Joseph Smith and Paul (as well as all true prophets and messengers) will only give the milk (the milk is teaching people how to receive the meat), but the meat is only given directly by God.
If an organization is building walls between us and God, or between us as Saints, then we are not where the Lord wants us to be.
The dangerous types of cults may be seen in a variety of circles, from religious to business to politics and more.
Within the Latter Day Saint movement, there are a number of theologies regarding the nature of God. In the Fellowship, and within Mormon Kabbalah, we accept all of them. It’s about how God reveals Himself, or Themselves, to us as individuals. We build, as it were, our own religions.
Today we have an opportunity to serve others in Christian love in the most simplest of ways. I am talking about our duty as Christians to take care of one another by getting vaccinated.
It is Moroni's request that we go to God to see for ourselves if the Book of Mormon is truly the word of God. It is a big part of the restoration of all things, and the restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as it invites us to use the same gift of the Spirit that Joseph Smith Jr. used to translate the Book of Mormon—the spirit of prophecy and revelation.
The fruit of the tree of life represents the steps we take in accepting God's love and the atonement.
Literally speaking, contrite is defined as feeling or expressing remorse or penitence; being affected by guilt. Does this mean that God wants us to be in a perpetual state of guilt? Not at all.
Our Mother in Heaven is someone to identify with, to know. And there is more evidence to be found in scriptures canonized by the original Church of Christ though ignored by the majority of Latter Day Saints today, the Apocrypha.
After reading this, I stopped and said to myself ... surely what Nephi said in 2nd Nephi, 28:30 are true, "For unto him that receiveth, I will give more; and from them that shall say: We have enough, shall be taken away even that which they have."
We all have different ideas of worship. A simple prayer or a communion service with a scripture reading might be enough. Others may desire a sermon, or testimonies. Others find all of this tedious and would rather have intellectual stimulation that drives greater spiritual awareness.
When we come to Christ, we’re Born Again. Our broken hearts, and contrite spirits recreate us into new spiritual beings. The outward expression of our inner change is known as tikkun olam.