best source of spiritual strength and pure revelation is the Book of Mormon. Here are some scriptures regarding homosexuality and marriage in the Book of Mormon that have brought me clarity:

 

 

I am thankful that Book of Mormon prophets saw our day and knew the troubling threat homosexuality would bring upon the eternal families of the world. I am grateful that they included these revelations in the Book of Mormon, the one book where every line and word is true (unlike the Bible). Let us move forward in faith, nothing wavering, and obey God’s prophets. They are above social trends, outside influence, or personal bias. Prophets, by definition, are not products of their time. They will not lead us astray.

*eagerly raises hand in a sustaining vote*

 



Albert Carrington
Albert Carrington
Albert Carrington served as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles until he was excommunicated for adultery. During his disciplinary court, Elder Carrington tried to argue that he had only committed "a little folly in Israel!", but the current brethren couldn't be bothered to give him a break. Learn more about Elder Carrington here.

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